Faith, the hope for things which are not seen but are true. – Hebrews 11:1
To help people, including the general public, with tasks that they are unable or incapable of completing alone. To focus on breast cancer survivors and their families; aiding with lifestyle changes and hope by helping them to ‘live life now’.
Angela is a 48 year old three time breast cancer survivor who is currently living with stage IV Metastatic breast cancer and is taking breast cancer on a ride of its life. Her cancer began as a non-invasive form in 2003. As a result she had a mastectomy, reconstruction and took tamoxifen for 5 years and went on with her life. In 2010 she noticed a small bump on the skin, on her left breast. It didn’t hurt so she ignored it. A few months later during a routine checkup she mentioned it to her surgeon. Her doctor immediately started taking pictures, and said that she would like to remove it.
The pathology report later deemed the bump was in fact cancerous. In 2012 after x-rays, during a visit to urgent care and subsequent follow up call for a cold, and a weird feeling in her breast bone area; it was determined that the cancer had returned. The cancer had spread to her chest walls, spine and head as stage IV metastatic breast cancer. This disease that graced its presence in her life in 2003 as “non-invasive has again and again invaded her life and changed her life. Although this disease has changed her life, she refuses to let it own or define her journey in life.
While Angela is living with this terminal disease, she realized that others with this disease may not be living or coping as well as they could be. With this in mind, she decided to make lemonade with her lemons and founded a 501(c)3 organization entitled Angel in Disguise Inc. to provide transportation and support to breast cancer patients, in Charlotte, NC.