Shirley Enebrad is an author, speaker, and certified grief counselor committed to helping others cope with loss.
She’s also an award-winning television producer and writer, who has held positions at both the ABC affiliate, KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington, as well as WRAL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. She freelanced for 11 years for various network and cable programs. Shirley has been recognized for her outstanding documentaries and news stories with numerous broadcast awards, including an Emmy award for Cancer Through the Eyes of Kids, 1992, an Edward R. Murrow national award for Troubled Waters, 1989 and an Investigative Reporters and Editors top honor for Poor Justice: The Susan Cummings Story, 1997.
Shirley volunteered for many years and served as President of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Western Washington, from 2001-2011. She traveled to Washington, D.C. representing Washington state as the Team Leader for the CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation from 2004-2009.
Shirley now lives in Hawaii, where she is working on her next non-fiction book. She also conducts workshops and sees clients one-on-one.
This poster was created from Cory’s drawing of what he saw in Heaven when he had his ‘out of body’ experiences that began at age seven.
The symbols are very meaningful. Cory explained them to me as follows: the rainbow is the bridge from here (Earth) to Heaven. The hearts symbolize “love” because it is all about love there. The stars mean happiness because everyone there is happy and free of pain. The swirly things and asterisks represent the beings of light who inhabit Heaven or Summerland as he called it. He said that once we leave our “earthly” bodies we become beings of light energy. The butterfly to the left of the bridge is the symbol for the transformation from the earthly bodies to the other side…”it’s like a butterfly leaving its cocoon.” The castle is where God lives and the smaller castles and cottages are where everyone else lives in Summerland.