Peer-to-Peer Support and Fertility Preservation:
Key components for state-of-the-art services for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients
Bobby and Dr. Mary Klotman
Bobby was diagnosed with cancer for the third and final time while a freshman at Duke University. After a medical leave for treatment at home in New York, Bobby was able to return to Duke for his entire sophomore year.
Bobby was never done - neither are we.
While being treated at the Duke medical center during that year, Bobby became aware of the void between being a pediatric patient and an adult patient. He was determined during the final months of his life to raise awareness of and advocate for the needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer and with other serious and chronic medical conditions.
I'm Not Done Yet has partnered with Duke Health and the Duke Cancer Institute to help fund a peer-to-peer support program called "Bobby's Coaches", and robust fertility preservation services for any young cancer patient who needs it.
Watch a Zoom with the physicians at Duke discussing fertility preservation and Bobby's Coaches
Read about the annual PIKE Shave & Buzz events that have helped fund the I'm Not Done Yet programs at Duke Health and DCI