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

Rating: 5 stars  

MARF has been a life line for me with its wealth of information, caring and resourceful staff, and a wonderful community, a “family” of supporters on its website. My husband of 47 years died after courageous one year battle with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos. He had worked directly with asbestos some 40 years before and at various times since. That is one of the hardest parts to understand......that it could be in your system so long before anything surfaces. I wish whole heartily that there was some magic solution that would erase this whole meso mess, but there isn’t.....YET!!! Someday there will be a solution, there will be a cure.....I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT!!!. And all those who have gone before, in some way or other, have helped with the research, the trials, etc, each little bit of knowledge gained will contribute towards that solution, that cure. I HAVE TO BELEIVE THAT!!!! MARF has been hard at work trying to reach that goal by researching for a cure, for treatment options, for better and earlier ways to detect meso, and most importantly for banning asbestos usage. With more funding, so much more can be done to reach this goal.

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

the warm feeling of family with all.

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

THE GREATEST!!!!!

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

do so much more....FIND THAT CURE!!!

Ways to make it better...

we had found MARF earlier and there was a cure already in place for meso.

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

because of the relativity low numbers of "victims" a real lack of awareness of asbestos and of meso and then a lack of support and funding for research.

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

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all at MARF for the support they have given me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I was my husband's caregiver and soul mate. Now I try to help others cope with this dreaded cancer.