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 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' TM
floydwarriors.com is a 501 C3 tax-exempt non-profit organization
Questions, Comments & Thoughts
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 are individuals and businesses wanting to LOG IN AND HELP OUT!
"Perhaps we can't help everyone, but we can help someone.
And what that someone can do...can make the difference in the life of another! -Lisa M. xo!
This organization is 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
'Preach the Gospel at all times
and when neccessary use words'
-St. Francis of Assisi
D"With God All Things Are Possible"
Dinner is Done...Dishes are Clean...The Kids are OK! "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"
Here I am the last day of treatment in August 2009. I never got my final round because my counts were too low. I got over my disappointment and figured my body simply had all it needed. God has many Angels, and YES they do wear white!
The Saratoga Mom Prom had chosen floydwarriors.com as the 2016 recipient of its annual fundraising event. Mom Prom was created in Canton, MI in 2006 at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church. It is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, or wedding gowns. It is a real prom with a DJ, karaoke, a tackiest dress contest, and a game to crown the new queen. This was a wonderful, hilarious night in which women danced the night away, had fun with friends, and helped our worthy cause. We cannot thank the ladies of the Saratoga Mom Prom enough.
From left to right: Jo Ann Berrigan, Maureen Maciariello, Lisa Morahan, Dawn Guinan, Melissa Fiaschetti and Jan Perotta
Are YOU in active treatment for cancer, or know someone who is?
Register with floydwarriors.com to receive real help in the home, when it is needed most!
The Mom Prom raised $13,000 for families battling cancer. We are incredibly grateful to the ladies and businesses who supported this event.
'BOWS ON BROADWAY' NOW ON SALE!
Bows on Broadway’ is floydwarriors.com sponsored annual fundraiser. This campaign allows individuals and businesses alike the ability to sponsor beautiful pink satin bows in honor of loved ones who have battled cancer or a Hero they would like to recognize that has fought on the front lines of cancer. Those honored by bows may include (not limited to) cancer survivors/warriors lost, doctors, nurses, and caregivers and special family members deserving of recognition.
All Pink Bows will be posted on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY beginning October 1st and will remain up the entire month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Simply click on 'Sponsor a Bow' to purchase by Credit Card or Check (offline payment option). Thank you for your BOW OF SUPPORT!