Aurangabad Meeting Report by Jyoti Kanole

At the Patient Support Group Meeting organized by The Max Foundation for Friends of Max, on Sunday, 7 January 2024, for CML patients in Aurangabad, Jyoti Kanole, local City Chapter Leader, was interviewed and asked to share her views:

The patients become very emotional and look at FOM and the Max team as a close relative of theirs. It is a homecoming of sorts. We are able to meet other patients, become friends and draw comfort from each other.

The Max Foundation tries to give something new to the patient every time and makes special efforts to solve all their queries. No two FOM meetings are the same. This time during the meeting we had the Compliance Workshop, in which the message was clear.  For a CML patient it is of utmost importance to strictly follow their treatment procedures and regularly do the follow up visits to their physicians for regular checkups. Further during the meeting, the patients were freely allowed to ask questions directly to their physicians.

It would be nice if we could get more time to interact with the other patients. It is the highlight of all meetings.

What touches me most is the positive energy of each and every patient which becomes an inspiration for other patients as well. It provides that relief that we are not alone in our CML journey.