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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!

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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 10, 2009

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July 10, 2009

Great organization that is welcoming, innovative, and well put together. They have different events to suit all kinds. Matthew and his crew of volunteers have used their experience to make sure that any young adult is not alone going through this experience. Wish they were around when I was first diagnosed but glad that even 12 years later I have place to engage with others who share my experience.

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

gathering people to bond over their shared experiences.

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

how warm and friendly everyone is.

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

outgoing and friendly

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

reach more young adults as well as other organizations to let them know that I2Y exists.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 9, 2009

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July 9, 2009

You are the Best! and more needs to be done to fight this crazy thing called cancer. I really hate to hear about young people who get it.

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

going to the stand up for cancer show with them. It was very moving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 9, 2009

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July 9, 2009

I have met some great people through this site. People who understand me and what I am going through. Thanks for a place to have a voice and community so that we are not alone.

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fun happy hours!

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Ways to make it better...

there was less complaining about other cancer organizations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 9, 2009

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July 9, 2009

I was recently diagnosed, therefore new to the I2Y organization, which, by the way, they let me join even though I'm a few years older than their targeted demographic. I2Y deserves extra points for including me - ultimately letting me feel young (again!) with other cancer fighters.

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

the friendliness and camaraderie of the organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 8, 2009

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July 8, 2009

I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer two days before my 35th birthday. Throughout my treatment, at one of the top ten cancer centers in the country, I felt isolated because I was always the youngest person in the waiting/chemo room. I didn't want to learn how to knit with all the other grandmothers receiving treatment, I needed peer support. I'm Too Young For This! gives me the community that I desperately need, a group of other young survivors that are getting busy living. i[2]y's Stupid Cancer Show keeps me in the loop on topics relevant to young adult survivors. I stay connected to other survivors via Facebook and through monthly "Stupid Cancer Happy Hours" where I have made many friends who know what I'm going through, because they've been there themselves. No other cancer organization is so easy and fun to engage with, gives me hope, inspiration and the resources necessary for me to live a full and happy life.

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

ensure that no young adult cancer survivor would ever feel isolated again.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 7, 2009

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July 7, 2009

I am a young man in my mid twenties and have battled cancer on three different occasions. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and began initial treatment with ABVD. After my second cycle of chemotherapy, I was in complete remission but by the end of treatment, several months later, I relapsed. The relapse led to aggressive radiation treatment capped off with a "boost" of radiation to treat the mass. Three months after the treatment I showed no signs of the disease. Almost a year later, I was symptomatic again and several tests confirmed that the cancer had returned. With each subsequent relapse my chances of survival diminished and by the third relapse I nearly lost all hope. i2Y connects young adults (both caregivers and survivors) with each other and creates a sense of hope and community. Everyday, I would read about other young people's treatments, their successes and at times their last moments. I felt happy, sad, encouraged, devastated and many more emotions during my fight with cancer but I never ever felt alone. I2Y creates a community for young people to vent, bullshit, complain and cheer each other on. Due to my career I live in Los Angeles, California. My immediate family all live on the east coast but my I2Y family is everywhere I can get online. Thank you for the emotional support and the family. Almost three years out, I'm cancer free and engaged to a beautiful woman who happens to be a survivor herself and who introduced me to I2Y.

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

connecting young people to much needed cancer services.

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

the atmosphere of community created by the website

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

genuine.

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

make a huge difference in people's lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 6, 2009

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July 6, 2009

A great organization serving and connecting young adults who have cancer. It's a lonely world when you are first diagnosed with cancer, but I'm Too Young For This! is a beacon in the darkness! Just to know there are other younger cancer patients/survivors out there is great, and I'm Too Young For This! connects us and informs us.

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

young cancer patients/survivors online. It connects us and shows us the way!

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

meeting the great people involved with it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 3, 2009

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July 3, 2009

This is a great organization that has really filled a vacuum in the "cancer community." As a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 29, I have met other young women with breast cancer, but I never would have encountered the wider (and potentially more powerful) community of young adult survivors of all kinds if it were not for i[2]y. Matthew Zachary is the most tireless and dedicated advocate I have met. I don't know how he does it, but I'm glad he does!

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

increase the survival rates for young adults with cancer, through advocacy. Seriously, I bet it could.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 3, 2009

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July 3, 2009

Before i2y I had never even met anyone my age with cancer and I was intimidated by the "Races" for the cure. When I heard about a "Stupid Cancer Happy Hour" I was in! I thought it was such a great, unique idea! My husband and I attended that happy hour which was my first time meeting Matthew and I must say that I am in awe of his dedication and enthusiasm. It was also my first time being in a room full of young cancer survivors. It was truly an incredible experience for me. For the first time in the 6 years since my diagnosis I felt a sense of belonging that had been missing for so long. What I really love and find unique about i2y is that the focus is on how to help young people “live” after cancer. i2y is an invaluable resource for all young cancer survivors. Matthew has begun a revolution in how the public views young adults with cancer and has provided us with a one stop portal for support, connection, and resources.

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

the fabulous events they put on with a huge turnout of young survivors.

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

being given the opportunity to meet so many young survivors and making some new friends along the way.

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

the best!

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

go worldwide!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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