Williams’ story is a spellbinding chronicle of her experience with the coronavirus
WILMINGTON, NC, May 21, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Cheryl Williams is an author, poet, musician and film maker who works as a school nurse. She is a master of both poetry and prose who took top honors in the Top Female Author awards program for her recent book, ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’. She is also a black woman with asthma who managed to survive the coronavirus.
She recently posted a mesmerizing account of her experience in a Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpN7nMt8gf0&t=91s. Like everything else she does, the new video offers a message of hope:
“On March 23rd 2020, a killer infiltrated my home. At that moment I knew I had to fight for my life.
“Initially we thought that good hand-washing and covering our cough and sneeze would keep this virus away, as these are effective measures in helping to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. However there are other ways of contracting Covid-19.
“In my case my husband was exposed, and became infected. We slept inches apart.
“Social distancing wasn’t implemented as we were unaware that he was infected until about a week later when he started complaining that his allergies were acting up, and he presented with a cough.
“About five days later my symptoms started out with simple sore muscles, and progressed quickly.
“We were told that blacks with comorbidities were dying at an alarming rate. I am a black woman. I am asthmatic and hypertensive.
“There were days I thought I wasn’t going to make it. But deep down I believed that God was going to see me through.
“Today, weeks later I am still fighting to be able to complete my daily responsibilities without the crippling effects of fatigue. I am so grateful that I am alive to share my story, as so many have lost their lives.
“My hope is that my story will motivate someone, somewhere to never give up.
Williams was named Top Female Author in the 2019 Top Female Author Awards in the poetry category. The win came as the result of her most recent book, ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’. Williams was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors by a panel of judges.
Writing has helped Williams connect with her inner self, finding positive ways to cope with life’s struggles. She has been writing and singing for as long as she can remember.
Throughout her childhood she sang in both the church and school choir, and also enjoyed singing at talent shows and music festivals. As an adult she also participated in concerts, performing as a solo artist.
Music and writing are the tools that bring her fulfillment and healing. Her book, ‘A Collection Of Poems’, takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one’s direction and journey through life.
With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn’t fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.
Cheryl Williams is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’ is available at Amazon. More information, including a number of videos and a collection of music, is available at her website at https://cherylhot6.wixsite.com/cherylpwilliams.
Cheryl Williams is a wife, mother, author, and nurse by profession, with a passion for the Arts.
Her love for poetry started at the tender age of five when she recited the poem “Grandfather Frog” for a school function. Six years later, her world was turned upside down after her mother suffered a massive stroke. During those uncertain times, music, writing, and poetry helped her cope.
As a teenager, whenever she wasn’t caring for her mother, Cheryl spent her free time writing and directing short plays as a form of entertainment for the children in her neighborhood.
She enjoyed singing in the church and school choir, while also performing publicly as a soloist in concerts and talent shows. As a result of her mother’s illness and her responsibility to help care for her, Cheryl was inspired to pursue nursing as a way to help others heal; the same way writing and music helped her find a path to healing. She resides in New York.
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