Success Stories

Success Stories

There’s Still More for Me to Do

Cancer survivor Sylvia Kingka is a believer in the UAB HealthSmart WALK Feel Alive program. After undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to fight multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting bone marrow cells, Sylvia had to learn to walk again.
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The WALK Feel Alive group motivated her to exercise and allowed her to pace herself so she could gradually improve her strength. “I just tried to keep up,“ Sylvia said with a laugh. 

UAB HealthSmart also connected her with free dental care to treat tooth and gum problems that arose during her cancer treatments. She hopes one day to put down the walking cane and walker she began using before her treatment. “There’s still more for me to do," she said.