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About Us

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Givest is The Non Profitable Organization.

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Dorothy Rene Jefferson: A Life Defined by Love and Resilience

Dorothy Rene Jefferson, originally Dorothy Rene Torrance, was born on September 20, 1947, as the eldest of six children. She embraced her role with great responsibility, offering protection, compassion, and unconditional love to her younger siblings, often stepping in for her mother. This experience shaped her into an exceptional mother and grandmother when she started her own family.

 

In late August 2003, Dorothy faced the loss of her husband, Robert James Jefferson. In early 2018, she encountered her own health challenge when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A natural fighter, Dorothy tackled the disease head-on and underwent successful surgery to remove the mass, resulting in a favorable prognosis and a cancer-free status.

 

However, during a routine breast exam in September 2019, everything seemed fine, but a persistent and severe cough emerged a month later. By October 2019, after numerous X-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds, it was discovered that the cancer had returned, now affecting her lungs and spine. Despite undergoing extensive chemotherapy and other treatments, the cancer spread to her liver and one side of her body. After a relentless battle, Dorothy passed away in September 2020.

Robert

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Dorothy for Robert

Robert James Jefferson, originally RJ Jefferson Jr., was born on November 7, 1942. As one of the youngest siblings, Robert developed a loving, nurturing, and compassionate nature that defined his life. In April 2003, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and began immediate chemotherapy treatments and multiple surgeries. Despite his determined fight, Robert lost his battle with cancer on August 12, 2003, after months of enduring this relentless disease.

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"
-Mahatma Gandhi

OUR TEAM

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Meet Our Experts

Shundrica Torrance

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sonya Worrell - Davis

VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR

Tara White

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Shawanna Jefferson

FOUNDER

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