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June 27, 2011
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June 27, 2011
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I started to use Hopewell's services right when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in sept 2009. I am fortunate in that they are a couple of miles down the street from me. I went with my husband to Hopewell to get information the day I was diagnosed and the people there are amazing, supportive and full of information. I have been going to the bimonthly breast cancer support meetings since the fall of 2009 and have met amazing people there. We all support each other through of all phases of the life of a person with breast cancer whether it be pre treatment, during treatment or post treatment.

I have also taken advantage of the Children's Circle support group. My youngest son who was 11 at the time and my nephew of the same age benefitted very much from it. It gave them a better understanding of my diagnosis and what to expect.

I have heard many great speakers at Hopewell as well who offer a wealth of information related psychological, financial, medical, and social aspects of having cancer.

My husband has also taken advantage of Hopewell's programs to better understand how to adjust to my diagnosis and find necessary resources.

Hopewell also offers yoga and relaxation courses. I have taken the relaxation/mindful meditation courses and find them very useful.

My family has volunteered the last 2 years for the Hopewell walk and it draws many people to help raise money for this extremely important resource.

I am so thankful for Hopewell and I know many other people are as well.

Ray Ellen Fisher

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see above.

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

NOTHING!!!!!

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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?

word of mouth.

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

It has encouraged me to be proactive in my cancer diagnosis by seeking help from others and also helping people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 13, 2011
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June 13, 2011
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As a support group facilitator at HopeWell Cancer Support over the past ten years, I am privileged each week to witness the amazing bonds that form almost instantly in the groups and that lead to the sharing and support that the patients and their loved ones find so helpful. These are unique bonds, forged out of the commonality of the cancer experience among those with cancer and their family members. Groups for patients, often divided by diagnosis, and other groups for the family members, including special programs for children and teens, provide the place for support and sharing so vital to those going through cancer.

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It is easy to observe how the group works and how the members help each other at each meeting.

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

I can't think of any changes needed here.

December 27, 2009

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December 27, 2009

Through the more than nine years of my daughter's history of cancer, Hopewell provided an understanding and supportive community to her and to me. The staff and program participants were a source of information,encouragement, understanding, and friendships, giving us a forum to express and develop our talents and to be more than a cancer victim and a cancer victim's parent. Both my daughter and I found volunteering for Hopewell deeply satisfying. In addition to a number of support groups for patients, family, children, friends, and cancer survivors, Hopewell provides informational programs, exercise classes, meditation classes,and opportunities for creative work. All of Hopewell's services and activities are free to participants. A cancer diagnosis sends your world spinning; Hopewell helped us regain and keep our balance through times that truly tried our souls.

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the families it has helped cope with cancer.

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

Thoughtful, intelligent, grounded, realistic yet cheerful and helpful.

Ways to make it better...

I had lived in the Baltimore area.

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

The ever-growing numbers of people who need them.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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