Now that we have three fulltime staff (Rynell, Laura and Lisa: “Jonny’s Angels”) focusing on pair-ups and registering new mentor angels, we’ve been getting a lot done around here! It’s been another busy week. Please take a few minutes to read about this amazing connection that we made today.
Thanks to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a sweet 77 year old woman, living in Texas reached out for 1on1 support. She’s currently battling stage II papillary thyroid cancer and mentioned that she’s still in disbelief from her cancer diagnosis. The thyroid cancer has also effected her vocal cords therefore she has a very scratchy and raspy voice. She plans to start the radioactive iodine in the upcoming weeks. We found the perfect mentor angel for her: a local Chicagoan who survived stage III papillary thyroid cancer. She’s 61 years young and incredibly full of life. Her vocal cords were also effected during her battle with the papillary. I know that these two women will not only share their cancer experience and stories but will hopefully become lifelong friends. Texas to Illinois!
Have a great weekend!
Imerman Angels traveled to Houston, Texas last week to attend the MD Anderson Network Cancer Conference: “Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer”.
(L to R: Gasper Mir, Marissa Mir (Anderson Network, survivor), JI, Lynn Lane (Voices of Survivors, survivor)
The three day educational event included wellness workshops and keynote speakers providing information on everything from treatment side effects to acupuncture. This was a great opportunity to interact with survivors, fighters, caregivers and other cancer organizations!Click here to learn more about the MD Anderson Cancer Network.