When you are living with a rare disease like appendix cancer/PMP, you can feel isolated and lonely. No one around you really knows what you are going through. That’s why PMP Pals offers several programs to connect patients and caregivers to support each other and build the emotional resilience you need to meet the challenges of this disease.
Click on the links below to learn more about our great programs and to join in. And, caregivers, these programs are not just for patients, they are for you, too. A boost of peer support may be just what you need to get through a tough day.
HOPE ZOOM | LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE
Every week, patients and caregivers meet through Zoom to encourage each other and talk about topics of interest like treatments, nutrition, and strategies to handle the emotional stress of the disease. Once a month, we invite a leading medical specialist to make a presentation. PMP Pals moderates the meetings, and everyone is welcomed.
Have a question about PMP Pals or about appendix cancer/PMP? Send us an email, and we’ll get back to you. We’ll use our years of experience helping patients and caregivers and working with supportive specialists to find an answer for you. Of course, we cannot provide medical advice, but we can help you find medical providers who know this disease. And, we can share the patient or caregiver perspective on matters like preparing for a hospital stay, getting through chemo, or post-surgery recovery.
Newly diagnosed or just new to Pals, we will mail you a Starter Kit with practical items you may find helpful along your recovery journey. It’s our way of letting you know that PMP Pals is here and you are never alone.
GET WELL CARDS
This is one of our oldest and most popular programs. Sign up to receive cards when you are facing surgery or another challenging situation. Or, participate as a card writer and send a message of encouragement to another Pal.
Though many Pals love the group support and wisdom shared in Zoom meetings, others prefer more private, one-on-one conversations. Our mentor program connects you to another patient or caregiver volunteer to help answer questions, share experiences, and listen to your concerns.
Have a special skill or expertise like fundraising, communications, marketing or accounting? Maybe you’d like to serve on a committee or co-host a HOPE Zoom meeting? Reach out and let us know how you can help and we’ll put your skills and passion to work for the Pals.
PMP Pals is a sponsor of the Facebook Appendix Cancer Support Group a private, lightly-moderated forum with more than 4,000 followers who share experiences with each other. We invite you to follow PMP Pals on these channels to stay informed.
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