The ultimate goal of Imerman Angels, which currently has a network of approximately 2,500 survivors in 50 states and 35 countries, is to provide free access to a survivor within 24 hours of a person’s cancer diagnosis.
“Everyone fighting cancer deserves to have a friend, confidante, buddy or partner who understands,” he (Jonny) said of cancer, the number two killer behind heart disease in the United States.
“When survivors tell their story, ‘There’s a purpose all the sudden. Why did we go through all these chemos and surgeries? If you’ve learned something that you can give back as a gift, there’s a purpose. You can give people hope because you’ve done it before,’ he said.”