July 25, 2009
My husband Mark was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in December, 2003. At that time, the doctors told us the average life expectancy with this type of tumor was 18 months. We went to a brain tumor support group at the Wellness Community, and Mark found hope there. He met with many others who were just like him, and they had beaten the odds and were living meaningful lives. It changed Mark's perspective completely, and he has been LIVING LIFE and LOVING IT for five and a half years since his diagnosis. There have been bumps in the road, but he tries to make every day a good day, and having our friends from the support group hold us up during the tough times makes a difference. The caregiver's group has also helped me cope and comforted me in my times of need. I have volunteered for many Wellness events; it is a fantastic organization. I am so proud of Mark, and now HE is the one giving hope and inspiration to newly diagnosed members of our group. We love you, Wellness Community!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my husband's recovery.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
meeeting wonderful friends and making a difference in lives.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & Attended support group; volunteered at Holiday Homes Tour, other events.