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Stupid Cancer
July 2, 2009

I learned about I2Y only about 1 year ago and it has honestly changed my life. I am a 13 year cancer survivor- I was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia my senior year in high school in a small town in upstate NY. This organization is something brand new that fills a huge gap that is something that I never realized (at the time) I was missing. A safe place to be with people who looked like me rather than my mom or grandma who were interested in the same issues I was/am. This organization is making a difference in lives of current young cancer patients and survivors everyday by providing access to resources, education on how to get what they need and how to process what's happening to them and offering a safe environment to be themselves around other young survivors who are going through the same things and to GET BUSY LIVING TOGETHER. I only wish that this had been there when I was diagnosed and I see everyday the difference we make to other young survivors.

The Great!

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

so many small and large ways. The impact that is has on indiviual survivors, including myself is awe inspriring.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue in the efforts set forth. I think that they are on the right path.

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

my ability to affect change on both an personal and international level.

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

some of the most passionate and dedicated people i've ever met.

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

absolutely increase survival rates for young adults suffering from cancer which haven't changed in the last 30 years as well as make a positive lasting impact on the quality of their lives and the lives of their families and caregivers.

Ways to make it better...

we had more money to work with as I2y is not a fundraising organization- fundraising for them is merely a means to do what needs to be done.

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

lack of funding and corporate sponsorship.

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

STUPID CANCER! ROCK ON!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I work with I2y a few hours each week strageizing on events, counciling survivors, & developing programs.