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, July 29, 2011

Camp Mourning Glory and AseraCare's Journey of Care

Greetings!  Hope everyone survived our big heat wave OK.  Yikes!

I've been inside, busy making baskets.  Some went to AseraCare Hospice Journey of Care program here in Mountville PA, and I also made for Camp Mourning Glory.

It's a special honor to be a part of AseraCare Hospice's Journey of Care program:  "AseraCare Hospice has developed the Journey of Care program to enhance hospice services and provide a beautiful and comfortable transition for patients with a life-limiting illness...making the hospice journey more meaningful.   The Journey of Care program celebrates life — reassuring patients and their loved ones that even the simplest of things can be valuable to those with minimal time left to live. The Journey of Care program adds life to days when adding days to life may no longer be possible." (Golden Living Quality Highlights, 4thQTR2009).

I fit into the program by making beautiful care baskets, a personal and very human touch for those going through the most difficult of times.  For example, bereavement baskets with carefully selected items show caring beyond the more standard gift of flowers (although I'm surely not knocking floral gifts!). 

Camp Mourning Glory was held in Lancaster's Buchmiller Park this past weekend.  It's a fun and therapeutic grief camp for kids ages 5 through 12.  I've been doing more work with addressing the special needs of comfort for children.  My Tender Talk basket collaborates with Ellen McVicker's Butterfly Kisses and Wishes On Wings book and creates activities to foster an open dialogue with children.  Camp Mourning Glory uses butterfly release as part of their fun activities.  Serious feelings and topics can be dealt with in a positive way for children, and I'm so happy to be a part of that.

Hope you all are finding rewarding ways to Beat this Heat!



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Exercise after Chemo - Another way to feel better!

Just because you're a cancer patient, doesn't mean you can't exercise.  There's a nice article on LIVESTRONG.COM about it.  Go with what your health care team recommends, but you may be surprised to learn you can enjoy 15 minute walks, some mild weight-bearing exercises, even yoga!  It's just another way to take care of yourself - both mind and body.