Dr. Sharon will always be my very special Dr. Aunt Sharon. Starting from young child, I remember Sharon always inviting me into her life. It was thru those invitations I received her unconditional love, spirit, encouragement, and guidance that has positively influenced and impacted me personally throughout my life. Not only did I get to be a part of her home life but I lived next door to Sharon's VERY first Veterinary practice in Jackson, MI. Whenever I could, you would find me at her practice yearning for the chance to “hangout” with Dr. Aunt Sharon and her animal world. I will forever have those special hours in my heart when she allowed me to follow and stand next to her in the office listening, and admiring her incredible knowledge and passion for animals. She fed my appetite for animal knowledge and most of all expanding my love for animals. I was heartbroken when she moved to Traverse City, Iowa, then further to Alaska but I knew there were greater needs in the world who needed to share Sharon's special pioneering efforts in Chiropractic Animal Medicine and of course many family she dearly loved. Despite her geographic distance, she was always there to selflessly listen to my life crisis phone calls, always putting me to ease and back on the path with her infinite offering of loving wisdom and guidance. I always desired to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine however, somewhere I changed paths into human medicine and completed my bachelor's degree in Nursing but my passion in my Nursing career has it roots deeply seeded by Sharon's influence. I have admired Sharon throughout her career pursuits and for good reason, she was indeed one incredible special lady. It has taken a long time to sign her book because somewhere I still held on a false belief that it could not be true, not my aunt Sharon, she was always so brave and was just too tough and death had no business thinking it could take her on. However, I stopped and listened closely one day, and now I know, she is still hear in my heart and still here right here with me when I need her most, still guiding me with her loving spirit.