Not that Chris/CLLCanada needs any introduction to anyone that has visited our community more than once, but here's Andrew Schorr interviewing Chris at the Third International CLL Patient Advocacy Group (CLLPAG) conference at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in April 2012.
When Christopher Dwyer needed treatment for CLL, he moved across Canada, from Toronto to Vancouver, to receive drugs that weren't available in his home province. Now, Christopher is involved with CLL Canada and runs the Facebook Group "Bad to the Bone" where patients connect online to share their stories and research. Through his work, Christopher encourages patients to advocate for themselves, stressing that this advocacy will become more and more important as treatment options become more specific to individual subtypes of cancer."
Chris had just finished his fifth cycle of FR and flown across the continent then had very little sleep before this interview, but you can feel the buzz gained from attending such a well organised conference. I've heard from a few who attended this conference and the comments have been unanimous that it was just tremendous to meet fellow CLLers from around the world that were previously only known through forum posts.