Even one of the world’s greatest humanitarians sometimes needed to turn to someone else for support. FOF Sherry DeRosa selected Dr. Schweitzer’s quote for her new website because it reflects her passion and business, to help others navigate the challenging times in their lives.
No matter how strong we think we are, who among us hasn’t leaned on a sister’s or friend’s shoulder for support when we feel overwhelmed? We might need someone to listen, to help us find the right doctors and treatment when we’re sick and the right lawyers when we ‘re facing a divorce, to come with us to an appointment, or to help us understand how to complete important paperwork.
People like Sherry are called “advocates” because they’re on our side. And goodness knows, there are times we need as many people on our side as possible. When my mother was in the hospital for a broken hip, the nursing care was so negligent she would have been left to suffer if my sisters or I weren’t managing the care.
Not everyone has friends or relatives who can step in to help when the going gets rough. When I interviewed Sherry before we launched FOF, it was easy to tell what would make her a superb advocate. She is sharp, compassionate and friendly. And she’s faced more than her fair share of challenges, including breast cancer, so she knows how to successfully wiggle and weave her way through the medical maze.