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Cheryl Crofoot Knapp

Cheryl Crofoot Knapp is passionate about using her life experiences to encourage others. She is a caregiving survivor, and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, speaker, author, blogger, and Mrs. Minnesota-America 1996. She’s the author of Undefeated Innocence, which combines personal and humorous anecdotes with Biblical truths to share with caregivers that God’s grace is always sufficient. She encourages readers to find passionate patience, look for life’s collateral beauty, and recognize that it’s okay to store toothpaste in an underwear drawer.

She was a primary caregiver and life manager for her parents through their battles with Alzheimer’s. Caregiving taught her about gains and losses, discovering courage within herself, and the importance of having love and support from those around her. She lost her dad to Alzheimer’s in 2010 and her mom to Alzheimer’s in 2016. She says, “The dust continues to settle, and the plumb line is set to a new normal.”

Cheryl won the 2018 Foundation Award (Article) for her blog post, “Mama I’m So Sorry,” at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

Her column, “Caregivers Corner: Caring for Parents,” is featured in Broken But Priceless online quarterly magazine. She enjoys being a periodic guest facilitator at the Mruk Center on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiving Support Group meetings. And she was a guest speaker at the “Passionate About Purple Gala” in San Antonio for the Enchanted Hearts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association.

Cheryl and her husband are members of First Baptist Church of Mountain Home (Arkansas). They participate in Walks to End Alzheimer’s, and she has served in Bible study, worship, evangelism, and prison ministries. She founded Regifted Grace Ministry and shares her contagious faith at conferences, retreats, banquets, and churches, as well as on television and radio interviews. 

You can find out more about Cheryl on her Linkedin page.

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