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February 5, 2010

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February 5, 2010

Voices of Survivors is a wonderful foundation that helps give a voice to all people with cancer, particularly young adults. The Voices shared are so real and help others going through a trauma of a cancer diagnosis help realize that everything they are feeling is actually normal. As a cancer survivor myself, it has helped me by inspiring me to continue the fight.

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Sharing my voice was a very healing and cathartic experience one for me. It was something I never experienced through any other type of counseling.

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

I love the community that has been built up and how people who are "strangers" are able to find a common bond and become "friends." I've "met" so many people who encourage me during check-ups and celebrate my triumphs.

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

PHENOMENAL!!! Lynn cares about each of his survivors and treats each "voice" as the individual that they are!

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

Be a worldwide oganization!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 1, 2010

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February 1, 2010

As a prostate cancer patient and 'survivor' I was able to share my story through VOS as well as being able to hear about other survivors journeys. The open and honest views of others dealing with cancer is an amazing thing... Offering support to others who have been diagnosed by sharing these 'Voices' was a great idea!

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

the 'Voices' shared by others... the stories are inspirational and by being shared, offer support to many other 'Survivors'.

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

the shared 'Voices' of ordinary people who offer hope and support for others.

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

Lynn Lane has amazing energy and drive while being compassionate and caring in bringing these 'Voices' to everyone who will listen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 25, 2010

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January 25, 2010

I followed Lynn on Twitter and was impressed by the way he spoke about Voices of Survivors and the amount of time and passion he put in it.

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

learning so much about survivors and co-survivors that helps me by voluntering at local oncology ward. The stories also inspire me to do more for LiveStrong

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

the passion Lynn has for his job, the great heart he and the people he talks to put into it and the fact that the stories are so personal and real

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

awesome and totally devoted.

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

share even mor voices of survivors and co-survivors and help spread the understanding of what this disease does to people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 25, 2010

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January 25, 2010

I frequented VOS' website after meeting its founder, Lynn Lane, at a LIVESTRONG function. Although I am not a cancer survivor, I find VOS' website invaluable to my daily life and to my journey to be a better person. I tune in daily to read the latest written word or to listen to the latest conversation. The voices of these survivors have taught me so much in the few months since I learned of the Foundation. These cancer fighters are so courageous and have seen life from a perspective that I have not. From each voice, I learn a little live lesson: how not to accept the status quo, how to be at peace with who you are; how to find humor in difficult times, how to stay true to your identity, how to fight, and how to love yourself. I am also involved in other cancer-related charities and I have friends who are currently in or have recently completed treatment. From VOS, I am able to direct these people to the site so that they can find a voice with whom they can relate and I have learned how to better relate to them. VOS has shown me that cancer-survivors are a special tribe of people. They are so more in the know and we can all learn from their experiences. Tune in.

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In the Written Word, I read a survivor's voice about reconstructive surgery. So, I referred my friend, who has breast cancer, to VOS' site so she could read the story and gain another perspective. She sent me the sweetest email thanking me for my help.

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

learning about survivorship, what it means to truly life and to own one's life. AND VOS' site is available to anyone, anywhere and it is free to view. A survivor has an immediate & free resource to find support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 22, 2010

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January 22, 2010

As a cancer co-survivor I have learned a lot in reading and hearing the different stories cancer survivors have shared. I hope with time more stories by Co-survivors will be shared. The struggles for co-survivors are very different from those faced by the cancer patient. When my Uncle died following a massive stroke secondary to brain cancer, 5 yrs ago his battle ended. The family though is still working through the emotions of all that happened.

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

Is the huge heart of both Lynn Lane and the people who have shared their stories. You know they all have the heart to help others as their focus.

Ways to make it better...

If there were more stories from Co-Survivors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 20, 2010

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January 20, 2010

Voices of Survivors is an amazing non-profit that is dedicated to exploring what survivorship really means through personal survivor stories. It is incredible how powerful all these stories are for all of us no matter what shoes we are walking in (fighter, survivor, caregiver or none of these). When I read some of these voices in written word, it is like taking my daily medicine of hope and inspiration. The impact of the experiences and stories remind me what my real purpose is, they ground me and make me want to really make a difference in this world. I am reminded how fragile life is and how so many, like myself, have been given another chance at life. I feel so blessed to know about Voices of survivors and know this is a place I can always count on for daily inspiration.

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

continuous inspiration, new friendship and hope.

Ways to make it better...

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

none

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

continuous inspiration, finding fellow survivors and nurturing new friendships.

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

willing, determined and wonderful human beings.

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

change many lives as it already is just in a larger scale.

Ways to make it better...

It all great, nothing bad to comment on.

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

getting it to be one of the mainstream tools to help people with cancer and life after cancer. This is a big part of what is missing in today's treatment and recovery program. We need to get V of S to the top where they have lots of exposure at large

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 19, 2010

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January 19, 2010

After I was first diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2000, I found myself looking for other survivors or for an organization that would give support and hope to cancer survivors. An organization that I found, and I have been working for as a volunteer, is the Canadian Cancer Society, especially being involved with the 'Survivors Tent', at the annual 'Relay for Life' events in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Going on to Facebook has allowed me to connect with other survivors, and finding Mr Lynn Lane and his 'Voices of Survivors' was like a miracle. This has given me the opportunity to be able to read the stories of all the wonderful survivors, and it has given me strength and hope to carry on. As well, through the eye's of a survivor, I know that Mr Lane has given so many others, a 'Voice'.

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

Reading about the strength and hope that cancer survivors give as they converse with Mr. Lane about their experiences of Hospitals and Doctors in other parts of the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 17, 2010

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January 17, 2010

My experience of VOS has been ongoing since I first encountered its founder Lynn Lane at the Lance Armstrong LiveSTRONG Global Cancer Forum in 2009. Lynn's personal and profession commitment to making the voice of survivors heard everywhere has inspired and motivated me since then.

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

Its global reach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 17, 2010

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January 17, 2010

I have been reading and watching the Voices of Survivors Foundation web site for a while now, and I would like to tell you that it is designed to give cancer patients a voice to articulate their experience and to give and find support in an on-line environment. A network of friends has been formed through Facebook that are linked by the common denominator--CANCER. Those of us who have had cancer and have family and friends dealing with this disease can share their experiences, which gives readers and listeners an opportunity to be a part of something positive. Information shared includes very helpful knowledge on the type of cancer the survivor is or has fought against--how they suspected or became diagnosed with it, how they were treated, what social and clinical support they received, and real concrete help to a reader who may think he or she had cancer or who has been diagnosed similarly. I have come to know Lynn Lane through our Facebook friendship and through his interviews, posted through a link to the Voices of Survivors Foundation web site. I am also planning to share my "voice" as a malignant melanoma survivor and have learned a lot about different types of cancer through others who have shared theirs. I can't say enough good about the current impact and potential for impacting the lives of those who feel afraid, isolated, defeated, or are terribly ill from treatments. Having a support system is always helpful for any of the difficulties life throws at us, and Voices of Survivors Foundation is a marvelous organization.

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

the information contained in "Voices'" testimonies. I have learned about M.D. Anderson and other great cancer treatment centers. I have also become more aware of how cancer patients want to be treated by their friends and family members.

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

I cannot offer any suggestions for change. Lynn Lane is constantly tweaking and improving the site and encourages those he meets, who have had cancer, to share their voices.

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

the idea that I am not alone in having had cancer. My stepson is also going from month to month with a recurrence of cancer that is manageable, but not curable. Now, I feel part of something larger than myself or cancer.

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

Lynn Lane. I know him through Facebook, and we have been in communication now for almost a year.

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

expand their reach and bring in even more people. I believe perhaps some funding for cancer research or support would come out of this organization if they had $10 million.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything that would have improved my experience with Voices of Survivors.

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

widening their reach in the "cancer community."

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

I am very glad Lane found me as a fan of Randy Pausch and asked me to be his Facebook friend. He is a genuine person, who I would like to be around face-to-face sometime.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 16, 2010

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January 16, 2010

I first met Lynn Lane, Founder & Executive Director of Voices of Survivors Foundation on Planet Cancer, shortly after losing my son, a young adult, to cancer. Lynn has a friendly and down-to-earth demeanor and is extremely easy to talk to; his friendship during that time helped me through some rough days. I have watched Voices of Survivors Foundation take off & grow from the beginning, and I am very impressed with the quality and strength of the foundation as well as how quickly it has gained momentum. Voices of Survivors Foundation is instrumental to the empowerment of people living with cancer, as well as to those of us who have lost loved ones to this dreaded disease. It is a great educational site for doctors, nurses, social workers, and anyone who is working with people with cancer and their families, as well as the general public. I am always excited to find out what is new and believe me, Lynn Lane keeps things moving along with wonderful new ideas to support the good work he is already doing. First and foremost, Voices of Survivors Foundation remains a crucial resource for people with cancer, a mission that Lynn Lane never loses sight of that. This is a foundation that deserves a lot of credit along with financial support so that it can continue to excel.

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

the opportunity given to cancer survivors to share their lives & experiences with others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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