November 10, 2012
I worked at NYU for several years with Making Headway. I have volunteered for several of their events and have seen first hand what they do for patients and families at NYU. Besides giving financial suppot they give emotional support in ways I have never seen with other organizations. Maya one of the founders, volunteers at NYU with patients and I have seen patients cry when they come in and realize Maya is not there that day. She is loving and caring and makes everyone feel like they are the most important person in the world. We call her the Mother Theresa of Hassenfeld. The foundation pays for any needs patients have from funerals to food to psychological counseling and beareavement support just to name a few. I have volunteered for an annual event Maya and Edward have at their house for 400 patients and families with tons of food, activities, petting zoos, pony rides and everything a child and adult would love. It is truly amazing and the familes love it! Not many people would open up their own home for something like this. They are the most selfless giving people I have ever met and I strive to be like them.
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