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Stupid Cancer
July 7, 2009

I was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma in January 2008. I was 32 at the time and by far the youngest patient in my treatment center. The two support offered to me consisted of men and women in their 50's and 60's and I longed for the support of my peers. It was when I attended I2Y's OMG Summit for Young Adults With Cancer, that I realized there were other people like me out there and I was finally able to feel at peace with what I was going through. I2Y has enabled me to get through my cancer crapness and get busy living. It is a pleasure to volunteer for this organization, in the hopes that I can provide the support I didn't receive to someone who needs it.

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The Great!

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

the number of young adult patients and survivors who have thanked I2Y for giving them hope and inpiration

Ways to make it better...

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

take out an advertisment during the Super Bowl so 80+ million people would be aware of what a valuble resource to the cancer community I2Y is.

More feedback

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

how they have empowered me to get through my cancer ordeal and get busy living!

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

the most amazing, genuine and nicest people ever

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

save the world. Oh and take out that Super Bowl Ad I mentioned earlier.

Ways to make it better...

I had found I2Y earlier in my cancer journey

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

raising enough awareness to reach out to all young adult patients and survivors and in turn raising enough money to do so.

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

My doctors may have made me better but I2Y saved my life

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help plan events and talk to members of the cancer community about the impact I2Y has on helping young adult cancer patients and survivors.