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Review for Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Inc, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My grandfather was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2007. I found the Meso Foundation by accident through a Google search. I was so lucky. From day one, the Meso Foundation provided me and my family with loving support, advice on multiple treatment options for my grandfather, and a community that simply inspired our entire family. Without their outpouring of love and support (to a total stranger nonetheless), there is no way I could endured the process of trying to help my grandfather get well while caring for him the best I could in the process. The Meso Foundation is first class all the way. It's too bad this site only provides five star ranking. They truly deserve at least 100 stars!

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

the lives of many people. Where there was no hope, now there is hope. Where there was only sadness, now there is a reason for joy.

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

hire all the same staff that currently works there because they are second to none. I have full faith in Chris Hahan to run this organization so I have no desire to run it!

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

The people. They truly care about the cause of curing mesothelioma and banning asbestos. This is not just some group of people using this nonprofit as a stepping stone like some others do.

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

the most caring and giving people I have ever met. They took time for me whenever I needed it night or day no matter where they were in the world.

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

fund 100 research grants that may result in the cure of this dreaded disease.

Ways to make it better...

all their hard work had already led to a cure.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of awareness about the disease and lack of funding for research that will ultimately lead to a cure.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Mary Hesdorffer, the medical liaison for the Meso Foundation, is truly an angel. She has literally changed lives in so many ways and we all love her!

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Role:  Client Served & I cared for my grandfather with mesothelioma and now I advocate for awareness and research funding in his honor and memory.