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Margaret84

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Review for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Sarasota, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a two time breast cancer thrivor, I am also a volunteer at the Tampa Martin Luther King location of Florida Cancer Specialist. I have been a volunteer since I was 18, this is one of the best volunteer situations that I have had the honor to be a part of. As a volunteer in the infusion room, I give our blankets , beverages and cookies, but the biggest part of what I do is sharing my story and seeing the patients light up when they hear my story. I cannot guarantee their success, but I can let them know the different things that helped me get through the process. What do I get out of it? The satifaction of knowing that I have touched patients lives in ways that only a thrivor can, I also love that the doctors pay the overhead. Many of the non profits that i have volunteered for do not have their overhead paid for. I did this because I am still terrified of my yearly checkups, but seeing the courage of the other patients and seeing the breakthroughs that have happened since my diagnosis , has made the checkup a lot easier.
Margaret Weatherby

Role:  Volunteer