Shelia was born July 11, 1964 to Frank D. Disney and Alma Jean Taylor Disney. She and her sister, Sheri attended Nitro High School where she was a member of the Marching Band. After graduating from NHS in 1982 she attended Marshall University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. An opportunity with the State of West Virginia presented itself and Shelia left school early to focus on her career working with the Department of Health and Human Resources. She continued with the DHHR for over twenty years and enjoyed her work tremendously, and especially loved helping the children.
In 2000 she met her soul-mate, Aaron Wolfe, and they were married on June 8th the following year. Aaron had a young daughter named Emily and Shelia enjoyed playing a significant role in helping raise her. Now Emily is a student at West Virginia State University located in the community of Institute, WV. Shelia would be proud to know that Emily is pursuing her degree in Child Psychology.
Sadly, in 2011, Shelia was diagnosed with liver cancer. Her battle included long trips out of state for treatments. Often she was forced to travel alone due to the fact that the expense of a traveling companion is not something that insurance companies take into consideration. Those solo trips were very hard on Shelia both physically and emotionally. She vowed that she would figure out a way to ease the financial burden on other cancer sufferers so they would not have to travel for treatment alone.
Shelia lost her brave battle against cancer. However, Aaron plans on keeping her name alive as well as her goals to garner assistance for so many other cancer patients and their families. The Shelia Disney Wolfe Foundation exists to financially assist cancer patients and their families so that there is no longer the additional fear of traveling alone.
Please use the secure donation page on this site to help us in this quest . (We are a non-profit WV 501c3.) Also please take a minute to fill out the contact form and if you or your organization is able to help in other ways also. Every little bit helps and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The Shelia Disney Wolfe Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org 304-444-0171
Shelia had a very special fondness of starfish. Every time we see a starfish we hear her voice and see her smile.
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