Colour Me Pink Special Feature: Educator, Cheryl Jones-Allie
Cheryl Jones-Allie is a sixteen-year teaching veteran. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but took up a teaching position in the UAE in 2012. She currently resides in Al Ain, where she lives with her husband of 18 years, Abass and her children Abass (AJ) who is 18 years old and Yasmin (Jazzy) who is 9 years old.
Tell us a bit about your diagnosis:
“I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on March 7, 2008 at 4:45pm. It was a Friday. I am grateful for the detox I decided to take to get my health in order. I went through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, followed by five years of Tamoxifen.”
What or who inspired you after your diagnosis:
“My inspiration came from my faith. The day on which I was diagnosed and the days that followed were very difficult for me. Each day when I pause to reflect on my journey, I am constantly reminded of God’s grace. I challenge myself to grow and learn in new ways every day.”
Words of advice or encouragement:
“I often tell others that may have fallen ill to any disease or sickness to rest their bodies. I learned after 2012 that resting actually aids in the healing of the body.”