WELCOME... to floydwarriors.com. On October 17th, 2008 my Mom & very Best Friend passed away after 12 years of living with Stage 4 breast cancer. She was 80 years old. I had an very incredible encounter with an Angel that day, that forever changed my life. While she helped with my Mom's passing- I knew she was coming for me and I would be an atheist no longer.
8 weeks later, on December 23rd, my surgeon told me now I had cancer. I had an 8 cm tumor that spread to 11/16 lymph nodes...and a 1 year old baby, surgery, months of treatment ahead...
He assured there were a lot of support groups available. My immediate reaction was, "But how will I put food on my table, clean and take care of my family?" He said nothing like that, as far as he knew, existed. "I guess I'll have to start that organization!" I promised.
I saw this moment as my mission, a very rare opportunity to share with the world how God is alive and well and living through us. While at St. Peter's Hospital for a bilateral mastectomy I was totally inspired to create this organization called floydwarriors.com -an inspirational healing ministry and resource center to facilitate volunteers helping newly diagnosed cancer patients. The day after surgery,January 10th I drafted all my pages of floydwarriors.com.
"Helping Families Cope With Cancer, One Household at a Time"
Dinner is Done...
Dishes are Clean...
The Kids are OK!
*2014 Statistics from the National Cancer Society
copyright March 2009
'Helping families cope with cancer, one household at a time' TM
The easiest and hardest thing I believe one can do is to totally surrender...
Not to defeat, but to Faith.
floydwarriors.com is here to help you not take cancer lying down... but LOOKING UP!
The night I told my sisters I had cancer...
I was driving to their home & had a clear vision
it was of a large ocean- the one I was just tossed into. I thought I could swim and swim to save myself, struggling against the current and put up a really good fight to live. I thought I if I could see the shore at least, I could try to swim. I thought I could do that a few days without drowning. Reality hit and I realized I could not save myself. I then imagined not fighting; lying back and totally surrendering my need, my instinctive urge to fight. I would float and rely on the great unknown that lie beneath me that I knew would hold me much longer if I simply let it. This great ocean I was tossed into I once thought was my demise, soon turned into a sea that would save me. My position hadn’t changed at all but my perception did.
So yes, I guess people do seem to find God when they hit rock bottom that is because people usually choose to swim and nearly drown before surrendering, not to defeat but to faith. This realization the night I was diagnosed was the most liberating moment of my life. As crazy as it sounds cancer freed me. -Now I believe this Ocean 'Vision' truly was Jesus coming in the boat to pick me up. Cool.
Thank you very much for visiting floydwarriors.com. The intent of floydwarriors.com is to provide individuals newly diagnosed with cancer with a with a wide variety of services from real help in the home to basic emotional support. All help gifted by volunteers is purely by good will and with the understanding that the recipient will not hold liable either floydwarriors or its representatives for any kind of wrongful conduct, information, services or the like that may be given. Our volunteers are not trained just caring individuals who mostly have been impacted by cancer themselves in some way and want to give back. Others just want to give. Please seek all medical & psychological counseling from skilled trained, professionals.
We believe people in essence are good and that is why we have gone ahead and assembled this Army of Help That Surrounds You!
floydwarriors.com was created to offer a support system- an Army of Help - to go into the lives of patients battling cancer, so they may have help with the basic needs in life...to recover and live to pursue their God given
dreams and talents. We can't help everyone, but we can help someone.
"It is a blessing to give the gift of Hope to another. Every family we meet and help, becomes family. I love each and every one of you!" -Lisa M. xo!
This organization in honor of my Mom- a tribute to the best homemaker and Mom a family could be blessed with. Her legacy lives on in the homes we serve - cooking, cleaning and loving babies while their parent is busy getting well.
I love you Mom~ forever and a day. Your baby,Lisa
It is estimated 1,665,540 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2014
'Preach the Gospel at all times
and when neccessary use words'
-St. Francis of Assisi
'Whom Shall I Fear' Chris Tomlin
PROJECT EASTER BUNNY 2014 ...
Delivers 290 baskets to our sister cancer support centers
Homefront Heroes Spotlight...
floydwarriors would like to THANK our Homefront Heroes- our local businesses who lend support by donations and services to floydwarriors.com so they can be part of the Army That Surrounds Us, helping families get through treatment. Your generous support is very much appreciated! Please thank these businesses with your business!
Good Morning Breakfast Cafe of Ballston Spa NY Donated proceeds of its soup sales from its 5 for 5 Fund. THANK YOU NANCY!
Huck Finn's and Kohl's of Saratoga made generous donations of baskets, books and stuffed animals for our Project Easter Bunny. THANK YOU!
We appreciate the wonderful generosity of Home Instead Schenectady for assisting floydwarriors.com with real help in the home- offering a terrific discount. Thank you!
announced floydwarriors.com is the local charity of choice for their PINK LIMOUSINE rental program. 10% of the Escalade's proceeds will benefit either floydwarriors.com or Susan G. Koman. PROMS, WEDDINGS, EVENTS and more...please contact TODAY'S LIMOUSINE! They are definitely a HOMEFRONT HERO!!!!
Connie Bramer is likely one of the most giving, hard working and TALENTED writer I have had the fortune of calling my friend. The funds she raised and donated to floydwarriors.com and the Hope Club will be forever appreciated. I am glad to share Connie with you- as she has shared herself with us.
floydwarriors.com is happy to spotlight with the cancer community, her poignant memoir that captures in a very clever way communications she shared with friends and family through e-mails, while battling breast cancer herself. The style, grace and boldfaced humor that is only Connie's is so beautifully captured in her book- I encourage all to read it. Please consider checking it out, as I would love in some small way to return the kindness and generosity she has gifted floydwarriors.com with. Thank you Connie!!! -Lisa
Celebrate October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 'BOW OF SUPPORT!'
Survivors ~ Doctors ~ Nurses ~ Caregivers & more!
Do you know a Warrior battling on the front lines of cancer? Would you like to honor their name with a sponsorship bow? Individuals or businesses can nominate a Hero and a Pink Bow will be created and hung in their honor on a main street in one of our participating towns (tba).