Blessed Bag was founded by Kristina Azur Mete after witnessing her father’s wife endure long hours in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments and their side effects. She posted her idea of providing bags filled with comfort items to patients on Facebook, and within four days had enough donations for 100 bags. Now a nonprofit organization, Blessed Bag has given over 500 totes to cancer patients thanks to donations and drives from community groups like Girl Scouts, church ministries and local businesses.
In 2018, Jessica Main was appointed President of Blessed Bag. Ms. Main was diagnosed in 2010 with Triple Positive Breast cancer at the age of 39. After 8 months of chemotherapy, Ms. Main learned how the toxic mix of drugs affects the body during treatment. She worked closely with Kristina on identifying the items needed for the bags and volunteered when Kristina needed help with the charity. Years later, Ms. Main is cancer free and making Blessed Bag a personal mission to give hope and encouragement to people going through the same journey she traveled.
We lovingly refer to our Blessed Bag recipients as “Warriors” because they are facing a battle that they cannot see. We want to empower them to fight, be brave, have faith, and win the battle! If you know a Warrior in need, please let us know.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior – Carl Von Clausewitz