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February 13, 2011

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February 13, 2011

After a routine hysterectomy, I was shocked to find out I had a rare form of cancer,fallopian tube cancer, and would need to undergo chemotherapy. My sister-in-law told a friend that used to go to my church about it, and she sent me the address of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. She had used their services and highly recommended them. My daughter took me for a visit, where I talked with a counselor, and we were shown around their warehouse. I was very concerned about "looking normal" for my students at school. I got my first wig and some hats for free. This made me feel somewhat prepared. I also borrowed the book "The Jester Lost His Jingle" to read to my class. This helped me explain to them what was happening to me and that they were part of the joy that I was reaching inside to help me keep going. I was able to work part-time for awhile, and am half way through my treatments. This week I had my first massage therapy session, which is also offered for cancer patients at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. It really helped me relax and feel better. They have truly been a blessing to me during this time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Counseling, tour of supplies they offer, free wig and hats, books to check out, massage therapy.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

December 22, 2009

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December 22, 2009

I was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2001. I stopped by their office because I was scared. I stopped in the air lock between the two doors where I found some pamphlets. As I was looking through them, someone from the office invited me in and asked what they could do for me. I told them I didn't know and that I was JUST diagnosed. He knew I was concerned. He gave me a tour and showed me all they things they offeded. More than I could list here. As it turns out, the one thing they offered that I did use was a case of Ensure protein drink. My radiation made it difficult to eat and the Ensure helped. They are great people who do care. I still donate because they did so much for me!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own treatment. I've sent others to them who were going through cancer or were caregivers.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep it the way it is. Those with cancer appreciate talking to someone who also had or has cancer. Many of the people I delt with were patients or survivors themselves.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Compassion they had for my situation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do even more of what it does now. It could increase education for cancer prevention and care.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising funds to promote cancer care and cancer prevention.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate everything they did for me and I suspect there are many others in the Fort Wayne area that agree.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

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