Gill, thanks for the sympathy.
No, I have no idea what happened to Sherry, even if she is still alive. This was a single parent (mom) family who kind of just showed up from out of town and then vanished just as fast. Like I say, haven't even seen or heard from since about 1969.
The mom was not as bad as what you might take from that short account - she really took care of her as best she knew how. Probably there were some complications to that childhood disease, but she sure was better off alive than dead. I think it took place before mom was a witness and maybe she thought she was pleasing the JWs by repeating this story. At least they never claimed she had a demon!
I just wanted to post on how stupid this blood personality thing was and how they should have been focusing on helping the teens to not show prejudice toward someone who was a little different.
For what it is worth, the girl seemed fairly happy most of the time - it was just that she was never taken into the teen groups like she should have been. Teen cliques can be cruel, JW or not, and real elders or servants would be helping them with that instead of harping on blood.
PS - maybe I should have put this on another thread, but the author triggered it because of the blood personality comment. I know the real point was mostly time of the end, but isn't it all kind of related? I.E. - that girl didn't need special ed or counseling because the end was so darn close...