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Review for Pandora Org, Traverse City, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our ME community is underserved and under diagnosed. People with this disabling illness usually lose their jobs, therefore it easy to also lose self-esteem and self-worth. It's pure joy to volunteer for an organization that lets each person use their God-given talent to serve others. "Health First" is their volunteer motto since most volunteers also have ME. I'm glad for Pandora Org and all of their "workers." Your work here is so important because you let people with ME, who are invisible because they spend months to years home-bound, know they are cared for and not alone. You also help them live independently. Go Team Pandora Org!

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Pandora Org, Traverse City, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Your donations make a huge difference in peoples lives. 98% of donations are used for programing. It is a pleasure to serve the people who rely on Pandora Org! This is the only ME, CFS and fibromyalgia organization that directly serves patients. My heart melts every time a recipient is over the moon happy to get help.

You see, most people with these illnesses feel abandoned and isolated. Pandora Org remembers them and acknowledges their suffering and existence. Can you imagine being too sick to walk to the kitchen to cook? People with severe ME are bed bound. I know people who have eaten cereal for each meal because it's easy to have a box of cereal at bedside. Pandora Delivers™ fresh meals is a game changer for these people. It's a difference of being placed in managed care or staying home and remaining independent.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Pandora Org, Traverse City, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am the president of Pandora Org and our board members take an active roll in making sure that individuals are not forgotten. We offer meals, gas money to doctors appointments and send gifts to people who are isolated.

I am a volunteer president, and all the board members are also volunteers. We don't profit financially from our service. In fact, I donate to Pandora Org so I pay to "work" here. What a privilege! We do, however, get paid with showers of praise by the patients and their families for making a difference in their lives.

We also advocate for better health policies. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is not understood, so medical care for these patients is sub-standard. There are not any treatments or medications for this illnesses. Our roll to educate physicians and governmental officials is sometimes met with opposition. There were a loud few last year that took it upon themselves to criticize Pandora Org for taking a strong stance in helping the Institute of Medicine with their peer review study on ME. These few gave us poor ratings based on politics. Take their comments with a grain of salt. I'm sure you can see from the many 5 star ratings that we are an upstanding and honest organization who cares deeply about people.

Please consider donating, or volunteering, so we can continue our good works that directly support patients with compassionate care programs.

Role:  Donor