Survivor Stories of Transformation

My Hope Chest – Creating Butterflies ~ Transforming Lives

Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over…

she became a butterfly.

My Hope Chest mission promises hope and healing for breast cancer survivors.  We are dedicated to “Create Butterflies” and help survivors feel whole again in body, mind and spirit.

Sharing Happy Stories of New “Girls” and New Beginnings!

January’s Story… 

When I first heard the words “breast cancer,” I went numb. People were talking to me and I was in such a fog, they all sounded like Charlie Brown’s parents. I had no insurance and I didn’t know where to turn. When I finally received all of my diagnosis, I soon realized that after chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy was going to be in my very near future. I got a grip and took a warrior stance.

I thought that a life without breasts… for me, would have to go on feeling somehow “less than.” Less than what, I wasn’t sure, but I was scared of the outcome. So, I scoured the internet for help. I looked high and low until I came across the beautiful website MyHopeChest.org. I decided to call. It was the most miraculous call I could have ever made. Everyone was so wonderful and helpful. They understood my fears and anxiety and treated me with dignity and respect.

I was approved for reconstruction and It changed my life. It gave me all my self-esteem back. I feel whole again and with that, I feel strong. That strength makes me brave and enables me to tackle anything that life throws at me.

Now, I have just joined a water aerobics class… where I have to wear a bathing suit each time I participate! WOW! I’m proud of myself for being that warrior that I am. I feel great and look amazing, thanks to the generosity and compassion of My Hope Chest.

Forever Grateful,

January L’Angelle

 

Makesha (FL)

My Hope Chest’s angels are my Angels.

When I had given up after six years of searching for assistance to help with the reconstruction of my left breast, an application was given to me from a client I was caring for.  Six months later, I received a call from My Hope Chest wanting to help me. They were very passionate, concerned, and caring throughout the whole process. They really understand the importance of making woman whole again. I feel alive and vibrant today and I owe it all to them. I have since become a spokesperson and a volunteer, ready to give back and help in any way I can.

Thank you My Hope Chest!

 

 

Kathy’s A Happy Woman! Heart with face_REV1_1

My Hope Chest is on a mission to end the suffering of survivors who feel less than whole and eliminate our national waitlist.  With your dollars, we can bring closure to a survivor in need.

Please give generously… and help us bring hope to life!