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Great News Regarding our new book “Advocacy Heals U”

My amazing coauthor, Joni James Aldrich, and I just received some incredible news today about our new book that its going to print, by our publisher, Motivational Press, in October! The first bit of good news, after reviewing our final manuscript for “Advocacy Heals U -15 Keys to Fast Track Results and Emotional Fulfillment” our book is being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize! If that wasn’t enough…The second bit of good news, we are in the process of working on our book signing tour with our publisher and Joni just called me this morning to let me know that we will be kicking the tour off with a keynote speech and subsequent book signing at the prestigious, Rosalyn Carter Institute’s National Summit, in Americus Georgia, on October 22 & 23. If any our friends would like to attend this very special event with Joni & I, just let us know. If you would like Joni and I to personally sign your copy, we would be honored to do so at either this event, or at any of the events we are planning during our book signing tour (details and formal schedule to follow shortly). Joni and I are so truly excited to start these new chapters in our lives (no pun intended!) If you would like us to visit your small town, or big city, bookstore for a book signing we would love to do it. Just let us know! The following is JUST one great review from my friend Dr. Bob Wachter, there are many more to follow. A big “shout out” to Bob, for all of your continued support our efforts!!!

“In this important book, Joni James Aldrich and Chris Jerry describe what it is like to lose a loved one because of a medical illness and the all-too-frequent hazards of our medical care system. Impressively, they have channeled their pain into a series of lessons to help others who – like them – wish to use their experience to try to improve the healthcare system. Their strength, wisdom, and courage are remarkable, and their book will be an essential guide to others who wish to follow a similar path.”

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

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    A Letter to My Children

    Dear Nate & Katherine,

    I truly love and miss, both of you, more than you will ever know! I am so incredibly sorry that you both have had to endure the loss of your baby sister, the death of your uncle, and the breakup of your family in such a short period of time. You both were the absolute best big brother and sister ever and I know how much you both must still hurt and miss her! I genuinely hope and pray that you find some comfort and that you both always know in your heart that little Emily is still watching over all of us!

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    Advocacy Heals U

    Internet Radio Show Co-hosted by Joni Aldrich and Chris Jerry of the Emily Jerry Foundation

    Through my work as an advocate, I never really knew the profound healing that would occur on a personal level, as Emily’s father. It’s this type of healing process that can occur, for anyone who has experienced or is going through a life-changing crisis, that cohost Joni Aldrich ( and I, discuss on our weekly show called ADVOCACY HEALS U. Please join us every Tuesday at 2:00pm EST and find out how to be an advocate for positive change and how it can, subsequently, heal and inspire you too! Over any web enabled device, you can listen to the show by either going to or If you happen to miss a show it will be rebroadcast each Saturday at 3:00pm EST. All our shows are archived on Click on the button below to scroll through the archives.