My Letter to the ISO-IEC-ITU-UNECE MoU/MG Members

Dear MoU/MG Members,

This letter is to provide you with an update about my status regarding my volunteer work within ISO, as well as my personal life.

Some of you are aware that I notified ISO/CS on 14 March of my immediate resignation from the chairmanship of ISO/TC 154 and all other ISO activity.

It was with deep regret that I had to take this sudden action. However, the week before I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of plasma cells, for which there is no cure, but is treatable. Accordingly, I am now undergoing a regime of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The goal is to achieve remission at which time I may become a candidate for Stem Cell Transplant at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Taking all this into account, I have no choice but to devote my full attention to all medical interactions for the foreseeable future.

I have been advised that the prescribed treatment will extend my life expectancy by about five years, but probably longer. Considering that, I must focus on enjoying sharing this time with my wife, family and friends.

I have been engaged tirelessly in standardization activity for over 30 years, but must now close the door to this commitment. Needless to say, this is a most difficult step to take, especially considering the many personal relationships that I have built up over that period.

In closing, below are two URLs that provide more details about how my cancer was by accident discovered. The last URL is to my MM Blog where I post daily updates about my progress with my treatment.

If you have any question or comments feel to get back to me.



The road to Recovery ->
How did I get here? ->
My MM Blog ->

2 thoughts on “My Letter to the ISO-IEC-ITU-UNECE MoU/MG Members

  1. Klaus, I was informed by David today. I am absolutely stunned by the news. Please keep up the fight! Sending positive energy and strength your way.


  2. Scott, you are not the only one that was stunned by the news. I can’t tell you how it hit me. Thanks for your encouragement to keep up the fight, that is the plan, using your positive energy and strength you send my way.

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