My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for weSPARK Cancer Support Center, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
I beat cancer in 2005. that summer I met an actor, an older man who reminded me of my grandfather who died of cancer. He bought me lunch for my birthday. A year later I was working on sets and a character actor I had met on other sets told me my friend had cancer. He was terminal. I ran into him one day working, acting, on a set doing what he loved. He told me I should go to We Spark. that I could do good there. Well I gave him my e-mail but i gave him the wrong one. He thought I could get it on my phone. When I got home I found out that he had tried to reach me. I tried to find out where he was or what was happening to him, but I never saw him again. You might say I have been fighting to pay back that lunch ever since. two years ago I was told I could not be on sets anymore. I unjustly lost the only reason I chose to fight for my life. But like my friend I would rather spend my last breath being on a set somewhere then anywhere else. the last time I saw him he was on Gray's Anatomy. Even if my life is falling apart, I have to give back. We all need a balance in life and when you cancer, you need it more than ever. Having a safe place where you know it is OK to be sick and to not be judged for it, is vital. So I volunteer even when I feel like every thing I fought the cancer for is gone. His name was Ray Latulipe, and I for one will never forget him.
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About every six months
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