God gave me a vision several months ago to do an all pink series of paintings to benefit my sweet friend Sherry Pierce Hartfield. I have known Sherry for many years. Her daughters, Cora Beth and Meade Hartfield, were my Tri-Delta sorority sisters, and Cora Beth was my roommate at Mississippi State University.
In March of 2012, Sherry was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast carcinoma (IBC), a very rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with no known cure. This "no lump" form of breast cancer was not detected on a mammogram, which Sherry had almost 8 months prior to her diagnosis. She continues to undergo regular treatments in Jackson, Mississippi.
Sherry's faith shines through her always. It is a legacy she has given to her daughters, Cora Beth & Meade, and to all who know her. God continues to be glorified through Sherry's diagnosis. As Sherry puts it, "Yes, I have a stage IV, a 'stage for' Him." The verse she lives by is Psalm 118:24, "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." More than a year and a half after her diagnosis, tests show no evidence of the disease, a true testimony to the remarkable strides in treatment and the awesome power of prayer.
I painted this limited series of pink paintings to bless and honor Ms. Sherry through the gift of creativity that God has given me. I think it is important for you to know exactly where the money from this project will go. When you purchase a painting, half of the money will go directly to Sherry. The other half will help cover the expenses of the work and making it accessible to the public.
You can keep up with Sherry's progress through her Facebook page, "Go Team Sherry" at www.facebook.com/goteamsherry.