My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Keaton Raphael Memorial, Roseville, CA, USA
I have been in business in Roseville since 1971; this City has been very good to me and my family. As a local business person I've sat on many boards and committees; always trying to give back as much as I received from our community. In 2005 I was diagnosed with a very rare blood disease called Amyloidosis; most likely brought on by exposure to Agent Orange while I was an infantryman during the Vietnam war. I was treated for this challenge at Boston University Medical Center. In order to defeat the Amyloidosis, I had an autologous stem cell transplant and high dose chemotherapy (two days of chemotherapy equal to what you would normally receive in six months). Fortunate for me, I was in incredible shape, being a long distance runner and weight lifter because I lost almost 70 pounds in six weeks of treatment. After my recovery I wanted to give some time to an organization that I could easily relate with. An employee in my office introduced me to the Keaton Raphael Memorial. Once I saw the struggle that the brave little people, who through no fault of their own, go through and their never say no positive attitude, I was sure this was the right organization to give of my time. I can honestly say that being a small part of this wonderful organization has enriched my life beyond my expectations when I first became a member. I relate to the children, but could never say that I come close to the bravery they exhibit. Their determination and fighting attitude and their spirit has been an inspiration. Every story I read, every picture I see, brings tears to my eyes. I can only hope and pray that we as a nation find a way to harness and destroy this dreadful problem.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
every aspect of my life.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the inspiration the children have given to me.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
the most dedicated I have ever seen in any organization where I have been involved.
Ways to make it better...
there was a cure to childhood cancer found.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?