Jeff was born into a family with a father (Steve), mother (Cathy), and older brother (Jon) of course on his own schedule, 2 months early. We spent Jeff's younger years making sure that we were offering him the necessary therapies and surgeries that would make his body function. Then our life changed again when Jeff was 11 and Jon was 13, their father was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. Steve lost his battle with cancer and we became a family of 3. I can remember many nights when I would drive Jeff to his appointments while Jeff and Jon worked on Jeff's homework in the back of our van, With faith in God, I was blessed with a new father and family for my sons. Mike and I were married in 1997. Mike added two sons and I added a daughter Natalie as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to our family.
Mike was working in Argus, In. when we first meet. I was a math teacher Woodlan Jr, Sr, High School. We quickly realized this was not going to work. AWS was hiring and Mike became the director of the AWS Industrial Operations which was great for us.
We have had many great and some very trying experiences raising Jeff over the last 29 years. During our next communications we would like to share some of these memories with our readers. Mike and I do not have all the answers but we would be honored to share and hopefully help others that many be experiencing issues as a caregiver to the disabled.
We are the parents of a 29 year old son with cerebral palsy. Jeffrey has a great mind but limited control of his body. Scherer Resources a nonprofit was started to help young adults with disabilities find meaningful employment