I arrived at Thrive a few days before my chemo began, terrified about the toxic drugs coming down the pike and their potential effects on my otherwise healthy body. Fast forward a few months--all eight rounds of chemo completed--and I can tell you that two things got me through this physically and emotionally grueling time: support from my family and friends plus the services and community provided by You Can Thrive. The holistic modalities on offer (acupuncture, reiki and nutritional counseling to name a few) are top notch in easing pain and aiding healing, but it goes far beyond that. The practitioners who volunteer their time and expertise do so with such openness, warmth and a genuine desire to help the women they serve. As a client, I always felt welcomed and fully accepted by the providers, volunteers and founder Luana herself. It's a safe environment where breast cancer patients can doff their wigs, reveal their fears and share their stories, all while receiving wonderful, complementary treatments to balance the harsh effects of traditional cancer protocols. I'm grateful I found Thrive, through a survivor at a SHARE support group, and I'm happy when I can return the favor to another newly diagnosed woman. It's as if I'm passing along a treasured key that opens the door to surviving cancer with just a little more ease and grace and a lot more happiness and good health.
You can thrive is geared to Cancer patients and survivors. The atmosphere is loving, the support services excellent, and each patient is valued. A holistic program features nutrition, Reiki, Essential Oil therapies, Yoga, contemplative care and much more. This is the place to be as a patient or volunteer in New York City.
I have been treating women with breast cancer for many years and I have always felt lucky to have a great resource like You Can Thrive! in nyc. All of my patients who have been there have found it to be an open, non-judgmental, supportive organization. Ms. DeAngelis is truly dedicated to helping others in any way that she can.
Review from Guidestar