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Review for Lungevity Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Lungevity extends a warm welcome to everyone who is touched in some way by lung cancer.It is an organisation that is determined to fight the scourge of lung cancer on many different levels,investing $millions supporting lung cancer projects right down to supporting individual survivors,families and carers.Their interests extend beyond North America,reaching out worldwide,even to such places as Bonnie Scotland,which is where I live,almost five years ago,I was diagnosed with lung cancer,it was through searching the internet for some information on lung cancer,I discovered LUNGevity, reading through their website engaged me enough to want to become a member.I was accepted into a new family friends who are made up of survivors,carers and family members.It has been my priviledge to visit the USA on two occassions and meet with,many LUNGevity members and staff I had only contact with prior online.It is my intention to make future visits to the USA,to maintain and strengthen my links with LUNGevity.

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

Invite them all to come to Scotland.

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?

Some

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Lungevity Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was dxd with lung cancer in Oct 2008,a death sentence I believed,my mind was in turmoil,thought of losing my wife and daughter forever was just so difficult to bear.Family and friends helped me tremendously from the start and through my chemo and surgery.On the successful course of treatments,I still was in need of the emotional support that my family and friends provided previous,but my cancer situation was wearing a bit thin on their patience with me,as one of my friends put it "Eric you have had all your treatments,the cancer is now gone for good,now forget it and get on with your life".My cancer issues were upsetting them,and I couldnt really blame them for wanting the subject dropped. Surfing the net one day,looking for some good news stories regarding lung cancer,I stumbled onto a site called LUNGevity,I had found something very special,a new family of friends just waiting for me to join them to share friendship,their knowledge and experiences with lung cancer,to make me realise I would never be alone again having to deal with my problems with lung cancer.I can testify that LUNGevity has been and is my saving grace.

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

In my everyday life

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

Its helped me to cope with my dx of lung cancer

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

First Class

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

Invest and support funding a variety of projects that would improve the general outlook for all survivors of lung cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & I post to the site daily,exchanging greetings of the day,and provide support to members particularly new arrivals to give themthe benefits of my cancer experience.I am also now an offical Lung Cancer advocate for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.Org .