Here's what people say about the PMP Pals' Network!
We receive "feedback" every day!
Here's what patients, their family caregivers and physicians say about the benefits of becoming members of the PMP Pals' Network!
From Patients of Dr David L Bartlett
Pal Adele with Dr Bartlett
Dear PMP Pals Network, We cannot thank all of you enough for reaching out to us and being available to share information. We could never have gone through this surgery this without our Pal Mentors. We really mean this, as we got so much information from you has stood us in good stead! We are so grateful and thank you! Most sincerely, KR
"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for the support you have given (and continue to give) my mother in law. Both my husband and I appreciate it a lot. As a doctor myself, I appreciate any and all resources that my patients can utilize to help them in the healing process. My mother in law talks about how helpful this you are, extensively, and I wanted to share my words of thanks. Your personal story is certainly inspiring and your passion for sharing it and simply impressive! Thank you and keep up the great work!
Dr. CA, family of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
When my wife and I first found out that she had Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix we were devastated. Then upon contacting the PMP Pals Network we learned about Dr. David Bartlett. We found we found the PMP Pals Network to be extremely informative for ANY and all information regarding Appendiceal Cancer including (pre and post) Ostomy help. We still are benefitting from information from the PMP Pals regarding post-operative the care after HIPEC. If anyone has, or knows someone with cancer, this is the best resource that you could possibly find. Thank you PMP Pals!
JW, husband of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"Your warmth, strength and caring are an incredible inspiration to me. I know I would not have kept my sanity through this challenge without your words of wisdom, insight and encouragement. THANK YOU! Thanks to the PMP Pals Network, and Dr. David Bartlett, this week will mark six months since I had CRS and HIPEC. Thank you GG and Dr. Bartlett for being among those who make miracles happen!"
CB, patient of Dr Bartlett
" I am so thankful I found PMP Pals. It is such a blessing to communicate with others who have been there so you don't feel like you are on an island all alone! I've been very blessed and am thankful for our website at www.pmppals.org,”
JO. patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"I'd like to express my appreciation for all of the help and kindness you've shared with my mom over the past few months. It's been wonderful for her to have people like you, who know firsthand what she is going though, to lean on during this difficult time. Your support is a great comfort to her, and really gives her the will to continue the fight. I cannot thank you enough."
GM, USA, son of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“Thanks so much for talking to my mom- Gabriella’s call definitely gave her a lift and she has increased her assertiveness in regards to her treatment over the past few days and is asking more questions and communicating better with her medical team.”
TB, daughter of a pt. of Dr. David L Bartlett
When my husband first got the diagnosis of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), our first initial internet search led us to the PMP Pals website. Within hours we were on the phone with the founder and brain trust behind the Network, Gabriella.
She immediately helped us understand more about the disease and helped us identify several surgical specialists .Within days, we got in touch with three of those experts, and after meeting with them all we decided that my husband would receive treatment at UPMC.
The information on the PMP website, the personalized assistance from Gabriella, and the support we received from "Pal Mentors" was absolutely invaluable. One of our Mentors even visited us during our hospital stay! Eight years later, my husband is disease-free and I am now proud to serve as a Pal Mentor myself.
PMP Pals is an excellent resource for anyone facing this disease and for their caregivers -- knowledge is power and connecting to others with this diagnosis through the PMP Pals’ Network helps us all understand that this surgery is a bump in the road and we can get past it!
KM, wife of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"PMP Pals Network is a wealth of info for me to help cope with my husband's illness. I do not know where we would be if it weren't for Gabriella and this website. I feel secure knowing there is someone to speak to or email if I have a problem. Also I do not feel alone. Being the caretaker, I can feel overwhelmed at times. I know there is a 'connect' to someone for help. Thanks so much!"
GB, USA, wife of a pt. David L Bartlett
I found my surgeon, Dr. Bartlett, through the PMP Pals' website. I also communicated with my Pal Mentors before my surgery who answered my questions and soothed my concerns. The practical tips during recovery and the help I received from my Pal Mentors was crucial in my recuperation. As a result, I was more prepared for the surgery and the recovery. I would, without hesitation, recommend the PMP Pals' Network to anyone diagnosed with peritoneal cancer.
CW, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“PMP Pals provided invaluable suggestions and information on treatment options for my husband's rare cancer diagnosis. The information provided is extensive and research based.
The director of PMP Pals is knowledgeable and compassionate. Without the services of PMP Pals, my husband would not have survived his initial diagnosis and treatment, primarily because the local physicians did not know how to treat the disease."
SR, USA, wife of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“After another cancer specialist abandoned me Dr. Bartlett accepted my case. He performed CRS and HIPEC on me eighteen months ago and saved my life. I received another opportunity to live again and it has been great! I can never thank him enough! And I can't thank PMP Pals enough because I found Dr. Bartlett through your website!”
JL, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"The membership dues I paid to join the PMP Pals’ Network were the BEST investment I have made!"
TJ, caregiver of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“Gabriella in particular was instrumental in giving me solid good advice in obtaining better opportunities with treatment for my wife in her battle with cancer. I could not say enough good things about Gabriella and PMP Pals! “
DB, husband of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“PMP is a wonderful organization that provides up to date information for patients and their caregivers. The information is accurate and sent in a timely manner. Even personal questions are answered in a professional and timely manner. I recommend the PMP Pals Network to everyone who is going through cancer treatment.”
ND patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
Dear PMP Pals, We cannot tell you what how much your personal contact and information sent to us has done to help us be prepared for surgery. We are so grateful to all of you. Thank you!
AR, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“PMP Pals provided invaluable advice and information on treatment options for my husband's rare cancer diagnosis. The information provided is extensive and research based. The director is knowledgeable and compassionate. Without the services of PMP Pals, my husband would not have survived his initial diagnosis and treatment, primarily because the local physicians did not know how to treat the disease. Once I supplied the local physicians with information from PMP Pals, my husband was referred to a specialist who managed his care for many years. PMP Pals supported my family and me during the difficult times and continues to be a source of support after my husband's death.
SR, caregiver to a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
“Thank you, Gabriella. I am forever grateful to you and my Pals for all of the support and encouragement during my cancer journey. I can’t thank you enough for your suggestions and the ability to communicate with all of you! And—I LOVE my Pal Mentors!"
AJ, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
I just wanted to thank you all for your help. You have provided us with a wealth of information and encouragement. Thank you again.
DM, caregiver of a patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"GG is an angel and www.pmppals.org probably saved my life!"
JL, USA, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"Thank you for your constant care and help. I feel reassured by your words!"
CA, USA, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
"We can't thank you enough for sticking with us and helping us to gather information about UPMC and Dr. David Bartlett!"
MM and TM, patient and spouse of Dr. David L Bartlett
Dr. Bartlett and his team are the reason I am alive today. I knew from the start that he cared about me as a person -- not just another patient. He took the time to truly study my individual case and honestly assess my condition. We feel very fortunate to have been connected to Dr. Bartlett by Gabriella and the PMP Pals site. I can't PMP Pals enough for all they have done for my family."
JM, USA, pt. of Dr. David L Bartlett
"Thank you for providing so much valuable information and for being there for patients and their families!"
AP, USA, patient of Dr. David L Bartlett
From Patients of Surgical Other Oncologists
From patients of Dr. Steven Ahrendt...
I would heartily recommend PMP Pals to all who are diagnosed with appendiceal cancers!”
RG, USA, patient of Dr. Steven Ahrendt
“Gabriella and PMP Pals have been there whenever I've needed information, consolation and encouragement. "
BD, USA, patient of Dr Steven Ahrendt
From patients of Dr. H Richard Alexander...
"Thank you to our Pals Mentors for sharing your collective wisdom with us; it's exactly what we needed!
It has been so helpful to talk with someone who has been through surgery before. I think are really benefiting from being active members of the PMP Pals' Network!"
AC, USA, family of a patient of Dr. H Richard Alexander
From patients of Dr. Barone...
"PMP Pals has been a life saver to many people. I can't even bear to think not having a PMP support outlet. Gabriella has and is always been there for everyone all the time. I respect and admire her for all that she does and has done.”
PA, USA, wife of pt. of Dr. Barone
From patients of Dr. Jesus Esquivel...
"Thank you so much for all your help and information you have shared! I am recovering from a very successful surgery! The PMP Pals gave my family and me such support and strength!" ET, USA, patient of Dr. Jesus Esquivel
"Thanks for all of your collective wisdom. It's exactly what we needed... and so helpful to speak with someone who has been through this before. I think we will really benefit from being active members of PMP Pals!" AC, pt of Dr Jesus Esquivel
“I appreciate your positive energy and caring approach to helping us!” BD, USA, pt of Dr Jesus Esquivel
" Thanks for all you do! Your services make a big difference in our lives!" CJ, USA patient of Dr Jesus Esquivel
From patients of Dr Keith Fournier...
“Thank you so much for my Pal Mentors. Before finding PMP Pals I felt very alone for these past months with no support group to talk with. I know talking to others will be most encouraging.” CB, caregiving wife of a patient of Dr Keith Fournier
“A thousand, thousand thanks for all the support you have given me and my husband along the way of our cancer journey over the past year. You are worth your weight in gold.You have been such a towering figure as a mentor and an inspiration to everyone confronting PMP. With your moral support and great sense of humor I have had a mostly smooth trip through the surgery!" MG, USA, pt of Dr Keith Fournier
From patients of Dr Andrew Lowy...
“I am back at work full-time and very happy to have had such wonderful support from PMP Pals.
Thank you, thank you for all your hard work on behalf of patients and their families! “LA, USA patient of Dr Andrew Lowy
“You truly are a gift to so many people! Thank you for all you do!”
Patty G, family caregiver of patient of Dr Andrew Lowy
From patients of Dr Gary Mann...
“I cannot begin to describe the quality of care that I received throughout all of this. The helpful PMP Pals Mentoring Program was an important part! After I have recovered for a while, I want to become a Pal Mentor to return the favor to fellow Pals!” BR patient, USA, Pal Patient of Dr Gary Mann
From Surgeons and Nurses Around the World!
Thank you from Robin Cianos, RN, nurse to Dr Jesus Esquivel, USA
"I find I am referring all our patients to the PMP Pals' Network in order to help them navigate through the maze of information they need to make these life altering decisions. What a blessing it is for our patients to have an organization like yours available to them. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts!" Robin Cianos, RN, assistant to Dr Jesus Esquivel, St Agnes Hospital, USA
Thank you from Dr Jesus Esquivel, USA
"We health care providers cannot thank you enough for your tremendous efforts in the fight against this cancer!" Dr Jesus Esquivel, St Agnes Hospital, USA
Thank you from Dr Jan Franko, USA
"I recommend the PMP Pals website to all patients because it offers a 'patient's side view" about the frustrating disease of peritoneal tumors. It's great for patients to understand this procedure; patients trust hearing from other patients!" Dr Jan Franko, Mercy Med, USA
Thank you from Elaine K, RN and MSN
"PMP Pals is a light in the darkness of cancer! What a wonderful program you've created!" Elaine K, USA, RN and MSN for cancer patients
Thank you from Dr Andrew Lowy, USA
"Wow! What an amazing organization you have built! A lot to be proud of!" Dr Andrew Lowy, UCSD, USA
Thank you from Dr Mike Martinez, Philippines
"I am amazed by your advocacy on behalf of those with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei!" Dr Michael E Martinez, Philippines
Thank you from Dr Edward Levine, USA
"This is a great site for my patients and I appreciate your efforts in making it happen!
Thank YOU for making this website such a great support system for patients!" Dr Edward A Levine, WFU, USA
Thank you from Dr Paul Mansfield, USA
"Thank you for all you do for so many patients! You are an inspiration to all whose lives you touch. You should be proud of all you do for our PMP patients!"
Dr Paul Mansfield, MDACC, USA
Thank you from Prof David L Morris, Australia
"Thank you for all the help you give our patients." Dr David L Morris, St George's, AU
Thank you from Dr Armando Sardi, USA
"You have made the difference in the recovery of many people! Congratulations for such great work! We need more people like you!" " Dr Armando Sardi, Mercy Med, USA
Thank you from Dr Perry Shen, USA
"I appreciate the support of PMP Pals – a great resource for patients with peritoneal surface malignancy!"
Thank you from Dr Paul H Sugarbaker, USA
"We are most grateful to you for your help in providing information to patients with PMP. Your concept of a "Pal Mentor" has been extremely helpful. Numerous patients have mentioned this to me as they came to WHC for this frightening surgery." Dr Paul H Sugarbaker, WHC, USA
Thank you from Dr Vic J Verwaal, Holland
"Your website gives patients good information and support!" Dr Vic J Verwaal, NKI, The Netherlands
From Patients Around the World...
Thank you from Pals in Malaysia!
"I really do not know how to thank you for this amazing support. You cannot imagine how much your phone calls and emails mean to me. I really appreciate your kind support & care, you will not believe me how much my morale has changed after talking with you. You are really pumping a huge amount of hope regarding this disease and treatment!" KE, Abu Dhabi
“I'd like to thank you all for the useful information and support, for me as well as for my wife. By listening to you and by discussing the information you shared- as well as by sharing some of it with our teen sons - the whole idea of HIPEC-surgery has lost a great deal of its frightening impact on me. I feel well prepared and am confident about HIPEC" RB, Holland
"The information & support provided to me & my family were of enormous value. I will always be appreciative of this!" JM, Portugal
"Thank you for being such an inspiration to the rest of us, by continuing to fight and bring light into our lives." SC, Canada
"This disease has a way of making you feel all alone and isolated. The PMP Pals plan of actually getting to meet others is priceless. It's amazing to see such bright and up beat PMP Pals and resources!" NB, USA
"Thank you for answering our questions so quickly!" BC, Serbia
"Thanks to you, my father is recuperating now. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as your input made huge difference in helping us find medical care for our father!" NS, India
“With PMP Pal's help, I found my Pal Mentor who helped me adjust to the difficulties of the surgery and pave my way to the treatment in the best available treatment. I am very grateful to PMP PALS, especially to Gabriella, for her help and enthusiasm, and to Jeanie my Pal Mentor who helped me to get over such a difficult period of my life” JL, England
"You've given us hope and strength to stay positive when we were feeling hopelessly weak.
You've shared your wisdom, kindness and concern for us, and unselfishly comforted us during what seemed to be our darkest moments." SH, Canada
"PMP Pals made my dad feel he is not alone and gave him a reason to continue his cancer journey!" RO, Philippines and USA
"GG, I just wanted to also say that you do such a good job keeping everyone so informed about PMP. You have changed the face of this disease and the course of this disease for many many many many people." JGD, USA, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei disease free for 10+ years
"You were there for my mother when she needed questions answered, and gave her support. Now we want to help to make it possible for other families to receive the resources, referrals and support that the PMP Pals' Network offers." RVR, USA.
"Thank you so much for your very prompt reply to my inquiry. This is a scary thing for me ,and I really appreciate the information and suggestions you gave me. It is very reassuring to know that there are knowledgeable people like you available with a click of my mouse. It has helped to lighten this newly acquired burden immensely. Thank you again so much." NW, USA
"This disease is so rare, I hadn't been prepared and would have been out of hope, but through the PMP Pals' Network, I learned about PMP and how to cope with it. I learned who the specialists are, and with knowing about other PMP patients and their success, I have become very confident about what to do if this disease returns. The morale and knowledge and support from the PMP Pals' Network has been priceless in making me unafraid and prepared. I cannot say enough about this!" BK, South Korea
"I am so glad we joined PMP Pals. You and the Pals have helped me get through this challenging time in my life!" BB, USA
"Thank you for talking with me and for all that you do. You are a blessing to us!" SW, USA
"I am totally amazed and impressed with your in-depth website!" CS, USA
"You have been doing a GREAT job in leading the way for others. Thank you for your courageous and diligent service!" Sincerely, GT, USA
"Thank you for providing a wonderful network of support through the PMP Pals' Network! The many notes and get well cards of encouragement from my PMP Pals, kept me positive during my recovery from CRS and HIPEC!" AL, USA, patient of Dr George Salti
"Thank you for supporting me in helping me tame the cancer beast. You are my inspiration!" JK, USA
" Thank you for all your work in creating this website! It is a Godsend to know that so many of us "Pals" are out there!" KR, USA
"The suggestions and input provided by the PMP Pal Mentors have been invaluable!" RT, USA
"What a difference PMP Pals has made in our lives!" CS, USA
PMP Pals' Network: updated 11.19.12