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Cancer does not discriminate. I have learned that almost everyone I've met has been affected by cancer — maybe they've been diagnosed, have a family member who’s living with cancer, or are a caregiver. At Wellness House everyone is welcome. I first learned about Wellness House from a friend of a friend, her name is Jaime. She was so wonderful and shared her journey and story with the same cancer I have, Multiple Myeloma. She explained to me that I was not alone and she recommended I look into learning more about Wellness House. Wellness House helped her understand more about our cancer. She said it was a safe place. I didn't know I needed Wellness House until early last year. When you are dianosed with cancer, everyone is there for you...for days, weeks, months...then when you start to feel and get better, the visits, calls, and texts start to slowly disappear. When this started to happen to me, I felt very lonely, and had bouts of anxiety. It was a very dark time for me. While everyone has continued on with their lives, I still had to deal with living with my cancer. I didn't know I was suffering from PTSD. I needed help, and felt like my family and friends couldn't relate. That is when I reached out to Wellness House. My first support group meeting was so refreshing. Talking to individuals that knew EXACTLY what I was feeling. I felt a full embrace of support and love. At this meeting I met Jean. Jean has a smile that radiates! Jean had just been diagnosed with MM. We exchanged phone numbers and quickly became friends. I shared my journey and what to expect when she would go through certain treatments-especially Stem Cell Transplant. Jean & I had tandem stem cell transplants. I am blessed to have had Jaime reach out to me, share her story and tell me about Wellness House. I am also grateful to have met Jean and help her along her journey too! I love how Wellness House connects people, and helps us learn new skills, get information, and join others when you take classes, practice healthful living, reduce stress, and more. All Wellness House programs and services are led by experts, designed to prepare and empower you to fully live life with cancer. All at no cost to you.
Everything Wellness House does is to prepare and empower people to fully live life with cancer and beyond.
Wellness House experts, specialists and programs focus on individual needs of people through every step of cancer - before, during and after treatment.
The welcoming, encouraging feeling starts the moment you walk into one of the programs. Wellness House is designed to give you back the strength, community and control that cancer can take away.
You can't put a price on what Wellness House provides. So we don't. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations that provide gifts to Wellness House, there's absolutely no charge for all programs and services.
I hope you will join me by making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goals but more importantly to support help people in our community and around Chicagoland fully live life with cancer and beyond.
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