Our Mission and Story
Janet Chambers is a breast cancer survivor and the founder of I Have Wings. She was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on her 40th birthday, and now, she continues to be proactive about her health and teach others the same. She is an inspirational speaker an author of “Thrive in Five -N- 5,” a five week healing devotional.
After her cancer journey, she felt there were holes in our community to emotionally and financially support women during this challenging time. She immediately joined a local volunteer effort. In 2001, she was chosen as a Hero by Lifetime Network and flown to Los Angeles with her husband to celebrate her continued involvement in the community and her survival. The next year, I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation took flight.
Janet felt through her own experiences that when a woman is diagnosed with cancer, a families focus changes and the family circle is threatened. In these critical moments, some women have unpredicted needs. From a child’s perspective, the caregiver, and core of the family, is being distracted by something over which they have no control. It would not be unusual for the children affected by this to struggle socially, academically and athletically. I Have Wings breast cancer foundation supports women of all denominations, ages, and income. We have released the financial burden on already struggling families by supplying much needed prostheses, lymphedema compression sleeves, wigs, food, gas, and more. With your support, I Have Wings will continue to promptly provide these things, without a lot of red tape.
Janet is the founder of I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation; a breast cancer survivor, author and inspirational speaker. Her story motivates healing and hope.
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagles wings;
they will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.
A national 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and enriching lives emotionally and financially during a breast cancer journey.
No-One Goes Solo Program
Fighting cancer is stressful for the entire family. I Have Wings understands how individual needs and circumstances can change during this time. Based on that, our “No One Goes Solo” program provides individual emotional support and emergency financial assistance on a one on one basis. For more information click on the request assistance link.
Education and Speaker Opportunities
We are available to speak to women’s groups, youth groups, and senior groups. Our presentations are up to date, varied, and age appropriate. If you or your company or school would like to schedule a presentation, please drop us a line through the contact link on the website.
Endorse Breast Cancer Research
Like you, IHW would like to eradicate breast cancer once and for all. That’s why we support the efforts of Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory (WH), Newport, KY. Our donation helps them study the cause, effect and treatment of breast cancer. For more information about Wood Hudson, go to www.woodhudson.org.