As a volunteer, I feel energized by the opportunity to make the community aware of the services of The Victory Center. When I staff our display at community health fairs and speak to attendees, it is so rewarding to have even just one person say that the individual therapies or the support groups are just what are needed for themselves or for a family member or friend. As a cancer survivor and recipient of the services of The Victory Center, I know firsthand how invaluable the support received there is.
As a volunteer and a former participant, I know firsthand that The Victory Center is an oasis of calm in a cancer patient's often overwhelming journey. This is not only because of the many services provided free of charge to cancer patients and their families, but also because of the caring staff and professionals that serve The Victory Center. Another key component of The Victory Center is the opportunity for cancer patients to connect with, and draw support from one another.
The Victory Center is a wonderful place for all. It provides so many great services to improve ones health and well being. From the kind and compassionate staff to all the fantastic volunteers, The Victory Center is a jewel serving those in Northwest Ohio. We are fortunate to have such a tremendous resource for love and health.
I've just read about the Victory Center. It sounds great and helpful to its clients and want to give it my support.
I didn't know which role to check as I'm a previous client, a volunteer, & a Board Member. When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was so upset& stressed out,& the outlook seem pretty grim. I knew about The Victory Center, but not really what they did. The services they offered were so soothing & calming (and they were free). The staff & therapists were so loving & caring I always felt better after a visit there. I truly believe that one of the reasons I'm still here today is because of the support of The Victory Center. After being a recipient of the care I felt I needed to be a volunteer there, and then went on the Board.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the end of 2010. I was encouraged by my quimmo doctor to visited The Victory Center.
I was very welcomed. The staff have made me feel like I belong and I did not feel so isolated. I try thing I never done before like Belly dance and Reiki. I am very thank full to have a place like The Victory Center to go during this difficult moment of my life.
The Victory Center is a very special place. Along with all of their services the Center provides a safe place to "be who you are" during a health crisis. The staff is so nurturing and warm. You immediately feel accepted and "needed." This may sound strange but the staff at the Victory Center want to help you and want/need to share all of their compassion and knowledge. We are very, very lucky to have the Center here in Toledo, Ohio.
In 2009, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were all shocked and didn't know what to do. We were given names of various organizations and decided to check out the Victory Center. We were welcomed with open arms when we came in - literally, Lynn and Penny were there to hug us, which was comforting. I was asked for advice and input and the support group and suggestions from the TVC staff and other patients were quite helpful. My mom is quiet and doesn't typically go places on her own so it took a while but we would go together to appointments but now she goes there on her own almost on a daily basis. The treatments (massage, facial, reflexology, reiki, healthy steps class, yoga etc) help relax her and keep her mind off the cancer, surgery and now the pain that still remains. My mom has also created new friendships with people in her knitting class - which is something she never did until she came to the Victory Center. So, I'd say the Victory Center has opened doors for my mom to explore and try things she's never done (belly dancing, knitting, etc.) The Victory Center has become my mom's "home" away from home. I don't know what my family would have done if we didn't find this gem right here in Toledo, Ohio. Thank you!!
When my Father was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer in July of 2009 at the young of age 60, I had no where to turn. I found The Victory Center through The American Society when searching for support. They not only helped me deal with such a tragic situation they also gave my Father a type of treatment I never knew he would accept. He enjoyed all the healing touch and massage therapies he could in the short time he lived from diagnosis to passing. I can't imagine if we had not found TVC how much harder the experience would have been. The center is a wonderful safe haven for not only Cancer Patients but their families as well.
The Victory Center has been my 'port in a storm' by providing a safe haven in my time of need after cancel diagnosis and treatment. Their sweet and compassionate staff have made me feel like I belong somewhere and I'm not isolated in the world. I have joined their Breast Cancer Support Group and it has been a healing experience for me mentally, which in turn, is good physically. I have taken advantage of their free services and found each one to help me in a different way - massage, facial, reflexology, healing touch and reiki. What an excellent organization and staff!
The Victory Center is a safe haven for those on a cancer journey. It is a "jewel" of Toledo, Ohio. As a former participant and board member, I know the value first hand of the services provided by caring individuals. TVC is a healing place for the mind, body, and soul. I am forever grateful for the care and support I received during my journey in 2001-2002.