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Voices of Survivors Foundation
January 25, 2010

My experience with Voices of Survivors has been an unexpected gift to me and my family. I had no intention of having 'my voice' heard or my story told ... I figured that when I had surgery to remove a Desmoid tumor, then I was done. That wasn't the case ... and there is SO much more that goes into being a survivor than the initial diagnosis and treatment. While those things are totally life-altering, I never thought to prepare emotionally for the after-effects. Voices of Survivors has given me an outlet for my emotional/mental responses to cancer. I've read stories of people who have been in this battle for many years and also newbie's like me - but we all share a common thread ... we are survivors of cancer and practice the act of survivorship in our daily lives. I am grateful to Lynn Lane and for the many wonderful people that I have met through VoS - without them, I would have never shared my story and realized the depth of emotions that comes along with this diagnosis.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

finding 'my voice' .... and realizing that I had much more of a story that needed to be told. Especially for my own growth and mental well-being.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's very personal. No one puts on a front. No one pretends to be something they are not.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Lynn Lane - unwavering devotion to what survivorship means to each individual person.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give a personal face to cancer and help others who may not have access to the resources that are available in that way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Cancer Survivor - shared my 'voice' and also became more involved in being a support to other people affected by cacner.