Introducing I'm Not Done Yet - The Podcast
Hosted by Gabe Mollica
First Descents Series
Ep. 1 - Bryan Pandorf:
cancer curvivor, FD leader
Ep. 2 - Peter Menges: FD volunteer and enthusiast
Ep. 3 - "Meg Swan": who would like to remain anonymous
Bobby's uncle, Tom Finegan, to donate proceeds of his book to benefit I'm Not Done Yet.
The Rix sisters on facing breast and ovarian cancer in their 20's
Dr. Rob Rozbruch at the Hospital for Special Surgery discusses research project underway for I'm Not Done Yet in memory of Bobby
A New Partnership Announcement with Elephants and Tea
September 22, 2021
I'm Not Done Yet is THRILLED to announce an exciting new partnership with Elephants and Tea to provide the Healing Through Writing Workshops for AYA cancer patients and survivors at cancer centers across the country.
Writing and journaling can be helpful strategies towards healing and communicating with others about difficult experiences. These interactive sessions provide an experience to show fellow AYAs that they are not alone in facing cancer and that writing is a powerful tool to find mindfulness.
Elephants and Tea's mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer. The Elephant in the room is cancer. Tea is the relief conversation provides.
We are the only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community telling their story in their own words.
If you are interested in having us host one of these virtual writing workshops with an AYA program or cancer center that you belong to please reach out to email@example.com.
Why Adolescents and
Imagine feeling lost, afraid, and alone during one of the most important and stressful points in your life. Each year approximately 90,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer, and the future they had once planned for is dramatically altered. Currently, few comprehensive resources are available to help AYA cancer patients and survivors meet their unique psychological, social, and emotional needs. At a time when their peers are advancing their education, careers, and families, AYA cancer patients and survivors face time away from school and work to facilitate treatment and recovery. They often feel an intense sense of loss of their once busy lifestyles, experience social isolation from their peers, face challenges to education and career advancements, have concerns about relationships and fertility, and are overwhelmed by the daunting financial burdens they face. I'm Not Done Yet provides AYA's dealing with cancer the support and tools they need to adapt their once busy lifestyles to fit the complex challenges that arrive after a diagnosis and into survivorship. By bringing together wellness and psychosocial support programs and resources that are specifically geared towards this AYA population, I'm Not Done Yet improves wellbeing and quality of life.
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