1. Bouncing Back: Shari Bookstaff's Resilient Journey Brigitte Cutshall 33:31

Sherry Bookstaff is the founder of the nonprofit “Impact of Empathy” and author of “When Life Throws You Lemons, Make Cranberry Juice.”

Sherry shares her incredible story of Resilience after facing a rare brain tumor and a stroke. Here are the 3 main takeaways:

( 1) Sherry’s journey began with the discovery of an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor the size of a golf ball. Despite severe symptoms, the operation to remove it took an unexpected turn, leading to a stroke and a nine-month hospital stay.

(2) Empathy in Healthcare. Sherry emphasizes the importance of being an advocate for one’s health, sharing how persistent symptoms led her to an MRI that revealed the tumor. She highlights the need for medical professionals to lead with empathy and connect with patients on a personal level.

(3) Reclaiming Passion. Sherry’s positive outlook shines through as she discusses how her love for marine biology and a supportive speech therapist played crucial roles in her recovery.

Check out her book, When Life Throws You Lemons, on Amazon – https://amzn.to/40QnKuG

Visit https://impactofempathy.net for additional resources and information.