When Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age twenty-six, he had never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor, and he wanted to talk to someone who had faced the same type of cancer. To provide that
for others, he founded Imerman Angels. The nonprofit matches people who have cancer with survivors of the same cancer. It also matches caregivers, those who have lost someone to cancer, and people with genetic predispositions to cancer diagnoses with people who have had similar experiences. Imerman Angels tries to match people in similar phases of life so that there’s a deeper understanding of needs. The organization has matched mentors with people in more than one hundred countries. You can sign up and find or become a mentor through its website.