I came across a post on Facebook this morning talking about Chemo Angels! I have never heard of this before, but when I went to their website it really had me interested. They have 3 different ways to volunteer, to be a Chemo Angel.
Being a Chemo Angel is a way to help uplift someone with cancer who is going through chemo, with prayers, cards, gifts, gift baskets, etc. They have different options to choose from, if you don’t have money, maybe do the prayer volunteer, you will get a person to pray for through their journey. It is a commitment, but there is one thing I know, prayer really does help!!
More than likely you will get someone from another state, so you are there to send cards and uplift them, pray for them, and let them know you are thinking of them. There is a good chance you won’t hear anything back from them, they say, but that is not the point. The point is to be a positive light for them, and let them know they matter and you are praying for their healing!
I have lost my dad and uncle to cancer, and it is very near and dear to my heart. So, I just had to share Chemo Angels. If you feel like it could be a fit for you, check out their site, learn a bit more and apply!
Or if you have cancer, sign up to receive a Chemo Angel!
Or if you have cancer yourself, you can apply to be added to the list, to get your own Chemo Angel to pray for you!! Or you may know someone who has cancer and could use the prayers, sign them up!
Is this something you would sign up to volunteer for?
Sue Hull says
When I had cancer 3 yrs ago I had a couple chemo angels. They sent me letters, cards and post cards from places they’ve gone to visit. On and around my b-day I got 30 cards/small gifts from different people. It made me feel so blessed and they always cheered me up. I actually was going to become one. Now that I can’t drive due to my darn feet being numb it’s hard to get out to buy little gifts. I can send cards so I may consider doing this.
When I had chemo it caused side effects, such as nerve damage which is neuropathy. Since I’m a type 2 diabetic that also messes with my nerves. My feet have slowly been going numb every day. I know it’s from chemo b/c after my second treatment my toes went numb then the balls of my feet. The tops of them have been numb for years so the doc thinks that’s from my back injury. On Saturday I was in the Starbucks drive thru and I was behind a woman, as I put my foot on the brake it slipped off and I rear ended her. It wasn’t hard. I wasn’t even going 5 mph. It left a couple scratches on her bumper and my truck leaked what I think may be water and antifreeze. I drove it home(tight down the street) and the gauge kept getting closer and closer to the red. When I pulled into my space it was in the red. I was praying to just let me make it home. That is when I realized I couldn’t feel the pedals so now I can’t drive anymore. I’m going to save up to pay my deductible to fix my truck and debate on if I want to sell it. I’m going to pray about it. I’m very independent so it’s hard on me depending on other people to take me every where. I just put it God’s Hands.
I think it’s time I become a chemo angel, so thanks for sharing this 🙂
Aw I am sorry to hear about your feet going numb like that, I am so glad you hitting that car wasn’t worse. I know it would be hard to have to think about selling our car, but like you said God will be their with you, giving you the guidance you need to know if you should do it or not. That is so neat you had your own chemo angels, I think it is such a great idea, and I bet it can really brighten your day for sure. They also have an offer where you just get a name and you pray for the person, if you are unable to send cards and such, just a thought if you are really interested in it :-).
Susan M Balsamo says
I’d love to volunteer, I love making people feel better then what their day my be offering them. My father used to write to the hospital associated with Danny Thomas when be was much younger my dad is 82 now. I hope you consider me. Thank You.
Laura pence says
I love being a Chemo Angel!
It is so rewarding and I love making my patients smile! Xoxo Angel Laura
That is so awesome, Laura! Thanks for helping!
I would like to be a chemo angel
Leslie A Palessiro says
I have lost several people I loved to cancer. I would love to be a chemo angel and help others going through chemo.
I too am a chemo angel, and I love every minute of it. 🙂 I enjoy finding my patients cards/writing letters/finding special gifts and just chatting with them through old fashioned mail.
That’s so wonderful! Thanks for everything you do!
Judy Youngblood says
I was a chemo angel for 7 years, but last year my friend passed away. I would now like to support a new cancer patient. Judy Youngblood