Time is of the essence when it comes to starting treatment for amyloidosis. However, diagnosing this disease early and properly remains a challenge. Why is that?
Welcome to Mackenzie's Mission
Making a difference in the fight against Amyloidosis
My Story by Mackenzie Boedicker
My New Life Fighting Amyloidosis
In April of 2017, I was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare and deadly bone marrow disorder that causes a buildup of abnormal protein in vital organs, eventually leading to organ failure. I successfully underwent treatment at the Mayo Clinic, and thanks in large part to my early diagnosis I am in complete remission.
Today, I am living in Boston, preparing to apply to medical school in June 2018 (for admission Fall 2019). I maintain my focus on becoming a doctor. What type of doctor, though, seems to be more fluid given my recent life experience. In addition, I am a research associate at Harvard Medical School in the Brugge Lab investigating breast cancer. In my spare time, I am an assistant coach for the Bantam A ice hockey team at the Cambridge Youth Hockey Club. I feel great, and am thankful for being disease-free.
Importantly, as a result of my experience and the need to give back, I founded Mackenzie’s Mission to make a difference in the fight against Amyloidosis. I invite you to sign up below and follow my journey.