James Stock

Generosity really adds up

By Mayo Clinic Staff
James Stock

In remission from multiple myeloma, James Stock seeks to help others through his gifts.

James Stock turned to Mayo Clinic when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He quickly signed up for a clinical trial, starting treatment on his 50th birthday. Within four months he was in complete remission and wanted to help others as he had been helped.

"With my giving I've always wanted to know that it was doing some good. I've had remarkable experiences working with people here, and they're just the kindest people. You consider them friends. I just trust in everything that this place does. I know the money is going to be used wisely.

"For Christmas this year, my wife and I didn't give each other gifts. Instead we gave two contributions — one to Mayo, one to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation that is sponsoring the study I'm in. You realize that if you keep putting some money in those envelopes along the way — two or three times a year — it really does add up. You see the Gonda Building, and we're not in that income bracket unfortunately, but anybody can give and it will be put to good use."

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