Hello and thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Sharon Elliott. My credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA in Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. I also am a Real Estate Broker.
Fortunately, I had to leave my corporate profession early on due to my diagnosis in 1999, and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). As a result, I founded a not for profit organization in 2003 called Women Standing in the Gap (WSITG), to Educate, Encourage, Inspire, Motivate and Uplift people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illnesses. This includes the person diagnosed with the health challenge, their family, friends, and the community. We are standing in the gap to ease the transition of the initial diagnoses and to help people cope and deal with their day-to-day health challenges.
Women Standing In The Gap (WSITG) was inspired by my own personal challenges. I was diagnosed during the prime of my life while working full time at a company that I had been with for 7 years. I was looking forward to fully utilizing my MBA degree in the corporate world. However, shortly after my official diagnosis my health challenges drastically changed my life. I could no longer perform my job due to excruciating pain and numbness; and medication, which made me extremely groggy. Thus, my focus changed. I had to undertake a new career, managing the MS.
I have been through so much with this health challenge, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually etc., that I feel compelled to share my experiences with others and help those who are going through as well. I realize that people do not understand the issues that a person with a health challenge faces, and thus the person is misunderstood, especially when the symptoms are invisible. Through my journey, the Lord has given me several tests for my testimonies.
It has been placed in my heart to take WSITG in another direction. Therefore, I have used my God given gifts and talents to write, produce, and act in a show with Monologues about MS called My Story Monologues. These productions will showcase the ups and downs of health challenges, especially invisible symptoms. It demonstrates how powerful the tongue is and reminds people to be careful of what they say and do. The principles discussed may be applied to our daily lives.
I am so excited about this production and look forward to Educating, Encouraging, Inspiring, Motivating and Uplifting people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illnesses.
Moreover, I have been acting since the 90s and have had lead roles in various commercials, plays, and industrial films; have hosted a television show; and was one of the Lead Actresses in a webisode called “Out Of The Blue”. I play the character of Nadia.
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