Still struggling to get my head around all this. I saw Cheryl on Wednesday, she was gone the next day but I didn't find out until I'd injured myself again and wanted to let her know and find out what I should do. She was my OT, but she was so much more. Maybe she makes everyone feel so special but it felt like we were becoming friends in the months she'd worked with me. She loved to tell me about her place in the canyon and the garden and how wonderful Howard is. All while digging in and doing the real work to help my recovery. She had extra certifications so she could do extra special treatments for her patients, and they worked. And now I realize even more just how amazing she was. I miss you Cheryl. My deepest condolences, Howard and family.
Elbow, thumb, and now knee patient - and friend who really appreciated you!!!
Dear, Howard, Pierce, and Campbell thank you for sharing your grief, insights, and love for Cheryl today. With your generosity we all benefit. Thank you for letting us honor and celebrate her life with you. Know that we hold you close in our hearts. Love David and Sandra Elliott
To Cheryl's family,
I met Cheryl as she lovingly cared for my son during the first 5 years of his life. That was 13 years ago; amazing how the time goes by. I thought of Cheryl the other day and her advice to look for the increase in my son's ability to use his hand in baby steps; good things were happening! Cheryl was always so kind, concerned and knew how to keep my son motivated. People touch our lives and then we move on; Cheryl touched my life. I will always remember her with fondness.
I'm so sad for the loss of your life partner, Cheryl. May you find some peace and comfort through your family and friends.
Love, Susan H
Cheryl was amazing! She helped me through 3 surgeries and probably saved me years of therapy because she helped me heal emotionally all while helping my wrist recover. I am truly heart broken that the world has lost her beautiful soul.
Cheryl had such a great sense of humor and bright outlook. She was always such fun to ride with. My heart breaks for Howard and family - I hope you find peace from all the goodness she spread.
Condolences to family and friends, respectfully, Clea Holdridge
Cheryl was an absolute joy to be around at the University of Utah Ortho Center. Sending love and prayers to all of Cheryl's loved ones.
I will miss you kindness and calmness. You were always so patient. I loved talking to you. You were a positive presence and always had something positive to say. Your attentiveness to the needs of others was/is inspirational. You will be greatly missed by all of us.
I had one of the best nights of laughs the first night I met Cheryl, nearly fourteen years ago. I will remember her fun-loving personality, endless love for the trail, amazing salads and breakfast smoothies. My heart aches for Howard, Pierce, Campbell and the rest of her family. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
It was a pleasure getting to you know you. I will always remember your warm smile and your wonderful personality. Heaven is receiving a beautiful angel.
What I will miss most about Cheryl is her bright countenance and beautiful soul. She was my therapist at the Hand Therapy clinic and during the short time I knew her, she blessed my life with light. Knowing her for a short time was a gift and my life will be changed forever because of her influence and goodness. Her goodness lives on through all those whose lives she touched. Peace to Howard and her family for their loss.
Cheryl was a joy to be with and we will miss her immensely. Howard was the love of her life and he is in our heart and prayers at this difficult time. We love you Cheryl. Judy and Kurt Wagner