I am a survivor of brain Cancer that is currently in remission. I have been labeled as in remission since My Cancer was originally diagnosed in my Thyroid Gland which was removed. The Cancer was then discovered in my female organs, resulting in a hysterectomy. In this area they found gastrointestinal Carcinoid tumors which resulted in more surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
As I was going through all of these struggles, I was very surprised that there was not more help for me out there from organizations in regard to support, resources and information. This journey has placed my husband and families in places they had no desire to go and certainly did not deserve, american cancer society apopka resource center.
That is why I set out to make education and support available for those with families that may follow me through this horrific disease. I truly enjoyed my time in opening up that Center and working so closely with the American Cancer Society.
During this time I would go to Tallahassee on an annual basis and lobby for Cancer legislation and funding for Cancer related research. My own safe amounts of vitamin c, Brenda, which is obviously also susceptible to this potentially devastating disease, is the office Manager and works as a volunteer at the Center up to four days a week. The Center offers support for the victims of Cancer through services such as full makeovers, education, transportation and counseling along with a full range of education and support for the care-givers and other family members of the victim.
My husband Tom is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has experience first hand as a Care-giver and as a American cancer society apopka resource center of children that suffer with a parent who has Cancer. I often utilize him and my Daughter Brenda when working with the family members of the victims, american cancer society apopka resource center. Now, finally, a little more about myself, my career and my other community involvement. I started my teaching career in Wisconsin and when I moved to Florida, I worked first for the Devereux Foundation of Florida and american cancer society apopka resource center I began my career with OCPS at the Magnolia school for the profound mentally and physically challenged.
I spent three years at Apopka High school and currently work with children of special needs at the new Wekiva High School. I have worked in the past as a Licensed Foster Care Home parent providing respite care for parents of special needs children. I served as a chairperson of the Adult ministry team which has led me educate and support others adults to help them to understand and fulfill leadership roles.
I would encourage any of you who may be reading this to become involved in your community; the blessings are great and the rewards immeasurable.
If you would like to volunteer at the center or just come by to visit I would encourage you to do so. I look forward to meeting every one of you. God Bless You, Debbie L.