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Review for The Next Step Fund, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I attended a young adults cancer survivors retreat that Next Step facilitated, and I was blown away. The Next Step personnel on-site were amazing - they made us all feel welcome and as if we were family they hadn't met yet. They were professional (with regards to sticking to the agenda for the retreat) and yet allowed us to proceed organically, taking the cues from us on what the group needed to heal emotionally. They also provided us with free time activities to let us essentially be kids again, giving us the freedom to express what was in our hearts and on our mind. Overall, I couldn't be happier\with Next Step, and I hope to be able to attend another retreat soon.

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

my emotional well-being after this conference. Prior to this event, I was feeling along in my survivorship - they all helped me to realize that I was one of many, and welcome in this group I'm proud to be part off.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They had a local office in Phoenix, so that I could take part in more activities. I would also change their funding, and provide them with more so that they could continue to make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. Other than that - I would change NOTHING.

Role:  Client Served & I attended a young adult cancer survivors retreat.
 

Review for Stupid Cancer, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 31. Since my diagnosis and remission, I have been active in i[2]y, and I couldn't ask for a better organization to be a part of. Their members are all friendly and kind, giving advice and (when needed) a shoulder to cry on. Their work towards bettering the lives of those diagnosed with cancer as a young adult will certainly make a difference in the lives of those coming up behind people like me. I wouldn't be where I am in my remission without Matthew Zachary and his crew. I am so so so grateful to be considered a part of this organization. Thanks to them all for making my recovery a little easier.

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

CHANGE THE WORLD!!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I am working with i[2]y in Arizona to get word out about their org.