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BY Gerard Neumann

It started with inspiration from my daughter Emily. Starting her senior year of college, Emily knew she needed to lose a more than a few pounds. Her health was at risk. She decided to modify her diet and run in a half marathon. She had four months to get ready.

In a show of support, her four siblings, none of whom had ever run a half marathon, decided to join her. I watched with amazement as all five actually finished the race...

Gerard Neumann

BY Gerard Neumann

Leaving the hospital after a stem cell transplant is a blessing. However, it is a little like a game of Russian roulette.

As a result...

BY Gerard Neumann

It saved my life. But before I underwent the stem cell transplant as part of my acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment, I had seriously considered...

BY Gerard Neumann

When I was diagnosed and hospitalized with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), I received cards from many places. One card came from a new friend who told me I was beginning a journey.

One might think a cancer journey wouldn't be something to remember fondly, but I do have some really good memories associated with mine.

Remembering my first trip to MD Anderson
Flying to Houston for my AML treatment was not the exciting...

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BY Gerard Neumann

When I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), everyone wanted to help. All of my children rallied to my aid. Seeing their dad beat...

BY Gerard Neumann

Three years ago, I started having chest pains. But I wouldn't go to the doctor for fear of being admitted and missing an upcoming...