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I just cried I called up my dog walker and I said Judy I just I was just -- that you know.
I have ovarian cancer.
Not knowing if she would openly discuss have diagnosis.
That he had the baby and didn't realize that a few weeks later stranger would walk into her hospital room.
Become -- for a.
Really speaking to Valerie was my first.
Glimmer of hope.
Valerie -- was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 1999.
And with no one to turn to she had a dream.
I really wanted someone to call me and say I've been where you -- I know what you're going through.
There's nothing you can ask me and that didn't happen because there was no program.
Valerie stream quickly became a reality with the help of oncologists social worker -- -- -- They -- woman to woman peer mentoring program Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
When you first diagnosed with a -- fighting cancer -- in the days terrified.
Overwhelmed don't know where to turn when a woman -- -- volunteer.
Who walks into the room.
First and foremost you find hope there's the person is doing well with us working living their lives it's a huge gift.
Women to women is sponsored by the ovarian cancer research on this program helps patients with everything from education to transportation.
To -- And -- lending -- -- of the electric bill can't get paid.
But most importantly NASA says is that one a one time that is most value.
There's nothing more valuable than to.
Have the support of somebody who's been through something the same thing you've been through.
And she is a power of example for me the two women speak frequently and Valerie even stops by to visit Nancy during the Q a sessions.
It is so important for me.
To be doing this to be sharing my experience I remember how lonely it felt and it is -- real real privilege to do things.
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