Wings of Angels

My name is Linda Fisher, and the idea for my Gift Baskets came to me after undergoing a double mastectomy in January 2003.

Wings of Angels ( has beautifully designed baskets for the recovering breast cancer surgery patient -- easing discomfort and to help calm the spirit, relieve stress and anxiety.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Linda's Getting new "Girls" on Febuary 10th!

Wow - a nervous and exciting time.

I remember when the doctor told me I could get new "girls" (reconstructive breast implants) in ten years, and remember thinking will I still be here in ten years?  Well, it's eight years, and I'm here!  So I'm excited and nervous about this next step in the windy road of breast cancer survivorship. 

What's going on?  Over time, scar tissue develops in the reconstructed "girls", making them more misshapen.  New surgery will remove the scar tissue and put in a new set of breasts.  Maybe they'll need to put in expanders, and then do another surgery later to put in the implants, but they'll figure that out once they're in there.

The surgery will be here in Lancaster County, PA so I'll be near home.  It's a day surgery and then a couple weeks of recovery.  I've been through breast surgery before, so this should be a piece of cake, right?  I'm a little leery of getting too excited about how much improvement in the appearance/shape that the surgery brings.  But that's my hope and my purpose in going through this again.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Story Behind Wings of Angels

When I was forty, I was told that I had breast cancer. That day - that moment - changed my life forever.  My thoughts were suddenly focused on so many questions.  How long do I have?  What about this, and what about that?  It was a long while before I was able to think about something other than cancer.
During that time, I crossed paths with a beautiful lady named Lisa.  She gave me the strength I needed to help me put my life back together.  I remember asking her if my life will ever get back to a point where I can smile again…even laugh.  Lisa had already gone through this ordeal herself, and she was happy to tell me that I would indeed enjoy life again, smile, laugh, and so much more!

I remember how those words sounded and thinking "I HOPE she was right."  Well, it is my pleasure to share with you that she was right.  If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, it does not mean life is over.

It took me a while to figure it out, but eventually I realized that this was actually a strengthening experience for me.  Lisa gave me support and encouragement when I needed it most.  And now I want to help others who face the challenges of breast cancer, other illnesses, recovery, even loss.  That’s why I founded Wings of Angels - to provide support and comfort to individuals dealing with life's most challenging times.  Each Gift Basket is filled with items carefully selected by me, items to soothe and comfort the healing body, mind and soul. 

Angels come in all different shapes & sizes.Today become an angel & show someone compassion & love.

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. ~ Will Rogers

Linda Fisher