Ellen’s
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Myeloma Information Nurse Specialist Ellen Watters has been working at Myeloma UK for 13 years and sees first-hand the support myeloma patients and their families need. Ellen is an amateur cyclist looking forward to rising to the challenge of the London Paris Ride.

Ellen has worked with Myeloma UK for 13 years. Trained as a nurse, Ellen provides information and support to myeloma patients and their families on the Myeloma Infoline and Ask the Nurse email service.

Currently commuting nearly 10 miles to the Myeloma UK offices on her bike every day, Ellen classes herself as a “100% amateur” but has always had a passion for cycling, “It’s different every time I go out on my bike. I just love it. I cycle along a beautiful part of the Scottish East Coast on my way into work. It’s so invigorating and gives you that feeling of freedom.”

50 miles is the longest ride Ellen has done so far but she is certain that with enough determination and training, she’ll conquer the 500km London Paris Ride. She says, “I’m excited and terrified in equal measures! The London-Paris Ride is a great way for me to do something practical to support the patients and their families that I speak with on a regular basis – if they can live with myeloma, I can certainly manage a 500km ride.”

Ellen added, “I see the difference Myeloma UK makes to myeloma patients and their friends and families every single day. Often the more people learn about what we do as a charity – the information and support we give, the access to treatments – the more they want to give back.

“The fantastic thing about this ride is it’s something that anyone can do with a bit of determination, I really believe that. It’s going to be fantastic.”

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The fantastic thing about this ride is it’s something that anyone can do with a bit of determination, I really believe that. If patients can live with myeloma, I can certainly manage a 500km ride” Ellen Watters, Myeloma Information Nurse Specialist

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