We have recently heard from the partner of a survivor in our community who is living with metastatic cancer. One of his New Year's resolutions was to connect with individuals who were dealing with a situation similar to his.
It was wonderful of him to reach out, and we want to help. As you know, there are not many support groups and services for the young adult population. If you look into what is available for patients and survivors living with metastatic cancer diagnosis, it's even less. There is practically nothing for their supporters.
YACC always includes supporters in our face-to-face events, but we that leaves a lot of the year where you're home alone without real support. We want to make an effort to offer services that will support all young adults dealing with cancer from all angles, and one way we can do that is to connect you.
We are reaching out to any supporter spouses/partners between the ages of 18 and 39 who would like to be connected with other supporters in a similar situation. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please email me at email@example.com and I will find a way to connect you (probably be through a secret Facebook group).
I want to thank the supporter who connected with us. He gave us an opportunity to try and connect you in a different way, and we hope it will reduce some feelings of isolation.
Of course, if you know of a good resource, let us know.
Hope to hear from you!
Posted on Jan 21, 2013 - 12:26 PM