BY Lorena Bueno

In early 2018, my husband, Guillermo, wanted to participate in an IRONMAN competition near our home in Quito, Ecuador. A blood test during the qualifying physical that showed he was anemic. In March, follow-up blood work revealed that my 48-year-old husband had multiple myeloma.

His primary doctor explained to us what treatment would be involved. We discovered that we had international insurance that would cover the treatment in...

Lorena Bueno (center) with her husband, Guillermo (far right), and their kids stand in front of Houston mural