Warrior Angels... Breast Cancer Battle Buddies Inc. is here to empower breast cancer patients with information, resources and support in the military community, to bridge the gap in available resources.
Our mission is to build a support network to provide comfort to those affected by breast cancer and offer encouragement throughout the breast cancer journey.
We also work to provide "Comfort Bags" to patients. These bags provide information, resources, and comfort items concerning breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. If you are interested in sponsoring a bag(s) or finding out how you can help please contact us.
We are survivors, thrivers, and co-survivors, sassy sisters to stand by you!
"It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle."- Richard M. DeVos
We know that being diagnosed with breast cancer is scary. But, we want you to know you are not alone! While it may not feel like it now, you are already a warrior!
*This website is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice or guidance.
Cancer is so limited--- It cannot cripple love It cannot shatter hope It cannot corrode faith It cannot destroy peace It cannot kill friendship It cannot suppress memories It cannot silence courage It cannot invade the soul It cannot steal eternal life It cannot conquer the spirit
10- Knowledge is power! Understand your cancer what it is and what it is not.
9- Get connected- gather your support network. If you do not have anyone close to you ask your nurse about support/mentors in your area.
8- Write- get a notebook and write! Write out your questions and concerns. You will forget, so keep the notebook close! Your note book is also a safe place to write your feelings, good and bad.
7- Beware of the emotional vampires! Avoid letting others make your situation about them, or listening to stories about their third cousin removed and what happened to them. Everyones situation is different and no two cancers will have the same treatment and outcomes.
6- Be your own advocate! Ask questions! Ask for repeated explanations you understand. If something does not make sense ask again, or if something is uncomfortable to you ask for a second opinion!
5- Bring a battle buddy- have someone with you at your appointments. Someone who can take notes and ask questions.
4- Give your self time to process all that has happened, but do not give the cancer power over your life! Keep that power all to yourself!
3- Carpe Diem- Seize the Day! It is okay to say NO, and take time for yourself and your family! Try to take a mental health day thats all about you! Your health and well being are top priority!
2- Move it and be a Diva! When you feel that nervous energy taking hold go for a walk! Let the endorphins take over! Remember to look good doing it :) Run the brush thru your hair, throw on some lip gloss and strut your beautiful self! Cancer can be beautiful!
1- KNOW YOU ARE A WARRIOR! YOU ARE STRONG! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!
We are military wives who have each been touched by breast cancer. . Kris is a survivor who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer(IDC) and underwent a lumpectomy, node removal, re-excision and radiation therapy. Shannon is a co-survivor. Her mother was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast cancer, which is rare and only affects a small percentage of women. She supported and cared for her mother who sadly passed away five months later. Each woman has faced her own journey. In the military new recruits are assigned a battle buddy. Battle buddies are responsible for each others well being. Warrior Angels welcome the opportunity to be your battle buddy. We want nothing more than to support you in the way that is most meaningful. It is our privilege to join you on this journey and to encourage you for the duration.
These are some other sites that we feel provide great sources of information, and some fun stuff. If you know of one we are missing send us an email and we will add it :) The American Cancer Society has a 24/7 hotline 1-800-ACS-2345. There you can speak to someone about breast cancer or if you want to talk to a Reach to Recovery volunteer. Reach to Recovery is a program that provides information and support to anyone facing breast cancer through one on one contact with ACS volunteers, who are breast cancer survivors in your community.
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Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to provide our bags to women at the point of diagnosis and support them through their breast cancer journey. A $100 donation provides for 5 bags.