Sheryl – Louisville, KY

June 2016

Sheryl was initially diagnosed with 2 types of breast cancer at age 49. 1 year later she was diagnosed with bladder cancer and pre-uterine cancer. After a scare with thyroid cancer she was then diagnosed with Cowden’s Syndrome. That hasn’t stopped her love of volunteering and has recently become a weekly volunteer for Hope Scarves.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with cancer.

I am a huge hippy at heart – live free, peace, love and all that jazz.

What brought you hope as you faced cancer?


How do you live life over cancer?

Helping others – when I volunteer I don’t have time to feel bad.

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? Whether you received, sent or donated a Hope Scarf, what did this experience mean to you?

I met Lara through the Pink Tie Ball for Komen Foundation.

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

I wish they knew that something as simple as a scarf and story can bring so much comfort. That scarf means so much because this disease is lonely.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about sending a Hope Scarf to a friend facing cancer?

Do it in a heartbeat! This scarf will make them come alive and make them feel pretty.

What is one of your dreams or goals for the future?

Keep giving back to others and teaching my grandchildren the importance of volunteering.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

With courage comes hope and strength.

If your friends or family had to describe you in a couple of words, what would those be?


Please share something you learned facing cancer.

To start living. To be able to accept help and not just help others.