Shermelle Schaffer is a consultant for local courts and colleges where she teaches life skills to first-time offenders and students. She designed Accepting Change Today, a program that assists individuals in their personal development, ranging from increasing effective communication to emotional intelligence. The interactive approach engages clients to enhance their learning. In 2017, Shermelle was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer from a routine self-breast examination. As Shermelle was faced with endless decisions, she began to journal about her cancer journey. The journal turned into a manual that outlined how she navigated the healthcare maze. It is her hope that you will be able to learn from her as you also become the commander of your care.