As a guided imagery facilitator at WeSpark, I know how valuable this organization is to so many people with cancer. It offers connection, community, support on so many levels to those going through crisis. There should be more groups like this one.
Working the Wendy Jo Golf Classic with WeSpark was such a rewarding experience. They are one of the most organized volunteer organizations I've had the pleasure of working with, and I will continue to help them in an effort for endless success.
WeSPARK is a tremendous organization that does amazing things for a great cause. All WeSpark events are extremely fun and the people great.
weSPARK is an amazing place dedicated to helping, encouraging and teaching. This place has become a home where people can share stories, tears and courage and learn to live with and overcome the fears taht accompany this ugly disease called Caner.
I've been a volunteer for 4 years now. I originally got involved with the non-profit through the company that I worked for when weSpark came by looking for some volunteers. After finding out what they did for cancer patients and their families I instantly felt great respect for these people and their cause. I lost my Grandfather years ago to cancer and I felt like it didn't allow me to meet the man I feel like I'm most like. weSpark allows people like me to learn to cope with the fight against cancer, even if it isn't always a winning battle.
I have been priveledged to be part of weSPARK since the very beginning. Wendie Jo, our beloved founder was a dear friend of mine. Since our doors opened in March of 2001 I have enjoyed being part of creating this most loving, nurturing and healing center. In a warm homelike environment families and individuals can find an oasis during a challenging and frighteneing time in their lives. On a daily basis I see people benifiting from the healing services and rebuilding their bodies and lives. I hear laughter and tears coming from the rooms as our guests share their stories with each other. I am trully the luckiest person in the world to work in this loving evironment.
I recently started volunteering at weSPARK and the experience has been truly inspiring. It has been in interacting with guests in the halls, out in front and even in the parking lot, that I discovered the power of weSPARK for the many lives it touches. I remember a moment when I first talked to a guest about our services and seeing her the next day. It was her face, as she recognized me and said hello with a smile, that made me realize how powerful weSPARK's work is. It is a community of experiences, a place of love. I value my time at weSPARK for each smile in the kitchen, the sound of classes in the rooms and the laughter of guests before yoga. This is a place of strength and healing and that is wonderful to be a part of.
My experience with weSpark is as a volunteer. I do not deal with the clients directly however, I can feel the healing environment each time I walk in the door. The atmosphere is quiet and warm. The other volunteers I have worked with along with the staff are kind and loving. I look forward to my days at weSpark and feeling even better each time I walk out the door.
I have known of the weSpark Center for several years, but only in the past year have I personally become affiliated with them. After having a close family member diagnosed with cancer, I can not believe how crucial cancer support centers, like weSpark, are to the patient's treatment and healing process. First what sets weSpark's apart is that is does not feel like a "cancer center" but more like a mental wellness and spa retreat where patients can enjoy yoga, or nutrition classes -- or find the support or therapy sessions they need in what is often an extrememly tense, stressful and painful experience. It's amazing places -- and people like the weSpark -- exist and continue to strive to bring the best techniques, methods and facilities to their patients.
weSPARK provides an invaluable service to anyone who has been touched by cancer and unfortunately those numbers keep rising. Being able to seek help in a non-insitutional settiing aids in the healing process and allows people to join a community that relates in a stress-free environment. I have been a part of weSPARK since Wendie Jo opened the doors both as a volunteer and employee. I would love to see her dream come true; to have a center in every community where the need exists.