Why I’m Me

Sherrie's Story

Richmond, VA

Age: 46 or better

A little bit about my journey:

My Diagnosis

CRPS, anxiety, depression

Time to Get Diagnosed

8 months

Year I was Diagnosed


Sending Love to

Dr. Mount, my podiatrist

Hospital I'd Recommend

This is my story:

My angel Warrior Eryn was born with very weak muscles. She spent a lot of time in the hospital as an infant and toddler. This prompted me to become a nurse. I work as both a pediatric and neonatal nurse to help parents like me and children like mine. I gained a new perspective on people with different abilities and grew so much from being Eryn’s mom.

I had a foot surgery in 2018 that caused significant nerve damage and now have CRPS as a result. But, even so, I don’t let that hold me back.

Let’s play 20 questions:

The song that keeps me going is:
Humble and Kind
I never leave home without my:
My go-to feel better movie is: 
Forrest Gump
If I was in the hospital, the celebrity I would most love to visit me would be:
Dwayne the Rock Johnson
When I need to relax, I:
My favorite food is:
Chocolate cake
The quote that keeps me going is:
Always stay humble and kind.
When I need a laugh, I:
Make other people laugh
Meet my pets (or favorite stuffed animal):
Murray Alice Michael Ned Franklin, Jenny Roux Jackson, Sophie Lorraine Johnson, Hitch aka Lord Poochington, Ese, Duncan, Clawdia, Geoffrey, Lola, Pixie
My hero is:
Eryn Bruce
When I’m having a down day I binge watch:
My eyelids
My favorite book to get lost in is:
I want to be best friends with:
Miranda Hart
The thing I’m most proud of:
My children
The most wonderfully unexpected thing that has happened to me as a result of this journey is:
This group
The most hilarious thing that has happened to me is:
Too many to mention
It really means a lot when someone does this:
Thanks me for being kind
My favorite social media account to follow is:
Tucker Budzyn (Golden Retriever)
The advice I would give to myself back at the beginning of this journey would be:
Suck it up buttercup.
Words of encouragement that I’d give to my fellow warriors are
You can do ANYTHING
Follow my journey:

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