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Here are a few quotes from families we have helped:

Friends by the Lake

Sue G.

"Working with the 'With These Hands' organization has been an absolute pleasure. They not only helped me in my time of need, but Teresa actually cared about what I have been through and turned what I thought would be a difficult conversation into a positive experience. Thank you!"

Lilia S.

"Teresa Taylor and With These Hands helped me a lot both financially and morally. We had a sincere conversation and prayed together. 

It helped me a lot and encouraged me!
Many thanks to With These Hands and Teresa Taylor!"

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Holding Hands

Ericka L.

"Teresa Taylor is amazing.  She definitely is an Angel! We met in a terrible moment in my life and she gave me the confidence to open my heart and expose my problems and my situation to her.  She comforted me with prayer that settled my heart and strengthened my faith! 

 

With These Hands has an amazing person taking care of this nonprofit organization. She is an angel in Earth; not only taking care of another amazing woman (her daughter Noël), but other people that cross her path.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to meet you" 

Cassandra R.

“With these hands helped me during the worst moments of my life because although I was told that my cancer was one of the good ones, cancer is cancer and it has screwed me up in more ways than I could’ve imagined. I am 22 years old and I had my whole life ahead of me. I was going to school to become a veterinary technician and that had been my dream since I was 12 years old, but I got sick during my college years with not only my cancer but about 20 other medical diagnoses. I have a GoFundMe page but it hasn’t been raising much because I don’t have many people to help me spread the word. So when Teresa offered me a Walmart gift card, I was so relieved because although it wasn’t much, it helped me way more than people might think. So thank you.” 

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Woman with Bible

Mary Gi.

"My name is Mary and my wonderful husband Christopher has been diagnosed this April with myelodysplastic syndrome (MSD) after 4 years long years of research, and many false positive diagnoses! He will have a bone marrow transplant in August/September 2023. They already found 10 donors, which is wonderful. He will stay 4/6 weeks in the hospital where they will 'kill' his immune system and infuse him with a healthy one. It's scary, nerve wracking, but it's the only solution! What I am sure of, is that God's plans are perfect and that He will be with us all the way. The help and the prayers that surround us are incredible and give us the strength that we need! May God bless you all out there and keep faith!"

Joseph O.

"I am a 41 years old and father of four who was diagnosed with myxoid fibrosarcoma in September 2022. Upon hearing this news, I felt like my world was falling apart. But through the support of family, friends, and fellow survivors, I was able to start the recovery process towards continued healing. Although my experience is not unique,  it is my sincere hope to use my lived experience to help someone get from diagnosis into empowerment and transformation. Being a survivor, I have been to hell  and have made it back .

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Mary Ge.

"I really want to thank you for helping me. I was losing hope. I was told I have lung cancer and funds were running low, and I applied many places and never got a response. I was ready to give up and you kept talking to me. After our talk I feel hope and to move on. This meant a lot to me. Thank you for caring."

Genesis R.

"I’m a 23 year old osteosarcoma survivor. I was diagnosed at 20 years old, completed 7 months of chemotherapy, all while taking care of my children. I'm a single mother of 3 beautiful children. My journey has been rough financially and I’m thankful for the help I’ve received. It’s definitely appreciated and well needed.: 

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Elderly couple

Therese O.

"I have two parts to my story. One as a caregiver to my husband and one as a cancer patient myself. My husband was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2007. He had surgery to remove the prostate but refused radiation. Two years later the cancer had spread. I took care of him for seven years until he passed away in 2014. Then in 2023 I was diagnosed with Stage IV endometrial cancer due to endometriosis, primary site unknown. The cancer was in my entire abdominal cavity. While hospitalized I had so many doctors and residents coming in to feel the mass in my abdomen. It was causing a severe stricture on my Sigmoid colon and right ureter causing hydronephrosis. I have a stent in my right ureter. I had six rounds of chemo. The first chemo I had an allergic reaction and had a seizure. I had a complete response to chemo. On July 3, 2023 I had major extensive abdominal surgery in which they removed my spleen, part of my liver, my omentum, my remaining ovary and tube and Sigmoid colon. I have a colostomy bag. The hardest part for me is the colostomy bag. But praying that it can be successfully reversed soon. I appreciate Teresa and her charity to help others."

Julie S.

 "I was pleasantly surprised to be able to speak to the founder of this organization right away. She has a beautiful personality that instantly helped me feel heard as a caregiver. I know that she understands where I'm coming from along with the struggles I'm going through because she has been there first hand. Thank you, Teresa! I hope to see you in your support groups!

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Diann H.

"My name is Diann. I just turned 59 yrs old. I am currently dealing with my third cancer. The first one I had was endometrial cancer diagnosed in December 2014. By the end of January 2015, I was in surgery for a complete hysterectomy. I was blessed in that I did not have to do chemo or radiation as the pathologist could find no signs of cancer. A few years later, I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. Again, surgery took care of the cancer with no chemo or radiation. This time I'm dealing with breast cancer diagnosed 11/23/22. I went in

on February 1, 2023 for a double mastectomy (even though cancer was only detected on the right side). I was sure I would not need chemo or radiation as the cancer was caught very early (and I didn't have to have it with the last two cancers). But my oncologist had a different opinion on the best way to keep me cancer free and that was to do six months of chemo

(which I'm currently struggling to finish).

I have not been able to work since my surgery, and currently have no income coming in. I have had to depend on grants like With These Hands to meet my living expenses along with being able to purchase the necessities that are not covered by food stamps. It is currently uncertain when I'll be able to return to work as I continue to have issues with right incision site healing properly. Then I also have to have surgery to replace the tissue expanders with the implants. Non-profits like With These Hands have been a godsend to me and others struggling with cancer or helping family members who are dealing with cancer. Without non-profits like this one, I'm not sure where I would be right now."

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