Sherman was my mother, my best friend and my soul-mate. Her life was tragically cut
short after she was brutally murdered at approximately 5:30 P.M. on March 24,
2013 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. No suspects have been named and we are
desperately seeking justice for this heinous crime.
I am raising money to go towards the Crime Stoppers reward being offered,
funding for events to raise awareness, as well as to help take care of my two youngest
brothers who have since moved in with me after this horrific event shattered
our lives. We'll probably search the rest of our lives for understanding of how
another human being could commit such a cruel and barbaric act against such a
kind and gentle soul, and will probably never be able to comprehend this type
of evil. What we can find is an answer to who committed this horrific crime and stole our beautiful mother from us. Our main goal now is to honor our
mother by bringing the monster(s) responsible for her murder to justice.
My two youngest brothers and I were all embarking upon new and hopeful chapters
in our lives before this tragedy. My youngest brother, who will graduate high
school this month, was looking forward to starting college this fall. Our
middle brother was working towards finishing his first year of medical school. They both have found inner strength I didn't know existed and have been
able to work towards their goals despite the immense pain and suffering we all
now have in common. I am in the final year of my graduate nursing program and
hope to finish and obtain my Nurse Practitioner certification, but with a
longer than planned time frame.
I know our mother wouldn't rest until she knew we were taken care of and trying
to lead some semblance of a normal life. I don't know if that is attainable at
this point, but we will all attempt to do so, if not for anything else than to
honor what our mother worked so hard to provide us with. If there is one thing
I am certain of, it is that our mother's killer(s) MUST be found and held
accountable. JUSTICE FOR ALIZA SHERMAN shall be served.