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Susan307

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Review for Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, Newtown, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My oldest grandson was in kindergarten when the tragedy at Sandy Hook happened. As for so many, the sadness losing so many to guns was excruciating. Sandy Hook Promise has given me hope... If those parents can turn their grief to action to keep others from suffering so much, certainly I can as well. I've become a volunteer Sandy Hook Promise and have helped in a variety of ways over the past years. Just yesterday I went with their team to testify at the MA State House on behalf of a bill that will make Massachusetts school and communities so much safer. I had the honor of meeting with several staff of SHP, truly lovely committed people.

Role:  Volunteer
alexaaact (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

So glad you could join us Susan, thank you for your advocacy and compassion!

 

Review for Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When my grandson was born, we felt very alone. CDO has helped us know that others care, that others have been able to deal with what at first feels like unbearable news, and has given us the support to find our way. Such a gift!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When you're expecting your first grandchild, you never think about having problems. You only await with eagerness that first time you get to hold your son's child, to kiss those cheeks. When my daughter-in-law birthed my first grandson, he landed us with surprise after surprise that we definitely weren't ready for. From his cleft palate and lip, to his need to be whisked away to the ICU, to his months and months in the hospital, all the things that we thought NEVER would happen to our family happened.

We felt alone, confused, sad, terrified, and more... how could this be happening to us? CDO was there for us. There was information beyond what the doctors even knew. There were other parents who were a step or two ahead of us with advice and experience. There were explanations of some of the basic terms doctors were throwing around. There was a community of people who understood what we were going through.

No one could change the reality, nor would we now wish it to be other than it was, as this little boy is the joy of our lives. But we went from frightening aloneness to being held in a community of those who understood. I don't know what we would have done pre-internet, or pre-CDO.

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

Make sure it got ample funding so that those who work to help others could in fact be paid for their efforts!

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer