My Hope Chest

Rating: 4.89 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: PO BOx 3081 Seminole FL 33775 USA

Mission: We address the physical and emotional needs of women who have lost their breasts to cancer. Our work restores lives for those that fall through the cracks of medical care.Our mission is to grant these thousands of women nationwide this "Final Step in Breast Cancer Treatment". For those who desire, regaining their physical form absolutely helps the healing process. By restoring their breasts, My Hope Chest helps these survivors return to a normal life with feelings of self-worth, renewed self-confidence and completeness; a true "Celebration of LIFE!"
Target demographics: uninsured and under insured breast cancer survivors
Programs: breast reconstruction surgery, the "final step of breast cancer treatment." Each surgery costs an estimated $13,500 as it is a surgeries of 3 surgeries and spans up to one year.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Although I have not been personally affected by breat cancer, it has touched my family and friends. I undertand My Hope Chest is the only one of its kind in the nation funding reconstruction for breat cancer survivors. The staff is sincerely dedicated to helping others on a one-on-one basis. I hope to lend as much support to them as I can.

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the fact that a long time friend of mine is involved with this group and that alone adds a lot of credibility to what they are trying to accomplish.

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like to see them get more exposure...in the media, speaking engagements and person patient contacts.

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2 people found this review helpful

My Hope Chest is such an essential creation at this point in our economy. So many people have either become unemployed through no fault of their own. Many have lost their health insruance when they really need to use it. The thought of having cancer is a crushing reality, but to not be able to have a reconstruction is even more so. When you are down, you need somthing to help gain your confidence again to become the lady you once were. My Hope Chest gives peole this opportunity and more.

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I know the founder and what she has had to go through.

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I would leave it as is to continue to help people in need.

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1 person found this review helpful

My Hope Chest is the only non profit that takes on breast reconstruction for survivors of breast cancer that are not insured. Alisa has lived this nightmare and that is what fuels her to endlessly to help others. Alisa has dedicated her life to this cause.

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

Hire a lobbyist to bring the injustice of Medicare not covering reconstruction to light.

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