Name: Leslie Perron
Age: 52
Hometown: Princeton, TX
Link: https://endurance.themmrf.org/2017Fuji/LesliePerron
 
I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March 2013. The hardest part of having cancer was telling my 15-year-old son and having him watch me get very sick before getting better. 
 
I am one of the lucky ones. After multiple rounds of induction chemotherapy, two rounds of high dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant that included a 20-day hospital stay, I have had a complete response to treatment. Currently, I am not on any medication to treat multiple myeloma. I am in the watch and wait stage of cancer; others are not as fortunate.
 
In 2015, I was inspired by my oncologist to participate in Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma when he was part of the very first climb to Mount Kilimanjaro. Being part of this hike is more than a dream come true. As a Marine I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for a year and really enjoyed the culture.   Now, I have this great opportunity to return to Japan, hike Mount Fuji and, most importantly, raise money for myeloma research.
 
In the past 10 years, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has been a part of 10 new treatments and are in the top one percent of all charities. They provide much needed resources and hope to patients and families, including myself. Thanks to our generous sponsors 100 percent of your donations will go to fund research for a cure.
 
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