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Sep 23
Category: Survivor Stories
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Written By: Imerman Angels @ 4:03 pm

 

Continued from September 16th, 2009…

We exchanged numbers, but never called one another.  By pure coincidence, we ran into each other at an Imerman Angels event.  We laughed over the fact that we had both hung onto each other’s phone numbers and that we should have used them.  Ever since then, we have been there for each other.  We go out, we share intimate worries about recurrence and mentally surviving cancer.  As I had looked to Laura for hope, she turned to me for some as well.  Things had come full circle.

Jennie Grimes was planning to come to our wedding on July 4, 2009.  Anupam and I had a small, very romantic wedding on a cliff overlooking the ocean on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.  It was the biggest celebration of life and love that I’ve ever witnessed.  The jubilant energy at the Dacha House was infectious!  No one could have ever imagined that my life would turn out so differently.  I’ve never felt so much love or happiness! 

Jonny Imerman and many others who made my healing possible, smiled from ear to ear.  Having been party to bubbles, and beaches, and beauty all around while they witnessed this cancer nightmare turn into a fairytale.  We will be celebrating my two year survival mark this August.

Jennie was diagnosed one week prior to our departure with Stage 3, Uterine Cancer.  She, obviously, was unable to make it to our celebration.  It is theorized that this tumor was most likely a side effect of the drug Tamoxofin.  An oncologist prescribes the drug, in order to prevent Estrogen Receptor Positive cancer from recurring. While she faces another battle with cancer, she knows that she has “Angels” all around her.  Jonny, Laura, and I will never let go. 

 We exchanged numbers, but never called one another.  By pure coincidence, we ran into each other at an Imerman Angels event.  We laughed over the fact that we had both hung onto each other’s phone numbers and that we should have used them.  Ever since then, we have been there for each other.  We go out, we share intimate worries about recurrence and mentally surviving cancer.  As I had looked to Laura for hope, she turned to me for some as well.  Things had come full circle.

Jennie Grimes was planning to come to our wedding on July 4, 2009.  Anupam and I had a small, very romantic wedding on a cliff overlooking the ocean on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.  It was the biggest celebration of life and love that I’ve ever witnessed.  The jubilant energy at the Dacha House was infectious!  No one could have ever imagined that my life would turn out so differently.  I’ve never felt so much love or happiness! 

Jonny Imerman and many others who made my healing possible, smiled from ear to ear.  Having been party to bubbles, and beaches, and beauty all around while they witnessed this cancer nightmare turn into a fairytale.  We will be celebrating my two year survival mark this August.

Jennie was diagnosed one week prior to our departure with Stage 3, Uterine Cancer.  She, obviously, was unable to make it to our celebration.  It is theorized that this tumor was most likely a side effect of the drug Tamoxofin.  An oncologist prescribes the drug, in order to prevent Estrogen Receptor Positive cancer from recurring. While she faces another battle with cancer, she knows that she has “Angels” all around her.  Jonny, Laura, and I will never let go.

Jessica finding out that she is one year cancer-free!

Jessica finding out that she is one year cancer-free!

Special thanks to Jessica for sharing her story with us!

Sep 22
Category: Pair Up Stories
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Written By: Imerman Angels @ 3:53 pm

Our first pair up story: IA connects a Hodgkin’s fighter with two survivors:

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Last week we connected a 24 year old woman living in Irvine, CA going through treatment for stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, with another 24 year old girl living in Rochester, NY who had survived stage IV Hodgkin’s. Because of the rare type of treatment regimen she was receiving, we also connected the fighter to another survivor, a 29 year old gentlemen living in Austin, TX who also survived HL and went through BEACOPP14.

The fighter was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to meet two different individuals who had “been there, done that” and could provide some inspiration and insight on her upcoming cancer journey. We already received great feedback that they’ve connected and spent hours on the telephone!

Sep 21

 

Bull and Bear Michael Wall, marathon runner and member of our IA Active Team, will be hosting a fundraiser at Bull & Bear in Chicago tonight to raise money for Imerman Angels!

The cost to attend is a $20 optional donation, which will include a cocktail reception and gift bag.

Good luck on the marathon, Michael!

Sep 17
Category: Affiliated Cancer Organizations
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Written By: Imerman Angels @ 12:33 pm

IA will be at Trader Vic’s on State/Rush in Chicago (5-7p) for a free Bat for the Cure cancer event where Jonny will give a short speech (come join!).  Following, Jonny will speak later in the day at The Men’s Club of Chicago!


Bat for the CureThe purpose of the Bat for the Cure organization is to raise awareness about prostate cancer, founded by baseball correspondent, Ed Randall.  One in six Caucasian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, one in four if he is African-American where the incidence of the disease is two-to-three times higher than in the white community.  The goal of the organization is to educate the community!  Come out to show your support!  For more information, check them out on the web at:http://www.batforthecure.org/

Sep 16
Category: Imerman Supporters
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Written By: Imerman Angels @ 2:18 pm

OrdonezJonny has more in common with the wife of Magglio Ordonez than simply a love for the Detroit Tigers, they are both Cancer survivors!  Mrs. Ordonez, a Thyroid Cancer champion, joined IA last night to watch the Tigers play the Royals at Comerica Park.

Also cheering on the orange and blue were Val ( who organized the event) and 2 cancer survivors (Trina + Patty) who are pictured below.Tigers Game!

Everyone was rooting  for the same causes: fighting and surviving cancer (and the Tigers!!)

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