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October 14, 2010
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October 14, 2010
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WOW, what a blessing Mission4Maureen was to our family! The MSW at Duke had just found out about this foundation and shared the information with me. My 10yr old daughter was receiving treatment at Duke for an Optic Glioma with chemo every 12 days. We had to travel 4hrs each way to get chemo and then turn around and go again. Needless to say, it drained us of everything; emotional, physical and financial! This foundation not only gave kind words of support but also paid 2 mortgage payments for me, so as a single mother, I was able to catch up on some bills. What a blessing. I truly feel God had His hand in this and lead Mission4maureen to help us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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the acceptance of a contribution.

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none.

July 29, 2010
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July 29, 2010
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I'm not sure how Mission4Maureen heard about us, but they were a Godsend. My son was diagnosed with glioblastoma last November and I was unable to work for 6 months. I am self employed, so my business suffered greatly. We were driving from North Idaho to Seattle every week for radiation and now drive 2 1/2 hours biweekly to Spokane,WA to get chemo. I have my son on additional supplemements and the cost is great. Thank you so much for taking a dent out of some of my bills. Sincerely, Cheryl

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

getting help with my bills

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 29, 2010
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April 29, 2010
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Mission4Maureen provided financial assistance to my husband who was striken with brain cancer -glioblastoma. They helped him cover some of his medical expenses. This was such a wonderful help to us. Made a significant dent in our financial burdens. The suddenness of the illness put him in financial straits in that he is privately employed and had been experiencing lapses in memory, etc., prior to this - thus putting a dent in his income. The staff at Mission 4 Maureen are so persoanable, kind, and helpful. And I do agree that they come to ones aid so quickly and efficiently. Just impresses on me the importance of giving to such organizations. They fill such a gap in our system. We cannot thank them enough. Heard about them through UCSF Medical Center Brain Cancer Center. They publish a list of organizations that help brain cancer victims. This one was the most accessible. We must give, give, and give some more.

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

their kindness, as well as the quickness of their response.

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

be so far reaching in its help to those who need it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 18, 2009
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August 18, 2009
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I am a pediatric oncology social worker at a children's hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There are many days that parents of children with cancer ask for assistance to meet financial needs. Recently a mother of a 17 mo old boy just diagnosed with a brain tumor brought Mission4Maureen information to me that she had printed from the internet. She thought that maybe the foundation could help her if needed and help other families that come for treatment at the hospital. It turned out that she did need financial assistance because the demands of her child's illness, numerous hospital stays, mulitple operations and daily radiation treatment caused her to lose her job. She had to put her child's care first. It was so great to work with the Mission4Maureen foundation. The assistance that was provided to the family of the 17mo old child was phenomenal. The foundation was so easy to work with and they were able to assist to provide an emergent need. I have never worked with a foundation that was able to assist so quickly. They really made a difference in the life of this single mother so she could continue to care for her child. They also assisted a child whose parents could not afford her medication. I am so appreciative and I hope to continue to work with the foundation. Thank you Rosie, it is so great working with you. I hope you continue on the great work and help you are providing to many people. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Bernadette Brunetti, LCSW

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

that they were able to provide immediate assistance to families and they were so nice and easy to work with.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 4, 2009

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August 4, 2009

Last fall I reached out and asked for help. My husband has stag 4 brain cancer; we lost his business and our home and are currently living with family. Asking for help is tough and Mission4Maureen was the only organization that came through. With their donation we were able to catch up on medical bills. I got the call from Mission4Maureen to inform me that they would be able to help; I was so happy....no one had every done anything this nice for us. Thank you, Thank you Debbie & Terry PS Terry is one year out from surgery and still with us; the Lord has plans for him.

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they came through and actually help our family.

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

need great volunteers

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

They have done exactly what they promised they could do.

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

The emails I received were wonderful

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

Help more families

Ways to make it better...

I have felt confortable about calling someone

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

trying to help so many needy people

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

Thank you for helping me

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 1, 2009

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August 1, 2009

As President of Mission4Maureen (and father), I am honored and determined to carry on Maureen's spirit to help others who suffer from brain cancer. Maureen was always a loving and giving person, putting others before herself was paramount even when she fought this awful disease. It is with Maureen's spirit that Mission4Maureen will help others with brain cancer as this was one of her last wishes.

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the notes and letters from the applicants.

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

Carrying on Maureen's wishes to help others.

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

help the many people who suffer with this disease.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 1, 2009

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August 1, 2009

Hi,my name is Lisa Braner. My cousin is Maureen Lowis, and she is the "Angel", that began this mission to be carried out as her greatest wish before God brought her home , as she peacefully went on that Good Friday, before Easter as she went to her final resting place to be with our sweet Jesus. Even before Maureen was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (brain cancer),she was silently doing her angel work here on earth. The mother of three beautiful young children , awesome wife to Terrence, daughter of Larry and Teresa Walker, also known as (Queen Maureen ), sister to Jeffrey and David, and grandaughter ,niece, cousin, "special needs teacher, and the best friend anyone could ask for.Active in the church community , as well as just all around Maureen was Always putting others first.... you never saw her without a smile or never knew she wasn't feeling well , even when her cancer struck her, Maureen and her husband , went to the Lord for their answers and you never saw a REAL LOVE STORY , until you watched the LOWIS's take this illness and and live each and every day to the fullest , only to begin with God ,at the start of each day, knowing exactly that he was the answer to the whole outcome of how the story would become the MISSION4MAUREEN FOUNDATION, Maureens final wish has now come true as she shines like a Rainbow knowing her legacy is being carried out by her very family. Everyone doing their part, ironman runs, triatholns, her very own daughter Sarah , growing her hair for 1 whole year then having it cut ,as she is being video (d) to donate to have it made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair to cancer treatments. All three children , cousins and family members participating in the ironman runs and triatholons, all over the U.S.,with all supporters, wearing t-shirts, with the mission4maureen logo on them . Maureens girlfriends have made bracelets that they wore while Maureen was still in the hospital , and as cousins arrived for her funeral we all wanted one, which is now known as "The Maureen Bracelet, each bead having a meaning for a certain thing,) now if donations made of a certain amount , donors can recieve one of these. Wonderful things happen through this mission though you must always keep your eyes open, Maureen's grandmother was very ill and about to pass, and a hospice volunteer was caring for her in her home , when she was wearing hers, and so was the hospice worker, when asked where she got the bracelet, she said oh everyone at the office is looking for "A Maureen Bracelet " and Aunt Teresa , said well this sweet lady here is Maureen's grandmother. God Is Good. Now just this June 20, 2009, my grandmother of 96 years, passed away , at the Dayton , Ohio Hospice, I was with her when she passed , her birthday was on May 19, she was in perfect health, as a matter of fact she was playing cards that afternoon and had a stroke . When she was taken to hospice , I left from Atlanta to be with her until her death, nine days , no food or water, you talk about a wonderful woman of God , yes she was too. My point here I took my Maureen Bracelet, and had it Blessed while we were there , and put it on her and prayed for less suffering and pain.It was returned to me after she passed , as she loved to wear bracelets and this was just more meaningful for me . As for the mission to continue to be carried out for Maureen , I have recriuted 21 members and have asked more of my facebook friends, and am waiting their reply. My next plan is I am having a liscense plate designed for the front of cars with the MISSION4MAUREEN motto "Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something" , and this will not be a regular car tag just a fight against brain cancer. Then once this is designed, I want to go to all of the festivals since I am a southerner and set up my booth with all of the MISSION4MAUREEN t-shirts, hats bracelets etc.and applications for our fight against brain cancer. To finish my story on "Our Angel her final wish was to be able to help those who needed help financially , or otherwise who also had to fight this disease , and she wanted this more than anything when she met a little boy , when she was going through some treatment at the same time he was. I don't know of a stronger man than Maureen's husband Terrence , who has made this dream come true for Maureen, he has done a tremendous job with the children, and just absolutly honered Maureens wish , with the help of Uncle Larry , Maureens dad who keeps the mission running , which i know their are alot more we don't all see, but between God and those two Men , MISSION4MAUREEN definitly should be number 1 in the fight to help fight those that otherwise can not help themselves, or their families. Because "Nobody Can Do Everything,But Everybody Can Do Something". Go Queen Maureen, And May God Bless this organization and all who keep it going. Your Cousin. Lisa Braner

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

Helping families in financial need.

Ways to make it better...

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

Leave Larry Walker in his position and Terrence Lowis in his.

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

All of the different types of fund raisers, May Day Lottery's,Maureen Bracelets, Christmas Ornaments

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

AWESOME!!!!!!

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

Do unimaginable things, Terrence has an incredibly "Creative Mind", he would definitly help those families in need , finances , etc, but, he would probably open some sort of shelter or home for children or, theatre or Terrence?????

Ways to make it better...

No complaints.

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

The cure for Brain Cancer!!!!!!

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

I am proud of the accomplishments thus far , and am waiting for Big things to happen for MISSION4MAUREEN, Good Luck!!!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 1, 2009

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August 1, 2009

Misssion4maureen has touched my heart in many levels. Knowing the Fmaily of Maureen and how with her passing and their determination to keep her light shining has been extrordinary to me. The foudation has created a way for people who suffer with brain cancer and related cancers to have a way to receive help and also information, to help there situation. They go to great lengths to reach out to whomever is in need and I commend the foudation on all of their efforts to help others in need. They are truly a blessing.

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The heart of this board is to be commended for all they do to keep Maureen's light shining by helping others in need.

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

They are kind and determined and awesome indiviuals.

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

Reach the ends of the earth and truly change lives forever.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 1, 2009

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August 1, 2009

Hey to all, Maureen's family, I am a friend of Leslie Sowders. She is very dear to me and I have heard many wonderful things about Maureen and what a blessing she was and is. Keep doing what you are doing and keeping her spirit alive. Go Mission4Maureen! Mandy Hackney

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

Through my friend Leslie.

Ways to make it better...

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

Recruit more help!

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

Hearing what good it has done for my friend's family

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

Wonderful!

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

Help more families in need.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing!

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

Probably like all others, not enough funds.

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

Good luck!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 1, 2009

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August 1, 2009

It has been an amazing experience to watch this organization, begun with such tragedy, grow into its present status. The people who started Mission4Maureen are blessed with both devotion and tenacity.

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

help families and loved ones to cope with brain cancer's aftermath.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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