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Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio

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Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc. is to journey hand-in-hand with those who are afflicted with cancer by connecting individuals and their families to vital resources, providing hands-on support, and creating programs that meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their families in our community; serving ALL cancers and ALL ages.

Results: Thousands of local cancer patients and their families have been served, ages 6 months to 95 years old. We have published 3 children's books and have received numerous awards for the work we are doing in our community. This organization has been recognized on an international level for their collaborations and their books that are being sold all over the world!

Target demographics: cancer patients and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of patients and their families

Geographic areas served: Northwest Ohio

Programs: hands-on physical, emotional and spiritual support for ALL cancers and ALL ages.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, I am a client of Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio. Approximately 2 years ago my life, and the life of my husband and young child, turned upside down when we discovered my brain cancer. We had no idea how to handle any of our new struggles. Cancer Connection gave us so much assistance to figure out how to move forward and begin to build our new lives. We were, and still are, so incredibly fortunate to have Cancer Connection in our lives!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is absolutely amazing. Rarely will you find a staff of any nonprofit that is as committed to helping their patients as these guys are. Whether they are assembling information for an assessment, or making a call to their patients just to check in; the staff at CCNWO goes all in with their commitment to ensuring that nobody has to go through cancer alone. At CCNWO, you become more than just a number, you become part of a family.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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I started working with Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio in 2018. I am a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer survivor and it is an honor to assist CCNWO an organization this offers the care and support that patients and survivors need. When the cancer can back, I looked up and Cancer Connection was right there to see me through the next leg of my journey. I cannot think of a better way to spend my time – passionately living a purpose driven life as a subservient leader and advocate for cancer survivors.

Betty M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people at Cancer Connection of Norrthwest Ohio has been there for me and my husband to lean on at our times we have needed that. To help us find funding for gas to get me to appointments. Even when I had surgery I would open my eyes to see Colleen there with a smile on her face. This putting a smile on my face. There is the bi-weekly calls to see how we are doing and how we are holding up. Yes this is just the tip of how wonderful they have been to us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Want to be have a customer connection through this trying time I met with Jean Schoen, Was the day that we met I was lost once we sat down and talked I was a piece in the process of my journey. From the beginning of my journey cancer connection has been a great support system with attending my most important appointment with my oncologist and my radiologist. What talk as a connection at the cancer patients will be a lot I would like to thank Cancer connection for helping me with the process I greatly appreciate the calls that I get from the support group to see how I am doing . If there is anything I can do to help support cancer connection please do not hesitate to ask me want to be half of my family I would like to say Thank you guys so very much !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jean Schoen and the Cancer Connection have been a lifesaver to me for the past 15 months. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer in September 2016 and my mind went into a whirl wind. My friend told me about the Cancer Connection and how they could help me. Jean's smile and passion of how she talks to you is such a comfort. She took time for me to explain all the resources our there and what each one could help me with. She gave me contact info and specifically who to talk to. The receptionist's weekly phone calls helped me know someone was thinking of me and my well being. Having a friendly person to talk to and check on how I was doing. The free massages to help me relax while going through treatments were a god send. The massage therapist Jen has an art for what she does. Having the Cancer Connection behind you that provides someone (in my case Jean) for many of my appointments that I didn't want to face alone was an added relief to my mind. Thank you to Jean and the Cancer Connection for giving me the tools I needed in helping me on my journey to beat my breast cancer.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Cancer Connection Of Northwest Ohio. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't explain how much Jean and the girls have helped my family. Even after my wife passed away last month, Jean is calling to help us through the holidays. She has me crying tears of joy and love for her and the girls. Thank you Jean from the bottom of my heart. I am forever grateful!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate you so much!
Thanks for everything!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cancer Connection NWO is the only organization that we found to help our daughter when she was diagnosed with leukemia. The support they provided to our entire family along with the programs for her specifically was incredible! Great group of people.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cancer Connection has helped my family so much! They have been there for us by calling us weekly, attending doctor appointments, giving us resources, help with bills and much more. We cannot thank you all enough!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a former patient of Cancer Connection of NWO and I tell anyone I meet about the help the organization has provided to me. In so doing, I feel like I am able to assist others through their difficult diagnosis.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is helpful to people and lets them know about resources they do not already know about. I wish I knew about them when I had cancer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am excited to see that the community it becoming more aware of our programs and are contacting us as soon as they are diagnosed with cancer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My love for the organization is beyond words. I volunteered there as part as my externship with Davis College. On my first day it was my job to call clients and just simply ask if they needed anything from the organization. I started with the A's and person after person said nope I'm good but I am so thankful that you call. It makes me feel safe. Then I was all the way to the N's and a very sickly voice said. I just got a letter from the bank and they want to take my home. Here is where Jean Schoen steps in. Beyond my knowledge there is assistance to save the women's home. I just loved the work that they do from then on. Because no one wants to be sick, let alone not in there own home. Just recently I went for my first mammogram, it came back abnormal. Jean was the first person I called, even before my mom. She calmed me down and asked when my next appt. was and yup there she was holding my hand the whole time. That day would have not been the same without her. She talked to me about everything under the sun but the scary test and results that might be getting. Everything turned out great, and she celebrated with me like I was her own daughter. So the morel of my rambling is that every single client that gets a hold of Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio doesn't just get an operator on the other line, they get family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with Cancer Connection of NWO. They help so many people which means that I am also helping. It is an honor to be a part of their team!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What amazing people! They are always doing something new and exciting in our community!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is the only one in our community that is serving children with cancer. They have been a godsend to my family!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I never dreamed that my family would need these types of services but after hearing the diagnosis of cancer, we knew we could not do this alone.
Thank you for being with us and providing the support that we could not get from any other organization!! We are forever grateful!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to have a Cancer Connection in our area - there are so many people dying of this horrible disease!

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCNWO helps with bills, gives me free massages and goes to doctor appointments with us. Don't know how we would manage this without them.