Meet Shirley Cheng
Shirley Cheng, daughter of Juliet Cheng, was born in 1983, in Albany, New York. Shirley’s birth was the beginning of a new world for both mother and daughter. Shirley was diagnosed with severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at only eleven months old. Shirley Cheng's life consisted of many years of hospitalization which caused her ability to receive an education a major delay. Shirley did not start her schooling until she was eleven years old. It took her only 180 days to master grade levels in all areas, and was then transferred to a sixth grade class room. When Shirley was seventeen, she lost her eyesight due to the intake of digestive enzymes, even more reason for her to feel like giving up, but it only challenged her to strive higher and higher. Through Shirley’s own words, she inspires many saying, "Although I'm blind, I can see far and wide; even though I'm disabled, I can climb high mountains. Let the ropes of hope haul you high!" Shirley Cheng's self-esteem is truly glowing through her continuous smiles and words as you read her story. Shirley wrote three books at the age of 20 years old. Here are just a few more achievements that Shirley has managed to earn: - co-authored a self-improvement book with Jack Canfield & John Gray, Bob Proctor, Alan Cohen and Richard Carlson, entitled "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2"; Author of "The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine"; Author of the book, "Dance with Your Heart", and also Author of the book "Daring Quests of Mystics". -is an advocate of parental rights in children's medical care, aide/caregiver monitoring and screening for students with special needs and people with disabilities, and world peace. - tied for 1st place in the second Annual Be the Star You Are!™ national Writing Contest, garnering her a third live appearance on the nationally syndicated radio program, "Be the Star You Are"! - Plans to attending college at Harvard University, where she plans to earn doctorates in microbiology, zoology, astronomy, physiology, and pathology after a successful eye surgery. Shirley’s story is not only about her challenges and misfortunes, but she also shares with us the love and respect that her mother showed over and over again. It is clear where Shirley has gained most of her positive attributes. Her mother’s never-ending energy to keep moving forward reaches out and touches you throughout Shirley’s story. Here is another quote from Shirley that will bring you to another sweet side of Shirley Cheng's personality: "I've made it one of my life's missions to touch as many people as I possibly can to bring humor, hope, and healing," says Shirley, whose personal motto is "A dancing heart teaches true." Shirley is an excellent writer and poet with a charm and intelligence that would make anyone envious. Her age and illness has never stood in her way of succeeding and embracing everything that life has to offer. Shirley, it was a true pleasure reading your book. Womensselfesteem.com thanks you for sharing a part of your life.
Womensselfesteem.com's book reviews of Shirley Chengs Books...
Waking Spirit: Prose and Poems the Spirit Sings
The Adventures of a Blind and Physically Disabled Award-Winning Author Inspiration & Motivation to Empower You to Go for Your Own Gold Medals
Where Is Our Freedom to Say No?
Shirley co-authored..101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life: Volume 2
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