When I was 15, I lost my mother to breast cancer. Only when I was stricken with a severe illness in 1999 was I forced to examine how mother loss has affected my life. As a result of confronting the early loss of my mother, I developed and began the first Motherless Daughters’ Study Group in the Cincinnati area. Motherless Daughters is a passionate ministry that continues to reach out to daughters who have lost their mothers at all stages of life. I have set and accomplished several professional goals in my life including practicing as a registered nurse, college professor, and becoming a small business owner and consultant. I am also a passionate mother, grandmother, and wife.