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In Tribute of Dallas Porter

Created by Julie Porter

Dallas Porter

Dallas, the kids and I have chosen the MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation) as the recipient for tribute donations. Dallas participated in an early phase clinical trial and we feel ongoing research is critical to improve outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma.

Dallas endured many aggressive treatments and did so with a “throw it at me” attitude. He was a brave fighter. He never wanted to give up and simply wanted as much time with his family as possible.

We are forever grateful to the oncology providers and nurses who cared for Dallas. They treated us like family and went above and beyond to create and execute many treatment options for him. We are also thankful for our family and friends who supported Dallas and kept our family going for many years.

With our deepest appreciation,
Julie, Hayden and Elyse

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

About the MMRF:
A pioneer in precision medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF has created the business model around cancer—from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 10 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

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Guest Book



1. Joyce Hamilton
2. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
3. Anonymous
From the Porters: Royalyn, Randy, Sandra, Darrick, Lauren, Josh, Jessica, Russell and Rana.
4. John & Glenda Porter
5. Sharon Prideaux
In memory of Dallas Porter
6. Kathleen Connelly
Dear Julie, Hayden & Elyse, Thinking of you and hoping each passing day will let in a little more sunshine. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Lots of Love, Kathy
7. Kathryn Lewis
8. Thomas Crouser
9. Bruce And Denese Clark
10. John & Mary Streun
Members, Waples Memorial UnitedMethodist Church, Fellowship Sunday School Class
11. Frances Lanty
12. Carol Buckles
It was an honor to work beside Dallas for several years and witness his humility, kindness, and integrity. A good man gone to soon. He will live on in the hearts and memories of the many people he touched along the way.
13. Rico Calara
In memory of Dallas.
14. Tom And Mercedes
15. Troy And Kathy Lewis
16. Windham Family
17. The Treffeisens
Donating in Dallas’ name.
18. Mary Dignard
Dear Julie and family; It is with sincere thoughts and condolences that I donate to the MMRF foundation in Dallas’s name. My heart is broken for all of us. Dallas was such a special man and a true example of how we should lead our lives.
19. Paul Dubie
My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
20. Karios Class, Waples United Methodist Church
21. McCarragher Family
Our deepest condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Dallas’ loved ones.
22. Caitlin Parets
Hayden, sending all my love and prayers to you, Elyse, and your mom.
23. The Deel Family
24. The Rollers
25. Lori & Jay Mouser
This donation is in honor of Dallas Porter.
26. The Woodhouse Family
We are truly sorry for the immeasurable loss of Dallas. We are praying for comfort, peace and courage for you all in the coming days. It is a true honor to give in his name.
27. The Pringles
We are sending our sincerest condolences to Julie, Hayden, Elyse and the Entire Porter Family at this difficult time.
28. Michele Banza-Conner
Julie, Hayden, and Elyse, There are simply no words to express the heartache we feel. Dallas was an amazing husband and father, and kind friend to all of us. We will always cherish the memories we have of Dallas and know our lives were better for having had the privilege to know him. You are in our hearts and our prayers. Braeden, Paul, Michele and Krash
29. The Boulder Navigators
Julie, Hayden and Elise - We are so sorry for your loss of Dallas and are praying for you during this time. - Brian Hanneman on behalf of the Boulder Navigators
30. Conner Culkin
31. Marcela Velez
Sending healing thoughts and comforting hugs. Marcela, Hannah and Nico.
32. Deborah And Sean Patterson And Family
Julie, Hayden and Elyse My heart breaks for you. I hope all the happy memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.
33. The Zdarko Family
Heartfelt condolences, Dallas was kind generous funny and will be missed.
34. The Spencer Family
We were so saddened to hear about Dallas. Scott has many great memories of growing up with him in Denison. Our thoughts are with his entire family.
35. Richard And Judy Riggs
Julie, our thoughts are with you and your family.
36. Stephanie Baxley Matthews
In memory of Dallas. Denison High 1987.
37. Lisa Graber
Julie, Hayden and Elyse, we are so sorry to hear about Dallas. We are all thinking about you. With love, Doug, Lisa, Hanna and Max
38. Morgan And Rocki Arnold
In memory of Dallas Porter. Julie, Hayden, Elyse and family, we’re praying for y’all at this time and we’ll continue to lift y’all up for the days ahead. Much love. ❤️🙏🏼
39. Cathy McKinnon
I appreciate reading this, Julie. Dallas, Julie, Hayden and Elyse, you are all in my heart, mind and soul. You are all heroes to me. Many prayers and love during these hard times.
40. Amanda Schubert
Thoughts and Prayers are headed your way during this difficult time.
41. The Grant Family
The MMRF is supporting critical research. In memory of Dallas and support of Julie, Hayden and Elyse
42. Kerri Schuermann Henley
Thinking if you and your family.
43. Kaitlyn & Griffin Bridgers
I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Dallas made such a positive impact on so many, and he will not be forgotten. Thank you for continuing to bring hope to many others through this tribute even in a time of profound sadness. <3
44. Shelly Bamberger
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Dallas rest in peace.
45. The Caranfa Family
In the memory of Dallas.

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.