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   Posted 6/23/2005 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
about 5 yrs ago, 3 individuals (husband and wife..both physicians and the husband's physician assistant) decided that there needed to be somewhere in Central Mo where women could come to get info about bc. They decided to call the group "The community Breast Care Project". The word spread but the membership didn't. I became involved about 3 yrs ago at the suggestion of my surgeon. We now have approximately 30 members - physicians, bc survivors, laywomen - and have had fundraisers to enable us to find a house. We are now NFP, which I discovered is a lot of hard work. To make this long story short, we have found our house. It is about 2 blocks from our state capitol in a historical district. The house was built in the late 1800's and is wonderful. The front yard and driveway are flat (which is unheard of in Jefferson City) so we can make a ramp for wheelchairs easily. The front doors are tall, old double doors. It is a 3 story house with 4 fireplaces! We have already been promised free labor by the different labor associations and unions. (pays to live in the capitol city) We have new furniture donated. All that is left to do is draw up the plan for remodeling and present it to the owners and get to work.
Our purpose is to have, what I refer to as a clearing house, where any woman or man in Central Mo can come and get info. They will be provided a mentor that will be with them from the start of treatments until they are no longer needed. There will be internet access available. Lists of the different hospitals, oncologists, clincial trials, etc. not only locally but throughout the US. We already have books to go in our library that have been donated by different organizations. We are going to provide counseling not only to the bc survivor but to her/his spouse and children. We have already had several child psycho. and other psychologists offer to do this for us at no charge. We are hoping to have our grand opening in Oct to concide w/ BC Awareness Month.
Please keep us in your prayers as we have come a long way but have an even longer way to go.

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   Posted 6/23/2005 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow!  What wondeful news!  You are certainly putting those brains to good use!  I'm so glad you're so giving to spend your time on this needed cause.  This project and it's creators and workers are definately in my prayers.  Keep up the good work, Deb.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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   Posted 6/23/2005 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes definitely a WOW deal. I am proud of you working so hard and so long and achieving so much. I will keep your project in my prayers, too, along with those involved. Please keep us up to date as to how things are going. Hugs MK

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   Posted 6/23/2005 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Deb- That is a wonderful, amazing concept!!! I hope your new home evolves into the perfect place for your idea to grow and flourish. You should be proud to take on such a journey!! Good luck and keep us posted!
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 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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   Posted 6/23/2005 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy you got the house.  That is amazing!  Thanks again for the other day.
L & H,

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   Posted 6/23/2005 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Can I add my wow? I am impressed. This is just wonderful.
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

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   Posted 6/25/2005 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad that we will meet someday. I'll be proud to call you my friend. Hugs, Di

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   Posted 6/25/2005 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go, Deb. It's terrific news. Great for all of those who need you there in central MO. L&H, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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   Posted 6/26/2005 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! That is great news. How lucky bc victims and their families will be to have someplace to go for information and answers. Thanks for sharing.


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