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Marilyn M

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Review for Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

AS soon as my cancer was stable and I had the energy to attend the orientation, my husband and I went. The opportunities for each of us to find our balance through attending the partners weekly workshop helped us voice our concerns and fears with our peers. Things we couldn't say to each other were voiced in a safe environment and answers were received to make our journey more palitable. After a few years I stopped attending, but kept in touch though special events like the Survivors Bar-b-Q and Mindful Meditation Classes. When my cancer metasticized, as it sometimes does, I returned to attend a Women's Weekly Workshop, now, near my home as the Wellness Community expanded their services. I am renewed by the Spiritual Chemotherapy given so freely by my sister Survivors each week. We share our experience, we laugh, we cry and we are there for each other. I am so blessed, we all are, by the existance of The Wellness Community.

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

The relief in knowing someone has walked this path before me and survived.

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

How each representative of the Wellness Community eagerly welcomes you and responds to my questions. I've loved attending the Humor Nights, the make-up sessions, trying on different make-up to mask my pallor and the lectures by well known doctors.

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

kind and helpful and always there for you.

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

Create and staff many satalites.

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Role:  Client Served & I teach Art for Seniors, Laughter Yoga and Grandmother's Prayer Circle.