The Mentor Program provides one-on-one contact between people living successfully with a transplant and people who are new or adjusting to the world of transplantation. The transplant journey is different for everyone, and you might feel like the only one in your community going through it. By connecting people, we can create a community of people with a bank of experiences.
A mentor shares information about his or her experience to a mentee, as well as provides guidance, motivation, and emotional support.
Throughout the transplant journey of the evaluation process, waiting for the call, having the surgery, recovering and then adjusting to a “new normal” life after transplant, can be a relief from illness, but also be emotional and stressful. Everyone will feel happiness, fear, helplessness, confusion, anger, guilt, and other intense emotions. Support from friends, family, and the transplant center team can help, but talking to someone who has been through a similar situation is the best inspiration for keeping a good attitude to realize positive outcomes.
This class is for recipients, caregivers and family members who want to provide one-on-one support to other individuals that are in a similar position. You will learn how the program will match you up, how to make the first call, how to guide the conversation, and more!
The training class is mandatory to be in the program. Please fill out the online application prior to the class: https://form.jotform.com/NewLifeSociety/mentor-application
Lunch will be provided and parking is free.
Please RSVP to Zoe by clicking on the link or calling 602-277-2661: