Author: kerri

Dr. Robyn Wilkerson As I sit within the stark, yet strangely comforting walls of the ICU hospital isolation unit at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplant hospital, the concept of waiti​ng takes on a new dimension. It's a forced pause, a liminal space filled with anxiety, hope, and profound introspection. For two weeks, my husband, Richard, and I have made his hospital room our temporary abode as he undergoes chemotherapy and a Stem Cell Transplant for bone marrow cancer. Waiting has become our constant companion. Waiting for treatment to begin. Waiting for his body's reaction to the potent...

When you are in your final minutes of life looking back, what do you want to see? I want to see: A woman who gave it all she had. A woman who loved God absolutely. A wife and mother who nurtured and supported and LOVED. That I followed the path God laid out for me. That I reflected God’s love and purpose to everyone I met and everyone I loved.   I had a good start. My parents were loving. They loved God, each other, and their family. We had a happy life. My dad (happy Father’s Day, Dad!) was a warm, affirming...