NATIONAL UTERINE FIBROIDS FOUNDATION
May 26, 2010
The National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF) has been a godsend to me, as a patient with severe uterine fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are a disease which no one talks about, yet many women suffer from. It is most common in women of color and other minorities. Because it's a disease of the female reproductive system, it's difficult for people to talk about openly. Furthermore, most doctors aren't trained to treat fibroids.
Uterine fibroids, while common, become a serious disease in some women. They can cause anemia, kidney failure, infertility, bladder obstruction, and severe pain.
I am so fortunate that my husband discovered NUFF. My doctors weren't able to treat my fibroids effectively, and didn't know where to refer me. I was only 39 and had half my life ahead of me! My husband resorted to searching the internet, and found NUFF's online community. I honestly don't know what would have happened to me, had I not found the NUFF community.
NUFF has empowered me, and countless other women, to educate myself, take control of my condition, and make an informed decision of treatment options. NUFF has empowered me to take my life back from this disease!
I only wish NUFF -- and its founder Carla Dionne -- had a higher profile, so that more women could benefit from the unique service and community it provides.
Please list NUFF in your "Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Women's Empowerment Nonprofits."
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Taking back my life, participating actively in my own medical care. And now, helping empower other women with the same disease!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase NUFF's public profile, and somehow make more women aware of it!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Empowering me to take back my life, and participating in an informed way in my own medical care. Not to mention helping other women do the same!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Involved, committed, determined, compassionate.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Empower women to participate in an active and informed way in their medical treatment. Educate medical professionals and improve medical care. Save women's lives. Save medical costs.
Ways to make it better...
I had known about NUFF earlier!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Being able to reach as many women as possible, instead of just counting on women to accidentally find it online.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & Obtained info, support, education.