Jami Marseilles’ Warriors With Hope provides education, peer support, financial aid, and guidance for amputees and cancer survivors in need of assistance to help them endure their individual battles. In December 1987 while driving home from a ski trip in New Mexico, Jami, 19, and her friend Lisa, found themselves on a deserted Arizona logging road in a blinding snow storm. When they were miraculously rescued eleven days later they were both frost-bitten, dehydrated and barely alive. Due to the onset of gangrene both of Jami’s legs were amputated below the knee. Thus began her remarkable transformation from victim of tragic circumstance to world-record breaking athlete, author, mentor and motivational speaker.
When Jami published her book in 2001, she didn’t know she would face a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2016. In early 2017 Jami was told the cancer metastasized to one spot on her spine which is considered stage 4, but in true Jami fashion, she fought with all her might. The combination of radiation treatments and progressive medicine, exercise and nutrition resulted in a positive outlook. Jami continues her fight against cancer and knows with Guidance, Exercise, Knowledge, Support and Positivity her outlook to beating cancer improves daily.
Today Jami is bringing together her skills, motivation and network to assist amputees and cancer survivors who need support to fight their personal battles. Warriors With Hope is a registered 501c3 charity specifically geared to provide strength and understanding to those who need it most.
Jami Marseilles Warriors With Hope, Inc. (JMWWH) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of California. JMWWH will provide educational programs, guidance, support and financial grants for those individuals diagnosed with cancer, as well as those who have experienced amputations. By doing so, JMWWH will work to provide opportunities for those who have endured hardships due to tragic circumstances.
There are moments in life that mark the beginning of a new, difficult chapter, a chapter that will demand a great deal from an individual. A diagnosis of cancer or the loss of a limb are such moments. During treatment and recovery, a patient must call on all possible avenues of support and treatments, including those outside traditional medicine. JMWWH will provide educationalinformation on alternative medical therapies and progressive treatments, in addition to Western medicine. The organization will use its website (http://www.warriorswithhope.org), social media, speaking engagements, magazines, flyers, word-of-mouth, and networking with other organizations as its primary methods of program promotion.
In addition to its educational programs, Jami Marseilles Warriors With Hope, Inc. will provide benevolent assistance to those in need. More specifically, the organization will assist with the financial needs of those coping with cancer or recovering from amputation. By doing so, the organization will work to improve the quality of life for those who have endured illness and/or trauma. The organization will use fundraising and awareness events to raise funds in order to provide assistance to those diagnosed with cancer, as well as amputees.