Jim and Gayle Dudley: Community support
In March 2013 our son Matt Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He immediately started writing on http://www.caringbridge.com and a caring community was formed.
Throughout his treatment he received support from around the nation and parts of the world and especially Steamboat. In July 2013, he received a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor. In September of this year, he was able to return to work in a limited capacity as a hospitalist in Anchorage.
On Sept. 6, he spoke at Stanford University at a medical conference. The focus of his talk was the tremendous support that he had received at this critical time in his life. He thanked all the people that had read his blog on CaringBridge and continue to read at http://dudleyhuhs.wordpress.com and those who prayed for him, reached out to him and our family and supported him. He stated that he was able to be on that stage because of the support he received.
If anyone would like to hear the presentation (it is only nine minutes long), it can be viewed by searching “medicine x matthew dudley” on YouTube. As he states, his journey is not over, but he has come a long way.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and care that Steamboat provided to our family at this time.
Jim and Gayle Dudley
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