Sherri Sengsouvanna is a member of a club she never wanted to join. On February 7, 1993, her 12-year-old son Todd was struck by a car and died instantly. Since then Sherri has been on a personal spiritual journey to remain connected to Todd. Her fierce determination to understand everlasting life, combined with a mother’s unconditional love for her child, has been the driving force in her life for more than 23 years. It has compelled her to push beyond her self-limiting beliefs and discover her own truths about death. Sherri did not set out to be an author or speak openly about the tragic event that claimed her son’s life and shattered her world on that cold winter day over 23 years ago. Instead, she learned to trust her intuition and set aside many of her beliefs long enough to begin to feel Todd again in a new way. While Sherri might have settled for knowing that Todd was alive and well in a space that she simply couldn’t see, she just kept exploring and testing the boundaries. And then it happened. In September 2013, more than 20 years after his death, Todd showed up in a big way when Sherri invited Todd to take an aura photograph with her. As she reached for her phone to play Todd’s song, The Dance by Garth Brooks, she heard Todd say, “Let’s dance, Mom.”
There are no words to adequately describe the amazing healing and profound joy that Sherri experienced as a result of letting go in that moment and merging with her son. That day changed everything. Nothing has been the same since. As a result, Sherri is now co-creating her life with the help of her son Todd on the Other Side. She has discovered the unlimited possibilities of the Universe and the miracles that are available to all of us. Sherri has truly danced her grief into unbelievable joy. She has shattered the illusion of death and found the silver lining by leveraging her relationship with her son to take her life to new heights. The world is changing and Sherri is on the transition team.
Since dancing with Todd less than a year ago, Sherri has founded a 501(c)3 non-profit, Dance With Todd Inc, that provides grief support services to others. Sherri has also petitioned Congress to establish federal bereavement leave for the death of a child. As a small business owner, Sherri continues to combine her 25 years of experience in the affordable housing industry with her recently acquired Feng Shui knowledge to build beautiful award-winning homes for low-income families. Sherri holds a BS in Business Administration from Columbia College and has volunteered at a local grief support center in Houston, Texas, where she resides with her husband Sam. Sherri’s outgoing personality, combined with her sacred journey and her divine support system on the Other Side, positions her to bring a new and exciting message to the world about grief through the eyes of children where all things are possible. Death is not an option, but suffering is. Our loved ones are always with us because love never dies.