Cancer is no joke, and the path to tackling this disease can be difficult and lonely. Therefore, in an organization in Chicago has made it its mission to eliminate the isolation that this illness can bring by bringing people together. Imerman Angels was founded in 2006 by Jonny Imerman after he endured his battle with cancer. He saw how it helped to have a support system through his journey in fighting the illness and wanted to give others the same support that he had.
Jonny made it his vision to bring about an organization that united both cancer patients and survivors so they had a support system of their own. Imerman Angels allows those that are fighting cancer the chance to find a mentor that can guide them through the intense process of fighting the disease. Mentors are usually cancer survivors or caregivers that have experience with the type of cancer that the person is fighting, and they can serve as a guide while the cancer patient goes through the process of fighting the disease and recovering. Mentors are trained and screened before they are matched up with a patient, and a staff member assists them in their training.
Imerman Angels allows anyone that is or has gone through cancer treatment the opportunity to request support. There is a sign-up form on their website for both patients and mentors, and they make these services available to everyone. If you or someone that you know is fighting cancer and could use the extra support of a mentor, feel free to visit their website. There is no reason that anyone should have to go through a journey like that alone.