My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Victory Center, Toledo, OH, USA
I was diagnosed in 2009 with breast cancer. Although I'd been to my GP and the surgeon [although I didn't have surgery], I learned of the Victory Center through the herbalist at the Phoenix Food Co-op. I took the tour of the facilities and registered. I was thrilled to learn that I could have these great services free! Besides massage and foot reflexology (fantastic), I've had reiki, sound therapy, and "journey work." Now that I'm two years out, I can still take yoga and have become a regular member of the weekly cancer support group.
I was sometimes defensive about my decision to treat my cancer through natural means (certainly my "surgeon" and oncologist don't support it), so I've been relieved to find the staff of the center to be nonjudgmental. The therapies and connections I made here became portals to other similar (and sometimes SAME) services outside the Victory Center that I consider to have been life changing and life SAVING.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
how I view energy work. The world at large seems to think these things are unreal, but I found the experiences with reiki, foot reflexology, and sound therapy to be very powerful. I've changed how I view everything now: I'm much more open minded. How could I not be!? I've watched my body do what AMA medicine declared was impossible.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Well, I have a feeling that when I decided to pull no punches in my endorsement, I will be making some fine Victory Center people nervous. This review is the World According to Blake. I hope that they can let us all fly our "true colors" and not feel so pressured to conform to the worldview that pharmaceutical medicine has been so good at making the mainstream one in the U.S.