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Sharmila – CMC Volunteer

“As shattering as a diagnosis of cancer can be, I was amazed and touched at how much support and goodwill there is to help you through it. One of the supports I came across was the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, which offers free holistic care treatments like acupuncture, massage, and herbal medication to low-income women with cancer.
Every experience with cancer is different. My cancer was asymptomatic but the chemotherapy was very hard. It made me feel alienated from my body, which became a place of pain, endless fatigue and unexpected aversions. Massage was one of the few times when I would feel reconnected and grounded with myself. Volunteering with CMC as a massage therapist is my way of becoming a part of the community support for people with cancer.”