Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Rena and I attempted to visit Sherry yesterday, but she is not up to visitors. She is undergoing intense physical therapy for her stroke. She suffered a brain aneurysm and is hopefully only "temporarily" paralyzed on her left side. Her voice is not affected. She is in a fighting mode, and is determined to win this battle.
She will be treated for at least two more weeks at:
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 E. Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
She is Unit 2 North
She would love to receive your cards, letters of encouragement, and prayer.
BRIEF HISTORY OF SHERRY PRUITT:
Sherry was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. God blessed her with a strong, powerful, and original voice, and she continues to give thanks. She has been praising Him publicly, through His gift, since the age of six -- when her rendition of "His Eyes Are On The Sparrow" at church touched many souls.
At one time called "Little Sherry Jackson", Sherry participated in her elementary, junior high, and high school choirs. She received many awards for her originality. Sherry's musical and professional inspiration comes from Mahalia Jackson, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Gladys Knight, and many more.
In 1974 Sherry moved to California to pursue a career as a singer, recording artist, actress, and writer. She took vocal coaching from Ronnie Hasley and Evangeline Seward, and vocal techniques coaching from Bill Collier so that she could continue her odyssey through music and share her love for it all over the world.
Sherry has performed in many theaters from New York to Los Angeles. She has also performed in Las Vegas and in various clubs from Los Angeles to San Diego County, to Boston. In addition, Sherry has toured internationally traveling to Tahiti, Paris, South Africa, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East.
Currently, Sherry is doing session work and also working with The Delgado Brothers, The Bomb Squad Band, The Billy Haynes Band, and The Blues Project Band. Sherry loves being on stage, and has a powerful delivery and an infectious personality that makes people smile and dance their cares away
I'd like to encourage everyone to send love.
Posted by dave at 2:45 PM