In March, 2014, Linda Perez’s fiancé, Gabriel Fisz, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, PH positive – an aggressive form of the disease that required a bone marrow transplant. The prognosis was poor. Little did Linda and Gabriel know that two years later, Linda would receive a donated Vera Wang wedding dress! The couple […]
Cancer survivor Walter Dougan, who is also a Mentor Angel for Imerman Angels, considers Father’s Day especially wonderful after his stage III colon cancer diagnosis in 2003. Thirteen years out from his battle with cancer, he now has four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
“My family and I celebrate a lot, including Father’s […]
Imerman Angels has bolstered its ability to help support cancer fighters and caregivers by partnering with MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation – an organization that offers cancer fighters and caregivers the resources to build an online support community of family and friends through free, personalized websites.
Each website provided by MyLifeLine.org includes a blog, a calendar to […]
While finishing chemotherapy for testicular cancer in the spring of 2010, Chris Pilat heard Imerman Angels Founder Jonny Imerman speak at a cancer survivor event held at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Inspired by the mission of Imerman Angels and Jonny’s story, Chris made the decision to run his first marathon ever as a […]
This Father’s Day is extra special for cancer survivor Luke Tripodi. Not only is it his very first – his son, Sammy, was born January 9 of this year – but the fact Luke was able to have a child is a miracle in several ways.
In the fall of 2005, Luke’s future did not […]
Brenda Amor has battled cancer three times. While the experience has taken a toll on her, Brenda is tremendously grateful for the undying loyalty and healing comfort of her therapy dog, Diesel.
“I do not know what I would do without Diesel. He is better for me than any medicine or any of my best […]
Brent Smyth was motivated in part to become an Imerman Angels Ambassador through his friendship with a woman, Isabelle, who found great comfort in her Mentor Angel during her fight with an extremely rare type of cancer. Brent, who had been an active volunteer with Imerman Angels in Ottawa, Canada for several years at […]
When anyone crosses over the threshold from cancer fighter to cancer survivor, it is an undeniably wonderful occasion. In fact, there is a global event dedicated to it, National Cancer Survivors Day®, held in communities around the world on the first Sunday in June; this year, it falls on June 5. Participants gather to […]
One of the most effective solutions for mitigating chemotherapy side effects may not be a medication – it may be exercise. This theory is striking given the widespread assumption doctors had for decades that exercise could harm those receiving chemotherapy. But due to emerging evidence, in recent years an increasing number of doctors have […]
While the desire to receive beauty treatments and pampering may sound trivial after beating cancer, for many survivors, it is a treat that lifts their weary spirits and soothes their embattled minds. It is also a way to regain their confidence in the wake of side effects that can take a toll on their […]