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Welcome to Cherri & Dara’s Journey!


Hi! I’m Cherri, a licensed massage therapist passionate about self-care and awareness of breath and balance in our body, brain and being. Dara is my youngest daughter, an avid OU Sooners/OKC Thunder fan, whose passion is to help and encourage others.

We sure enjoy this journey together!

At birth, Dara had spina bifida, hydrocephalus and a club foot which means her back was open causing no feeling and paralysis from the belly button down, plus she had liquid collecting (that would not drain) in her cranial cavity.

From her 25th birthday until last fall, Dara spent the majority of her time on bed rest. She not only had to quit attending community college and leave her first ever job at a movie theater but also had to stop attending the church she loves.

So that she could avoid even more bed rest because of the recurrence of skin breakdowns on the lower 1/2 of her legs, Dara made a brave decision. She decided to have a bi lateral amputation at the knees (which was surgery #31 of 33 so far) this past October of 2017.

The surgery was successful and she was finally able to go back to church! She even got to go IN PERSON to her very first OKC Thunder game on Christmas Day! The Thunder won against the Houston Rockets and we had so much fun!

After a few really great months of enjoying increased freedom, easier movement, and the ability to transfer to and from her wheelchair, Dara suffered a setback - a large hernia and other medical complications led to a reconstructive surgery that was only partially successful. So, once again, Dara was homebound.

Although Dara's internal sutures held, her external skin breakdowns continue to be issues so Dara let go of the dream of school and a puppy and embraced her desire for community and companionship by moving into Winsor Hills Nursing Center in West OKC August 1, 2018 where a team of professionals could help her in her self-care and continued health concerns.

So many continue to follow our journey giving of time, money, thoughts and prayers that we started this Patreon Channel to share with you what we experience and learn in this unique journey. Thank you so very very much and we do ask for you to continue keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

We invite you to consider supporting us on a monthly basis here on Patreon where we can share what we learn in our journey, pass on practices that help us remain relatively stress free and find the joy in each moment as we partner together - and with you! - encouraging each other as we all journey together in a like minded manner.

We ask you, too, to share this channel with others who might be encouraged by becoming involved with us on a monthly basis.

Whatever level you choose to participate in, we really do appreciate you allowing us to encourage you along your journey as you financially contribute to ours.

Again, thank you for your support and thank you for joining us in our journey while adding us to yours giving us the chance to share and contribute from our homes via our new Patreon Community. Feel free to share about us with people around you too!

Here's to journeying together in a healthy, peaceful, uplifting and educational way. As we post new content on our Patreon channel each week, we will keep on learning about loving and listening while living and laughing!

Cherri & Dara
Tiers
Cherri & Dara's Journey Updates
$5 or more per month

Once/twice a month updates on the twists and turns of our journey and what we are enjoying.

Being our own best friend
$10 or more per month

Weekly tips on loving and listening to ourselves as shared in our Sunday night Be Your Own Best Friend guided meditation group: breathing, stretching, vibration, stillness

Peace Love and Understanding
$20 or more per month

Daily encouragements to live in a congruent stress free flow coming from a loved and at peace stance by being our own best friend in self care

Choosing & Sharing Transformation = JOY!
$50 or more per month

Happy and Humbled that you choose to invest in me - as Dara and I journey together/apart ... Thank you very much!


Now you have access to:


* Dara's monthly updates


* Be your own best friend weekly self care tips for listening and caring for our bodies, minds and spirits


* Daily (Mon-Fri) encouragement messages via text/messenger fueling us coming from our loved and at peace place inside


AND since I SO APPRECIATE and need your support:


* I will share my change of living habits in caring for and reshaping this body I'm growing to love and appreciate so much more entering into my 60's...at least 2 times a week accountability.


THANK YOU!

Journey Partners
$100 or more per month

Dara and I see each other more as journey partners than Mom/Daughter or Disabled/Caregiver. 


We learn so much from each other - still! - even as we are maneuvering through this transition! Journey Partners are priceless! 


LOVE being Dara's power of attorney so I can help her with bigger decisions... LOVE being with her a minimum of once a week and sometimes multiple times... And the daily texts and phone calls are treasures


Enjoy Dara's monthly updates, our weekly self care tips, the week day encouraging texts/messages, my self care updates and the following:


I'd like to offer a free 45 min reflexology or massage session in Norman Oklahoma for you personally or to be gifted to someone you know - each month!


Also, if there is someone you know that needs some extra encouragement by receiving a hand written note - please feel free to text or email their information to me and how best to encourage them.


Again, these benefits are monthly-not cumulative.


Think of this level as Cherri on retainer since you are out and about with people who might benefit from my gifts and skills that are developing in house as I continue to study, explore, learn and practice.


 Feel free to share with others!

Goals
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Because of the generous monthly commitments of our patrons, I am able to be available to Dara helping her to adjust and continue her growth at the nursing center ...

Although a dog is not in the near future, Dara LOVES interacting with her roommate and community table mates ... we look forward to some day trips together here in OK!

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Welcome to Cherri & Dara’s Journey!


Hi! I’m Cherri, a licensed massage therapist passionate about self-care and awareness of breath and balance in our body, brain and being. Dara is my youngest daughter, an avid OU Sooners/OKC Thunder fan, whose passion is to help and encourage others.

We sure enjoy this journey together!

At birth, Dara had spina bifida, hydrocephalus and a club foot which means her back was open causing no feeling and paralysis from the belly button down, plus she had liquid collecting (that would not drain) in her cranial cavity.

From her 25th birthday until last fall, Dara spent the majority of her time on bed rest. She not only had to quit attending community college and leave her first ever job at a movie theater but also had to stop attending the church she loves.

So that she could avoid even more bed rest because of the recurrence of skin breakdowns on the lower 1/2 of her legs, Dara made a brave decision. She decided to have a bi lateral amputation at the knees (which was surgery #31 of 33 so far) this past October of 2017.

The surgery was successful and she was finally able to go back to church! She even got to go IN PERSON to her very first OKC Thunder game on Christmas Day! The Thunder won against the Houston Rockets and we had so much fun!

After a few really great months of enjoying increased freedom, easier movement, and the ability to transfer to and from her wheelchair, Dara suffered a setback - a large hernia and other medical complications led to a reconstructive surgery that was only partially successful. So, once again, Dara was homebound.

Although Dara's internal sutures held, her external skin breakdowns continue to be issues so Dara let go of the dream of school and a puppy and embraced her desire for community and companionship by moving into Winsor Hills Nursing Center in West OKC August 1, 2018 where a team of professionals could help her in her self-care and continued health concerns.

So many continue to follow our journey giving of time, money, thoughts and prayers that we started this Patreon Channel to share with you what we experience and learn in this unique journey. Thank you so very very much and we do ask for you to continue keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

We invite you to consider supporting us on a monthly basis here on Patreon where we can share what we learn in our journey, pass on practices that help us remain relatively stress free and find the joy in each moment as we partner together - and with you! - encouraging each other as we all journey together in a like minded manner.

We ask you, too, to share this channel with others who might be encouraged by becoming involved with us on a monthly basis.

Whatever level you choose to participate in, we really do appreciate you allowing us to encourage you along your journey as you financially contribute to ours.

Again, thank you for your support and thank you for joining us in our journey while adding us to yours giving us the chance to share and contribute from our homes via our new Patreon Community. Feel free to share about us with people around you too!

Here's to journeying together in a healthy, peaceful, uplifting and educational way. As we post new content on our Patreon channel each week, we will keep on learning about loving and listening while living and laughing!

Cherri & Dara

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Tiers
Cherri & Dara's Journey Updates
$5 or more per month

Once/twice a month updates on the twists and turns of our journey and what we are enjoying.

Being our own best friend
$10 or more per month

Weekly tips on loving and listening to ourselves as shared in our Sunday night Be Your Own Best Friend guided meditation group: breathing, stretching, vibration, stillness

Peace Love and Understanding
$20 or more per month

Daily encouragements to live in a congruent stress free flow coming from a loved and at peace stance by being our own best friend in self care

Choosing & Sharing Transformation = JOY!
$50 or more per month

Happy and Humbled that you choose to invest in me - as Dara and I journey together/apart ... Thank you very much!


Now you have access to:


* Dara's monthly updates


* Be your own best friend weekly self care tips for listening and caring for our bodies, minds and spirits


* Daily (Mon-Fri) encouragement messages via text/messenger fueling us coming from our loved and at peace place inside


AND since I SO APPRECIATE and need your support:


* I will share my change of living habits in caring for and reshaping this body I'm growing to love and appreciate so much more entering into my 60's...at least 2 times a week accountability.


THANK YOU!

Journey Partners
$100 or more per month

Dara and I see each other more as journey partners than Mom/Daughter or Disabled/Caregiver. 


We learn so much from each other - still! - even as we are maneuvering through this transition! Journey Partners are priceless! 


LOVE being Dara's power of attorney so I can help her with bigger decisions... LOVE being with her a minimum of once a week and sometimes multiple times... And the daily texts and phone calls are treasures


Enjoy Dara's monthly updates, our weekly self care tips, the week day encouraging texts/messages, my self care updates and the following:


I'd like to offer a free 45 min reflexology or massage session in Norman Oklahoma for you personally or to be gifted to someone you know - each month!


Also, if there is someone you know that needs some extra encouragement by receiving a hand written note - please feel free to text or email their information to me and how best to encourage them.


Again, these benefits are monthly-not cumulative.


Think of this level as Cherri on retainer since you are out and about with people who might benefit from my gifts and skills that are developing in house as I continue to study, explore, learn and practice.


 Feel free to share with others!