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It is Puppy Love for Three-Time Cancer Fighter

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 […]

Imerman Angels Ambassador Deeply Moved by Mentor Angel’s Impact

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 […]

From Cancer Survivor to Thriver: Break Free from Physical and Emotional Side Effects

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 […]

Exercise Can Alleviate Chemotherapy Side Effects

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 […]

June 1st, 2016|Team Imerman|1 Comment|

Cancer Survivors Enjoy a Day of Pampering

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 […]

Mentor Angel Shows Caregiver the Way

May Lou Oster had just learned that her 38 year-old daughter, Megan – her only child – had stage IV breast cancer. Once the disease has progressed this far, it is considered incurable by the medical community. Mary Lou was devastated about the prospect of losing her daughter and overwhelmed by the endless medical […]

Heroes of Team Imerman Angels: Elyse Yarnell

Elyse Yarnell, a member of the Imerman Angels Professionals Board, lost her mother to breast cancer when she was in high school. Elyse is honoring the memory of her mother, who was an avid runner, by joining Team Imerman Angels for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

“I think of it as an opportunity […]

Behind the Matches: the Vital Role of a Cancer Support Specialist

Imagine, for a moment, that helping cancer fighters and their caregivers was the main focus of your job. For Megan Alexander, a Cancer Support Specialist with Imerman Angels, this scenario is very real. And it is what she enjoys most about her role.

“My favorite part of my job is helping people and witnessing how […]

Imerman Angels Golf Outing Chair Fueled by Passion for the Organization’s Mission

Stan Siuta, golf chair of the Sixth Annual Imerman Angels Golf Outing, is pumped up about the event for various reasons. But it is his enthusiasm about spending time with the people who enable Imerman Angels to offer one-on-one cancer support that really stands out.

“I am very excited to meet cancer fighters, caregivers, Mentor […]

Mentor Angel Gives Veteran Comfort During His War with Cancer

To call Kenny Johns a survivor would be the understatement of the year. When it comes to thriving through life’s trials, Kenny defines the word “survivor.”

A Vietnam veteran who has lived in Dallas, Texas since 1985, Kenny was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in November 2015. This was not the first tough medical diagnosis Kenny […]