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

Rating: 5 stars  

weSPARK Cancer Support Center has touched the lives of so many people living with cancer or caregiving someone with cancer. I am not the support group type, yet weSPARK has so many options for people like me, a survivor who prefers things like yoga and qigong classes, or one-on-one sessions with healers and acupuncturists, all free of charge.

The San Fernando Valley is blessed to have such an innovative caring non-profit organization in our backyard! Thank you weSPARK!!!

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?

2013

Role:  Client Served

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I humbly request that weSPARK Cancer Support Center be considered for the highest of the 2013 Top Rated Awards. weSPARK is a treasure in the San Fernando Valley! They offer support in a huge variety of ways, from specific groups, to Qigong, Yoga and Tai-Chi, to one on one encounters with experts who share their talents with cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. I cannot imagine how I would have gotten through the last 8 years of my life without them...

Although there are many different support groups offered at weSPARK, I'm not the "support group" type. Instead, I focus on classes in Qigong, Stress Release and other Meditations, Restorative Yoga and especially the one on one sessions with many fine healers who give so much to weSPARK. I deeply benefit from numerous Infinichi Qigong sessions, enjoy the gentle touch of Reiki practioners, and am soothed by the experienced hands of a master acupuncturist.

At this point in history I doubt there is anyone who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way, either personally, someone in the family, or a friend. If you are one of those people and you live anywhere near the San Fernando Valley, I highly recommend you visit weSPARK and join or help in whatever way you can.

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?

2013

Role:  Client Served

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

Rating: 5 stars  

weSPARK has helped me for many years now. They offer so many valuable activities and one-on-one experiences with a variety of talented and caring facilitators. Post surgery and during chemotherapy, I attended restorative yoga and qi-gong classes which not only relaxed me during class, but also allowed me to learn what to do to help myself at home. I've had many appointments with different counselors, energy healers, reiki healers, accupuncture professionals - all caring and helpful people who helped me heal inside and out. Realizing that you are not alone and that others have your same "hair style" makes coping with a serious illness easier, plus you find new friends who really understand what you are going through. I don't really know what I would have done without weSPARK - so I cannot say strongly enough - THANK YOU weSPARK for all your help and care and open door.

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

Role:  Client Served

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

Rating: 5 stars  

It's difficult to put into words the effect that WeSPARK had on my well being and spirit during the most difficult time of my life. Although they have all the typical "group" scenarios available for their members, they have the perfect combination of activities to suit everyone.

I found compassion, empathy, great friends, and new ways of being from the Qi-Gong and Yoga classes. I rekindled my love and affection for horses with their classes in Equine Therapy. The one on one sessions with Energy Healers and Reiki Healers were beyond compare.

In my humble opinion WeSPARK is the Number One Cancer Support Center. I am honored to be a member and to have such good care and I recommend this organization to anyone who needs their help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I took Qi-Gong and Yoga classes, Equine Therapy and Energy and Reiki Healing sessions since the end of 2004.