Mary is an active participant in the myeloma advocacy community. She recognized early on how important it would be to get connected with others who were going through the same journey as well. It was difficult for her to find other myeloma patients and she found that patients with other forms of cancer did not fully understand the experience of multiple myeloma patients. Until COVID-19, Mary regularly participated in a support group for myeloma patients in her city. Now she regularly goes online for virtual support— looking to online forums and Facebook groups for advice and to get questions answered by other myeloma patients.