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Review for Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Inc, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

i was diagnosed with mesothelioma in dec. 2005. i was 23. my mother found MARF one day while researching my illness. all through my treatment she kept telling me about this organization and their website. she kept telling me about all the other patients, and caregivers, and family members. she also kept learning about new clinical trials and facts about mesothelioma. then she joined as a volunteer so she could help find a cure. so once i was feeling better, i checked out MARF's website. i am so glad i did! i learned so much about my disease. stuff my doctors didnt know. i met wonderful people who have become a huge part of my life and fight against cancer. and i too have become a volunteer. i want to make a difference. i want asbestos banned and i want funding for research. so does MARF. they work so hard for the victims and their families. the patients are givin hope, when its needed most. the staff knows each person and their case personally and knows you on a first name basis. i can truly say they have become part of my family! i dont know what i'd do without MARF!

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

meeting new people. the other patients and their families are a big part of my life, and the staff and directors are my friends.

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

anywhere from volunteers to the head director and the board. every one of them were very kind and got to know me and my case personally.

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

fund research to find answers for families, better treatments, and a cure!!!

Ways to make it better...

i had found them earlier.

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

getting asbestos banned completely in the usa.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i love MARF!

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Role:  Client Served & ive gone to MARF's annual international symposium, volunteered many hours to raise money and awareness, and met with senators and congressmen to have asbestos banned completely.