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North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
April 10, 2013

I am a prostate cancer survivor that was fortunate to be diagnosed very early before the disease could metatasize . After surgery, my cancer has been in remission for eleven years. Consequently, I am trying to pay back my community for my good fortune by being a volunteer and speaker at health fairs, or churchs to make men aware of what they can do to be diagnosed early if they are in a high risk group. The NTxPCC's "Let's Talk on Tuesday" is the weekly session to learn about the latested news and where screenings are taking place in all of North Texas. NTxPCC sends me and other volunteers to events where we can educate men about Prostate Cancer so they can be aware of the danger of Prostate Cancer and be daignosed early if they are the one out of every six men to be cursed with disease.
Monty Knapp

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
July 25, 2012

My prostate cancer was diagnosed early and the action taken saved my life. Now, as a volunteer, I can pay back by helping men with this terrible disease understand that it is not a death sentence and to become educated to fight their prostate cancer. No one that has experienced our "Lets talk on Tuesday" sessions has left without expressing appreciation for the information and support they have received.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
June 14, 2011

When I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer I though I had just recieved a death sentence. I knew nothing about PC or where to start to learn about the options available. I ended up having a prostatectomy followed by the bad side effects of incontence and impotence,

As a PC survivor, I am obligated to share my experience with the newly diagnosed PC victims inorder to help them through the negative reactions so universal. As a NTxPCC volunteer we have access to the newest technology on our internet site and from the member of all the colialition in order to educated newly diagnosed victims of PC. Then they can decide with their doctors on what treatment is best in each man's case.

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

In our "Talk on Tuesday" chats with so many newly diagosed PC victims, I have seen positive attitude changes in one or two hours of the meeting. Men leave with information they know will give them a realistic chance to live a normal life span with good quality of life and to survive PC. I also speak to some men's church groups. My access to NTxPCC's latest information improves the audiance experience.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would make the existence of the "Let;s Talk on Tuesday" made known to every newly diagnosed PC victim, by advertising, getting more support from Doctors, and by public support like breast cancer has done with the Susan G. Komen campaign, but NTXPCC just does not have the resources.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Increase the visibility of NTxPCC so more men could take advantage of the benefits being offered.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Every session as a volunteer is a learning experience. Each individual has a new problem to consider, every day brings new technology relevant to Prostate Cancer, and how every life decision affects our overall health.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Humble because I am so lucky to be an American with access to this health care system we have.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & After I had bad side effects, I had additional surgery to restore my quality of life. By sharing my experience of being a survivor for more than nine years has to be encouraging to the new guys.