Six years ago, I had a picture-perfect marriage, lived in an upper-class neighborhood, was married to a high-powered banking executive, and had 3 beautiful children. I was suddenly yanked from this illusion: my loving husband – who had suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder for decades – suddenly transformed before my eyes, filed for divorce, and became hellbent on my destruction. My sanity, physical health, faith in humanity, pocketbook, and welfare of my children and husband eroded before my eyes.
Today, I am an author, mother of 3, wife, and an entrepreneur who launched a health care company called GIOSTAR* Chicago, and wrote a book called Untethered on my personal journey after saving my husband’s life. I discovered that the fulfillment gained from diminishing the pain of others is like nothing else. I have over two decades of corporate and entrepreneurial experience and hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester and an MS from DePaul University.
*(Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research)
What every suffering couple or family member should know.
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About GIOSTAR Chicago
Although draining and unspeakably painful, my struggles led me to a life-changing epiphany. I succeeded in my quest to get my husband on the road to recovery, and help him better manage his psychiatric disorder. Feeling incomparable empowerment from this experience, I made it my personal mission to help others combat the most devastating, debilitating illnesses known to man.
I was blessed to cross paths with Deven Patel and Dr. Anand Srivastava, the Co-Founders of Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR). Headquartered in San Diego, the Institute has locations in Mexico, India, and other countries around the world, and is driven by the mission of “making the most advanced, expensive, and elite science available to the masses.” After two years of often frustrating and exhausting work, I finally launched GIOSTAR Chicago (giostarchicago.com) – the first clinical center in the United States.
Each day I charge ahead, leveraging innovative stem cell science – along with insights gained from this period of unprecedented disruption – to help patients regain their vitality and hope in the beauty of life. Even if one life is saved, I will know that my struggles were not in vain.
Industry Era Women Leaders - Top 10 Recognition
Shelly was recently recognized on Industry Era’s Top 10 Women Leaders of 2022. Founded in 2015, Industry Era is a source of the latest news, inspiration, and motivation for the world’s most influential organizations, steadfast leaders, solution providers, and budding entrepreneurs. Shelly’s dedication to her family and to her craft, combined with her entrepreneurship and benevolence, have earned her spot amongst the top 10 women leaders in the world.
The feature discusses her past and the arduous journey she embarked on to save her husband and her family – which led to the launch of GIOSTAR Chicago. They also discuss exciting new developments in Shelly’s path, including her work on GIOSTAR’s skin care initiative. This technology leverages the power of stem cells to rejuvenate the skin and one’s appearance – and is sure to cause a stir in the market once their products launch.
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