To help persons diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery by pairing them with a trained survivor of a similar experience so they can face cancer with someone who's been there.learn more
Friend for Life is a network of cancer survivors and caregivers who provide compassionate, one-on-one support to others diagnosed with cancer, and to their loved ones.
At your request, Friend for Life will match you with a trained volunteer who has experienced a form of cancer and/or course of treatment similar to yours.
Advanced Lung Cancer Survivor
Patsy continues to be one of Friend For Life’s most active volunteers, despite many of her "matches" having died. When asked how she does it, Patsy states that the "more pain I have in my own life, the more I need to reach out to others". She enjoys being a role model--her matches actually get to see and speak with a real life advanced lung cancer survivor--and at the same time, Patsy gets to meet the most extraordinary people.read all stories