Kevin Patrick Law - February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

Legally Brief With Kevin Patrick Automobile accidents | Daycare injuries | wrongful death

A Labor of Love Meet the Woman Embroidering Her Way to a Better World A while back, I took on a car accident case that ended up introducing me to one of the nicest, most compassionate people I’ve ever met: Cheryl Moore. Cheryl first came into my office with her husband, Bernard, who’d been in a car crash and needed my help. While handling his case, I learned a lot about the two of them. They filled me in on their amazing love story (Cheryl shares it below, just in time for Valentine’s Day) and Cheryl’s passion for embroidery, which she plans to use to create a better world for cancer patients and survivors. Through her little Atlanta-based business, Purple Parrott Creative Design, Cheryl sells custom-embroidered T-shirts, polo shirts, pillows (including neck pillows), hats, scarves, and more. She started out doing embroidery for friends and family, but her late father inspired her to turn her side project into a company. “I’m always designing something, creating something,” Cheryl says. “He always encouraged me to follow my dreams. So, my hobby turned into my passion, and my passion turned into my business! A lot of people can’t say that!” The business is named after her father, whose favorite color was purple and whose last name was Parrott. Today, Cheryl embroiders on any theme her customers ask for, but one of her favorite things to embroider is the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. She has an entire line of products featuring the design for sale on her website, PurpleParrottCreativeDesigns.com. “My passion is raising awareness for breast cancer. I’ve known a lot of people who have died from it and been sick from it, so that’s my thing right now,” Cheryl says. “My little niece was diagnosed with it and had both breasts and an arm amputated a month ago, even though she isn’t 30 yet. I make these things for her to help her through and let her know it’s going to be okay and that she can do this.”

Someday, Cheryl hopes to take her work a step further and open up a brick-and-mortar store so she can supply breast cancer patients and survivors with everyday items they need, like bras and padding. Right now, in order to get those items, patients often have to go back to the hospital where they were treated. “If you have an actual store to go to that feels like walking into a Macy’s or a J.C. Penney, that makes it easier to avoid the bad memories,” she says.

Cheryl is relentlessly positive, and one of the lights in her life is her husband, Bernard. The pair met in 11th grade in 1981, dated for a bit in their early 20s, and eventually broke up on good terms. They parted ways as friends and didn’t see each other again until 2017, despite living just five minutes apart and attending the same nearby churches they had as children. “God brought us full circle in November 2017. I’ll never forget it, because we spoke on Bernard’s birthday, Nov. 16, 2017. He said, ‘This is the best birthday gift! I’ve been trying to find you!’ We’d both been married and divorced, so he didn’t even know what my new last name was until our high school class started planning a reunion trip. That’s when I saw him on Facebook and called him. He recognized my voice and he said, ‘I’m not letting you go this time!’ We got engaged on May 4, 2018, and married on Oct. 6, 2018. It’s like we picked up right where we left off.”

That just might be the sweetest love story I’ve ever heard.

To learn more about Cheryl’s business or place an order, visit her website at PurpleParrottCreativeDesigns.com, email purpleparrottcreativedesigns@gmail.com, or call 773.744.6912.

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