Cheryl Hood, Founder and President of Victory Flows
People often ask me if I have a child or family member with a disability. I do not. But what I have is a God- given passion and spiritual gift for serving those persons affected by disabilities and their families. It runs through every thread of my being, and I am most happy and at peace when I am in the company of this community.

For over 25 years I worked in the ad business, selling print media, then marketing solutions at radio stations, and eventually opening my own full service ad agency in 2001 called C2 (Christ 2) Strategies. Prior to opening the agency in 2001, I attended a life skills workshop that radically changed my life, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at this event. In so doing, it reignited my passion to do more. Owning my business allowed me the opportunity to serve and volunteer in the areas of my passion.

I have been very involved with the Joni and Friends organization for the past fifteen years, serving at the Family Retreat Camps as an STM and in leadership, as well as a former board member. About eight years ago, I noticed at these camps that while the week was glorious and fun for the families, it was only once a year. For many families, this was their only outing for the year. Many would go back to homes of isolation, not be involved in church due to their child's disability, and the families would struggle with the challenges of daily life. I felt there had to be more.

And here we are today. In July 2011 I quit my job, sold my house, and got rid of my convertible. All to follow God's leading me into the formation of Victory Flows to host more frequent programs and services for families and individuals affected by disabilities. I am also the proud mother of two children, Ryan, who works for Fidelity Investments. His wife Kirsten is a technology instructor in Midlothian Schools. My daughter Andi is employed by Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth as a NICU nurse.

My heart is full. I am blessed beyond measure to have incredible people serving alongside me in this endeavor. And I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to serve HIM.