"In 2009, my mother, Sharon, passed away. This was a woman who exuded love, warmth and kindness. A woman who truly cared for people. She was a woman who battled her weight for many years, dieted, educated herself, and at one time lost 130 pounds! My mother inspired me for many years regarding fitness, nutrition and wellness, but she also inspired me regarding her beautiful spirit. Thank you, Mom, for being my mother, my light and inspiration. Love,"