If you’re faced with cancer, it can be a very isolating event in your life. Sure, you might likely have family and friends who rally to support you. But unless they’ve gone through what you’re going through, do they really get it?
This is what Jonny Imerman was thinking when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2001 at the age of 26. It was an age when he should have had the cat by the tail. Instead, he was going through surgery and chemotherapy. He had a loving family, but what he really needed was to talk to someone with a similar experience.
Once he made it to “survivorship”, he set his energies toward developing a non-profit, Imerman Angels, which is an organization that connects a person fighting cancer today with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. Through this relationship, the cancer fighter can ask the survivor all the questions they’ve been wanting to know about …. will I have a normal sex life?; can I have kids?; will my partner still find me attractive?
Cancer survivors are interviewed and selected by Imerman Angels. The Angels team works to match fighters and survivors based on cancer type, treatments, age, gender, and geographic location. All services are free.
If you’d find this opportunity helpful, check out www.imermanangels.org.