Letting Go

After my diagnosis, I was faced with the harsh reality that I had spent the first half of my life merely existing. Since my diagnosis, I have decided letting to was my best chance to LIVE! And for me that means to:

Love myself and others

Inspire those around me

Voice my dreams and ambitions

Enjoy life!

I L.I.V.E every […]

By |November 9th, 2017|Mindset, Survival|0 Comments

RX for Optimism

I’d like to share with you a story about a woman.

Her name is Yvonne Springs.

Born in Sharon, MS, great grandchild of slaves, married at 15, and had her first child at 16. She was a high school drop-out because family came first.

She endured repeated domestic violence, but for fear of the lives of her children […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Survival|0 Comments

Faith Engine Check

I perceive faith as a positive notion, akin to trust in God.

Active faith, then, would aim to remove negative thoughts about my illness, which could easily dominate me, and replace them with trust in God using a positive attitude. I chose this approach intentionally and followed it with the same discipline I had used in […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Mindset, Survival|0 Comments

The Reinvention of Me Part 3

My life-long dream of being a practicing physician was stripped from me in an instant, but stepping up to the plate, even when I was afraid of striking out, has taught me how to “step out and find out!” I L.I.V.E  every day and as a result I will leave behind a legacy that will […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Survival|0 Comments

The Reinvention of Me Part 2

For years, I was seen as the invincible physician. Now as a “patient-physician” I’m a stronger advocate for better health awareness and the need for a cure. My diagnoses and treatment have taken away one of my greatest fulfillments in life which was the hands-on care of my patients. But after careful re-consideration of what […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Survival|0 Comments

The Reinvention of Me Part 1

Surviving breast cancer is a difficult, life-changing event – for anyone.

Personally, I underwent a partial mastectomy, a lymph node dissection, 15 rounds of chemotherapy and 33 treatments of radiation. I now have clinically disabling lymphedema (persistent swelling) of my right arm and hand and can no longer perform hands-on treatment of my patients.

But the most […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Mindset, Survival|0 Comments

One Girl’s Mom: A Bittersweet Experience of Domestic Violence

In recognition of October also being the month for awareness of Domestic Violence, I’m sharing my god-daughter’s personal tale in hopes that other young women will be inspired to walk away!

By |October 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Life: Same Beginning, Different Ending

In October 2008, just two months shy of my 41st birthday, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. After a partial mastectomy, 15 rounds of chemotherapy and 33 treatments of radiation, I developed lymphedema of my right arm, hand and fingers. Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue […]

By |May 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

My Journey through Grief and Loss

As long as I have experienced success, I have shared and helped others in need. But in February 2009, it the midst of chemotherapy for a recent breast cancer diagnosis, a newly diagnosed potentially life threatening congenital heart defect and still days from the death of my mother, I was now the one in need. […]

By |May 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Dr. Sheri delivers commencement speech at the 2015 Weinberg College Convocation

Dr. Sheri brought tears, laughter, inspiration and motivation to the eyes, hearts and minds of the thousands of people who attended the convocation. This internationally diverse audience included people of all ages, ethnicity, and nationality who traveled from nearly every continent to celebrate the graduation of nearly 1000 graduates from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University. […]

By |June 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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