Who is the 4th Angel?
After recovering from cancer, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton identified three angels who helped him through his journey. Scott’s oncologist at Cleveland Clinic was his first angel; his oncology nurse, his second angel; and his family and friends, his third. What he felt was missing, however, was a fourth angel: someone who had been there and would understand what he was feeling. This led to his idea to create a program in which cancer survivors and patients could talk to their peers about the cancer experience, bringing about the survivor-to-patient/caregiver mentoring programs.
4th Angel is an innovative, interactive approach to cancer support in which patients and caregivers are matched with trained volunteers. Emphasizing one-on-one contact, matches are primarily made based on similarities in age and cancer experience to best empower caregivers and patients with knowledge, hope, and a helping hand.
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