Voices of Survivors Foundation
January 25, 2010
I frequented VOS' website after meeting its founder, Lynn Lane, at a LIVESTRONG function. Although I am not a cancer survivor, I find VOS' website invaluable to my daily life and to my journey to be a better person. I tune in daily to read the latest written word or to listen to the latest conversation. The voices of these survivors have taught me so much in the few months since I learned of the Foundation. These cancer fighters are so courageous and have seen life from a perspective that I have not. From each voice, I learn a little live lesson: how not to accept the status quo, how to be at peace with who you are; how to find humor in difficult times, how to stay true to your identity, how to fight, and how to love yourself.
I am also involved in other cancer-related charities and I have friends who are currently in or have recently completed treatment. From VOS, I am able to direct these people to the site so that they can find a voice with whom they can relate and I have learned how to better relate to them.
VOS has shown me that cancer-survivors are a special tribe of people. They are so more in the know and we can all learn from their experiences. Tune in.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
In the Written Word, I read a survivor's voice about reconstructive surgery. So, I referred my friend, who has breast cancer, to VOS' site so she could read the story and gain another perspective. She sent me the sweetest email thanking me for my help.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
learning about survivorship, what it means to truly life and to own one's life.
VOS' site is available to anyone, anywhere and it is free to view.
A survivor has an immediate & free resource to find support.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & I visit the site, listen to the Conversations, read the Written Word, refer others to the site for support.