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Three words that can stop time and change your life in an instant, “You have cancer.” The shock is indescribable. You may experience a myriad of emotions like fear, sadness, and denial. This is normal.
Now imagine that someone reaches out to you and says, “I’ve been there; I can relate to what you’re going through, and I’m here for you.” This pairing of a cancer survivor with a cancer fighter is the mission Team Tony Foundation offers members of the suncoast community, a lending hand and an open heart during a stressful life moment.
We have compiled a database of cancer survivors living in the Florida suncoast area, mainly in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. When someone in that region has been diagnosed with cancer, Team Tony will pair them with a “Teammate,” a cancer survivor of similar diagnosis, gender and age.
Our tagline is “Shared Steps through Cancer” because a teammate is someone who, because of their own experience, can relate to the steps the cancer fighter must take. The feelings of sadness, having to tell people, getting treatment, and dealing with medical bills can be overwhelming, but a teammate has been there. Although no two experiences are exactly alike, only a cancer survivor truly knows how it feels to face that battle. Teammates offer support, knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration every step of the way.
Please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org for Support or fill out the form below. Team Tony is with you every step of the way.