This nomination comes from three women who joined the Mayo Health Care System Clinic HMR Diet. Rachel and Christine joined in January 2012 and Jessica joined in February 2012. Since beginning the program to find a healthier us, we faithfully attend Shirley’s Tuesday night group and do a mid-week phone call to her. Ever since the first meeting, we feel that Shirley has gone above and beyond her job duties to give us guidance, encouragement, and support throughout our weight loss journey. She helps us to “stay in the box” (as the program describes it). We have truly obtained many successes along this journey from the help of Shirley. These successes include: reversing the diagnosis of being diabetic, getting off of numerous medications for high blood pressure and diabetes, a normal blood sugar level, and a normal liver function level. Also, each of us three women has lost over 100 pounds. We are truly grateful to have Shirley part of our journey to becoming healthier individuals. Shirley has also been there to answer questions, give feedback, and doesn’t criticize or judge because we were overweight. She always has a friendly smile and a positive attitude. We believe that Shirley deserves the Sunshine Award for her outstanding dedication to her patients and the skills she provides.
With Lots of Gratitude,
Jessica, Rachel, and Christine