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Patricia56

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Review for SUPPORT CONNECTION INC, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Two years ago, in May 2012, I was blindsided with breast cancer. A Healthy, Happy 47 year old mother of 2 young boys, a medical professional, I worked out, ate good, had no family history, and had no lump. Because of my dense breasts, I had gone for an ultrasound, as well as mamo, that year. Like a ton of bricks, my diagnosis changed everything! So much to do-research, selecting new specialists and surgeons, surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, going bald :....( I could not burden my family with my thoughts and feelings- I was devastated. Support Connection came into my life the day I got my head shaved. How refreshing that I could go to a place where all these people had gone through what I was now going through. I sat back and listened to the others tell their stories and then, very emotionally, I told mine. It felt so good to not have to "Cancer Dance". I didn't have to worry about upsetting anyone, because we're all in the same boat. The staff is second to none- these ladies are Angels sent from Heaven. They themselves are survivors and are compassionate, caring and chock full of helpful information! I continue to go to group, twice a month, when I can, and volunteer to spread the word about this oh so necessary non profit. I have seen them touch the lives of so many, including myself.

Role:  Client Served

Review for SUPPORT CONNECTION INC, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Out of the blue, smack dab in the middle of a healthy, fun, full life as a wife, mother of 2 young boys and a respected employee in the medical field, came my diagnosis- "Breast Cancer". I was thrown into a whirlwind of unimaginable fear. How could this be happening to me? Perfect blood work on a recent physical exam, I worked out, ate healthy, felt great, perfect mammograms for 10+ years, have no family history and no signs or symptoms whatsoever! There was no lump. I found out the hard way that cancer does not discriminate. I have had 2 surgeries, 11 chemos, to date, and will be undergoing 6 weeks of radiation. An acquaintance from my neighborhood, a Support Connection facilitator, literally took me by the hand and introduced me to "Group". The same morning, she drove me to get my head buzzed. I cannot thank her or Support Connection enough! These women are for real and are a God send! Being survivors themselves, they are compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, friendly, and down to earth. Whether over the phone or at a meeting, I've talked to counselors that are unbelievably accommodating. They have made me realize that I will get through this, just like they did. I have learned so much about the disease and about myself since last August, when I started attending monthly meetings. To be able to talk about anything, without having to worry about upsetting anyone, is so refreshing. To have other women talk about their experience, that are currently undergoing treatment, like myself, is awesome. Hats off to Support Connection!! ( Even if I'm still bald).

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