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July 31, 2009

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July 31, 2009

WeSPARK is an unbelievable place. The support offered here is unmatched. I feel grateful that it exists. Knowing that my good friend was well supported through this organization while she was going through the toughest fights of her life has made me so grateful.

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

my good friend Sally.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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July 31, 2009

I am so thankful for WeSpark. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of last year. It was an extremely scary and difficult time for me. WeSpark was referred to me by one of my doctor's. I'm not a person who feels comfortable doing therapy sessions, and wasn't sure what to expect. But I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. I started off in the "in treatment group". I felt very supported there and was surprised to find that even though each one of us was at various stages of our treatment, and suffered from different types of cancer, that in a lot of cases we were all dealing with the same issues. I developed a bond with quite a few people in the group. When my treatment was over, I was moved to the "post treatment" group - that was in January. And I've been going to weekly sessions ever since. Pamela is a wonderful counselor and the people in that group are people I have bonded with and consider my friends. I feel very supported and am so thankful for that. While I had a lot of support from my sister and my friends during my initial diagnosis and surgeries, that support seemed to drop off after that point. WeSpark gave me the support I needed to deal with my treatment and to help me move on with my life and not let cancer rule it. I have ups and downs, but I know I always have a place to go to and talk about my issues and get suggestions and support. Thank you so much WeSpark and Kim and Pamela for everything!

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

the people I have been in group with. We each have various issues we are dealing with - and in a lot of cases it's the same thing we are all experiencing or have experienced.

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

- not sure how to answer this. I've been very satisfied with my experience.

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

The support and advice I've received. And the people I've met there. I feel like a stronger person for it. And I've made so many new friends - my fellow group members.

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

always very pleasant and supportive.

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

hopefully obtain more parking; schedule more support groups. I know the post treatment group is pretty large and at times is full, so new members may have to wait a little while before being able to join the group.

Ways to make it better...

they had a bit more parking ;-)

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

I would guess obtaining funding to keep their organization going.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 31, 2009

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to write a review of weSPARK. We know how busy everyone is. I also want you to know how touched all of us by your stories and reviews, which motivate us to work even harder than ever to serve all your needs. We have also read all your suggestions and have taken them to heart and we are striving to make weSPARK better than ever. Again, thanks to everyone.

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

spead its wings to help more and more people affected by cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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July 31, 2009

I was fortunate enough to help my mom with her successful fight with breast cancer. I went to weSpark ahead of bringing my mom there and found some of the nicest, kind and knowledgeable people I have ever met. I cant really put into words how much my moms expereince there helped in her treatment and after treatment life.

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

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

that they truly care

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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July 31, 2009

At WeSPARK, you can't help but to feel at home. It's not just not just a place, but an extended family, as from the moment you step foot in the door you can see just how much the staff truely cares. I can't think of a better place to go for support.

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

the smiles on people's faces as the exit the building.

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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...

the people.

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

amazing and caring people.

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

spread the warmth to everyone.

Ways to make it better...

can't think of anything. They were great.

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

always a need for more money... money tends to limit what you can do.

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

cancer is a very scary thing, whether you are diagnosed or a family member is. It's comforting knowing that there are organizations out there like WeSPARK who want to help support people through those hard times and after.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 31, 2009

A wonderful organization for anyone battling cancer. Helpful staff and great support. You can't battle this disease alone, so join a support group or take a healing yoga class or just share experiences and information.....

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The center has terrific classes.

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July 31, 2009

WeSpark is a place of friendship, support and love. I have spent time there and have learned how to live with Breast Cancer. They welcome the whole family. the programs they offer are great and the seminars are even better. The Cancer Community needs more places like WeSpark.

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

Myself and other women on how to deal with Breast Cancer.

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

take it to other cities and States.

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

I have learned how to be a women living with Breast Cancer. My husband was a guest of WeSpark as well and got the support that he needed.

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

The kindest most caring people I have ever met.

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

expand and reach so many people.

Ways to make it better...

you can't change something that is already so very special.

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

Like any non-profit I am sure that funding is always needed.

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

WeSpark is a wonderful gift for those of us fighting Cancer and those that are healed but can still go for support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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July 31, 2009

WeSPARK was a soft place to fall for my daughter and me during our struggle with her lymphoma. Nobody "gets it" like the staff and those who sre in in all phases of the cancer journey.

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

change the way people battling cancer see the world;make them stronger for their journey.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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July 31, 2009

I had a friend tell me that she was 22 years old and diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins. As expected, she was lost, did not know where to go and who to turn to for help and to listen. I told her about WeSpark, that she should call and get help. That same day, she called and they set her up to speak to someone. I felt I helped her, but I also felt good about WeSpark being there to begin with. WeSpark is a place to heal, grow, form new friendships, but especially a place you can lean on when times are tough.

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

Helping a friend discover hope.

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

Try to win the lotto, and donate funds to keep it going strong. I would also spread the word about this organization, to people all over the U.S. and have programs for non-English speaking persons.

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

The organization came through like I knew they would.

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

Kind and respectful.

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

Give people who have cancer, hope. Open awareness to all in the community.

Ways to make it better...

does not apply

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

funds.

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

Thanks WeSpark for being there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 31, 2009

I support WeSPARK Cancer Support Center because my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. She received a lot of support from her local (Iowa) cancer support center -- and I know how much it meant to her. So I support WeSPARK in honor of my sister Nancy. Carol Geisbauer

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

providing support to people diagnosed with breast cancer.

Ways to make it better...

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

not applicable

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

I have met the staff and volunteers and I admire their dedication.

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

very committed to their cause.

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

reach so many more people.

Ways to make it better...

not applicable

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

steady stream of funding

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

such a great organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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