Sheridan Nicole was your typical 8 year old little girl who loved school, dancing, softball, friends, family and the Lord. Sheridan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma which is a type of bone cancer in March of 2011 and underwent chemotherapy from March to June until her revolutionary limb salvage surgery that removed her tumor along with 75% of her femur. Dr. Jeremy White, a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon put in a Repiphesis implant that would salvage Sheridan's leg and would allow it to grow along with her for the next 7 to 8 years of her growth she had left, without further surgeries for every lengthening.
The surgery was a complete success and Sheridan was up and walking just 10 weeks after her surgery with the help of a walker. She still underwent 13 weeks of chemotherapy after her surgery but while she was at her strongest, Sheridan was involved with the Children's Miracle Network as one of their "Miracle Kids"; Sheridan also formed her own team for the inagural Oklahoma City CureSearch Walk for children's cancer, a walk that raises awareness of childhood cancer. Her team raised $7,313 for childhood cancer research while walking a portion of the event. She was also featured as one of the inspirational stories posted throughout OU Children's Hospital before and after the walk.
In late October, Sheridan developed a crack in her femur that turned out to be the return of the cancer and on December 8th, 2011, Sheridan flew into the arms of Jesus at OU Children's Hospital. Sheridan was a very strong little girl who was always so full of Life. She was strong in her faith in God and was always willing to give of herself to help others. It was Sheridan's wish to create a foundation like this to make others aware of childhood cancers and to help raise funds to find a cure. Through her foundation, she also wanted to help other children with cancer and their families with the challenges they were faced with.