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Review for weSPARK Cancer Support Center, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I arrived at WeSPARK a few weeks after completing radiation treatments for breast cancer. I was blessed to have been a part of WeSPARK while Wendy Jo the founder, was still an everyday part of activities and inspiration. I was in an abyss of depression due to handling the death of my spouse and cancer treatment without him nor family members. It is all I could do to drag myself to WeSPARK, however I found groups of other men & women who were not as fortunate as myself, Wendy for one. The other warriors and facilitators picked me up and held me while I gathered my inner strength back. I joined their yoga, ti-chi and quigon (sorry about the spelling)and volunteered at their fund raisers as I began to come back into myself. It was been 6 since I "needed" them, however, I will never forget how they saved my sanity and helped bring me back among the the living. I am cancer free these 6 years and will always be available to WeSPARK when ever I am needed, so I can assist others as they assisted me.

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

the free services such as yoga, massage, wigs, books, movies, and the wonderful people.

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

perfect. However, some of the regular yoga instructors needed to get paid for their time.

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

open in more locations nation wide.

Ways to make it better...

I could have been given a paying job there.

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

keeping it feeling like a family.

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

i miss some of the staff that have been replaced. And I'm not crazy about some of the new "rules" that are showing up. It was more like a family and home than an organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I'm a survivor and volunteer.