Sophia Adamia & Michael Rosen

The Story
Sophia Adamia
Boston, MA
Tweeter @SophiaAdamia, Facebook Sophia Adamia
Caregiver to my mother with Myeloma and Best friend with Acute myeloid Leukemia
Twist on Cancer: My mother and every mother with myeloma become my inspiration to become the scientist I am today. They are my everyday connection to the chaotic but beautiful universe we live in.

Every morning in a split second, when I cross the doorstep of my laboratory I hum “Death, be not proud” today. When leaving the laboratory as a ritual, I hum "And death shall be no more” together we conquer you. One evening, the “ritual” of my laboratory exit was interrupted by the call from Michael. We started casually chatting about my first introduction to cancer and myeloma, about how our entire family and friends are becoming affected by cancer when one of us is getting sick, and how we become active fighters against this devastating disease.

At the end of our conversation, we concluded that every mom with myeloma is infinite energy for me and inspiration for Michael. Every delicate but strong Forget-me-not on the “Infinite Charge” symbolizes my mom with myeloma, all moms with this disease those I know, or I do not know, or I will never know. One thing I am sure for at some point in my life I will close my lab door and I will shout outlawed Donne’s words “…And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die!”
Michael Rosen headshot
Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen
“Infinite Charge”
Artist Statement: Infinite Charge is a testament to the power of love and its ability to last multiple generations. A battery not only provides a power charge, it also provides a connection. Myeloma is not only how my Inspiration’s mother passed away, it is also what my inspiration does for a living. Myeloma is her battery, it is her charge and her power source. Cancer not only affected their family, it also is what they research day and night. Myeloma is her battery. The flowers, forget me nots also known as Myosotis, have the ability to grow in many different conditions and represent a promise that you will always remember them. My inspiration will not only never forget their mother, but they will be able to overcome anything and have a passion and power to fight everyday.