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October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Compassion In Action-USA was a God send. Both my husbsnd and I were on the verge of having no income and being ill, me with Ovarian Cancer Stage IIIc and him 2 heart conditions and COPD. Barbara knew what paper work we needed to move the process faster and stayed on top of things so we got what we needed faster than we would have on our own. It was reassuring to have someone who knows the system on our side and get through the process in a quick and timely manner. We are very grateful for all the help that Compassion In Action-USA and Barbara Case gave us.

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2010

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October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

Her company name says it all, and she still gives more! With Compassion In Action USA’s support, I believe, every person who needs this particular knowledge and service would benefit extremely! Her personal knowledge, expertise and compassion for the entire process are, incomparable. This process has not been easy for anyone in our family, but thanks to Barbara Case and Compassion In Action USA, my family got what they earned from working all their lives. Barbara helped this process get done in a timely manner, and supported each and every person involved! Her willingness to give and to support families going through this process, go far beyond normal business values. She is there to support you, even after the filing is over. Her company should already be, one of the top rated Non-Profit Organizations in the USA! Our family wishes to say thank you to Barbara at Compassion in Action for her diligence, tenacity, and most importantly, her Compassion In Action! Thanks for being YOU (our angel)!

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

I will be recommending this company to anyone who will need this service in the future!

Ways to make it better...

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

Wouldn't change a thing!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A referral from friend!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Peace of mind, quality of life for my family, and great people do exist!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 19, 2010

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October 19, 2010

I had been receiving SSDI for about 6 years. I was in chronic pain daily I received a diagnosis of Lyme Disease & Epstein Bar, I was treated with the appropriate medicines, some of my symptoms were resolved but I was left with ", chronic disabling , widespread pain. I was referred to many specialists and had undergone numerous surgeries and medical procedures. I had been on every pain killer known to man, none of which helped at all. The "pain Specialists " even went as far as to implant a "Morphine Pump" trying different meds and different combination of drugs, again none of which ever helped with the chronic pain, which by the way averaged (8 to 9 on the pain scale) on a daily basis Anyways my SSDI checks stopped coming, and I received a letter telling me that Social Security Disability felt I was well enough to return to work (I cried). Just the thought of going through the "appeal process" was so overwhelming and caused me even more intense pain. "side bar" I was in so much pain for so long I had been seeing a Psychologist, to help me deal with all that pain. Anyways he referred me to Barbara Case, and Compassion in Action. She is such a special person, she helped me with the all the paperwork for the "appeals process", she came to my house several times, because driving was so painful for me, she met with my Dr. and Sister-in-law several times "driving long distances" to meet with them because they wanted to attend the "SSDI hearing". Thanks to all of Barbara's help SSDI reversed their decision. I am still in chronic pain, even with a definite diagnosis that I received in 11-2007 of Interstitial Cystitis, more than likely a complication of the Lyme Disease. I am still receiving SSDI to this day, but I know if I ever receive another letter from Social Security Dissability I know who to call for help, and that makes a huge difference. God Bless Barbara and Compassion in Action.........and thank you for beeing a wonderful advocate for the disabled.

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

I can't think of any changes to this organization that I would make.

October 18, 2010

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October 18, 2010

My name is Jeri L. Holmes. After 15 years of hard labor, working in a local hospital, the lower lumbar spine had ruptured to the point of pain at a 10 at all times and no therapy was helping, so as one of the Doctors who was treating me said, " It's time to put you out to pasture." Although he would Never put that in writing. I first filed in 2000. When I finally got a hearing the lawyer who was supposed to be representing me had not one piece of evidence on my behalf. The judge had no choice but to deny my claim, so the appeal was sent to another lawyer who "specializes" in appeals. Mind you, I am not able to work, so I have no income. I do not know what I am about to go through and that my faith would be tried by fire. In the event that someone might sue me for slander I am not mentioning Doctors or lawyers names. By 2005, I am again facing the judge. Her long denial was basically saying that all my Doctors reports were falsified and his witness was not credible, as he didn't have the right credentials behind his name. Not once did the expert lawyer ever ask the doctor to fill out an Residual Functional Capacity Report: RFC report. One of the most important documents you can have as it is an itemized list of what you. as a person, can and can not do. I was DEVASTATED!!!!! We are going on 5 years now. I am disabled and don't know which way to turn. A friend of mine named Felicia gave me a card from Compassion in Action and said " Maybe Barbara can help you." So that night when I got home, out of despair, I emailed my story to her and within one day, got a response to meet with her. We met and after I felt that all hope was gone, she said she understood what needed to be done and would help me. Went with me to doctors and psychiatrists appointments explaining to them that the reports had to be in more detail. Brought up that RFC report and the importance of it. Took time to help me. After eight (8) years of fighting the system, same judge who denied me in 2005 gave a fully favorable decision in late 2008. The lawyer really thought he had done a work, and actually wanted to hold off on the decision, so he could get the appeals from the previous years approved. I was getting ready to get evicted, so I told him I could not wait any longer and I wasn't looking to become rich, just pay my rent. If it hadn't been for Barbara and Phil helping me all along, I would probably be on the streets. I remember one Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, Barb and Phil were out shopping and thought about me and my household and brought over all the makings for a turkey dinner. I was floored. They did this out of love. Compassion. I mean Compassion In Action. That's what I mean. They are some of the most loving people on the face of the earth. On October 4th, 2010, her partner Phil, departed this earth. He has left the physical body, but the seed of compassion is growing. It is the only thing that is going to enlighten us. Love one another, as I have loved you. So the Messiah said. Without question, Barbara and all her crew, hats off to you and what you have dedicated your lives to. It is a beautiful thing to do for someone not expecting a thing. This is true compassion. Any questions or comments are appreciated. You can call me at 909-623-3654.

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

Help going to the doctor, help filling out paperwork when I felt I was going to go over the edge, calling Social Security Appeals to find out where my "lost" appeal was. Great love and compassion.

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

Get some philanthropist to donate lots of money so they can help people fight the powers that be full time. They do everything on a donation basis and grants (if they get them) Most everything they, Compassion In Action, San Dimas, Barbara Case--President, do is out of their own pocket.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

a friend.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Gave me hope when I thought all was lost.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 14, 2010

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October 14, 2010

I was introduced to Barbara Case by my Chiropractor.Maybe in 2004. I never knew people like her & Compassion in Action existed up until then. I have an injury to my back from my neck to my tail bone, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, migraines, and an anxiety disorder. I had applied for social security but was denied when Barbara came into my life. I was very stressed from trying to figure out how I could be denied & in so much pain. I was a total mess. Barbara & Compassion in Action said this was no problem & that she would help me with the appeals process. Barbara was by my side every step of the way. I had no money & didn't drive so she picked me up for all my doctors appointments.She had all the paper work that was needed to appeal & had copies of all my medical records brought to the court. Barbara was my complete advocate when I could no longer stand up for myself. Barbara functioned for me and never asked for a dime. Not for all her work, time, gas. She called me in between appointments to make sure I was doing ok, to give me a shoulder to cry on, & up date me on my appeals case. When it was time to go to court she was right by my side and after about 1 1/2 years was able to prove that I had been disabled all the way back to 1996. Barbara Case is the definition of Compassion in Action. Without people like her and her organization there would be a lot of people with disabilities that would fall threw the cracks and not get the money for food, shelter or medicine. Or the proper medical care they need to feel like a functioning human being, and most of all know that there are people out there that really care & it can make all the difference in a persons life. You just never know if it might be you some day. I know I never did. I was the perfect picture of youth and health. If anyone reading this has the ability to help Barbara Case and Compassion in Action I believe it is a true blessing to do so. It touches so many lives in so many ways.

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I now have social security and medicare to take care of my medical needs so I now have good days and not just days of pain. A roof over my head, clothes on my back and food on the table. What more could a person need. Thank you Barbara Case and Compassion In Action

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

The only change I would make is give more money so the volunteers won't have to worry about the next client and being able to help them.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I found Compassion in Action through one of my doctors. Barbara Case was the wife of one of his other patients.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 12, 2010

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October 12, 2010

What can I say about Barbara Case and Compassion. Barbara was my Angel, we found each other at one of the lowest times in my life. She stayed on the phone with Drs. and anyone necessary to pull my case together. With me being in NC and her being in California, it was NO hardship for this lady! My lawyer quit on me 2 days before my hearing at the judicial level. I went with a friend, and entered my trial. Barbara had everything so well prepared, that I won my case that day. Barbara and Compassion not only work for you, they really care. I thank GOD for Barbara Case everyday of my life.

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

Helping me to obtain my SSI, so I could start to try to live again.

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

I would give them money, so they could work to help other people like myself.

October 10, 2010

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October 10, 2010

Barbara Case and Compassion in Action are making a difference in many people's lives. Barbara embodies the definition of the word compassion. I have seen her lament over those who fall through the cracks of broken systems. Compassion in Action has incredible results with the tools they have developed for training, advocacy, and case management. I am honored to know Barbara and the wonderful organization, Compassion in Action.

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

with a referral of a friend who needed some help navigating the system

Ways to make it better...

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

Extra funding to hire more staff for more case management

October 7, 2010

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October 7, 2010

Barbara Case at Compassion In Action is my personal Angel! Lupus is one of the hardest cases to win, but Barbara led me through all the steps and prepared me above and beyond even what the court expected. She spent countless hours with me on the phone as we live 9 hours away from each other. She made me feel seen and heard, which I don't even regularly feel from some of my doctors. She understood how emotional the process was for me and how it could be deeply overwhelming at times. She understands that the process can tear a person down and she always was there with her deep compassion and understanding. I'm eternally indebted to her as she helped me win my case, but more importantly, by winning the case, I felt seen and heard. I also feel better that in a small way, I'm contributing to our household income, as a job is out of the question and has been for a decade. Now I don't worry that in this economy, if my husband, (God forbid) lost his job, we would still have money coming in and I won't lose my health care. Thank you Barbara, for your special attention, support and love. Sincerely, Kimberly Fiester

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

the way of attention, compassion and helpfulness.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 7, 2010

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October 7, 2010

I thought I could deal with Social Security on my own, afterall they were a fair and just agency that would read supplied documents. HAHAHA, what a joke. I first filed in 2004 and spend time requesting appeals and supplied additional medical documents. I called a TV type SSD attorney and was told I didn't have a case. I took that as he didn't want to take the time to assist me as it would involve too much time. I saw an article in the local newspaper of an organization that would assit "victims" of the SSD system. This was Compassion in Action and set up my first appointment with Barbara Case. From that first meeting, Barbara gave the guidance and necessary information to fight the corrupt and broken system. Barbara represented me for over 4 years, fighting the system and appealing many wrong decisions including a case dismissal by a hearing judge because I could not attend my hearing due to surgery. Another 2 years of fighting and we finally had received a new hearing before the same judge in Pasadena. Things did not go well but Barbara continued to fight for me and would not let this judge bully her. FINALLY, after over 4 years of dealing with this system, I was awarded benefits back to 1999. I received a lump sum check for benefits less any Work Comp money received, a monthly SSD check, and immediate Medicare coverage as a disabled person. None of this would have been accomplished without Barbara's dedication to her client and I will be forever greatful for her actions.

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

the compassion and dedication to the client.

Ways to make it better...

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

clone Barbara so she had the capability of being in two places at one time!!!

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

the very personal service. Barbara has become a great friend and cares for all of her clients in a way that no attorney would.

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

help so many more victims of the poorly run SSD system.

Ways to make it better...

the SSD system was not so corrupt and incompetent. They act as if it is their money that would come to me.

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

IDIOTS in charge of the incomptent employees at Social security.

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

the hearing judges need to be held accountable for their incompetence and removed from their positions.They should also learn how to read a case file and not wait until the client is in front of them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 7, 2010

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October 7, 2010

a little voice said: Hello, This is Barbara Case from Compassion in Action, I understand you need some help. Wow, God is that you? I was dying of SLE (lupus) the worse kind, and Thalasemmia and an entire list of diseases -was denied by social security many times (I mean REALLY? Just how dead do they want me to be before they approve my disability) My husband had stage 4 cancer...He was dying at the VA Hospital. I had both of his daughters living with me as their mother was hospitalized. We were a middle class family that had gone through our life's savings-our pension monies, as we lost our jobs due to illness... AND..EVERY governmental agency failed us. No food stamps (help we are starving...we have minor children and no income)proper proof provided. no. I am desperate for medical for myself and step children...NO. Barbara Case and her husband came by and gave us a big turkey..we ate everything...even boiled the bones!! And got us all of the services we were eligible for: food stamps, medical. She and her husband were at my husbands funeral- and with me in friendship and partnership every day since. Compassion In Action was not only instrumental in my permanent disability,(something a lawyer couldn't get done) but the approving judge sent his distain in a letter to the other judges who passed decline judgements. It was blatant that thier decline decisions were cruel and unjust. The story has a happy ending. I lived to breathe another day, thanks to the selfless, endless work of Compassion in Action.

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

2004...10 yrs after my first "Perm Disability" claim-denial after denial.Attorney's could not get this moved forward. My congressman,David Dyer,didn't want to get 'involved'..But a little tiny Woman named Barbara Case, took up the cause and saved my life.

Ways to make it better...

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

find funding to keep it going - the people who would most likely contribute to COMPASSION IN ACTION are the sick and dying clients of this organization. We have no funds to help the next person who needs Compassion as most of us die so quickly.

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

a life time friend in Barbara Case.the opportunity to see other people,sick and beat up by the system- get the benefits promised.COMPASSION IN ACTION is more than just a non profit organization who helps sick and dying people-it is a life line.

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

motivated for 'CHANGE' Is the problem the social security system? or the judicial system? or the local congressional involvement?

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

help 'change' the world for sick and dying people who don't have a voice ....they can't hold on any longer.

Ways to make it better...

If miracles and cancer cures had saved my beautiful husband.

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

the people who are effected, the sick and dying - cannot afford the time / physical or mental strength to volunteer for their cause. And money is not available to them which would allow them to "give back" to the next one who needs this life line help

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION is really a life line to us who are in a dark, deep hole of despair. Sick,dying,afraid,hungry,no medical attention for terminal illness...and the little hand of Barbara Case reaches in and pulls you up to the light. God ? Is that you?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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