I try to be a glass is half-full kind of person, and I remember telling Alan time and time again, “the good thing about cancer is that it is something we can fight… and G-d willing, win.” I mean every year I hear or read or know of someone who suddenly drops dead on a treadmill or on the golf course. They didn’t even get a chance to fight.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could find someone to talk to who unfortunately understands exactly that you’re going through because they themselves have been exactly where you are… and the best part is that they won their battle. They beat their cancer. They are a survivor. Hey, if they did it, maybe you can too…
Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs cancer survivors with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (called a Mentor Angel). These one–on–one relationships, known as peer mentoring, can inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. Mentor Angels can lend support and empathy while helping cancer fighters and caregivers navigate the system, determine their options and create their own support systems. All Mentor Angels are properly screened and trained.
The peer mentoring service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage, at any age, living anywhere in the world. Each applicant speaks personally with a staff member of Imerman Angels and all Mentor Angels are properly screened and trained. Caregivers and family members also receive one-on-one connections with other caregivers as well. To request a Mentor Angel or a Caregiver Angel, visit http://imermanangels.org/get-support/.
This mentoring program helped us…. A good friend (whose nickname is Stepmom) suggested we call Imerman Angels. So we called and Alan spoke to two rhabdomyosarcoma survivors and boy did it help!
Thank you Imerman Angels!!!! And thank you Stepmom for the referral!