Sherri Connell – A Lifetime in 27 Years

Sherri Connell – A Lifetime in 27 Years

A Lifetime in 27 Years

I am the daughter of a dancer and a musician, so I was born singing and tapping! At the age of 5, I danced for an audience on the SS Admiral, the largest river boat in the US. In high school and college, I was a cheerleader, singer, dancer and model. I was a very goal oriented person and workaholic, working at the age of 10 as a caretaker for horses, at a pet store when I was 13, a clothing store at 14 and I put myself through college waiting on tables and working for America West Airlines.

While in pursuit of my life goals, I struggled with my health at an early age. Regardless of being sick and in pain most of the time, I forged ahead, working multiple jobs, cheer-leading, singing and dancing in musicals, acting in commercials, singing in bands, writing plays, modeling in fashion shows, competing in pageants and talent shows, as well as lifting weights and riding my horse. I also managed to obtain 2 Business Degrees and a Minor in Liberal Arts.

I loved to work and had huge goals and dreams for my business and music careers! Never did I suspect that I had already lived "a lifetime in 27 years."

My Life Turned Upside Down

My Life Turned Upside Down

Once a very active young lady, suddenly I was barely able to sit up. I was hospitalized with pneumonia and paralysis from the ribs down. Read Full Story!

My Story Helping Others

Sherri Connell on Scooter

With the intention of helping friends and family better understand my invisible disability, my husband put some journal writings on the internet. Read Full Story!

BLOGS: Living My Life


We Almost Lost Snickers

November 22, 2014 from Snickers: I'm still here!! For almost 4 days I couldn't stand, hold up my head, potty or eat. My heart rate was 200, kept having seizures and blacking out! I have a history of … [READ MORE]

Sunshine Health

Sunshine is a Source of Life

I LOVE Colorado!! Just went outside for a visit with my girls (Pumpkin and Cookie), in my jammies and t-shirt! And it was only 40 degrees! There is way too much hype about avoiding the sun. The … [READ MORE]

Sherri and Kit Kat Goodbye CR KB

Kissing Kit Kat Goodbye

We had to say goodbye to Kit Kat today. We did everything we could to save her. We were force feeding her with tubes and syringes, but instead of getting better, she got much worse. She couldn't even … [READ MORE]

BLOGS: Fighting for My Life

Not Going Down Without a Fight www.SherriConnell

Putting on My Super Sherri Cape

Wow! So many losses and challenges! Better put on my Super Sherri Cape! We lost our JellyBean Girl on June 14th. On August 1st, Wayne's mom, Karen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and hospitalized … [READ MORE]

My Medical Paperwork.

What Do I Do All Day?

Healthy people! Please stop asking those of us living with debilitating illness, "What do you do all day?" I have been on the phone with insurance, RX and other providers for four hours just today … [READ MORE]

BLOGS: Making a Difference

Check Your Labels for Fragrance www.SherriConnell

Check Your Labels for “Fragrance!”

Product manufacturers are protected under Trade Secret laws to not have to reveal the chemicals used to create scents in their products. They need only to list the term "Fragrance." Often many of the … [READ MORE]

Sherri MCS Isolated

Chemical Injury Awareness Month

LIVING with Chemical Injury. It is Chemical Injury Awareness Month!What is a Chemical Injury? It is the result of exposure to a large amount of chemicals at once or a small amount over time. Like me, … [READ MORE]

BLOGS: Thoughts and Tidbits

Sherri Dreads Winter www.SherriConnell

I Can’t Help It. I Dread Winter!

I don't personally have anything against Fall. Actually, it is beautiful and the weather is great! But when I see the leaves dropping off of the trees, I know what's around the corner ... the dreaded … [READ MORE]

Sweetheart Pumpkin Pie Goat

My Sweetheart, Pumpkin Pie!

My sweetheart, Pumpkin Pie!! Come on over and LIKE The Adventures of Pumpkin and Cookie: Nigerian Dwarf Goats Extraordinaire for tons of fun photos, videos and banter between Pumpkin and … [READ MORE]