PreOrder my life-story EBook now @ (for only $5-five dollars) & get chance to win Gift Basket (including $30 iTunes, seashell jewelry,coffee)!!! 

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Writing my life-story…

has been the most cathartic experience ever!  I can’t believe I’m about to share it with the world!   well, the electronic version to start out, at least….on Valentine’s Day!  PreOrder your copy now at if you’d like to receive a message of hope and love via your email inbox 2/14/13 !

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Be Brave. Love LIFE!

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Find out how to request this “Be Brave.  Love LIFE!”  (glow in the dark) wristband @  
These were the words on the necklace Chelle wore at her mother’s funeral;  her mother was the last of six family members who died within six months in 2008 (including her father) while crocheting with her two broken arms daily in midst of her family deaths (for physical therapy).  Chelle had two broken arms and a broken heart, but NEVER a broken spirit!


In memory of apes Roger, Grub, Sammy, & Sam who all have passed away recently and due to my passion for apes, I’m selling these Monkey Dolls, which half of all proceeds will be given to Center for Great Apes to help with apes, Allie & Popi’s outdoor habitat there** Purchase your Monkey Doll (choose boy or girl on there) online at

“I’m still here, you know? Love, God”

I’d lost six family members (including my parents) within six months & had two broken arms in 2008; as I was driving home from the hospital after the last of the six family members, my mother died; I saw a billboard sign that said, “I’m still here…you know?…Love, God”

I was so moved at that moment that I knew I had to keep on going somehow, someway & God helped pave that path for me with crocheting & volunteer-teaching Grief Recovery; I’m forever thankful for all He has done & will do for me in my life.

Will you please take a moment out to read my personal story & learn more about Crochet4Cause fundraiser campaign? Go to or search for “Crochet4Cause” at

Thank you for you support!

Love & Peace,


INTRODUCTION to my Life-Story Book (titled “Coffee Talk with Chelle”)

I was adopted at 13 days old, raised by two high school teacher parents, and reunited with entire biological family at 24 years old. This sums up my life in a nutshell, but there is so much more within. In 2008, I lost six family members within six months, including my adoptive parents and had two broken arms in 2008. This taught me many life lessons, and looking back now, I realize I had six guardian angels and two wings to help me fly through that tumultuous time. I have come full circle in so many ways. From an adoptee to a reunited adoptee, Grief Recovery student to GR Teacher, chatterbox to Talk Show Host, college student to graduate , daughter to motherhood thru foster care, selfish to selfless (volunteer) and so much more. I hope you will join me on this journey including the ups and downs as you read thru the various chapters of my life. And more than anything else, my wish is for you to obtain a sense of HOPE. That to me, is the best feeling and gift in the world {other than the present (now) being a present (gift)}. Hope keeps us going…gives us something to hold onto no matter how difficult something may seem. I will warn you now that not every bit of this story is all pretty as there is some nitty gritty, but we will get thru it together and at the end, I think you will find out what the saying, “Everything happens for a reason” really means.


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Dear Ellen,

Thank you for being there in my life during many difficult times. I lost six family members within six months in 2008, including my (adoptive) parents and (biological) uncle (he died on my birthday). I also had two broken arms during that time in my life (I fell on my 5th wedding anniversary). And then my neighbor/friend, JoAnn died in December 2010 and my mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly January 12, 2010. And my uncle died from cancer February 2010. I went thru a Grief Recovery support class in in 2008 and have been helping assist teach these same classes since November 2008 and it has helped me tremendously. And so have you! I always know I can count on that one hour of escape from daily life each day with your show. Your sense of humor inspired me so much I auditioned for America’s Got Talent in Dallas in Jan 2010 with my “Comedy with Chelle” act. I didn’t get called back, but I finally can look back and have no regrets and know I tried! ANd I will keep trying again and again as well in all avenues of life. Thank you for always brightening up every day. My Mama would only watch your show and nothing else on t.v. the last few years of her life as she had Parkinson’s and those moments watching your show together with her are some of my fondest memories. It was her and my dream to meet you and it still is mine. Also, more recently, my biological Mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (stage 3) on Oct 27th, 2010, went thru chemo,surgery,radation, & she is now NED (No Evidence of Disease)!  My bio Mom & I’ve been reunited 12 years now & I’m on her only child; we’re very close; been blessed to be neighbors these days (we’re only 10 min drive apart). And she and I discuss your show daily! It is my life dream to be on THe Ellen Show and be interviewed by you and share my story & give others hope – what do you say? Pretty please with sugar on top (unless you’re still on sugar free diet) then, you choose what goes on top? 🙂


THANKS for being you, Ellen!!!

Love & Peace, ‘Chelle

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