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Mechelle Z.

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Review for The Victory Center, Toledo, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Victory Center provides numerous wellness programs for cancer patients and their families and it is indispensable to the community. Simply put, there is no other nonprofit in the area that provides the kinds of services the Victory Center provides, from group therapy, to individual wellness services such as massage, Reiki and reflexology. Unlike most cancer centers, The Victory Center focuses its services on the whole person, recognizing that cancer destroys so much more than cells in the body. I found the services most helpful after chemo ended, when I finally had to face the scars and my own mortality. Groups sessions and individual treatments helped me regain my confidence in my own body, and to appreciate that I had survived, even when others have not.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received individual services such as facial, massage, etc. after chemo, while suffering from an incisional hernia as a result of my cancer surgery. At my lowest point, when I felt the most unattractive due to the scars and bulging, the Victory Center helped me feel start to feel beautiful again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think I would create two separate group sessions, separated by severity of the disease. It would help draw more people who might be interested in group, but afraid they are not "sick" enough.

Role:  Client Served & Received individual therapy services.