Volunteer Intake & Experiences
“ When my cousin Emma asked if I could do the photography for her presentation, I was so excited to volunteer and be a part of the “Educational Endometriosis” event. It was an incredible experience watching her get up on stage and share her story. There were so many things I did not know about endometriosis that I ended up learning a lot of information at the event. My experience volunteering at the “Educational Endometriosis” event in Nelson was an eye-opening experience and very educational. The courage, strength, and bravery Emma has inspires me every day and she is continuing to inspire many others out there as well. I am looking forward to future events and seeing her and my aunt, Deborah, change so many people’s lives.”. “
“ I’ve been around many people in my life who are affected by Endometriosis. When I met Emma, we immediately became friends. She is one of the toughest and kindest people I have ever met. Her story is inspiring and should be shared with a lot more people. One day, Emma asked me to become part of her journey with The Endo Educational Organization of Canada. I am so excited to be able to be a part of something that is inspiring for a large number of people and helping them become educated about a disease that affects many individuals. I cannot wait to help host more events, all while expanding the reach of the organization, and help Emma and Deborah change lives. ”
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“JUST LEAVING THE DISEASE AONE UNTIL PROPER SURGERY CAN BE PREFORMED IS LIKELY THE IDEAL ROUTE.
ABLATIVE SURGERY CAN RESULT IN MORE DAMAGE BY THE OCCURRENCE OF ADHESIONS. THE SAME INEFFECTIVENESS GOES FOR ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL THE DISEASE MEDICALLY.
WHILE SOME HORMONAL THERAPIES SUCH AS ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES HAVE PROVIDED SOME PAIN RELIEF IN SOME WOMEN, IT DOES NOT REDUE THE AMOUNT OF THE DISEASE, ERADICATE THE DISEASE, OR SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE. WHEN CONTRACEPTIVES ARE DISCONTINUED, THE DISEASE IS STILL THERE AND POTENTIALLY WORSE. “
-KATE DONAHUE, ENDO GIRLS BLOG