Cheryl is the proud mom of three sons: Robert, Sean and Corey. In 2011, at the beginning of the opiate epidemic, Corey died of an overdose at age 23. At the time, Cheryl didn’t know anyone with a child who had died of an overdose. For the next few years, she grieved alone. Then one night, she received an invitation to meet other mothers who had lost a child. It was then that she knew how much grieving parents, parents whose child had died from SUD, needed one another.
Corey had left behind a four and a half month old daughter, Faith, who would grow up having no memory of her Daddy. Cheryl also knew that children who had lost their mom or their dad from SUD needed a community of caring adults to come alongside them as they grew up and hence the national group TEAM SHARING was founded.