Elise Sherry

Elise’s Story

Elise Sherry, 02/01/1992, Trisomy 18, Petaluma, CA

“…we wouldn’t change the path God has given us to journey on. “

Elise turned 26 years old today (2/1/18)! She has been such a gift to our family.

Elise Marie is our fifth daughter and has a brother one year younger than her. She is also aunt to six (and soon seven to be) nieces and nephews. She wasn’t born with major lung or heart problems but is tube fed. She had seizures when she was younger but outgrew them. She did have one last year due to a severe urinary tract infection which was due to the high fever. Our biggest change with caring for her happened after that; she doesn’t routinely urinate on her own. We are now having to catheterize her 3-4 times a day.

This 70 lb., black hair, blue eyed lady has been a special love of all our lives. She has a peace that has been such a comfort and has taught all of us how to love unconditionally. Our children have benefited greatly by knowing and caring for her and she has been a unifying glue that drew us closer to one another.

Different has been good with it’s blessings and challenges; we wouldn’t change the path God has given us to journey on. His ways and thoughts are so much higher and His rewards are deeper than we could have imagined.

Happy Birthday to our precious 26 year old daughter!