Survivor Stories

Read about some very special people – the patients we have been privileged to care for. Their stories are an inspiration to us, and we hope they will be to you, too.

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Dorothea Consolini

New Hartford, Connecticut
Diagnosed December 2001

“I went to the hospital with no real thought of what might happen.I just knew I’d be coming back home. I was determined to move ahead and get through it.”

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Sissy Hoffman

Whitemarsh Island, Georgia
Diagnosed 1996

“The IMP team has saved my life, and I hope I am able to pay it forward.”

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Josephine Formica

Florida
Husband diagnosed 2009

“The IMP team is like family when you are far from home, and they even make you feel a little bit like you are at home, in a way. They seem to miraculously appear just when you need them.”

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Finnbogi Olafsson

Iceland
Diagnosed 2011

“The best thing about this journey is to know how many good friends and family we have – people who were willing to do everything they could to help out.”