When Cher was a baby, her parents noticed something was wrong. After many tests and specialists, the doctors determined she had had a stroke, and she was diagnosed with a very rare condition called Moyamoya, in which the arteries in the brain are constricted. During her lifetime, Cher endured two strokes; many mini strokes; two brain surgeries; and countless doctor visits, physical therapy appointments, and tests.
From the time Cher was young, she was truly a special child with a wonderfully giving spirit. Her health issues and the devastating loss of her beloved mother to cancer couldn't dampen the light that shone from her. She lived her entire life giving to and helping others. As a high school senior, she had recently been accepted to college to begin studying for a career in occupational therapy.
Moyamoya left Cher's brain suseptible to hemmorages and aneurysims. At the young age of 18, with her whole life ahead of her, she suffered a massive brain hemmorage, leaving her legally brain dead. In keeping with Cher's spirit, her family decided to donate her organs, and she was able to make a difference in 12 people's lives. To continue to spread her spirit, The Chershine Foundation was established.
Cheraden Miranda Johnson
May 23, 1995 - April 11, 2014