Become a Mentor

 

It is a very emotional time for someone waiting for and receiving an organ transplant. It means so much to have a caring and concerned friend to be there for you. Mentoring isn’t hard. It takes no prior experience other than wanting to make a difference in someone’s life.

Often it is just being honest and open to being helpful. Having a friend makes all the difference in the world.

The Second Wind of St. Louis mentor program is based on the concept of looking to one’s peers to learn from their experiences. In this setting the word MENTOR refers to one who is a guide or teacher. Mentors are individuals we trust to instill the confidence and encouragement required to move forward. The word MENTEE refers to the person being mentored.

The mentoring process helps the transplant recipient to overcome the sense of being alone. The knowledge that others have survived an experience and that they are available to discuss this and offer guidance and strategies for coping is both helpful and reassuring.

Often it is just being honest and open to being helpful. Having a friend makes all the difference in the world.

It takes one person to make a difference in the life of a transplant patient. Be that person.

To learn more about becoming a mentor with Second Wind St. Louis, please contact:
Tom Archer, President
email
(314) 664-6360