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Review for Voices of Survivors Foundation, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Voices of Survivors is an excellent resouce for first-hand, frank discussions of what cancer does to individuals -- in their own voices. Voices allows the so-called "everyman" to express what role cancer has played in his or her life. It acts as a guide or lamppost for people who may just be enter the confusing world of cancer treatments to see what they may have in store. I applauld Lynn Lane and his excellent site for all that it has done for cancer patients and survivors. There are many out there, and Lynn finds us and gives us a voice so we can help others.

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

...its many video or written essays about peoples' experiences with cancer and how they overcame the fear, anxiety and helplessness one can feel in that position.

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

...let it grown organically, on its own, as it resources allow.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...the commentary from ordinary people who have experienced cancer, and how they overcame either their fears, their physical difficulties or their mental states of mind. It is a cathartic site that helps many people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...first-class. I met Lynn Lane, founder, via email and the Internet and believe he is sincere, honest, hard-working and dedicated to bringing health and cancer awareness to more people -- to all who will listen, in fact.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...Bring the realities of cancer to more people and, perhaps, inspire more people to give to organizations fighting cancer.

Ways to make it better...

...tweets on Twitter focuesed more on the effort at hand and less on where you're dining on a given day. As a resident of Florida, I really don't care about the coffee house you're at or the burrito stand you've stopped it. Beyond that, not many gaffes.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

...getting enough people to know it's around. Especially within the cancer-treatment community. COntact oncologists nationwide to let them pass your site on to their patients. That might help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

...Lynn Lane is doing a great job and I wish him continued success with his project.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Wrote an essay.