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PLANET CANCER
July 14, 2009

I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and this social network for young people afflicted by various cancers helped me connect with other people that had the same or similar diagnosis as me. This service is invaluable in allowing young people with an uncommon and stigmatized shared experience to come together and offer support and hope to each other. This service was a fantastic help to me as a recently diagnosed person whom had so many unanswered questions and felt so isolated and alone. This very simple idea helps so many people around the world by connecting us. Planet Cancer unites young survivors in solidarity as opposed to being isolated in fear.

The Great!

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

my decreased anxiety and fear through connecting with other young people whom shared my experience.

Ways to make it better...

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

try and spread the word

More feedback

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

the ability to connect with others for support, information and commiseration.

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

other survivors

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

effectively announce it's existence and thus announce to the world the ever increasing amount of young people who are battling cancer.

Ways to make it better...

there were more people using the service

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

lack of publicity

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

PC demonstrates how many young people are fighting cancer and can help increase awareness to the public that Cancer is no longer a disease of infants and elderly but is devestating many vibrant people in the prime of their lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & connected with other young survivors.