Imerman Angels connects a person fighting cancer today "cancer fighter" with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer "cancer survivor". The relationship provides a fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation.
The nature of the 1-on-1 relationship is up to each fighter-survivor pair. Perhaps the survivor will go to the fighter’s first chemotherapy treatment, or maybe the pair will simply speak on the phone from time to time. In other words, the fighter and survivor determine the depth of their own relationship.
In addition, Imerman Angels also connects “caregivers.” A caregiver is a friend or family member who is supporting a cancer fighter. Like fighters and survivors, they wish to be paired up with another caregiver who relates to and understands their situation. For instance, we have introduced the mother of a three-year-old cancer fighter to the mother of a four-year-old cancer survivor.
Although Imerman Angels is based in Chicago, they help cancer fighters and survivors across the United States and the world. While sometimes a cancer fighter and survivor live in the same city, we have connected people from different cities, even different countries. We have found that the 1-on-1 relationships are not limited by geography. For example, we paired up a cancer survivor in northern California with a cancer fighter in Guatemala.
Whether you are a cancer fighter, survivor, or caregiver, our service is 100% free. Imerman Angels does not turn anyone away.