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weSPARK Cancer Support Center
August 17, 2012

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lyphoma in 2009. I was a mom of a 5 year son and a wife and teacher. My life fell apart. WeSpark helped me though the hardest time in my life. The free therapy sessions helped me feel less alone. Bonnie Franklin the therapist was amazing and caring. When I was scared to loose my hair, another woman took off her hat and showed me her almost bald head with newly hair growing back. She was so proud and that gave the courage to get through losing my hair and gave me hope that it would grow back. Raike and Yoga helped me too. I am Cancer Free today and was amazed that I was contacted by the WePal profram and today spoke with a young woman just diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was able to share my story and share my hope.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Client Served

weSPARK Cancer Support Center
July 22, 2009

My name is Julie and I am a Hodkins Lymphma Cancer Survivor, who is almost done with treatment! I am 37 years old and was diagnosed January 2009. I was referred to WeSPARK by my oncologist because I was looking for a support group to help me through my nighmare. I will never forget the first group session I went to. I still had a head full of hair and my doctor had told me that it would be falling out really soon. I was devestated. At the group a woman took off her hat and showed me an almost bald head. Her hair was growing back from her chemo. She talked about her journey and listening to her strength gave me the strength to shave my head when my hair started to fall out and I just couldn't take it. Other times at the group sessions, I would cry a lot and would share all my feelings (fear, anger, hope) and would feel understood. As I continue with my journey, I feel that I could now be strenth to other new members. Now, I'm the one who feels comfortable without much hair. I understand what it feels like to go through chemotherapy and to be in that dark tunnel of treatment. I also know know that I see the light at the end of the tunnel and was able to get to this place easier because of the WeSparK support group. I want to be hope and have a place to share that hope with others. Bonnie F. at WeSparks is the leader of the group I went to and she was amazing and I felt so lucky to find WeSpark. It's an amazing program.

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

the way I feel today being a Cancer survivor how much the group therapy has helped me through my journey.

Ways to make it better...

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

have more group times available.

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

is the group therapy and Bonnie F., the therapist that leads the group.

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

amazing, especailly Bonnie F.

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

touch more people.

Ways to make it better...

it was closer to my home.

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

I love WeSPARKs

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I go to group therapy for cancer patients in treatment.