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DIVABETIC
January 15, 2013

I was feeling burnt out, not wanting to do more for my diabetes control. I wanted out of all this stuff! But www.divabetic.org helps me when I'm feeling down with its holistic approach to understanding and helping people with diabetes and the people who care for or about people with diabetes.

Max Szadek, the Divabetic founder, has done an amazing job motivating many Divabetics to make many changes on the wellness road. When I need to be re-energized, I go to Divabetic.org. Divabetic has taught me to "Glam more, Fear less!" (Glamor, Fearless)

Divabetic is anything you can imagine it to be: a support group, and information center, a beauty bar, an exercise component, a nutrition component, a cooking component, a meditation module, a hobby group--You name it, Divabetic does it and more.

While I was at a Diabetes Expo a couple of years back, I noticed that though there were many other "vendors" there, the Divabetic section was packed with people participating in the Divabetic style of health services, which that day included dance and music.

Divabetic is "Wellness with a Wow."

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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

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Hospital Audiences, Inc.
November 20, 2012

Because I fell apart after the death of my mother in 1993, I went to a Continuing Day Treatment Program (CDT) to begin to put myself back together. Her death triggered my schizoaffective bipolar type disorder. I was severely, suicidally depressed, and unable to function. My affect was flat. All of my college buddies lived far away, so I basically had no friends. Because of the disorder I could not teach, my passion, and I had no income. I had nothing except for dreary time on my hands. But one day at CDT, we were told about HAI and of a performance that HAI had free tickets for. I think it was Ballet Hispanico. I went, and even though I could not enjoy it at that time, it did something for me. I went to an occasional event that HAI gave tickets to. In 1996, at an Intensive Psychiatric Treatment Program (IPRT), I was in an art group where I was invited to attend the HAI Art Studio--My life started again after that. I had a weekend activity. I made friends. I started doing art, I got cats for the first time in my life and I started painting cats. HAI and Cats put passion back in my life. I began exhibiting my work, and eventually began selling it as well. I now have a second career that I am passionate about, and I am an award-winning Outsider Artist of HAI where I had a solo art exhibit of 60 paintings, and have appeared in international magazines and other publications, all thanks to HAI. (I still attend HAI events.) Now I am on the Board of Directors of HAI, where I do my best to give back to HAI and to give HAI to others who would benefit from the services of HAI.

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Client Served