Friday, October 22, 2010

Cherie's Progress

Cherie Stannard

I just wanted to update you and say thanks again for the outpouring of cards, letters, artwork, and hand made books that have come from my "art peeps" to Cherie's ICU room at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pearce, FL.

I visited Cherie again this past Wednesday and she told me that the notes and cards have really made a difference in brightening her day. Her Aunt Barbara is putting the return address of all on the back of what has been sent. Cherie wants to send a note to everyone and thank them for their thoughtfulness.

I think she has a lot of note writing ahead of her!

Many thanks again for keeping her in your thoughts. Please email me for the address if you wish to send a card, she is still in ICU and on a ventilator with a C5 spinal cord injury. She can feel being poked in two toes on one foot, which is great, but she still has no movement from her shoulders down. Her next step is to a rehabilitation facility (potentially in Tampa, FL) but she has to get off the ventilator and breathe on her own before she can make that next step.

Your kind words and thoughts mean so much in this very difficult time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart


  1. Go, Cherie, Go!

    I hope mine made it... it's an oversized postcard.

  2. What a kind gesture for you to get this going for her. No doubt the cards and any flowers will help with her speedy recovery and determined outlook I"m sure she is embracing.

    Yes, please send her contact information; my girls and I would love to send her a bit of sunshine. Thanks so much.

    My eldest and I will be visiting your last day at Maitland Art Center this weekend!

    Christina Haynes & Family

  3. Cheryl, what does it look like? I'll check with her Aunt when I am there on Wednesday. She's 2 hours away from me so I go every Wednesday, but the cards are coming in every day!

  4. What a beautiful picture of Cherie! Only the best for her to recover and recapture the zest for life the camera's eye caught! Thanks Elizabeth for this lovely picture of Cherie!

  5. Thank you for the update on Cherie's progress Elizabeth. We will continue to keep her in our prayers. With love, Christine Krauss

  6. It's half a sheet of posterboard with a flying heart on it. :)

    It's big. That's the only reason I worry about it getting to her. I've mailed them before with no trouble but never so far.


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