How Myelodysplastic Syndrome Blogging Makes a Difference


Inspiration is something we all need from time to time. Feeling down? Lost your way? Bored? Perhaps you’ve taken a knock and feel rather negative about life. Whatever you feel and whatever the cause—nothing has the power to motivate you like words.

Just like the words of Alice Byron, a young woman who lived with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In her moving blog, she writes about the rare blood disease that eventually took her beautiful life.

The written word is truly an amazing thing.

Writing can be therapeutic. Source:

With the help of it, we can record our innermost thoughts and spread them if we like.

With the help of the written word, we can look far, far back in time, through the decades, the centuries, and, yes, even the millennia.

And the words of Alice Byron are so impactful that she was given a posthumous award. Her family accepted the Shirley Nolan Award for Special Recognition at a recent honoring event. Click here to read more on that.

Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of cancers in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow do not mature or become healthy blood cells.

If you have a myelodysplastic syndrome or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about myelodysplastic syndromes, including risk factors, symptoms, how they are found, and how they are treated.

And if you have spring fever and are feeling a little frisky… maybe a quick trip to Valencia, Spain is in order: The 14th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes is set for May 3-6, 2017.

Consider supporting the cause and attending; there’s still time to book a flight. If you happen to have room in your suitcase to squeeze in and hide one desperate writer, just email:




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