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The Oral Cancer Foundation
July 29, 2009

I joined the OCF Survivor Forum in November of 2002, well before my treatment started, and the members of the forum there, and also information on the main site, helped me in ways that are unmeasurable. I have made many friends in all areas of the world and stay in touch with many of them to this day. Back in November of 2002 there really weren't any other oral cancer sites like OCF and there still isn't today. I have been honored to give back on the forum, what was so freely given to me. It has been a life altering experience for sure. I am certain that advice that I received there has helped me to survive the horrors of cancer treatment and it's aftermath. I have 6 years of being cancer free today and OCF was a major part of that. Conversely, it saddens me that I have lost so many friends to this horrific disease.

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feedback frrm people that have been helped.

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

go crazy fighting an uphill battle all of the time for funding.

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

the diversity of people and cultures and the commonality of our plight.

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

compassionate, caring and dedicated to serving others.

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

fund basic cancer research.

Ways to make it better...

less people had died.

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

finding the funding to keep it alive.

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

The forum has grown by over 6,000 members since I joined.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Forum Administrator.