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JanHawk

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Review for A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), Needham, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with a number of nonprofits that support the pediatric brain tumor community. This org goes far beyond what similar orgs have accomplished. It is extremely well run and has made unprecedented progress in brain tumor research. The board of directors are a very bright group who make effective decisions resulting in this progress.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), Needham, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has made critical, unparalleled progress with pediatric brain tumor research, and is extremely well managed.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

Role:  Donor
 

Review for The Next Step Fund, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to several Next Step weekend retreats for young adult survivors and their caregivers. These weekends are an unmatched experience because no other organization in our area provides this type of service to this population. They are restful, fun, and empowering, and are an amazing opportunity for fellowship w/ others who 'walk the walk'. Seeing someone who is wheelchair bound be team lifted to the top of a climbing wall is a priceless experience for all involved. Then. to watch them break into a full smile as they descend a zipline is the icing on the cake.
The ice breakers, fun and creative games, and singalongs, encompass everyone's needs regardless of their challenges. This is not an easy thing to pull off, and Next Step does it VERY well. You leave the weekend feeling renewed, loved, and cared for.

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

-Seeing the joy of my daughter, who is relatively socially isolated due to her challenges, as she mingles w/ other adults. - Feeling renewed to continue to face the daily challenges as a parent of a young adult w/ brain injury and ongoing medical needs.

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

Offer more weekends in other locations.

Role:  Client Served & attended a weekend retreat.