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michelle

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Review for THE HEART CONNECTION, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Heart Connection is an amazing organization that shows kids who are fighting cancer that they are not alone. This group of wonderful volunteers brings these kids and their families together through many different types of activities throughout the year and lets us ALL have fun! They show the kids who are fighting day after day to be normal, that they can be normal. They can go to camp for a whole week and do all of the things other kids are doing during for the summer and still be safe. They have qualified counselors and staff available to make sure these kids are well taken care of and have the time of their lives!!! My 9 year old daughter, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4, finally went to camp this summer and came back a whole new girl. She realized that with all she has been through, she can't wait to be able to help kids with cancer just like the people with Heart Connection have done for her. And as much as they have done for her, they have also done as much for us as a family. We try to participate in the different activities that are offered to us through the Heart Connection, like family camp or a day at Adventureland Amusement Park, just so we can reach out to other people who are going through some of the same things we have been through. We understand and can relate. The Heart Connection has given us all a lot to be thankful for, especially them!!

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

watching my daughter grow from a scared little girl fighting cancer to a brave young girl wanting to do all she can to help the next little girl who has to battle cancer. Because of the Heart Connection she knows the importance of helping others.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & My daughter went to oncology camp.