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From Mourning to Laughter: Mentor Angel Offers Hope to Epithelioid Sarcoma Fighter

To be in cancer survivor Tommy Holl “The Real Elf’s” ebullient and downright hilarious presence, you would never suspect he once struggled with the reality of getting his left pinky finger amputated as treatment for epithelioid sarcoma.

Tommy’s experience with cancer compelled him to spread joy and happiness as The Real Elf starting in 2014. […]

December 19th, 2016|Mentor Angels|0 Comments|

Mentor Angel Rescues Colorectal Cancer Survivor from Stormy Seas

Adrienne Doherty has come a long way since her stage III colorectal cancer diagnosis in November of 2014. She went from feeling terrified of the side effects that could result from the surgery that was part of her treatment protocol, to recently finding out she was in remission. Adrienne credits her Mentor Angel, Donna, […]

Cancer Caregiver Receives Dream Wedding Dress Donated by Former Bride

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 […]

From Stage IV Cancer to Fatherhood: Survivor Celebrates His First Father’s Day

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Urgent Need for Brain Cancer Research: One Family’s Story

Brain cancer is an exceptionally tricky disease to treat, presenting several significant challenges. And with approximately 24,000 people diagnosed with it each year, there is a pressing need for funding that can increase research that will lead to effective treatments. This is one mission of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, held in May.

For Michael Yutkin […]

A Survivor’s Story: 10 Questions with Cancer Survivor and Mentor Angel Kevan Mathy

“Being an Imerman Angel’s Mentor Angel has allowed me to walk up to people who I know are fighting cancer and share what the program can do for them.  I tell them: don’t be stubborn like me – you need support and what better to have someone who walked in your shoes.”
– Kevin Mathy, Cancer Survivor […]

Imerman Angels Supports Rare Disease Day on February 29, 2016

Imerman Angels realizes that generating awareness for rare diseases of all kinds is an important cause and would like to reiterate our work to support those facing rare cancers specifically.

For our part, we have been connecting cancer fighters and caregivers to their surviving counterparts – Mentor Angels – for over a decade and many […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Although it is the end of January, we wanted to pay homage to Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by sharing one of our favorite Cervical Cancer awareness and survivor stories:
Meaghan’s surgery scars don’t stand a chance against her tattoo!

She has told her story to millions of people all over the country, but it was almost […]

January 29th, 2013|Everything Cancer|0 Comments|