In May of 2016, my wife and I stood in the doctor’s office together as I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer. Tests showed the cancer had spread from my prostate into my bladder and into my lymph nodes. I looked at Vickie and told her we would never ask “why me?’ and we would lay this at the feet of God. Our only prayer was that God would use us in any way that He decided. We immediately found peace with the diagnosis and our decision to give it to God. And so, the journey began…

I spoke with my Doctor at the City of Hope and he told me that anything was possible with modern medicine and the help of God! We instantly knew we were on the right track! I underwent 6 months of chemotherapy and I will continue to receive monthly Lupron injections to “manage” the cancer. We have had numerous setbacks, but each setback was accompanied by a lesson and a gift from God. He has allowed us to touch so many people’s lives, who have in turn touched our lives! We understand that this cancer has changed our life forever, but we are determined to stand and proclaim God’s name in the face of the storm!

I realize that our journey is not about ME and it is not about cancer! Our journey is about the grace of God and the peace that can be found when we fully give our lives to Him and understand that this is all a part of His master plan! Although the cancer has broken me down “physically”, God has built me stronger both “mentally” and “spiritually!” He has allowed me to see and hear things in life that I had never noticed before! My marriage has become stronger, my family has become stronger, my friends have become stronger and my faith in God has reached a height that I never knew existed! As Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me!”

Be blessed,
-Mitch Speed-

June 22, 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the WONDERFUL box of thoughtful & loving gifts! I’m SO blown away that people I’ve never even met thought of me & extended such wonderful gifts. I was water baptized a year before these 2 cancers struck me and I’ve had many signs that Jesus is always with me and sends Angels to surround me. THANK YOU Angel Cancer Warriors for blessing me with your AWESOME spirit of love! God bless you always!

Pat Cromwell
December 11, 2016

Cancer has hit me hard over the last few years. My son-in-law died in February 2009 . Left behind a wife which was 5 months pregnant and a 10 yr old son. Then in june 2009 my mother found out that she had breast cancer. Well April 2010 I found out I had breast cancer. Then February 2014 I found out I had cml then in October 2014 my mother’s cancer came back in her bones and liver and she died Dec 2014. I just can’t get into chistmas anymore. I cry all the time for my mom. I’m always in pain with this lukiema. I could use all the prayers I could get.

Sharon byrd
December 6, 2016

Thank you Cancer Warrior family for your constant prayers, supporting gifts, and cards over the past year they are invaluable. It’s such a blessing to receive the encouraging cards in the mail, I’ve kept everyone of them. I pray that your organization will continue to be blessed as you’ve blessed so many others. I’m still in active treatment but by His stripes I’m already healed. thank you again for all you’ve done. I would love to be apart of your outreach let me know how I may be apart of CW.

Lucretia Norwood
November 20, 2016

Thank you CWSO for the cards and gifts of encouragement you’ve provided over the past years for my husband Cody Ballard. It’s so nice to having such caring and thoughtful people praying for you. Sadly, Cody passed away on August 17 after an almost ten years battle. Know that your encouragement and support helped us make it through good and not so good days. I try not to say BAD days because every day is a blessing. Thank you so much for the for your kindness. God Bless You.

Valerie Ballard
September 30, 2016

Thank you CWSO. My name was given to you by an old school classmate. I really love the hat and shirt, plus the inspirational items included in you gift box. Its very comforting when I receive the thoughts and prayers of family, friends and strangers alike. They all mean a lot to me and my family. Thanks and God Speed to theis group.

Sandy Roberts
September 1, 2016

I just wanted to thank the Cancer Warriors for the calls, cards and the support. It means a lot to us survivors. So thank you.Ben

Benjamin Brown
April 7, 2016

Thank you for all of the cards that you send all the time. I can not explain how much it means to me and how happy I am when I get a card in the mail. I love it and could not ask for more support.
Thank You, Michelle

Michelle Regas
February 20, 2016

Thank you all so much for the package! Love it!! Made my day. I’m so thankful there are wonderful, caring people in this world like you all. It means so much to me that you all care and took the time to make me feel special! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Heather Naylor
January 28, 2016

Carol Anne Caron, wife of our Warrior, Bob Caron asked that we remember her family in prayers because Bob passed away Nov 19th. We are saddened by this and our hearts and prayers go out to the Caron family. God bless you and may He provide the peace and comfort that only He can. The Cancer Warriors team

Toni Grogan
January 15, 2016

Thank You SO much for your wonderful package it brightened my day today i have been in bed all day today sick and my daughter brought me the box i with the mail and i cried with surprise. Thank you for the prayers and thoughts!

January 2, 2016

My journey began earlier this year (2015) with abnormal pap results and occasional post-menopausal spotting. A later biopsy confirmed the presence of uterine cancer cells. My surgery went from a “simple” hysterectomy to a more complex procedure. Dr. Mcbroom, an excellent gynecologist/oncologist, discovered that the cancer had spread into my intestines and attached itself to my navel. Long story short, he removed about 90% of the cancer, including my navel and part of my intestines. I’ve dealt with some anxiety about the future, but the nurses assure me that is a normal part of the healing process. I’m so thankful to be on this side of this difficult journey (surgery, recovery), and I look forward to regaining my strength and ability to continue the “good fight” and finish my race with the Lord’s approving nod.

I am thankful that each chemo session seems to be working well. I had a major drop in my cancer numbers (CA125), from 703 in July, to 68 in August, to 17 in September! The doctors and nurses are pleased with my progress and renewed strength and I let them know it’s because of the prayers of the faithful lifting not only my situation up, but also the abilities of the medical team.

Barbara M. Scott
September 19, 2015

I recently received my cancer warrior package in the mail. It was such a surprise. I had no idea my sister signed me up. I am very grateful . It really lifted my spirits! God Bless you for all you do! I look forward to my future cards of support.

Jean Furst
August 21, 2015

Toni and all, just a message to let you know how very comforting it is for me to receive the cards and encouragement provided by your great organization. Along with the cancer, I also continue to struggle daily with unrelated chronic pain. I also suffer from a severe visual and hearing malady – so severe that I am unable to renew my N.C. drivers’ license. Thanks so much for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. it is comforting to know that I am not fighting this uphill battle alone

paulette kirk
July 22, 2015

Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all y’all do for me. ON some of my worst, dark days I get a little love from you always and it makes my day and is a great reminder of how blessed I truly am. I am trying to get a friend of mine signed up who was recently diagnosed and will be going through as transplant at the same hospital I did. Hoping to get him linked up here!! thank you for everything and continuing to support me! Love always! No one fights alone!

July 22, 2015

My name is Paulette Kirk and I was diagnosed with a rre form of Non-Hodgkins lymphona called Waldenstroms. This cancer invades the lymph nodes and also the bone marrow. My is in the bone marrror. I received several rounds of Velcade and Rituxan. This cancer has caused visual and hering problems as well as chemo induced non-diabetic Neuropathy. This condition has rendered me disabled, having not worked since March 29, 2011.
I was grateful to find this website and hope to be able to keep in touch

paulette kirk
September 5, 2014

I was told two years almost now that i had colon cancer,when i had my surgery to remove the tumors,they found out it had spread to my lump nodes into my liver and my stomach and my neck. I was then told that my cancer was in stage 4 and there was no cure for it. I started to cry and looked the doctor in the eyes and told him he does not know what God has in store for me. I’ve been doing chemo every since i was told that.I am doing better than they thought i would. It has not been easy. At times i feel so alone.But in my heart i know i’m not. God has brought me a long way. But there are times i feel my faith is being tested.

judy Sherlock
September 5, 2014

thank you !! that package was a little sunshine for my mom. she was told she had lung cancer at at stage in her life where everything was good she thoughtand only lived 3 months after that .But i would watch her pull stuff out of that box and read the book as a gift.thank you. you can stop sending the cards now that she has passed. i cannot say thank you enough!!!!!! the little things really do mean the most

staci parker
May 7, 2014

I have Stage 4 Colon Cancer and am in remission at this time. The prayers and cards of support have given strength to me and my family during my surgery and chemotherapy. Thank you CWSO for your support.

Susan Rivers
April 17, 2014

I am trying to sign my sister up on cancer warriors. She needs support badly. could you tell me how too

April 10, 2014

Looking to sign up a loved one and can’t seem to make it work. Anyone know what I am doing wrong? Thank you, a cancer warrior myself, Cindy

Cindy Hawley
March 17, 2014

I am a cancer warrior. I will be for the rest of my life. I have Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. You send cards at what always seems to be the “right” time. Thank you so much! It means the world to me!

Cindy Hawley
March 17, 2014

I have had CML for 2 years now and I am so tired from the oral chemo pills. The holidays are bringing a lot of extra work to do. My strength is deffinately coming from God each day. He has blessed me with many things. Merry Christmas to all of you!

December 9, 2013

I was diagnosed with breast cancer and will have a lumpectomy November 12. I know God is in charge. I’m praying for clear margins as they do the surgery. Keep me lifted up in prayer please. Thank you.

November 8, 2013

Thankyou for your continued prayer and encouraging cards as I have received several. God Bless you all.
Jennifer Sanders (Sisney)

Jennifer sanders
September 23, 2013

Thank you for the support you have given me and are still giving me with prayers and cards. Knowing there are supporters “out there” who are keeping me in their prayers gives me strength.

August 10, 2013

Thank you, CWSO, Mrs. Toni and Mr. Turner for your prayers and support! You have showered me with thoughtful encouragement and kind acts. May God continue to bless you all (Genesis 12:2)! You are truly a blessing for all warriors. We love you.

July 10, 2013

Holy cow!! I signed up to be a cancer warrior, I was having a really bad day when I went to the mail. And wouldn’t you know it, I received my package!!! Thanks so much to all involved! You really know how to brighten a girls day!! Sending much love and appreciation!! Cindy Hawley

Cindy Hawley
June 10, 2013

I can not thank you enough for giving me extra support to get through this journey. You have given me strength to keep the prayers and hope together. The package you sent me I never expected and when I got it, I was so overwhelmed. I actually felt like someone other then my family cared:-) You guys are wonderful and I am so happy that I have come across you and I will continue to look for your support, also will try to support this site because you have helped me beyond any expectation. You are wonderful. Thank you so much. Michelle

May 7, 2013

My husband was diagnosed with non Hodgkins lymphoma on February 22,2013. A precious friend turned his name in to your organization, and after a couple of weeks he received his care package! We were both so excited! He wears the t shirt and cap with pride, and all of the info in the bag has been so helpful! Thank you so much! You brought sunshine into our lives during this storm! My husband has R CHOP chemo every 21 days for 6 months–he will be having the 3rd treatment next week. Following all of the chemo, he will have a bone marrow transplant. Your prayers are needed and appreciated.Trusting God and believing for a 100% healing!!

April 19, 2013

My daughter, Jilk Alliyah, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 6, last march 2012.. She undergo chemotherapy and radiation. Thank you for your prayers and love, it help much to my Daughter to recover from her cancer…

February 22, 2013

this is still so new to me.I have metastatic neuorendocrine tumor pancreatic cancer said if had to have this is better its treatable I take shot once a month for 4months then see if its working.thanks for the gifts and bag and prayers

Delores Acree
January 14, 2013

I would like to thank everyone that has taken part in such a great organization! I am 18 and was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I took the news extremely rough especially due to my age. After only one or two weeks of treatment mrs Toni and her son arrived at my house with my package and since then I have never stopped feeling the love and friendship that has accompanied me along with joining this organization! Thank y’all so much for your continued love, support and prayers and just know this would be so much harder if it wasn’t for people like you all to help me along the way!

Taylor Davis
December 19, 2012

My dad was diagnosed with pleomorphic myxofibrosarcoma in his shoulder in 2010. Recently they have discovered that it has metastased to his lungs. We are all taking the news very hard that it spread so quickly. He began chemo this week. He just got home today from a 4 day treatment to your wonderful care package on his doorstep! What a great thing to come home to. Thank you so very much for everything you do! May God Bless You All!

Melissa Martin-LaVache
December 13, 2012

Hello, in March 2012 I was DXed with Gliobastoma Mutiforme (GBM), a very lethal form of brain cancer. Over the last nine months I’ve had proton treatments and chemo (LOTS of chemo), and my last MRI (September), to put it in docspeak, “there is no evidence of recurrent or residual neoplasm”. A far cry from what had been predicted for me. So far I’m alive and recovering and God willing I’ll continue to remain tha way. My best and hopes for you all.

November 16, 2012

I just want to start by saying thanks alot for all the help and suppport from you guys, for all the gifts and cards, and most of all for the prayers. I’m so blessed to have the Cancer Warriors in my life. I’m putting all my struggles and health in God’s hand.

Donna Allison
October 11, 2012

I am so grateful to all of you Cancer Warriors who have showered me with gifts, cards, and untold thoughts and prayers. I feel this outpouring in my life since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma less than a year ago. It has been a winding road, for sure, but I am now in Atlanta, an outpatient at The Blood and Marrow Transplant Group with Northside Hospital. The current chemo may well lead to a stem cell transplant soon, and this will be in God’s hands, through Whom we all will hear a ‘Victorious, Yes.’

Sam Culvern
August 2, 2012


August 1, 2012

Dear Friends, I recieved my warrior kit a couple of weeks ago, what a Blessing to know that I already had the backing of many friends and family, when I had just got the diagnosis of cancer. A lot has happened in the last weeks … the diagnosis of bladder cancer, trying to get prepared for surgery to remove the tumor, I learned I have cardiovascular spasms and needed a stent placement. These spasms are caused from long term stress. Sometimes when we are a caregiver, we forget to take care of ourselves. This seems to be my situation, comment below mine is that of my husband, John Middlebrooks who is fighting leukemia. Together we are a strong team and GOD has BLESSED us, greatly! We will continue to fight our battles, for the GLORY of GOD, with the prayers, encouragement and support from wonderful, caring and loving people like you all here at CWSO!
Thank You All … God Bless Each One!

Willene Middlebrooks
July 27, 2012

Today I recieved the warrior package and I was touched by the evidence of Love and encouragement, contained within! The prayers, support and realization that so many people truly care, made my day extra special.
This is my second battle with cancer, 2006 colon cancer, 2011 (AML) leukemia!
It has been a tough battle for me and my family, some days I’m not so sure I can continue. But GOD, has been with me every step of the way and I am reminded of HIS promise, that HE will never leave me. I put all my trust totally and completely in HIM. I give GOD all the praise and glory, for each day HE gives me.
Special Thanks To CWSO and to you, Toni Grogan … you are such a Blessing!
May GOD Bless each one of you and this ministry.

John Middlebrooks
May 9, 2012

I just wanted to let you know that I received my Cancer Warrior package yesterday and it just made my day, as I was feeling a little down. I want to say “Thank You” so much for your prayers and the Battle Gear. It will inspire me and hopfully others who see the T-shirt and warrior band on my arm and open up channels to witness for our Lord, because we cannot get through this without His love, help and grace. As of January they tell me my ovaiain cancer , stage 3 is in remission and I have ten more chemo treatments to go. I know ovarian cancer is hard to treat, but I am trusting in the Lord whatever the outcome for He is good all day everyday no matter what.
Please keep up the good work and may God continue to bless all of you and all that you do.
In Christ,

Myra Hanie
April 11, 2012

I would like to say Thank You to this organization. I got home today and had a bag of inspirational gifts waiting for me. Thanks so much and may God continue to Bless you. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I have one more chemo treatment and happy to say that the tumor have shrunk so little that it’s hard to locate it. My surgery is scheduled for April 9th. I’m a living testimony that GOD is GOOD!
Alexia Piercy

Alexia Piercy
March 8, 2012

Your organization has given me so much strength to endure this journey. Thank you so much for all you do and please continue to keep me in your prayers. They are working!
Connie Melvin

Connie Melvin
December 23, 2011

I would like to thank God and all of the cancer warriors who has prayed for me.I was told I had Lung cancer last june. I am taking my second chomo treament and test show that it has gotting smaller again. Thank God

Wanda Farr
August 4, 2010

My wife and I are missionaries here in the Philippines. We have a ministry feeding malnourished children. Our 3 year old niece now has AML leukemia and her parents need help for her treatment. Please pray for us here, We cab be reached by a call or text message at 63-919-450-3489

Eugene & Elvie
April 7, 2010

Just wanted to thank all of the CWSO friends. It has been a blessing to have such caring and giving people to enter into our lives when Ronnie was diagnosis with lung cancer. The battle gear was a great blessing. God always puts certain people in your lives for a reason. Thanks to all for your prayers and support.

Beth Long
March 17, 2010

“Bless O God, All who struggle with cancer. Empower them with hope for each and every day, Provide them with loving and tender care, Laughter and the support of love. Grant them courage when they are afraid, Comfort when they are in pain, and your blessings when all else seems hopeless, That in their fight with illness, they will continue to praise You and glorify Your name.” Amen (author unknown)

Toni Grogan
January 7, 2010

“It’s A Small World”…A very special thanks to CWSO for their thoughts and prayers for Jana Rogers O’Neil as she fights the battle against breast cancer. Your Battle gear has meant so much to her during her two surgeries, chemo, and the birth of our miracle baby Patrick. During one of my trips to Chicago, I asked Jana about the Cancer Warriors, she was surprised that I was unaware of this wonderful organization that was founded literally in my backyard…750 miles away.

My life has been enriched by the love and prayers from the founder Toni Grogan and the CWSO. We are so blessed to have this organization in our community.
Thanks again for your love, support and prayers while Jana continues her fight.
We are so thankful for God’s blessings and our miracle healthy baby Patrick.

Jan Rogers
November 22, 2009

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Martha Sims during this time of loss. It was our honor to pray for her and to be an encouragement to her. Psalm 16: 8, 10, “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken…because You will not abandon me to the grave.” Mrs. Martha is with her Lord and is at peace. Love the Cancer Warriors Support Organization

Toni Grogan
September 22, 2009

My mother, Martha B. Sims, was called home Wednesday, September 16th, just before 2 in the morning. She left this earth on angel’s wings and was met by her Lord and Savior. Her faith became truth during the darkest hours of my life. As I grieve the loss of my mother, I rejoice in the completion of her journey. The Cancer Warriors offered her support, love, prayers & many uplifing notes of encouragement during the last months of her struggle. She was truly touched by all of this. As my family’s way of saying thank you, we asked that memorials be made to this organization. You never know where this will lead but our prayers are that the donations will be many in memory of our loved one and that a precedent will be set for others to follow. May God bless your work!

Susan S. Gordon
September 20, 2009

As a cancer survivor of 4 1/2 years, I praise God for the healing that has taken place in my body and in my life. Through this cancer battle, God has prepared my heart to be an encourager to those that are fighting a battle with cancer. I praise God for each day that He has given me and for each person that He has placed in my path to reach out to. Please remember to keep fighting the battle through Christ!!Don’t give up until He calls your name!!We will pray with you for peace, strength, and comfort. God bless! Toni

Toni Grogan
September 2, 2009