Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-20 Sheryl Jedlinski
As those of you who follow this blog know, Sheryl has been suffering from both PD and cancer for many years. This morning, cancer took our beloved Sheryl and she is no longer suffering. It is a comfort to know she was with me, our sons, and a few close friends for her last breaths and that she went painlessly under the care of hospice.
Sheryl will continue to help all of us cope with our worldly troubles through the record of her countless articles and web postings and, of course, her book. It gave us great joy to read the comments, replies and postings that she received after each article she wrote, knowing that her efforts brought at least a laugh if not inspiration to many of you. She would want me to remind you that even though her boxing gloves are retired, you should keep fighting the good fight.
Please know that Sheryl loved being an active part of the PD community and extends her love to each of you.
Wishing you peace,
p.s. We’re planning a celebration of life later this spring. To get updates on that, please sign up here.
Tony, this is so perfect and so beautiful. A strong Sheryl message filled with her ‘can do’ mantra about her life and life in general. Her memory will be a continous source of strength for all of us who loved and admired her. Our love, Larry and Tempting
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Tony, I am so very sorry to hear about Sheryl. I’m honored
To have known and worked with her. Such a special lady. I eagerly read her blogs
With such joy. From one chocoholic to another, you will be missed, Sheryl.
Tony, your words on Sheryl are such a tribute to a wonderful lady. Her impact on so many of us will not be forgotten . Your devotion to her does not go unnoticed.
Donna and Phil Grassi
Ted- I am Michael Schwam. I am a second cousin of Sheryl’s. Not sure, but I think we may have met sometime at the Applebaum’s in FL. In any respect, please accept my sincere condolences. I have a lot of fond childhood memories of Sheryl, David, my sister Marcy and me at our family circle meetings. Although we didn’t remain in contact over the years, I did subscribe to Sheryl’s blog and felt a connection that I will surely miss. Please let your family know that Sheryl’s life was an inspiration for me and many others and I/we thank her and wish her family all the best- today, tomorrow and always.
My mother and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and all of Sheryl‘s loved ones. She was a tremendous woman and was kind enough to share a lunch with my mother and I years ago during my mothers early diagnosis with PD. She’s been an inspiration in so many ways; among her policy work, writings, and advocacy for PWD and their caregivers. I am so sorry for your loss and grateful for The kindness that Sheryl showed me and my family.
Sheryl was an inspiration in her health confrontations as were you as you soldiered on together. Words are not adequate here, but our sad thoughts will linger.
Dear Tony, Sheryl was an inspiration for many of us who write Parkinson’s blogs. She was a pioneer in a new way of communicating and gave us hope. When I was diagnosed in 2009, hers was the only patient blog that I could find. I saw her in the hallways at the WPC in Kyoto and stopped her to introduce myself and to thank her for all she had done for those of us with Parkinson’s.
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
It was a pleasure getting to know Sheryl since Fondue Stube was one of her and Tony’s favorite restaurants. I will miss her dearly and know Tony you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear about this, Tony. I got to know Sheryl through her work on the Parkinson’s Disease newsletter at Rush (I took over as Editor from Dr.Comella). Sheryl wrote the most amazing pieces and her willingness to contribute and be the “voice of the people” was so inspiring to me, and inspiring to so many patients I know. I am so sorry for your loss. Sheryl will be so missed. -Dr. Mitra Afshari, Rush