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AngelaVinho

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Review for Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, Inc., Tequesta, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  


I am a Two Time Breast Cancer Survivor


CANCER ALLIANCEOF HELP AND HOPE is the ONLY Nonprofit that Helped Me Financially.
Even with Insurance my Medical Copays are very high.


It was September 2001 when I went for a routine Pap Smear and was told I had a Lump in my Left Breast. I asked if I should be concerned and was told “it’s probably just a cyst, come back in 6 Months”. In October I went to have a Breast Ultrasound. I was again told “we aren’t sure what it is without a Biopsy but it is probably just a cyst”. In February 2002 my left arm began to ache near my armpit. I went for a second opinion and was told to schedule a surgery as soon as possible. On March 4, 2002 I went for a Biopsy. I was then diagnosed at 30 with Stage 3 Advanced Breast Cancer. I had 6 months of Chemotherapy, a Lumpectomy, and 6 weeks of Radiation.

For 9 years and 8 months I was healthy. Then in October 2012 I found a Lump in my right breast. I immediately went for a Breast Ultrasound. I was told to have a Biopsy as soon as possible. On week later I was diagnosed at 41 with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I had a Double Mastectomy and 5 weeks of Radiation. I am currently undergoing breast reconstruction. When I am finally finished –I will have had 7 surgeries on my left breast and 3 surgeries on my right breast.

I have no Family History of Breast Cancer, I do no smoke, I workout 3-5 days a week, and I am under 45 years old.

My survival has to have a purpose- that purpose is to help other young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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

Help Them To Get More Donation Money and Help To Make People Aware of Their Foundation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer