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Introducing FREE "Virtual Experiences" for AYA CANCER patients
Being a cancer patient is stressful enough - imagine being in treatment, immunocompromised, and isolated ... all during a global pandemic?
All experiences are on demand, free, join alone or with a friend!
Available FREE experiences:
Render - Art Therapy
Make Up Tutorials
... and more!
* available to patients 18+ or with parental permission
Are you an AYA (age 18-39) cancer patient who could benefit from a virtual experience and a way to connect with your family and friends? Contact us and we'll set you up!
To support an AYA "Virtual Experiences" - make a donation here
"I also started to question whether I would now even be able to continue working on my Ph.D, because I had to get chemo. It was honestly like a punch in the gut, because I knew how hard I had worked to get to where I was. The main question I was asking myself was whether I going to let this affect my drive, and motivation to finish what I had started?" READ MORE
“It won’t be easy, there will be times you are down in the dumps and contemplating life but just remember, you’re not alone. You’ll always have a support group that wants the best for you. Treatment will make you into a better person, face to face with death is scary and you could fall into it but remember there’s going to be a positive outcome. Fight for your life and you’ll be blessed with a better one.” READ MORE
I live between my normal everyday life of trying to stay in shape and be a #girlboss but also researching to see if there is any new long-term research on the effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on the female reproductive system. I’m trying to focus on my career and plan a life when in the very back of my mind I’m still actually concerned that my disease will mutate and the magic pills will stop working and then what?" READ MORE
"I have never felt more isolated than when I tried to go back to college the next year. I was diagnosed when I was 19 years old and never got to finish my freshman year of college..."
"Instead of being stressed out by my new job, I was stressed out by my new diagnosis. Instead of dating, I had a once a month one night stand with Rituxan. My friends were supportive and sweet, but I was forced to watch them move forward and I felt stuck in an infinite time freeze that I never thought I’d be in."
Bobby Menges recognized and experienced a critical gap in care and support for adolescent and young adult patients. He devoted time and energy to address this void throughout his own cancer treatment. He's not done yet and neither are we!
I’m Not Done Yet believes that every young patient deserves support as they transition from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. Our goal is to make sure that happens.
Medical Research... supporting
labs studying AYA sarcomas
Academic Research... studying the transition
of care needs across medical disciplines
Space... funding dedicated, appropriate spaces for AYA patients
Programs... addressing the emotional and psychosocial needs of AYA patients
I'm Not Done Yet supports adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer and other serious, chronic, and long-term illnesses as they transition from pediatrics to adults.