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.”
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Listen as Paul Smith of 760 WJR introduces his listeners to Imerman Angels. JI shares his story of battling and surviving testicular cancer, his inspiration when founding Imerman Angels, his goals and his experience pairing cancer fighters and survivors in 1-on-1 relationships.
In this brief interview, listeners learn about the mission and values of IA right from the “heart” of our organization.
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