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Expecting miracles Barbara

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Review for FACE IN THE MIRROR FOUNDATION, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my honor now for almost 10 years to serve as the Funder of the FIM Mission. My volunteers are people who live to serve others. My supervisors; daily take our Mission to over 100 cancer patients weekly and are Angels on earth. The Board that I serve with are giving, strong, powerful, people each with their own amazing lives and hearts full of compassion and passion.
I realize this is supposed to be submitted by others. But from Founder with a promise made to my sister who died of cancee, through the yeas on the amazing journey, to now over 30,000 lives touched, I have served and remain as a volunteer and think of myself not above that. We are all together on a special Mission. That is to take love, and essential touch to the person suffering and surviving the dreaded disease of cancer. We give back dignity and build back self esteem, leaving the with a "I Can" smile and a heart full of hope. FIM medicine is not found in the doctor's books, but recognized by many as being as important to recovery and as important as the one that is found in a medicine bottle.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member

Review for FACE IN THE MIRROR FOUNDATION, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

There is only ONE Mission out there taking love, attention, pampering, giving back dignity and building hope ...and that is Face In The Mirror. Medicines are necessary to make the journey with cancer, but this organization is there by the side of the patient while they take infusion, after being diagnosed and often the last person they might see before being taken off to Hospice. Even there their Mission can be found. I know that the volunteers are the highest form of humanity. They live to give life thru touch and hope thru word, and dignity thru a clean shave or a beautiful facial and makeover. The little woman all alone can now feel comfort in the hands of one of these angels who come to only give comfort. A foot and hand massage is a spa day to those who have never known one! This are not enough words to express what this organization does for humanity going thru their storm of cancer. They need to be in every hospital across the USA.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for FACE IN THE MIRROR FOUNDATION, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Face in the Mirror has been serving the Mission of pampering, dignity, and giving back self esteem to now over 14,000 since 2004! Last year alone, the volunteers gave facials, wigs, hand and foot massage, listened to their hearts, and returned to help them again to over 3,000 women, 700 men, and 1,500 children in the Burn and Trauma as well as cancer. The Mission is simply to bring hope in the midst of their storm, to help them put a smile back on their face, and hope in the heart to meet the daily challenges of their disease. FIM volunteers go into the rooms daily of many of our valley hospitals, also visit the man who needs a bit of dignity, from chemo, medicines, and with a clean shave, a hand massage, and a pick me up, they too are ready to face another day. The outreach of All About us Kids is taking love and pampering to 1,500 children each year in our Valley hospitals. Each department needs volunteers, and office help, and those who could help us raise funding so we can continue this journey of hope.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for FACE IN THE MIRROR FOUNDATION, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was visiting my sister who was in the battle for her life. Charlotte had a beautiful positive nature and nothing seemed to bring her down. But this day, she was, and I wanted to help pick her up. Asking if I could make over her face, she said yes. In a few minutes as she sat on that little bathroom stool with her eyes closed and a smile on her face, her cheeks now had a blush, eyebrows that were gone were now lightly drawn in, a bit of color to her lips and her short wig fluffed. I suggested she take a look at herself in the mirror. She stood up and saw herself looking more like Charlotte and said, "I look pretty, take my picture"! It was magic to my ears! I took pictures we laughed and celebrated that moment, then she said, "you have to do this for others"..I asked why..."because no one cares what you look like when your sick" she said to me. WOW that was amazing, really I asked, no one has cared in the 10 years you have suffered and she answered, "no one but you" So, I made her that promise that day, one that would change my life, and forever set in motion the gift to other thousands of women and from that promise the birth of Face in the Mirror was born. The goosebumps, love, smiles, appreciation, has been an ongoing daily experience. Now in many hospitals taking that pampering to others, in Charlotte's memory...she lives on...her idea was one that "Changes the Face of Cancer, One Patient at a Time! Face in the Mirror is now growing across the country...we need funding more than ever before. I don't pay myself, I work to give, and as we grow the growth just gets bigger because sadly the woman with cancer continue to need us. And with all of me I made that promise that I would make a difference and with my many beautiful self sacrificing volunteers it is happening daily! We need volunteers, money, grants, and endorcements. They will come because we are doing the right thing for others...and this can't go out without something coming back ...and it does! May each person who reads this look inside their own heart and find if there is room for Face in the Mirror and it's Mission. Thank you...Expecting Miracles, Barbara MacLean Founder

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

the goosebumps of knowing the nonprofit that I worked for years to put together, is now changing the face of cancer, one patient at a time!

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

are beautiful people. Simply giving of their hearts so that others can receive the essential touch of love and pampering

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

grow grow grow!!! To all the hospitals awaiting and the many thousands who have yet to experience a "spa day" while going through the largest storm of their lives!

Ways to make it better...

My experience would have been better if when we walked into each room with a woman waiting for the pampering we give to hear, she is well and won't be back!

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

funding and volunteers. Grants, and endorcements. ALL needed, All we wait on...All are out there...and I believe when they arrive, the skies the limit!

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

Medicines that each woman with cancer receives, infusion, radiation, along with the lonely days and nights, is now changed for those who lie in the hospitals where Face in the Mirror's Mission is received. They smile more!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & Interior Design and Retail owner. Now founder of FIM.