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 familys focus changes and the family circle is threatened. In these critical moments, some women have unpredicted needs. From a childs 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 familys 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.
Because knowledge is critical to the prevention and diagnosis of cancer, I Have Wings has made available to schools (upon request) an educational kit. This kit is informative and a great tool when teaching students about the disease.