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jenrachman

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Review for Stupid Cancer, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became a part of the I'm Too Young for This Cancer Foundation approximately a year and a half ago. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at the age of 26, five years ago. Until I became aware of I2Y, I had not met a young adult cancer survivor face to face. I had found some online, but never right in front of me. Through I2Y I feel like I am part of a growing community trying to spread the word that Cancer DOES happen to young people! That it does happen and it sucks, but we are here together. I have become very involved on a local level trying to spread the word in my community. Not only has it given me a sense of purpose in the aftermath of cancer, but it has been a wonderful support for my husband as well which I am so grateful for.

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

meeting others like me who can relate on similar issues and decrease isolation!

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

amazing! They are totally helpful and welcoming.

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

reach young survivors world wide, and create a network where they can decrease teir isolation that cancer creates.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had the funds to bring together it's members world wide.

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

the lack of funding in this challenged economy.

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

I don't think I'd be the same person today if I had not become a part of I2Y.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & Network with other survivors, assist in event planning, provide literature to local hospitals and colleges to spread the word.