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Clara L. Petty

Executive Director

Monroe Street United Methodist Church

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Monroe Street United Methodist Church

3613 Monroe Street

Toledo, Ohio,43606

United States

Company Description

At Monroe Street Church we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no hablo ingles. We love crying newborns, people who are skinny as a rail, or those who could afford to lose a few pounds. ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Student

University of Toledo


Affiliations

Word Ministries

Scholarship Committee


Distinction Inc.

Member of Top Ladies


Top Ladies of Distinction Incorporated

Member


Education

Notre Dame Academy


Masters degree

Public Administration

University of Toledo


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Staff - Monroe Street United Methodist Church

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Neighborhood Center Director Clara Petty
Clara L. Petty currently serves as Executive Director of the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center. She is a University of Toledo alum with a Masters degree in Public Administration, and currently holds an LSW license. She began her career in social services over 35 years ago and has worked at various agencies in Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio. She is the mother of two adult daughters, one currently attending the University of Toledo, and the proud grandmother of one. Clara is active in many community organizations that provide an array of services to the Toledo community, and an active member of her church, Walk the Word Ministries, where she serves on the scholarship committee.


www.monroestumc.com

Neighborhood Center Director Clara Petty
Clara L. Petty currently serves as Executive Director of the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center. She is a University of Toledo alum with a Masters degree in Public Administration, and currently holds an LSW license. She began her career in social services over 35 years ago and has worked at various agencies in Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio. She is the mother of two adult daughters, one currently attending the University of Toledo, and the proud grandmother of one. Clara is active in many community organizations that provide an array of services to the Toledo community, and an active member of her church, Walk the Word Ministries, where she serves on the scholarship committee.


The Truth's Articles

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The doctor called Pettys mom- Clara Petty, who is the executive director of the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center- to say that they had received the results of the biopsy.
I remember that the doctor called my mom, Petty said. I dont know why she called my mom and not me, but she told us to come to the office at 6 oclock that evening. I knew that the office was closed, so I already knew that it was bad. It was during that after hours visit that Petty and her mom learned the results of her biopsy- malignant squamous cell carcinoma. Petty had a cancer that is typically found in the outer layers of the skin and the mucous membranes. She was sent to a specialist for more testing where there she received a more conclusive diagnosis of stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer. The tumor was seated in her nasopharynx, which is located in the upper part of the throat at the base of the skull. And the stage 4 diagnosis indicated that the cancer had either spread to other areas of her body or that cancer cells had been found in her lymph nodes. Petty says it was the latter. I didnt really cry, she said. I think I had maybe one tear and then I just stopped. In fact, I wasnt really thinking anything- I dont think it had hit me. Petty dropped out of school to seek treatment, but she initially rejected the idea of traditional chemotherapy opting instead for an alternative treatment method. She says that she was inspired to revisit the vegan lifestyle she had attempted when she was 17 limiting the sugar, dairy and chemicals in her diet. Your body is acidic and the cancer feeds off of acid, said Petty. So if you dont give the cancer cells what they need, they will die off. Thats why a lot of cancer patients go vegan. Petty sought out a natural nutritionist who helped her formulate an exercise routine, and an organic meal plan that would help detoxify her body. She also received oxygen therapy treatments, which she believed would create an unfriendly environment for the cancer cells. Cancer survives when there isnt enough oxygen, she said. But she says that her doctors and her family continued to push her to consider chemotherapy. She says that she was hesitant because she knew that even though the chemo was designed to kill the cancer, it would have catastrophic consequences on the rest of her body. Everybody kept telling me that I should do it, said Petty. They told me that a lot of people continue to live years after chemo. I didnt know what to do because the tumor was on my jugular vein, and my doctors said that it could block the vein and I could bleed to death. So at the end of the day I asked myself do I just want to live longer or do I want to prevent a potentially painful bleed and a death. And in January of 2014 Petty began chemotherapy. I started 33 rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments once a week, she said. They started me right away because it took me forever to decide to do it. She says a catheter was inserted into her chest so that the powerful cancer fighting drugs could be easily administered. I was on one of the more aggressive medications, she said. And for the radiation, a special mask was created for her in order to protect her face, head and neck from 20-30 minute sessions. They molded it over my face, said Petty It was green plastic and it was hot. Petty said that she soon experienced the consequences of the powerful drugs and the radiation. I got nauseous, she said. Radiation made my throat swell so I couldnt swallow, and it also destroyed some of my saliva glands which made my saliva very thick. I would choke, so I had to have a suction machine to suction out my mouth constantly. I was always throwing up and I couldnt eat so finally I had to get a feeding tube placed in my stomach. Petty said during this time, she was hospitalized for about two weeks then sent home with the feeding tube. My mom had to feed me, she said. Petty says a biopsy revealed a second mass in her pelvis and doctors wanted to extend the radiation. But she postponed any further treatment and instead took a trip with her godparents to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO. It was just worshipping for 24 hours, said Petty. Petty said she couldnt give up even though it was difficult for her to walk on the beach in Miami because of her hip pain and when she returned home she changed her major and enrolled in online classes. I had all of these science credits, she said. Petty began classes on campus that fall. It was my last year, and my hip was hurting so bad, she said. At first, Petty said, she had a rocky start with the first treatment that included severe pain and pressure in her pelvis. And then her health insurance company dropped her leaving her to find a way to pay the thousands of dollars needed for each treatment. But she pushes on with small victories. She says that her tumors have decreased, and she was recently offered a years worth of treatment from the pharmaceutical company that makes her immunotherapy drug. She plans to continue treatment until she goes into remission. In the meantime, Sydney Petty tries to live her life like any other 23 year-old who has just graduated from college. Right now Im looking for a job, she said. And in August, she plans to take a cruise to the Grand Cayman Islands, Montego Bay and Cozumel. But even this strong, determined 23 year-old who is fighting for her life against something that is bigger than she is, gets overwhelmed by her circumstances. I havent given up but I have my moments as well, Petty said.


Contact - Monroe Street United Methodist Church

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Clara Petty
Neighborhood Center Director cpetty,msnc@yahoo.com


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As a University of Toledo student in 1979, Clara Petty was impressed with some of her peers on campus.
"I saw these women who were making a difference in the community, who were volunteering their time. That drew me to them," said Ms. Petty, president of the 109-member local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter. The sorority was founded in 1908 at Howard University in Washington, and Toledo's unit began in 1952. Ms. Petty, executive director of Monroe Street Neighborhood Center, had heard relatives and women at church talk about the sorority. Photo Clara Petty, left, local Alpha Kappa Alpha president, says post-college sororities attract women who want to make a difference in their communities. "We've provided 30 years of scholarships," Ms. Petty said. She's found the networking helpful. "When I was unemployed, I put out my feelers to my [sorority] sisters. Several times it panned out," she said, adding that the group oversees chapters at UT and Bowling Green State University. "And the first thing we tell young women coming out of college is 'look to your sorors.'?" Ms. Petty is also a member of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., which grew out of a 1964 lunch First Lady Byrd Johnson had with some African-American Texas women. Ms. Petty joined Top Ladies because of its youth component, and she had two teenage daughters at the time.


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