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Feb 18

IA1We made a pretty remarkable connection yesterday!

Not only did “Jane” call us from California fighting DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) breast cancer but she was also a liver transplant recipient (unrelated to cancer). She registered with IA hoping to meet another breast cancer survivor and thought that it would be a long-shot to have the opportunity to meet another BC survivor who also had some sort of organ transplant prior to cancer. After I had a great conversation with Jane, we looked in our network of nearly 2,500 ”Mentor Angels” and found her the perfect match. We introduced Jane to another woman living here in Illinois who not only survived DCIS breast cancer but she’s also a triple organ transplant recipient! Yes, triple! Before her diagnosis, she had a liver, heart and kidney transplant! This woman has an amazing testimonial to say the least. To top it off, the survivor’s name also happens to be “Jane!”

*Names have been changed for privacy.

7 Comments »

  1. Fate! What a cool story!! Good job, IA!

    Comment by Katie — Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

  2. What a fantastic connection to find that “1-in a million” gal I need to talk to!
    Thanks, Rynell!

    Comment by Jane — Feb 19 @ 2:32 pm

  3. This just made my day. Great job, yet again IA.

    Comment by Scott Meis — Feb 19 @ 2:49 pm

  4. Wonderful!

    Comment by Katie — Feb 19 @ 4:06 pm

  5. I never knew an organization like yours existed and am so touched. Angels for sure!

    Comment by Maria Copeland — Feb 23 @ 9:46 am

  6. I am so thankful for the connection with my other “cancer twin” Janee. She had a transplant too, then breast cancer – I had a liver transplant – nearly 12 years ago, and now breast cancer. surgery tomorrow, I guess that’s okay, I want to get rid of it. But I dread all the rest of this treatment. I am so glad I can email Janee – she’s been there and more, so encouraging!

    Comment by Jane — Mar 18 @ 12:24 am

  7. ductal carcinoma in situ…

    I found Pair-Up Spotlight: Cancer Twins ” Imerman Angels Blog on Thursday when I was looking for stuff on ductal carcinoma in situ. I’m glad to see that not everyone is willing to cut corners and that there are some people who think a bit of effort …

    Trackback by ductal carcinoma in situ — Apr 15 @ 12:20 am

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