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JasonV

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Review for Stupid Cancer, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 21 year old cancer survivor and advocate. Although it has been over 15 years since I was diagnosed, I am still learning how to cope with cancer in my life. This organization helped me to realize what it means to be a survivor. It gave me the power and the opportunity to express my feelings to others who, for a change, know how I feel. Since becoming a member and doing my part to expand the organization, I have seen first-hand that this simple social interaction is the best "social medicine" for cancer survivors.

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

it's energy. I2Y is less about touching stories and somber tones and more about loud and obnoxious outbursts. This organization gives survivors a chance to yell and scream their frustration with cancer in a healthy way.

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

the right people for the job. The I2Y staff makes survivors feel like a family.

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

reach out to the 1000s of other survivors stuck in isolation; those who don't know there are others of their kind out there and don't realize that survivorship can be more empowering than depressing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I help run the Philadelphia chapter of I2Y.