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Review for Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, Herriman, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When Mom was first diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (CC), it was a cancer we had never even heard of but quickly learned it was a "bad one". We learned that it was very rare, and is typically diagnosed too late for successful treatment. The CC Foundation offered information and support that we could not find elsewhere. I came to learn how it was founded by people and families who were also touched by this horrible disease. They saw there was a gap in knowledge, support, treatment options and research and started the foundation to address the gaps. So much is done by volunteers. Information on their website was instrumental in allowing us to have Mom treated and still be alive today. In the four years since I have interacted with the foundation, I have seen tremendous strides in the treatments and hope available to CC patients. Much of this can be attributed to the work of the CCF. In addition to the discussion board for patients and caregivers, they support research and getting the medical community involved in coming up for ways to treat CC. I am amazed how a small organization founded by people who have lost loved ones has accomplished so much and improved the future prognosis for many CC patients. However, there is still so much left to accomplish. It asks for role below- I donate a little but wish I could afford more, I have the title "moderator" on the discussion board so maybe a volunteer, but mostly just a very thankful daughter who found this organization and wonderful group of people. They are helping patients survive, but also supporting the too many who still succumb to this lousy disease.

Role:  General Member of the Public