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susan barry

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Review for Compassion & Choices, Littleton, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned of Compassion and Choices by name from a close friend's daughter who represented it in California. I of course knew of the much needed assisted-dying options legally in progress or process in some states, but had no idea of the vast resource and personal consultant aid this remarkable organization also offers. (For example the two C and C -initiated Directive Forms regarding dementia and end-of-life measures,"My Particular Wishes," which you can add to your Advance Directive.) The free service of a personal voice and name "there" for you --during the challenging terminal stage of life--is simply beyond superlatives. As someone with a hospice background, I am proud to support and heartily recommend this nonprofit. Susan Barry, Horseshoe Bay, TX

Role:  Donor

Review for Miracle Foundation, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A volunteer on two trips to India as well as donor, I find three characteristics paramount: 1) the STAFF who are outstanding. Warm and inclusive, they exude a genuine appreciation for, and interest in, their volunteers. 2)***ACCOUNTABILITY.. MF wants you to visit and love on the children up close and personal. As a donor, I could not be more impressed with their transparency and desire you know, FEEL and approve exactly where your contribution vests. 3) THE KIDS place first alongside accountability, Forget the begging,dirty, in-your-face orphan stereotype! The scrubbed orphans in MF's spotless homes have stellar manners, heartstealing smiles, and the only commodity they want is your love and whatever time you can spend with them. You open your arms and then don't want to let go.

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

The atmosphere and joy of the Homes and Kids are the results. However, everyone I have met in the States who knows of Caroline Boudreaux and the Foundation she founded glows with praise and stories of their association. MF's reputation itself is a result to be admired.

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

I truly am drawing a blank because MF has been so open to suggestions, new ideas and tweaking wherever improvement has beckoned, that nothing stands out as unaddressed.

Role:  Volunteer & In India I spent weeks all told with the MF kids from two of their homes.