Bob McEachern

Patient Leader

Bob McEachern was diagnosed in January 2008 with Follicular Lymphoma, a slow-growing but incurable blood cancer. A few days after he was diagnosed, he started a blog, Lympho Bob, to update family and friends on his condition. Almost 12 years and 1400 posts later, the blog has readers in over 80 countries, who use it as a source of information and support. Bob’s online advocacy has moved far beyond the blog. He is a columnist for Lymphoma News Today and a community advocate for Blood-Cancer.com. His writing has been published on Yahoo!, The Mighty, the Savvy Co-Op Blog, Patients Have Power Magazine, and other venues. He is one of the five members of the Advisory Board for the 2019 HealtheVoices Impact Fund, which awards grants to other health advocates to help them serve and assist their patient communities.

Location

Hamden, CT

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Lifetime Achievement Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Blog

Great blog! Both for medical information/studies etc. and for info. on his personal journey with Follicular/ Indolent Lymphoma. Bob is honest, straight forward, and knowledgeable in this topic and provides patients with the information needed to help guide them through this disease. Good luck Bob!  — Lilly

Bob & I recently connected at a conference & started chatting. I asked Bob which medical conditions he was passionate about advocating for & he shared with me a brief glimpse into his life with a slow growing (but incurable) blood cancer. I now check his blog/Twitter for updates often-- I feel he always has something worthwhile to say. A true gem.  — Kenzie

Bob's blog, Lympho Bob, has been a source of hope, information, and inspiration for Follicular Lymphoma patients since 2008. It's my go-to place when I want to know the latest research on FL, or just get a dose of positivity about my future with this disease.  — Bob

Bob McEachern

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