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Stupid Cancer
July 8, 2009

i[2]y has been my launch pad for cancer advocacy. After being diagnosed with lymphoma at fourteen, a parotid tumor, and breast cancer at ages twenty-five, and twenty-eight, I hadn't found a cancer organization that spoke to my needs until I was introduced to i[2]y. The message is catered to young adults, by young the adult founder and its many young adult volunteers. I have found so many resources, and friends thanks to i[2]y.

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

the camaraderie created at i[2]y events.

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

improve the flat-lined rates of young adult cancer survival by promoting med school education for earlier detection of young adults with cancer who wait for a referral to oncologists because their GP hasn't heard of a twenty-something with breast cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Hosted happy hours, and spread the i[2]y word.

First Descent
July 8, 2009

One of the most difficult parts of being diagnosed and treated for cancer as a young adult is the isolation experienced during and after the barbaric treatments we are forced to endure. As a three time cancer survivor, at the age of thirty, I have taken advantage of the programs offered by First Descents for two years, and will continue doing so as long as I am able. The sense of community amongst survivors, which is built at each camp create life-long bonds between those of us who understand what it is like to have had the rug pulled out from under us by a life-threatening illness. The support I have gotten from everyone I have met at camp keeps me motivated while kayaking, and throughout the year.

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

all wonderful people.

Ways to make it better...

the food offered at camp was healthier.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & As a camper I was taught how to kayak by wonderful instructors, and amongst amazing fellow campers.