Meet our TEAM
Abby Chambers- Program Manager
Hi, my name is Abby and I have been diagnosed with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, chronic migraines, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and PTSD. I have been battling chronic illness for over 6 years and I've found it so important to focus on the good, even when things are difficult. Chronic illness has taken a lot away from me, but I love to spend time with my family and friends, take pictures, read poetry, and write. As a chronic illness warrior myself, I hope to spread hope and joy to others fighting their own chronic illness battles!
Ashley Walker- Writer
Hello! My name is Ashley Walker. I have been diagnosed with Alport’s Syndrome- Stage 1, Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Dysautonomia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and Gastroparesis and Intestinal Dysmotility. Music is a huge passion of mine and something that has gotten me through my different health battles. I am in college to be an occupational therapist and am extremely eager to use my experiences to help those around me. I am super excited to be a member of this team and have the opportunity to brighten someone’s day.
Lydia Vann- Writer
Hi, my name is Lydia. I have autoimmune encephalitis/BGE/PANS. I have also been diagnosed with autoimmune GI dysmotility and dysautonomia. Everyday I fight my own immune system. Chronic illness has put me on a different path, but I will not stop trying to achieve my goals. I hope to one day go to college and major in math. I also love to dance and listen to music. I am so excited to be a part of Cards for Warriors. I want other people to know they are not alone, and there is still hope, even if you don’t see it. Impossible exists. I’ve seen it. Impossible can change. I’ve seen that too.
I share my story on my Instagram: @ae.pans.my.journey
Juliet Inforzato- Writer
Megan Bigelow- Social Media Administrator
Kelly McDonald- Communication Liaison
Jami Tomczyk- Volunteer
Hi! My name is Jami! I have Gastroparesis, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome. I have a true passion for dancing and do it 24/7 when my health allows! I also teach the younger students at my studio! After high school I hope to go to college for nursing as I want to make an impact on others like my nurses have on me. I have joined this project as I would love to have the opportunity to brighten someones day while they’re going through a hard time!