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I don’t think I would have fared as well as I did through treatment without this group. You have a safe place to talk about anything, as well as share resources. I actually found my oncologist through another group member.
It felt so good to be able to trust and share. And because I was alone, I appreciated the social aspects of Gilda’s. Gilda’s gives you help you didn’t even know you needed. It makes the journey easier.
The group’s individuals are precious, wonderful people of great compassion and courage. Their openness and sometimes their humor have enriched my life in ways I didn’t know I needed.
We feel we could not have gotten through it without Gilda’s Club. We could have broken down, our own health was affected.
—Alex and Kay R. (Caregivers)
Gilda’s has been the most important part of my process. I wouldn’t have been doing so well without the love and support and being a member of the group.
I couldn’t have lived as well as I’ve been able to without group/leaders/Gilda’s support in so many ways!
I reached a point of desperation and needed support and it was there for me immediately.
The group helped me so much and (the facilitator) was so insightful and helpful. I learned so much I did not know, and it has helped my relationship with my husband.
This place feels like home and all who come in are welcomed with open arms. I’m so lucky to be a part of such a great organization!
When you’re battling cancer, you’re in the hospital a lot — and it’s not your favorite place to be. Gilda’s provides a completely different environment, where people feel safe.
—Paula Berke, co-founder Gilda’s Club
We celebrate each other, encourage each other and give each other hope. I leave the meetings feeling validated, understood and confident. Just knowing Gilda’s is there for me is powerful medicine.