I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in February 2014 after traveling to Guatemala and got terribly sick with food poisoning. I remember my ER doctor telling me that there were tumors on my liver and lung. After further testing there were tumors in both my lungs. With the help and support of my daughters we consulted with Fred Hutchinson and Swedish hospital and the only option they gave me was chemo. I asked the consulting nurse at Fred Hutchinson how long I will be on chemo and her reply was "as long as I could tolerate it". I was getting further depressed and help hopeless. I found an oncologist in Seattle that gave me hope and was the first to say it was possible that I could be cured and then my daughter found Sheri.
I remember our first phone conversation which lasted over an hour. Her voice was comforting and her knowledge was impressive. The fact that Sheri was recovering from brain cancer and had the insight to know exactly what I needed to hear was the key for my faith that she is the right person for me. And Sheri got busy! She researched and found the best doctor for me and made the appointments. She got me in MAYO CLINIC IN MN. Sheri made arrangements for me stay in a condo near her during my chemo treatments. Sheri fed me and forced me to walk when I could hardly talk. That was the worst of times but also the best of times because of her strength and resilience. I knew she understood how I felt. I still remember and cherish our walks. Sheri also coordinated the support I needed with nutrition information, message therapy, natural healers, herbalists, energy work, mental therapist.
After 3 operations and 6 months of chemo I was cancer free. She continues to support me by "checking in with me" and gives me valuable information. She saved my life!
Sheri Hendricks is one of the major reasons my sister is alive today.
After successfully battling triple negative breast cancer, my sister was informed a cancerous nodule was detected in her lung. It was misdiagnosed as a metastasis - Stage IV breast cancer. Literally hours before she was to begin a highly debilitating chemotherapy regimen, Sheri coached me through the reasoning and process of getting a second opinion. Sheri not only had the latest scientific and clinical information, but she beautifully guided our entire family through the emotional turmoil and confusion of a stage IV diagnosis.
After the second opinion suggested it might be early lung cancer, we made the decision to surgically remove the lung nodule. My sister is now completely in remission and living life to the fullest.
Sheri is calm, empathetic, deeply caring and highly knowledgeable. I recommend a cancer coach, and Sheri in particular, to everyone I know going through this difficult journey - the patient, their family and their friends. No one should go through it alone.