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July 29, 2009

I'm a camp counselor for The Heart Connection Camp. It's an amazing camp that lets kids be kids again and forget about the worries of their everyday lives that have been affected by cancer.

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I hear about the great results constantly from family and friends.

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

Change nothing.

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

The Kids!

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

Great!

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

By a 10 million dollar car. But that would be a waste of money.

Ways to make it better...

I wish I could have been a counselor for more weeks!

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

Rising costs in the future and less businesses willing to donate.

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

FTK

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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I have been a volunteer counselor at both the sibling and oncology camps, and the time there is very special for all involved. This a week where each camper gets to be the star, and it provides such a great support for the whole family. It is a week where miracles happen, and I am blessed to be a part of it.

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

the joy of the campers and their families.

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

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

that the experiences make me a better person.

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

all amazing. Each had a different reason for being there, but are very dedicated to the kids and enthusiastic about the program

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

provide more experiences and support for children and families with cancer. Expand to program to other states.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to participate more frequently.

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

visibility.

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

they are great!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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I have been a volunteer for The Heart Connection for 4 years now, and every moment has been a blessing! I have met some amazing kids, and it has been a blessing to hear their stories! The way that these kids talk about camp says it all- camp means the world to these kids, both oncology campers and siblings. It is a place to get away- where they don't have to talk about things that are going on, but if they want to, everyone understands.

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

the dedication people have to it. There are ways for people to stay involved long after they complete their camper years. People who are campers together stay friends forever, and many campers go on to be counselors.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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July 29, 2009

I volunteered at the Heart Connection Camp a few years ago. It was amazing to see all of the dedication and hard work that went into making kids feel great about themselves, whether they had cancer or had a sibling that did.

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

my quality of life.

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

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

it made me look at my life and family more.

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

Wonderfully friendly and caring

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

Make kids all over the world feel healthy.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

It takes very special people to do what they do!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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I've been a volunteer for The Heart Connection for over ten years. The compassion that this organization has for children with cancer is genuine and amazing. And their acknoledgement that the needs of the siblings and families is equally important just goes to show how thoughtful and giving The Heart Connection is. It's truely an honor just to be a tiny, tiny part of the big differences that they make in the lives of so many.

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

the faces of the children at camp (both oncology and sibling). There is no denying the life changing experiences that these kids have from just one week at The Heart Connection's summer camps.

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Our son was diagnosed with ALL in January of 1994 when he was 8 years old. The Heart Connection was a blessing for our family in that it gave my wife and I much needed repite time when our son went to their oncology camp. He always had a fantastic time at camp and every year he would watch for the camp application in the mail so he wouldn't miss getting into camp. This is a wonderful organization that also provides a camp and other programs for siblings of chilren living with cancer. Many times the siblings feel left out because so much attention is focused on the child with cancer. Just a wonderful organization that does so much good in our world!

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

making families, siblings and oncology patients feel needed and loved. The Heart Connection provides wonderful support of all parts of the family.

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

Keep working to find more and more programs to offer.

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

loving and care shared by volunteers, participants and staff.

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

loving, caring, nurturing and very giving of themselves. They are awesome people!!!

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

Provide more programs for both children living with cancer, siblings and the parents. There is an unlimited list of ideas for more programs to offer. We could have a winter time camp. We could provide sports programs for kids with cancer, etc.

Ways to make it better...

Can't think of anything.

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

funding sources to keep providing programs.

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

This organization provides wonderful support and programs for families of children living with cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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We were introduced to The Heart Connection 6 years ago when my son was diagnosed with cancer. They have given our family outings that we would have never been able to afford. The camps they hold are top notch and the support they give the parents, children and siblings is incredible. A great organization that cares about the WHOLE family!

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

the camps they put together.

Ways to make it better...

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

hope to help the children.

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

the outings that they are able to give the families.

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

very kind and helpful.

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

find a cure for kid's cancer :-)

Ways to make it better...

my child would have survived and I was still using this group more often.

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

funds.

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

I hope they win!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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The Heart Connection is a great organization that has done a lot for the families it serves. The organization is there to help the families through their journey of cancer.

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

many children and families served.

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

the great families and volunteers you meet.

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

wonderful and caring individuals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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The Heart connection provides so many wonderful different resources and programs for families and children with cancer that it's difficult to pin-point a specific area in which they accel in most. Their camps offer a wonderful outlet for children and siblings of kids with cancer. It lets them be a kid and not a kid with cancer or a kid who has a brother or sister with cancer.

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

the daily lives of children, whether a cancer patient or sibling of a cancer patient.

Ways to make it better...

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

not know where to start because they do so much!

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

the devoted staff with huge hearts.

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

one in a million.

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

touch an incredible amount of lives and let kids be kids without the label of cancer.

Ways to make it better...

I could have spent more time volunteering

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

funding.

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

I think their staff is fantastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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There are no words to convey the amazing impact that The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Programs has on Iowa families affected by childhood cancer. As a volunteer I have been involved with The Heart Connection for the last two years, and the response from children and families is always positive. The organization provides recreation and support to families through their cancer battle and beyond. The Heart Connection is a family to every individual that they serve, and I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

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

the faces and spirits of children and families attending Heart Connection Events, the support of the volunteers and the passion of its employees.

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

getting to know the families involved with The Heart Connection and being able to help spread the word about all of the amazing things that The Heart Connection does for these families every day.

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

amazing. The staff and volunteers all share the same passion, and that is making life a little bit easier and a lot more fun for the entire family impacted by childhood cancer.

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

change the lives of many more families by providing more programming.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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