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Mary Clare Bietila

Mary Clare is a speaker, writer & educator based in Chicago. She was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in 2014 and again in 2017 after a stem cell transplant.

She is a proud member of the WomanLab Advisory Board at The University of Chicago and serves as an adviser to the Cancer Support Community on the AML patient experience.

Mary Clare is passionate about advocating for young adults with cancer. Her areas of interest include: sex + cancer, parenting with cancer, clinical trial access, humor as a disruptor and the patient as artist.