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    Name: Sherryl Johnston Age: 62 (passed away March 9th, 2013)
    Username: sherpet
    Gender: F
    Type: Member Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australia
    Cameras: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
    Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
    Kodak DX6490
    Lenses: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
    Registered: Nov. 17th 2005
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    Biography: COPY OF A MESSAGE SENT TO ALL MY DPC FRIENDS RE MY HEALTH - MAY 2012

    BELOW IS A LETTER I HAVE WRITTEN TO ALL MY SPECIAL FRIENDS AT DPC... I KNOW IT WILL MAKE YOU SAD BUT I NEEDED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU AS YOU HAVE BEEN AN AWESOME FRIEND TO US BOTH. MY HEARING IS NOT TO GOOD AT THE MOMENT EVEN WITH HEARING AIDS DUE TO SINUSITIS SO UNABLE TO HEAR YOU ON THE PHONE XOX.

    TO ALL MY DEAR DPC FRIENDS WHO HAVE TOUCHED ME...

    I AM WRITING THIS WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. MY YEARS AT DPC HAVE BEEN SO SPECIAL TO ME, AS I MADE SOME AMAZING FRIENDS. EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT ABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS ANY MORE HAVE REMAINED MY FRIENDS. THE PAST FIVE YEARS, MY HEALTH HAS DECLINED, AND HAVE GONE SO FAST, TWO SPECIAL GRANDSONS ONE FROM EACH BEAUTIFUL SON. I EVEN TURNED 60 TWO YEARS AGO. I NEVER THOUGHT I BE LUCKY TO REACH THAT MILESTONE.

    MY PHOTOGRAPHY CAME TO A HALT DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES, BUT MY FRIENDS HERE KEPT ME CLOSE, IN MY HEART EVERYDAY. I BLESSED TO HAVE THE FRIENDS HERE AND THE OTHER FRIENDS IN MY LIFE, THAT ARE SPECIAL TO ME...MY FAMILY ALSO FILLS ME WITH PRIDE ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT ARE CLOSE AND NEAR.

    I WILL BE LOST WITH MY HUSBAND AND SOUL MATE. WE COME A FULL CIRCLE AND NOW IT MAY BE TOO LATE.

    I NOT SURE HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE LEFT. I KNOWN FOR AWHILE IT MAY BE CLOSE. I KEPT IT INSIDE OF ME FOR TO LONG. MY CARERS THAT VISIT, ESPECIALLY THE HEALTH NURSE, CAME TO SEE ME RECENTLY DUE TO MY DECLINE IN MY HEALTH. WE TALKED FOR AGES UNTIL SHE SAID TO ME “AM I AFRAID OF DYING” AND I SAID NO WAY. I BEEN BLESSED WITH THE LIFE I HAD AND PROVED THE DOCTORS WRONG, THAT TOLD MY MOTHER I WILL NOT LIVE LONG.

    MY BREATHING RE THE ASTHMA, ASPIRATING, CHOKING AND CONTINUOUS CHEST INFECTIONS ARE CATCHING UP WITH ME.

    MY FEAR IS THAT ONE DAY SOON, ONE OF THESE TURNS I WILL NOT RECOVER. ALONG WITH MANY OTHER ISSUES TO DEAL WITH, I KNOW MY TIME IS NEAR. DO NOT BE SAD AS I NEED TO KNOW YOU ARE THEIR FOR ME NO MATTER WHAT.

    MY HEALTH NURSE ASKED ME WHAT DO I WONT AND I SAID CALMNESS LOVE AND PEACE FOR ME TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY LOVED WHEN IT MY TURN TO DIE. IT MAY BE MONTHS OR A YEAR OR TWO WE DO NOT KNOW. I CANNOT FIGHT THE DEMONS ANY MORE. I NEED PEACE IN MY LIFE UNTIL MY LIFES JOURNEYS ENDS.

    THE HARDEST THING I HAVE TO DO, IS NOT TELLING YOU, BUT SHARE THIS WITH YOU AND MY FAMILY WHO MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. I AM NOW BEING HELPED BY THE PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM HERE AT DOVE COTTAGE, MY SPIRITUAL HOME FOR ME WHEN IT IS MY TIME. I AM STILL HOME WITH PETER UNTIL WE CANNOT COPE WITH ALL THE CARE FROM THE PEOPLE THAT WE NEED. I CAN HAVE RESPITE WHEN MY BODY NEEDS IT AND ALSO A PLACE FOR ME TO GO WHILE MY HUSBAND SPENDS TIME WITH OUR SONS FOR THEIR 30TH AND 40TH BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE EMBRACED THE TIME WE HAVE TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

    I HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE AND KNOW I AM BLESSED TO HAVE THE LOVED ONES IN MY LIFE. I JUST NEEDED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU SO YOU KNOW. AT LEAST I HAVE TIME TO MAKE EACH AND EVERYDAY COUNT. THAT'S WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME FROM NOW ON.

    I HAVE SENT THIS TO A DEAR FRIEND NATALYA, WHO WILL SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL HERE AT DPC IN A THREAD...

    VISIT THIS THREAD - MESSAGE UPDATE TO HER DPC FRIENDS FROM SHEZ MAY 2012

    I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE MET NATAYLA 31_F.gif talj AND ANDI 21.gif Ecce Signum ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS HERE, AND HOPE SHE WILL SHARE IT WITH YOU WHEN SHE FEELS IT IS RIGHT.

    I TRYING TO REACH ALL THE LOVED ONES I HAVE KNOWN. YOU GIVING ME A LIFE TRULY FILLED WITH MEMORIES THAT I WILL TREASURE FOREVER. PLEASE DO NOT BE SAD, OR HAVE TEARS IN YOUR EYES, BUT REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE FOR ME....

    FROM SHEZ XOX

    2011 - I have returned to DPC in a less active roll due to my health. The past few years I had to come to terms with my health issues, re Nerve damage to my spine, arms, hands and fingers and also legs. Still need my ventalin and Oxygen for breathing problems. My eye sight is not to good, and I have not taken any photos for the past two years. Yes I do miss it so much but I still love looking at the challenge entries and cathing up with what my DPC friends are doing. I will try and comment on entries that appeal to me for duscussion and vote also when well enough.

    I was over the moon when some dear DPC friends suggested a DPC CHALLENGE in the style of 21_F.gif Sherpet and more excited when 1.gif Langdon approved it...How exciting to have a tribute like that given to someone, especially me..... THANK YOU to the ones who helped this to happen. Looking forward to seeing the entries and voting and commenting on them. love from shez re 21_F.gif Sherpet

    My family is a huge support to me especially my wonderful husband Peter who is my full time carer. I be totally lost without him.
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    Here is a little about me - My husband Peter, is my best friend, soul mate, and carer. Our eldest son Ryan is married to Lauren, and they had there first child, a son named Judd, on the 16-2-2007.

    Our other son Blake, is very happy with his life with his partner Kerry, and they also had a son Landon, on the 30-3-2008. We are so happy to have two beautiful grandsons. Both of our sons live in Melbourne, and we are very proud of both our boys, and there family.

    We are retired, and live in Caloundra, at the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. We live in a village situation, and we planted a tropical garden out the back of our home. I spend most of my time taking photos of my favorite plants in our garden, my neighbours gardens, and also in our park.

    Both my husband and I, were born with a disability, known as "dwarfism", or we refer to it as someone with "short stature". I am only 4 feet in height, or about a meter. I love life, but have many other physical, as well as health issues, to deal with.

    I also have bone degenerative disease, similar to arthritis, and nerve damage to my spine. I also suffered a mini stroke at birth, and this is now causing sight, hearing, and nerve damage problems to my spine. I now have to use a walker to get around. I do not want sympathy, as I love life, and treat each and every day as the "best day of my life".

    Here is a list of my favorite photographers and who have become my very special friends.....

    21_F.gif SandyP 21_F.gif ursula 21_F.gif roz 31_F.gif suemack 31_F.gif xxteegzxx 31_F.gif riversong 21_F.gif Melethia 31_F.gif talj 21_F.gif JuliBoc 21_F.gif IreneM 31_F.gif Bellissimo0106 31_F.gif cheegirl 31_F.gif shermy 31_F.gif angela_packard 31_F.gif aimeethetoo 21_F.gif judi 31_F.gif kita 31_F.gif jpochard 21_F.gif mia67 21_F.gif goodman 21_F.gif dragonlady 31_F.gif shannylee13 21_F.gif Jutilda 31_F.gif jaded_youth 21_F.gif annig 31_F.gif joynim 21_F.gif -Bec- 21_F.gif RamblinR 31_F.gif tamatama 31_F.gif slickchik 31_F.gif pjangel 21_F.gif idnic 21_F.gif Retroesque 31_F.gif photokariangel 21_F.gif escapetooz 21_F.gif Dax- 21_F.gif njsabs2323 21_F.gif KarenNfld 31_F.gif redjulep 31_F.gif Maggye 21_F.gif MaryO 21_F.gif LydiaToo 31_F.gif BAMartin 21_F.gif Doyle 31_F.gif Ivory 21_F.gif L1 21_F.gif Brat 21_F.gif salmiakki 811.gif karmat 21_F.gif MargaretN 31_F.gif slickchik 21_F.gif Neat 21_F.gif Kelli 21_F.gif vawendy 21_F.gif CNovack 21_F.gif hihosilver 21_N.gif tanguera 21_F.gif GinaRothfels 7711.gif frisca


    1.gif Langdon 21.gif BrianR 21.gif GregoryB 31.gif De Sousa 31.gif FocusPoint 21.gif Ecce Signum 31.gif transit 21.gif hotpasta 31.gif Art Roflmao 21.gif timfythetoo 21.gif Bear_Music 21.gif yanko 31.gif asimchoudhri 21.gif nixter 31.gif Firsty 21.gif MikeOwens 21.gif banmorn 12253.gif neil 31.gif ryand 21_N.gif jmritz 31.gif brettt83 21.gif Gringo 31.gif Alain 31.gif Makka 31.gif DevonT 31.gif node 31.gif Luguer 31_N.gif Veiolets 21.gif Brin 21.gif eyewave 21.gif NikonJeb 31.gif Quigley 21.gif posthumous 21.gif Structor 21.gif jdannels 21.gif SJCarter 31.gif DrAchoo 31.gif Giorgio 21.gif Q-bis 21.gif MAK 21.gif MelonMusketeer 31.gif buzzrock 21_N.gif Techo 31.gif SDW 31.gif Prash 21_N.gif jagar 21.gif gyaban 21.gif mpeters 31.gif bassbone 21.gif Cuttooth 31.gif JH 12253.gif Neil


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    Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_719564.jpg HelpingHand.jpg Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_700559.jpg "SHOWCASE" favorite photographers

    Also my TRIBUTE 'Style of SHERPET' SHOWCASE DPChallenge In The Style Of: sherpet - Open Challenge - Winning Entries (Aug. 17th - Aug. 23rd - 2011)

    WHY I USE CAPITALS ... FOR OVER A YEAR NOW I HAVE BEEN USING CAPITALS RE ALL MESSAGES AND TEXT I TYPE DUE TO MY EYESIGHT. MY RIGHT EYE IS NOW OVER 75 % LOSS AND MY LEFT EYE IS STRUGGLING TO HELP ME SEE. THE BEST SIGHT I HAVE IS BLURRED AND OFTEN SEE DOUBLE... NOTHING CAN BE DONE NOW TO CORRECT THIS DUE TO THE STROKE I HAD AT BIRTH AND WITH MY AGES IT HAS NOW GOT TO THE POINT THAT I MAY BE BLIND COMPLETELY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. MANY OF YOU KNOW WHY I USE CAPITALS BUT THERE ARE A FEW THAT DON'T SO LEAVING THIS HER IF PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHY... IT IS NOT A FORM OF AGGRESSION OR ANGER OR SHOUTING IN ANY WAY... IT JUST FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE TEXT AND HELP ME CORRECT ANY MISTAKES I MAKE...MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY USE CAPITALS WHEN TYPING AND ALSO MESSAGING ME FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO READ IT MUCH EASIER.

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