I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer on October 18, 2013 at 27 years of age. After my diagnoses I was searching for any information I could find to help me feel more prepared for the journey I was about to embark on. While doing my research I learned about Imerman Angels which is a mentor program that pairs a mentee who is currently being affected by cancer with a mentor who has gone through a similar situation.
My mentor was a great support person, in addition to my new wife, family and freinds, because he had experienced the same diagnosis and treatment that I was about to take on. My mentor was able to tell me what to expect and how he handled different things. It was great to have a 'no sugar coated' insight from somebody who had been in my shoes.
I will be running a half- marathon in St. Louis and fund raising for Imerman Angels. The decision to run this race and raise money for this organization was an easy one. The date of the race is October 19, 2014 which is 1 year, almost to the exact date, from my diagnosis. Also the race will be in St. Louis which is where my mentor went through his treatments. This also allows me to run the race with my mentor. Imerman Angels was able to help me feel as confident as I could about my treatment which is why I would like to do my part to make sure this organization can continue offering this support to others.
Thank you in advance for your help and support.
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