Walt's compression fracture in his spine caused him pain and kept him from being able to work. A family member referred him to Dr. Edward Faber, a multiple myeloma specialist at The Nebraska Medical Center. Walt said, "I came into Dr. Faber's office in a wheel chair, but things immediately began to turn for the better. There was a sense of urgency and a team approach." Cancer pain management specialist Dr. Madhuri Are repaired his fracture. "The pain just went away," he said. Walt is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the medical center. He is back to work and able to enjoy life again.
Walt and his family live in Omaha.