Roy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) in February 2006. Throughout his treatment at Cedars Sinai, by Dr. Robert Vescio, he has conquered two relapses and is currently in partial remission. Upon his first diagnosis, Roy and his family found out that he had a lesion one inch away from his spine. The tumor was removed, broken ribs repaired, and only the 6 metal screws in his back remain of his first surgery. He continues to strive despite pain and issues that come with MM.
He is the family hero and is continuously supported by his wife of 20+ years, two children, and six grandchildren, as well as a host of supportive friends and family.