Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis and Maria Steele
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we salute and thank our amazing volunteers. Please meet Dennis and Maria Steele:
“Life begins when there are no guarantees,” says Dennis Steele, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and a brain tumor in 2008 and wife Maria was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2004 and a recurrence in 2007. “Life totally changed with my cancer diagnosis. The unknown changes you — it brings you down to earth. Uncertainty shows you what’s important and fosters gratitude for what you have.”
Dennis, Maria and their sons, Grady and Regen, have interacted with Angel Foundation by volunteering at events and attending programs — a living example of how education and support can help families gain understanding, strength and hope as they face the challenges of cancer together.
According to Regen, “I know that I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the cancer of both my parents without this group. It has helped lift me out of the gloom that our family was in before we found out about Angel Foundation.”
To volunteer at Angel Foundation, please contact Brooke Trierweiler, firstname.lastname@example.org.