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THE SAMFund
July 14, 2009

The SAMFund is an amazing organization, that focuses on young adults who have completed treatment and are trying to get on with their lives. One of the things we find out as survivors is that it isn't easy to go back into the "real world", especially since most of us are continuing to deal with the effects of our treatments. The SAMFund helps us to deal with our finances and be able to pursue our dreams. I wouldn't have been able to go back to school and work towards completing my degree without the help of the SAMFund and the people who donate. The staff is amazing and they truly care about each and every survivor they come into contact with.

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

my own life! The SAMFund Grant allowed me to go back to school and continue on with my life. I was able to get my prescriptions without worrying about how to pay for them. I have been able to keep up my gym membership which helps me heal and stay healthy.

Ways to make it better...

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

Work hard to get the message out about young adult survivors. We are a unique group that wants to make a difference and we need support to be able to do that. We have a drive and a passion to better our lives and the lives of other survivors.

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

the wonderful people. The staff truly cares about each person they help. They will take the time to talk to you about anything and they are always there to help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, attentive, respectful, and hardworking. They put in long hours and will do all they can to help young adult survivors.

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

Help a whole lot of young adult cancer survivors. Ease the financial burdens that we face, help us continue, finish or even start new educations. Most important, they could help more survivors lead a better quality of life.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think it could have been better! You truly feel respected and welcome by everyone you talk with.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Donations. In these rough economic times people aren't as able to donate and this affects how many people The SAMFund can help. It is also a time when more survivors need help and the money needs to be there in order to do so.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I received grant money to help me pay for my medical expenses and go back to school.