Sherrie Marie Wells, the daughter of Steven Gary and Janice Marie Sivco, is a lifelong resident of central New Jersey. Sherrie is a graduate of Douglas College at Rutgers University where she majored in American History and minored in Women’s Studies. Sherrie went on to receive her MBA from Baker College of Flint, Michigan.
Sherrie would tell you that until 2009 she led a very ordinary life. Living in Kendall Park with her husband Michael and their 13-month-old son Brady, life centered around her family. It was in October of that year that Brady was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and for the next ten months Sherrie’s life became a whirlwind of anxiety, fear and loss. After six rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Brady lost his battle with pediatric cancer in July 2010.
Sherrie would not let the loss of her firstborn child be forgotten; she and her husband Michael created the Hugs for Brady Foundation to honor his short life and to help other families dealing with this terrible disease. Through Sherrie’s dedication, hard work, and tireless efforts Hugs for Brady Foundation has raised more than $2 million in less than seven years. These funds have been used to help families and children who are battling this dreaded disease.
In July 2012 Sherrie gave birth to two beautiful baby boys, Gavin and Logan. The twins fill her heart with love and joy like no one else can.
Sherrie proudly serves as a Tier I Patient/Family Advisory Council Member at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Sherrie’s favorite saying is:
I do what I have to do,
When I have to do it,
Whether I want to or not,
With no debate.