What our recipients are saying...
" I love my Chemo Angel! I believe she has to be a true Angel. She ALWAYS knows exactly when I need some cheering up! I don't know where you found her, but I want you to know I love her!"
“My angels have become so dear to my heart. It’s expected that family and friends will stand with you during such a crisis, but when caring strangers walk beside you through your ordeal, it’s a remarkably heartening gift of generosity and even love. I am deeply grateful for this program and whoever had the inspiration to create it. I looked forward to the weekly cards and messages of encouragement. They blessed me in more ways than I can count. Often, they arrived just when I needed them most.”
"You are my sunshine, Chemo Angels .. I don't know how to thank you but from the bottom of my heart please know your letters and all mail have been uplifting and make me feel good when I am down."
“Thank you to Chemo Angels!! What a wonderful organization, yesterday I went to my mailbox and what did I find but well wishes from all over the country! The feeling of best wishes and caring that comes through is hard to express, but it is wonderful.”
“I love my angels, they have really brightened many a day! I hear from these lovely ladies on a very regular basis. I think this is a fantastic program!”
“I'm very, very happy with my angels. They are fantastic, wonderful, and their cards, letters, and little gifts always arrive at the perfect moment for me. thank you so much, you are all my angels!!!!!!!!!!”
“Oh my gosh this program is fantastic! I look forward to hearing from them both all the time; it's something to look forward to! Whoever started this program needs a big kudo, it's just super and my ANGELS' ARE THE BEST!”
“I've been hearing from my chemo angels on a regular basis. The surprises at the mailbox are always welcome. This is a fantastic support program.”
“My son’s 2 chemo angels have been fantastic. We are very happy and overwhelmed with their graciousness. He looks forward to hearing from them each week.”
“Our lovely angels helped my little girl through a very difficult time in her life. Their sweet, encouraging notes and small gifts brightened many days... and she could not believe that total strangers could care so much. This was 17 years ago, but we remember them and bless them still.”
“I can not tell you how great all of the Chemo Angels have been, and what it means to my daughter. Words can’t truly express our thanks.”
“I think it is incredible what the Chemo Angels do. To just get a card or words of encouragement is awesome!! I hope one day I can be of help to another in needs of encouragement.”
“My Angels are awesome! The weekly cards, etc, make this cancer journey a little easier.”
“My angel is wonderful - too wonderful for words. Her emails cheer me and encourage me and she constantly sends me small gifts of love. Thank you for this wonderful program.Thank you, thank you for being part of my life.”
“I cannot tell you how all of the support, prayers, gifts and cards from my two wonderful Chemo Angels has really help me physically and emotionally. They are both so wonderful. They are the best. Thank you for such a wonderful program!”
“My son looks forward each week to see what comes in the mail from his angels, but the shocking part about Chemo Angels was his birthday. So many Chemo Angels sent him a birthday card, gift or even a letter. We have been reading the cards for the past few days. We love Chemo Angels!”
“I must tell you that the amount of angel mail I am getting is AMAZING. It is so wonderful and it makes my day each time I get a letter. You have no idea what a wonderful thing this angel mail IS!!!!! I have gotten some lovely
flowers, notebooks, bath items....and dozens of cards.
Your team of angels make me smile and give me great comfort.”
“When our daughter was fighting her cancer battle, her angels never failed to lift her spirits with a trip to the mail box. Such a great organization!”
“My Angels are both taking very good care of me! I appreciate being allowed to participate in this program, and am thankful for everyone behind it, but especially my Angels!”
“My two Angels have been wonderful in keeping in touch with me... the cards they send are so uplifting and also the little gifts that they send excite me as if it were Christmas. They are both lovely people and I can't thank them enough for the beautiful cards and the lovely gifts that they took the time to send. It has been wonderful to have them as my "Angels".”
“I wanted to let you know just what a Blessing this program has been to me. What you all do is so selfless and giving, and means the world to me and I'm sure countless others. You are angels here on earth, and truly a Blessing from God! It is so nice to have the love and support of "angels" to help through these difficult times!!”
“My Angels have given me something to look forward to - hearing from them. I couldn't ask for better! They are both amazing! They have truly been a Godsend to me. They both have such kind hearts! Thank You for all you do!”
“Thank you for your organization and amazing volunteers. I received my first card from one of my angels today. It is a great pick me up since I will be starting chemo on Tuesday of next week. I look forward to having extra support and inspiration from these two volunteers as I battle and beat breast cancer.”
“I have been receiving cards for a couple of months now and it is so wonderful. My 2 angels are so sweet and motivate me with tips and beautiful quotes, as well as amazing anecdotes that help distract me and bring a smile to my face. The last few days I've received many beautiful birthday cards. After being hooked up to chemo all afternoon, it really made my day to get those. It’s so touching that these people took time out of their day to do this for me. It is a truly wonderful thing these people are doing.”
“I enjoyed the cards, and the meeting of new people who I now consider friends. When you are going through chemo, every nice deed makes you smile. My two Angels put a smile on my face and never expected anything in return. They are the best. Thank you so much!”
“I love this uplifting program. So great to get fun mail rather than just bills. Thank you!!!!!!!!”
“There is not enough time to say all the things that I could say about my angel. She is the most awesome, encouraging, blessing person in my life. We have become the best of friends. My family adores her and her family.”
“I had two angels, and these two ladies embody the word “angel”. They sent me cards and care packages which consistently amazed me. I am in awe of their generosity! Coming home from a chemo infusion to have that card in the mailbox, telling me they are thinking of me and know that I can do this or seeing that gift box filled with goodies and love on my door step filled me with joy and hope. I have finished chemo and today received beautiful flowers wishing me a joyous long life free of cancer! BLOWN AWAY!! Thank you, Chemo Angels!! God bless you all!!”
“I was blessed to have two amazing Chemo Angels. Their notes, cards and small gifts helped me so much to get through my chemo days! This is an amazing group!!”
"I am DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY with my Angels!!! They are just the greatest. I think that God must have sent them from heaven to support me and give me the hope and confidence I need. I am very blessed to have them!!!"
“We are very grateful to our wonderful, wonderful Chemo Angels. My daughter just loves waiting for the mail. The love from strangers gives us such strength. Thank you for this program.”
"My Angels keep in touch with me all the time, They're real Angels!! This program, has really been great for me, and its so nice to have people that don't even know you, want to take care of you, in the letters, cards, and gifts that I've received from them!!! They will be my Angels forever, thanks to this program."
“This is a wonderful organization! Two sweet angels checked on me with cards and letters of encouragement every week during this difficult time. I feel so blessed!! It was so uplifting to have friends who know what you’re going thru and to help you get through the rough days! Thanks, ladies, for your support!!”
“I want to say a Big Thank You for my daughter. She receives Angel Mail due to her fight with brain cancer. Recently we found out that she has another tumor growing on the other side of her brain despite 16 months of chemotherapy. It meant so much to see her face light up when she received a ton of cards from Angels all over the country. Thank you again!”
“My daughter had Chemo Angels in 2000-2001. She had a cancerous brain tumor (medulloblastoma) at age 2 (now she is 21). The people involved with Chemo Angels gave her and our family many smiles and encouragement during a very difficult time.”
“I am very happy with my Chemo Angels and I hear from them both once a week. They always send very positive and encouraging thoughts! I look forward to hearing from them. Please tell my angels that they are wonderful and that the encouraging, thoughtful things that I receive are wonderful! Chemo Angels is a wonderful, wonderful thing! Thank you so much!”
“My story begins on March 14, 2016, when I heard those 3 small words that impacted me in a big way.... "you have cancer"! When you hear those words you don't know whether you should cry, scream, sit, run, etc. Then I discovered the Chemo Angels program and was gifted with 2 amazing angels. These girls jumped in right away and brightened many of those days I refer to as the "dark days of chemo". As a patient, knowing that a complete stranger cares and takes time out of their own busy life to think of you truly means A LOT. I still use and treasure so many of the things they sent. I have a 'chemo angel box' with ALL my cards, notes, letters & pictures.”
"WOW!!! I don't know how else to say it. Briana's Angel is wonderful! This has brightened my entire family in a tremendous way. We feel so very blessed. Thank you for making our days and Briana's so much brighter. It's nice to know there are so many angels walking among us. My husband and I hope to join the ranks, once we've crossed the finish line with Briana, and bless others as we have been blessed by you."
"My Chemo Angel is just great. I really enjoy her. She is so awesome and is always there. Thanks for everything."
"We received two packages in the mail this week for Gable. He was so tickled to rip the packages open and find his surprises! Also, thank you so much for thinking of Gable on his first birthday- that was so great. Chemo Angels is such a wonderful program- it really is uplifting!!! THANKS!"
"Thank you so much for this act of kindness, you all are truly angels, reaching out to others. May God bless each and everyone of you. You all are in my prayers. Thank you again!"
"Well, when it rains, it pours!! Justin received not one, but two packages yesterday! He was so thrilled. We had a very difficult day at the doctor's office. Then, when we arrived at home, there were two boxes waiting for him. It was perfect timing! I couldn't believe how wonderful it was. Thanks for all of your help!! You made a very tough day for Justin quite a bit brighter!! It seems as if the Angels really are angels.... Justin always seems to receive a card, letter or package on the days when something bad happens. It is almost as if someone "up there" is timing the arrival of the Angel packages! Thanks again for all you and the Angels accomplish, it is truly miraculous!"
"My Chemo Angel is just that.... an angel! She has been keeping in touch not only with me but with my daughter, who has lupus and is in end stage renal disease. She has been absolutely wonderful. Thank you for caring..."
"My angels are very appreciated. This program is great and I've been telling lots of people about it."
"My Chemo Angels are fantastic. I hear from them often. They always cheer me up. Your program is fantastic and I appreciate everything that these 2 ladies are doing. My thanks to everyone involved in the program."
"We want to thank you for this amazing program. When my daughter was first diagnosed, the help and support from family and friends was incredible and sustained us for a long time. This program is providing for all of us a rays of light, hope, joy, and motivation to go the distance. Our Angels are thoughtful, loving and incredibly intuitive to our needs. Thank you for making this program available to families like ours. It helps us to experience this difficult situation as positive time instead of an unbearable one."
"I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how much your program has meant to me and my son, who is a 2 year old battling leukemia. We are so thankful for our chemo angels - they have shared their lives as well as their generosity with us. Thanks again for everything - it makes living in this difficult time a bit easier knowing that people care. God Bless you."
"My son was signed up with your program until he died. I wanted to let you know that your organization was the best thing for my son. If you could have seen his eyes light up when he received things in the mail! You really lit up his life and I wanted to thank you myself. Thank you for all your organization did for him."
"My angels are great and I hear from them every week. They are encouraging and prayerful. I so appreciate both of them taking time to send notes, cards and gifts.
You have a great program!"
"My angels, both of them, are terrific!! I really look forward to their surprises!!!! What a treat, and a wonderful pick me up!!
Thank you for a fabulous program!"
"Our Angels are so special to us! We hear from them several times a week. They are precious to us. When we are a little down, in comes a card or gift from them. My grandson really enjoys his "mail". The Angels have brightened his life and ours so much! They are truly Angels. Aside from the cards and gifts, we know that they are out there praying so hard for my grandson, and that means more to us than anything."
"I just want to tell you how overwhelmed I was with all the very wonderful sympathy cards, I have even lost count. I have never felt so loved and cared about and prayed for. Thank you. It was so wonderful. They came from all 4 corners of the world, no two cards were the same. They were all sent with love and a true understanding of the love God put into their hearts to say to me. I have to admit I miss my husband so much. He had a twinkle in his eye up to the last. We were friends all our lives, even went to Sunday school together, and the prom in high school together. He was fifty-nine years old. Thank you for everything the Chemo Angels did for him, and all they continue to do for me."
"I have completed my chemo!! Woohoo! I really appreciate all the cards and wishes from my Chemo Angels... they have been terrific!! Thank you!"
What our volunteers are saying...
"I was just amazed when I heard of your organization--what an obvious idea, yet I had never heard of anything like it. It's the small things in life that really make a difference--and this is a perfect example."
"I am so grateful to be able to be a Chemo Angel. I have been volunteering for many years with Chemo Angels and it reminds me every day to focus on the positives so I can share that with my buddy."
"I began angling a year or so after I was done with my own cancer treatment. The angels that I had made me feel cared for and special. Some days walking to the mailbox was my only activity. I wanted to do the same for some other person. So I know that when I send a card it could be doing the same good for another person. It is my way to payback."
"I love the Chemo Angels and Senior Angels programs. I've been doing this for about 17 years now and continue to find it a rewarding experience. I sometimes think gosh, my letters sound so boring, but then occasionally I will get feedback or a note from someone telling me how much they looked forward to it or what a difference the cards and letters made. I can't afford to send big gifts, but it is fun for me to find occasional small treats to include. I keep a sticky note by my desk and jot down things that happen so I have things to include in my letters, like the eagle I saw this week, or my dog's reaction to his new toy. Angeling makes me feel all warm and fuzzy like a big fluffy robe."
"After Chemo Angels supported me through my cancer journey, I knew I wanted to do the same for others. It’s such a good feeling to think I’m bringing a smile to someone’s face. Simply put, it makes my own heart feel good."
"I have had the privilege of being both a recipient of angels, and an angel myself! While going through chemo, I looked forward to the smile that each note, letter and package would bring. My angel gifts were much anticipated! Now, I am a Chemo Angel so I can bring the same joy and delight I experienced to others. I take so much pleasure and excitement in shopping for little gifts and cards I can share with my patient! I am also a ”special angel” who sends a card or small gift to patients experiencing an especially difficult time. I am rewarded every day with the belief that I am helping bring a little joy in an otherwise really difficult time in their life."
"Being a Chemo Angel gives me a chance to fill my day with something positive and rewarding. I have formed an excellent relationship with my buddy and that makes me extremely happy."
"I was welcomed as an angel on March 9, 2001. I have been an angel since then and later on also became part of admin. I have made life long friends and mourned the loss of those who were called home to heaven. Through it all I have felt love and respect for those who turn to us for encouragement and support. It's heartwarming to me to be able to be a part of this organization and the angels who give of themselves with no expectation of anything in return."
"I really enjoy being a Chemo Angel because I know how a simple letter or hand made card can truly brighten someone’s day. It’s such an easy act for me to write to my buddy, and I know it makes a positive impact on their journey with cancer."
"I'm so grateful to Chemo Angels, because while I'm a little shy and a lot introverted, I've never really felt comfortable volunteering. I'm a crafty person, specialize in cardmaking, so being a Card Angel is perfect for me. I'm able to write long letters and craft cards and little gifts, and my shyness isn't challenged. And finally, I feel blessed to be invited into someone's life while they are going through such a difficult time. I pray that I'm able to brighten their day, if even for just a little while and my heart feels good giving something back."
"I really enjoying lighting up someone's life with the cards and letters I send. It means a lot to be able to bring smiles to my chemo buddies faces."
"I've been angeling almost from the beginning of Chemo Angels, and even got to meet Laura when she came to Seattle. I've had many buddies, some I hear from, most I don't. I was fortunate to meet one of my buddies when she came from St Louis to Washington State. And she thanks me all the time and tells me how much my support meant to her. Angeling just makes me feel like I'm giving something to someone with no expectations in return. I get more out of it than I think my buddies do."
“Chemo Angels is amazing! I’ve been doing it forever, it seems.... gives me the greatest feeling that I’m making a difference.”
"I have been an angel for many years. I can only describe it as one of the most wonderful things I have ever done. I started after I had cancer myself, and I had 3 different people over the years that I angeled. Now, as I am older and have some chronic health problems, I am a card angel only. I love Angeling."
"I think we are all here to serve one another. Angeling allows all of us to share some light with someone who we otherwise would not have “met”. This is love in action."
"After my mom passed away from ovarian and breast cancer, I wanted to find a way to give comfort and support to those who were also going through chemotherapy because I realized just how much support they truly needed....even if it was from someone they had never met. Reaching out to send a card or a small gift takes such little time, effort, and money, yet it could make a world of difference for someone who just might need it more than I will ever know."
"Being an angel gives me the opportunity to give back what my family has received in the past."
"My Angels were a blessing to me when I was going through chemo. I hope to be a blessing to someone else when they are going through their own challenges during chemo. You need all the support you can get when you are fighting for your life. This is a wonderful platform for the givers and receivers. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it."
"Now that I am retired I wanted a way to give back for what I have been given. Because my hobby is card making, I use it to hopefully brighten up my buddy’s week. I enjoy writing, too."
"I started as a card angel about 1 year after my daughter finished her treatment for leukemia. My daughter was part of the program when she was a patient. The way her face lit up every time she received a card or package made our whole family’s day! I wanted to share this little bit of light with other families who were going through what we did. Mailing my card or package is something I look forward to each week!"
"My sister-in-law had breast cancer six years ago and had a card sent to her every week. She was so blessed by receiving those cards. I signed up to be a card angel and have enjoyed sending notes and cards on a weekly basis. Just to know someone’s day is brightened￼ by a simple card blesses them but blesses you also. This is a great organization."
"So many of our friends disappeared during my husband's hard cancer years, so being a Chemo Angel allows me to honor him while helping another patient to feel remembered and loved."
"For me, being an angel is a rare opportunity to be involved in a very pure type of volunteering -- a way to give without getting anything tangible in return. I may never hear from my patient even once in all the months I angel them -- I give without receiving... but of course the intangible benefits are still without compare."
"I started angelling in 2003. Over the years I have met so many wonderful people. It is so rewarding to know that you are brightening the day of someone with very little joy as they battle their illnesses. I’ve lost some very dear friends along the way also. Many times their families contacted me to express their thanks for my support of their loved ones. Several of those who won their battles have remained friends with me and we continue to keep in touch. I have been both humbled and rewarded because of Chemo Angels."
“I have been an Angel since 2004. I love being an Angel and sending encouragement and love to cancer patients.”
"I chose to be a card angel because I wanted to help make people smile but didn’t have the time commitment to volunteer.
Even if it’s just writing weekly letters telling them about my dogs and my kids, I know I can make them
laugh and that makes me happy."
“I just joined this wonderful group and I feel very happy to be able to help someone smile. The cancer journey takes away smiles, hope, faith and brings a lot of tears. My mom had colon cancer and I lived with her every second of this long process. She was a blessing for me, leaving me lessons of courage and perseverance, that love and simple words means more than other things. Thanks to Chemo Angel for this opportunity to help others.”
“Angeling means to me that I can make someone smile who is going through a tough time. Everyone needs to feel special, especially when the hard times come. I am just honored to be able to help them feel that way!”
“I love being a Chemo Angel and plan to continue as long as the Good Lord allows me to. I have been with Chemo Angels for over 15 years and am thankful for this wonderful organization. I have had amazing, unsolicited feedback over the years from many of my buddies who truly feel blessed to have been on the receiving end of the encouragement this program provides.”
“Being an angel takes me out of looking at problems in my life. I have to look at the positives as I write to my buddy. I also love being involved in making a small difference in the world.”
“There’s nothing better than taking what gifts God has given me and using them to help bless others. It’s truly a blessing to me in so many ways!”
“I have been Angeling since 2004. It is such a rewarding experience to show those who are battling for their lives that they are not alone. I have been on both sides - an Angel and a buddy. Chemo Angels is such a blessing.”
“I was one of the first 100 to join!! In saying that, I am so proud being an angel and love helping others so they never go through this alone.”
"I wanted to give back the same way people gave to my family while my mom was so sick. She was hospitalized for almost six months during the holidays, and the different organizations that provided support in so many different ways made such a difference to me. I found Chemo Angels and when I saw they also have a senior program, I knew this was the program for me. It has been so rewarding and enjoyable for me, my husband likes to have a little part in it, too! He suggested we name our cat after one of my senior pals because he likes the name and the stories I’ve shared about her."
“It’s rewarding to help others; encourage them, hopefully bring a smile to their face and make them happy that someone is thinking of them.”
“Being an angel is extremely rewarding. I love having the opportunity to support someone who I don't know. Supporting someone that is totally unknown to me brings great joy to my heart and soul. Making someone smile who is going through a tough time is paying it forward. I choose kindness and support for others.”
“To me, being an angel is trying to make someone's day a little brighter without looking for a reward. Life is hard; harder for some. I've been down rough roads and want to pay it forward.”
“I have only been a senior angel and love it! I enjoy older people and am happy to do a little something to make their days brighter. If sending a card or a little something can do that for them then I'm all in! I get just as much out of this program as they do if not more!”
“Being an Angel is very rewarding. I love knowing that by just sending a simple card I could be the reason that someone smiles.”
“I've been a chemo angel for many years but never realized how much it meant to our buddies to get weekly mail and little presents from us until I had my own experience with cancer, I have my first child buddy now and It is so rewarding to know how much she enjoys my handmade cards and little gifts, I'm also a senior angel and enjoy the elderly buddies too.”
"Being a Chemo Angel is the most important thing I do, aside from being a mother.... It makes me feel like someone. It makes me feel like I make a difference."
"I just sent my first package off to my patient yesterday, and I find myself getting all excited just picturing her receiving it! I feel blessed to be touching lives in this very special way. At a time when the world seems to be very bleak, Chemo Angels help to renew the spirit of mankind."
"I feel like there's so much inside of me that's begging to be shared, and Chemo Angels seems the perfect way of setting it all free in a positive way that can really help people and make their lives at least a little bit brighter while they're facing such a difficult time in their lives."
“Being an angel is one of the most wonderful experience in my daily life. We all have lots of hugs in our hearts so it is great knowing we are sharing these with those who are going through the worst time of their lives.”
"Being a cancer survivor myself, I really understand the importance of support. I was given a lot of support and compassion from people, and I would love to be able to give some back. Hopefully, I can brighten the day of someone who is going through this ordeal."
"What interests me most about the concept of Chemo Angels is giving something back to others. Several members of my own family have been stricken with cancer, and I just want to be able to help in some way. I think it's important that we not take our own health for granted, and that we should be thankful we are even able to contribute something to others who are in need. I look forward to working with Chemo Angels, and I sincerely feel as though this is the right volunteering choice for me."
"When I saw your ad it just bounced right up off the screen at me. I have had such wonderful friends who have helped me during my illness and I know how much it means to just receive a card when you're going through treatments. If I can help in this very small way, then I am repaying the kindness that has been shown me."
“I've been a Chemo Angel for almost 20 years. I feel like I get more out of "angeling" my buddies than they do being "angeled". I'm always looking for things I can send my buddies that will, I hope, make them smile and feel loved. I've learned so much since I joined this organization and have, I believe, become a much better person. "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you fulfill the laws of Christ" Galatians 6:2. I feel thankful and blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization.”
"I learned of your organization just this week. What a wonderful way to add some "pick-me-up's" to chemotherapy patients lives! They may get a lot of love and support from their families, but this would let them know that someone else in the world cares also. And for those who do not have a strong support system while going thru chemo, this would be a wonderful way to let them know that someone is in "their corner", so to speak."
"I feel that if I make someone's life a little better just by being there for them, being their friend, sounding board, etc, that I am doing part of God's work. I feel that, in being a Chemo Angel, I am showing someone that there are people who care, and that they are not going through this alone."
"Chemo Angels has been a wonderful 'project' for me. It has helped me to reconcile the death of my Mother. I KNOW that the pleasure I receive far outweighs what my patient says it means to her. I sometimes secretly wonder if I don't do this for me more than I do it for her. She has been so appreciative of the little that I do. Many, many thanks for this wonderful program."
"Before I found Chemo Angels I was lost. Lost in my own little world. Lost in my inability to overcome the sadness of this disease enough to help others. I could not handle the intense sadness I was feeling. I believe I found Chemo Angels just in time. I am opening up again. Thank you, Chemo Angels, now I can again talk about it and be involved with helping others with cancer."