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"
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.
"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
It is estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2015
2015 American Cancer Society, Inc.
'Preach the Gospel at all times
and when neccessary use words'
-St. Francis of Assisi
'Whom Shall I Fear' Chris Tomlin
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!!!!
Thank you Carolyn and Lynn of Crafter's Gallery! Your support is very much appreciated-
OCTOBER'S EVENTS SUCCESSFULLY RAISED MUCH NEEDED FUNDS
Saratoga is more than really cute shops. It is the heart and soul of the shopowners, like Mare Barker of Impressions, that make it what it is. We are blessed to have their unconditional support.
Impressions of Saratoga teams up with the Saratoga Springs Fire Department...their Pink T Campaign- come in and see the NEW design!
D"With God All Things Are Possible"
This campaign is our chance to give back to those who have battled on the front lines of cancer- giving so much. Doctors, nurses, caregivers and all affected by cancer were honored.
We thank all the individuals who donated as well- raising almost $6500 to help families with real help in the home, as they cope with cancer. -floydwarriors.com
floydwarriors.com Board (left to right) Kristina Opp, ANgela Alfieri, Marlene Drobnicki, Lisa Morahan and far right Alan Richer, gladly receives $7,200 donation from social marketing director Jason Geras and General Manager Paul Lynch.
DEPAULA CHEVROLET RAISES $7,200 for floydwarriors.com
Young McKenzie Therrien raised $250 on her own, in honor of her Grandmother. Her Knock Out Cancer Tee Shirts were a BIG hit and she raised funds for us, to help us in our quest of providing real help in the home.
Thank you McKenzie!!!
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!