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The Rose
May 7, 2010

I learned about The Rose at a time in my life when I had no work, no money and no insurance. I was just a single mother trying to support my daughter and myself by doing real estate deals that were turning bad quickly. After a simple mammogram, which I had postponed until I could find a free screening service, I was informed that I needed further testing before it was too late. Not what I wanted to hear, but there was hope. The nurse who had contacted me told me there was a group, The Rose, that would work with my salary (or lack thereof) and my insurance (or lack thereof) to get me further testing. I was able to get enlarged films of the area in question at a reduced rate. Once the radiologist looked over the films he gently urged me to have a biopsy. Again not what I wanted to hear, but The Rose helped me out by scheduling me with one of their doctors who performed the biopsy. The biopsy revealed that I had two forms of cancer: one slow growing and the other very aggressive. If it had not been enough that The Rose provided me with medical services that I could not afford, the doctor blessed me by removing all of the more aggressive cancer from my body during the biopsy. Because of The Rose, I was able to seek out treatment for breast cancer that probably would have left my one and only daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, without her mother. I wish I could say The Rose did this all just for me, but it is what they do for all women, no matter what their background or ability to pay. Please help me in supporting The Rose so that more women can get early detection for breast cancer and live.

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

the people. Everyone made me feel special, even though I was not feeling special at the time. But each person I met and each doctor that tended to me made me feel as though I was the only patient therefore I would receive all of there attention.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I received medical services that identified cancer that needed treatment.