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July 22, 2009

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July 22, 2009

I[2]Y has been a big help for me. After being diagnosed and treated, finding a support group to help me had been difficult. I tried the standard ones, but they did not fit me. I heard about I[2]Y from a coworker and went to a movie night. Then a happy hour. Then a conference. I have met some wonderful and supportive people. I have made great friendships and I know where I can turn to talk about the hardships and fears that I am going through. They have helped me overcome some of my fears and put me in touch with others who I can talk about my experiences with.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping to match others up going through survivor issues with other survivors who have been there done that.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How non judgmental they are. No one tries to one up another or have a 'worse' experience. Everyone is accepted.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help extend the life expectancy for cancer patients in the 18 to 40 year range.

Ways to make it better...

More people knew about I[2]Y to help out, volunteer and spread the news about young adults with cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 22, 2009

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July 22, 2009

MZ and his board have done an amazing job of reaching out to Young Adults batting cancer. They do it with creativity and that needed spark that so many of us young people need. He has created a movement and it will not be stopped. Kudos to him for creating a much needed space for young cancer patients and survivors to find everything that they need at their finger tips. He's also great at connecting people to other great nonprofits to help aid them. Bravo to i2y and it's leader Matthew Zachary!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people that it has touched.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being in touch with so many people my age going through the same things.

Ways to make it better...

they were around eight years ago when I was diagnosed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 21, 2009

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July 21, 2009

Although I wish I had found I2y when I was diagnosed, it has changed my life for the better by bringing me into contact with young adults who "get" what it's like to have cancer at such a young age. These are friendships I know I will have for a lifetime and I have Matthew Zachary to thank for that and so much more! He is an inspiration for building I2y from the ground up to the amazing organization it is today and it's only going to get better from here! I2y is giving me the opportunity to advocate for myself as well as other fellow cancer survivors and patients. I had a blast at my 2nd OMG Conference and was able to hear one of my "cancer idols" speak, Erin Zammett. Thank you I2y, you rock!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my dailt life and the many I2y events I have participated in!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do exactly what MZ is doing!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships I've gained from survivors just like me!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

touch that many more cancer survivor's lives!

Ways to make it better...

I had met everyone sooner in my diagnosis!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

$$$$$$

One thing I'd also say is that...

I2y rocks, stupid cancer!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 21, 2009

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July 21, 2009

MZ and team make being a young adult cancer survivor easier. i[2]y provides us with a place to go to be ourselves, not to be someone others want us to be. i[2]y helped when I was newly diagnosed and, almost more now that I am a survivor. They provide us with hope that, while we are in a minority, we aren't alone. And, when you're going through something like this, that can make ALL the difference. Survivors rule. Stupid cancer.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world and make an even bigger difference in newly diagnosed YA patients and survivors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

Through this organization, I have been empowered. I'm glad to have met people all over the country that understand and experience what I go through every day. I could not have done this without this organization. i2y ROCKS!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the eyes of those who are affected every day. They bring hope :)

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire Matthew Zachary :)

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The knowledge I've gained through the radio show, various articles and the empowerment I've received from others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I never met staff in person. But the online support is tremendous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world...

Ways to make it better...

They had more funds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need more funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They're fantastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 16, 2009

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July 16, 2009

I only wish this organization had more mula to battle the cancer world. I would've tried selling my cancerous lymphs up on the inet if I knew that the extra change could actually change how many people know about i[2]y!!!! I freakin love you guys. Love a stupid cancer fan.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

EVERY FACET OF OUR STUPID CANCER COMMUNITY!!!!

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Ways to make it better...

I HAD A STUPID CANCER TUDE' LONG AGO.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

Far and beyond the hippest, directest, in cancer's face group of advocates out there. MZ, Alan, Jack & Kairol got it going and won't quit. They are engaging, well informed and good-intentioned. The cancer resources that they bring to light through the stupid cancer show and the support provided for young adults surviving cancer is first rate (and fun).

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the enthusiasm and appreciation of many young adult survivors.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Matthew and Jack's quick wit, intelligent banter and willingness to address any and ALL issues that young adults dealing with cancer encounter. Also, the willingness to share the abundant resources with all.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

A place where you can let your hair down; when you don't have much hair. Patient to patient means truth and honesty. Thank you.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping feel better during treatment and into survivorship.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stay the course.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Real honest people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Survivors.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the cancer experience for the better.

Ways to make it better...

Even more people would suppor the cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Too many people get cancer.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Come join us.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

Since the time I first met founder Matthew Zachary, I have been impressed with all that he and his organization have been able to do for young adults who are living with cancer. The organization is part advocacy (more advocacy), part support group, part entertainment. They manage to educate you, entertain you and make you feel connected all at the same time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of young adults on their mailing list - 50,000

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire Matthew Zachary to run this organization. =) He is doing an amazing job!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fun and lighthearted approach they take to a serious subject, while not ever cheapening the importance of what needs to be done.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all just like me and so very fun to be around.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to even more young adults who "shouldn't get cancer" and help them feel less alone. Spread their message around the world even more than they are now. Provide more specialized services for YA issues.

Ways to make it better...

I could interact with the wonderful people in this organization more often.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of attention to young adult oncology in general, and the fact that survival rates for the 15-40 crowd haven't improved in 30 years - but that is why they exist.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization is deserving of your recognition and funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

I am a 21 year old cancer survivor and advocate. Although it has been over 15 years since I was diagnosed, I am still learning how to cope with cancer in my life. This organization helped me to realize what it means to be a survivor. It gave me the power and the opportunity to express my feelings to others who, for a change, know how I feel. Since becoming a member and doing my part to expand the organization, I have seen first-hand that this simple social interaction is the best "social medicine" for cancer survivors.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of survivors who attend its events. That look of relief, of comfort and of relaxation that one is among friends who can understand and relate to one's experiences.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it's energy. I2Y is less about touching stories and somber tones and more about loud and obnoxious outbursts. This organization gives survivors a chance to yell and scream their frustration with cancer in a healthy way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the right people for the job. The I2Y staff makes survivors feel like a family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to the 1000s of other survivors stuck in isolation; those who don't know there are others of their kind out there and don't realize that survivorship can be more empowering than depressing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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