May 18, 2010
I was diagnosed at age 42 with breast cancer in 2001. I didn't know who to turn to to get support or information until a friend told me about SHARE. Through their support group meetings and informational meetings about a variety of subjects, I got through the breast cancer treatment, a reaction to the post treatment medications and then a double prophetic mastectomy and the decision as to which type of reconstruction I should get. There was one informational meeting that I think saved my life: lymphedema. I was taught at that meeting that if I get a fever and redness in my affected arm, to go to the ER right away because it could be cellulites. Turns out, that's exactly what happened and if I had not known how serious it was, I would not have gone to the ER. I was told at the ER that I could have died from that infection (which turned out to be from a simple mosquito bite on my affected arm). None of my doctors told me about the dangers of lymphedema, but Share did. So I want to give a big THANK YOU to Share. Sincerely, Jen Serpenti
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The information that I've learned
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very, very friendly and helpful
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help many, many more women and men.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I went to their workshops and meetings.