A Mother’s journey is Shemeka’s story of having a child born with a disability. Children are a gift from God, ours arrived Specially Wrapped. Although it was unexpected to her and Bruce, it was no surprise to God. On this journey, they see God’s hand, plan and purpose in entrusting them with a family affected by special needs. This book brings healing because it speaks the truth of God’s love and break the shame and stigma that some parents feel.
Author of Specially Wrapped Gifts: "A Mother's Journey into the Unexpected World of Disability" Shemeka Cherry Jackson, LMSW is the founder of Specially Wrapped Gifts Ministries. Author, wife, mother, Social Worker, and an advocate for families affected by special health needs and/or disabilities. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Navy veteran, received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and is a member of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society and SALUTE Honor Society for Veterans.
While pursuing her Master’s in Social Work, she also obtained Trauma treatment certification and School Social Work Endorsement.
Shemeka currently resided in Knoxville, TN with her husband Bruce and their two daughters, Cherie and Candace. She enjoys reading, listening to podcast, and spending time laughing with family and friends.
To demonstrate the love of Christ to families affected by special health needs and/or disabilities by providing resources and encouragement.
We realize that individuals with disabilities are an integral part of family systems and communities. When an individual experiences special health needs/disability, the entire family is impacted. Our goal is to address the spiritual, emotional, and practical needs of families and communities.
Specially Wrapped Gifts Ministries is a 501(c)(3) religious, charitable, not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Tennessee. All contributions and donations are tax-deductible.
As funds allow, we assist families that must travel for necessary medical procedures. We help by providing gas cards, assisting with meals and/or care packages.
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