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Sharla V.

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Review for Candlelighters for Children, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Candlelighters gave us a place to "land" when we were swimming in the midst of our son's cancer diagnosis. Austin was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, age 4 Oct 2009. Candlelighters provided dinners at the hospital when we didn't have time to grab a bite to eat. They provide events throughout the year such as a Snowmobiling outing, CandyCane Lane, Annual Family Christmas Party and swim events. They provide two camps each year that we attend, Camp Harlow and Camp Agape. These camps brought us together with so many other families that are going through a similar journey. We no longer felt "alone". I can not say enough about the emotional healing that Candlighters has brought to our family. We do not have family in the area and Candlighters has become family to us. Thank you!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served

Review for Songs of Love Foundation, Forest Hills, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Truly an inspiration for us when our son, age 4 was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. The song they created still brings a smile to my face even when what we were experiencing was so incredibly difficult. The song captured everything about Austin's life at the time. The quality was professional and the song is engaging. I used this song as the background music for his "story". . . . . .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YgDF5Cqhk.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served

Review for ONE LIFE , Vancouver, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son and I have volunteered for the last few years handing out food boxes on Sunday. We have watched many relationships form within the volunteers and those in need of services. Not only does One Life give food boxes, they have a "tasting" and a recipe on sundays of food that is in the food pantry, thus educating the recipients. I am thankful to be a part of this organization and have enjoyed watching it flourish in the community.

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

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Daisys Eye Cancer Fund, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A mom of a child who was diagnosed with Unilateral Retinoblastoma in 2004, we are truly thankful for Daisys Eye Cancer Fund! Chalked full of information such as treatment options and practical support for families, it also offers a place to "give back". An organization that truly seeks to educate the world on Retinoblastoma and treatment options. I am thankful for such detail and care!

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