Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley is a native of Brooklyn New York that worked as a nurse for physically challenged children for about ten years.

The origins for her song “Thanks For My Child” was written by Bowlegged Lou of the group Full Force. He came up with the song after his wife experienced complications from childbirth.

“Thanks For My Child” was very popular at the time of its release back in the late 80’s and is still today an anthem for those mothers that give thanks for their child.