- Growing up she felt at odds within her family
- On the brink of adulthood she received a letter from a young girl claiming to be her half sister
- Her mother denied the identity of the man who claimed to be her father but her handwriting eventually gave the game away
Briefly.co.za leared of Sherri's story online. Growing up, she had always felt “different” from her siblings. Even her older sister, Dana, said Sherri was treated like an outcast.
When she was 21, Sherri received a letter from an 11-year-old girl — who dropped a bombshell that would change her life and result in face-off on television with Dr Phil years later.
“Hey, you do not know me, but I wish you did,” the letter stated. “I am your half-sister. My name is Sarah. You are probably freaked out, but your father is my daddy, Wayne.”
On reading the letter Sherri realised the man who’d raised her wasn’t actually her biological father. Her mother, Betty, denied everything claiming Wayne was just a guy she casually dated a few times a very long time ago.
Betty ripped the letter from her daughter’s hand, and Sherri never told anyone about it. However, 16 years later, Sherri’s sister Dana convinced her to try and find Sarah’s letter again.
She eventually found it hidden in her mother's Bible, tucked away inside the pages.Feeling like her life was a sham, Sherri tracked down Wayne and Sarah and went on a mission to prove he was truly her birth dad.
Over the years, several letters were uncovered showing correspondence from Betty to Wayne.
Again, Betty claimed to have no recollection of sending them! However as this video shows, TV's Dr Phil wasn't going to let the family leave things unexplained.
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