In literature being packaged with his Cantron™ product during the last year, Mr. Jerome Godin published what he calls “a history” of Jim Sheridan’s Project. There are a number of glaring errors in this “history” that any reader should be aware of.
1. Mr. Godin's “history” begins in 1936. If Mr. Godin is providing a “factual account” that he “personally experienced,” that means Godin is now at least 90 years of age, lived in Michigan in the 1930's, and was a friend of Jim Sheridan's for several years prior to World War II. This is all ridiculous.
2. Mr. Godin describes Jim Sheridan as "old and defeated" in 1983. This is both completely inaccurate and highly insulting to Jim. Jim was 71 years old, in excellent health and very busy working on the formula. He was meeting regularly with the many people who were endlessly stopping by his home to chat about his work. He was an avid bridge player, active in his church and driving to and from his children's homes for visits. In 1987 he drove to Connecticut for his daughter's wedding. In the years from 1983 to 1985 he was working with a pharmaceutical company with an eye toward commercializing Entelev®. (See full history posted on the home page of this site.)
In 1989 Jim was still sharp enough and filled with sufficient fight to catch a technical error in the position of the Federal Assistant Attorney General. He appeared in court and when the error was pointed out, the government agreed and the court order was subsequently changed.
3. Mr. Godin’s description of Don Wilson’s involvement is highly self-serving and largely inaccurate. It has become obvious to us that Mr. Wilson was an opportunist, who took advantage of everyone involved, including Mr. Godin. Sadly, Mr. Godin cannot come to terms with the reality that he was taken. Mr. Wilson was a friend of Jim Sheridan's and Jim did share some technology with him. However, Mr. Godin's version of the story after that point only shows how Don Wilson orchestrated the situation and manipulated all the people involved. Mr. Wilson obviously had his own agenda. (See the history.)
4. Godin states that in May, 1983, the FDA stopped the distribution of Jim's formula. The injunction Mr. Godin refers to was in fact not filed until February 21, 1989 and made an order by the court on June 15, 1989. In fact, Jim personally appeared in court on this matter in 1989 and was considered competent to do so. A funny thing happened on the way to court, however. Jim discovered a technical, but extremely important, error in the language of the injunction, which was prepared by the Government’s Attorney. He pointed out the error and the government was forced to stipulate to the correction made by Jim. (This information is a matter of public record and included in the history on this Web site.) These are hardly the actions of someone who Mr. Godin describes as “old and defeated.”
5. Mr. Godin asserts on Page 6 of his tale that, "Jim had no tolerance for complying with rigid manufacturing procedures the FDA demanded." This is simply not true. The FDA regularly visited the Sheridan Home and observed his lab. He was actually on friendly terms with them during the 80's. In fact, on November 13, 1990, NCI did a in-vitro test on Jim's formula (See history). Jim Sheridan would have been happy to work in an FDA Lab. He frequently spoke of the types of tests that were required, and his desire to have them done. However, he was never allowed to do so.
6. Mr. Godin describes (page 8 of his narrative) of a meeting at Mr. Wilson's home. He states that he "was surprised" to find another "chemist," Ed Sopcak, present. As a technical matter, Mr. Sopcak was a metallurgist, which is quite different then being a chemist. Apparently not suspecting Wilson of any hidden agenda, Orville Feather had brought Ed Sopcak along. At this point, Mr. Wilson's control over the situation shifted because Mr. Sopcak did the one thing Mr. Godin never did, he picked up the phone, called Jim Sheridan and arranged a meeting.
For reasons the family will never understand, Ed Sopcak never mentioned his connection to Godin. Ed Sopcak and Jim went on to work together for almost ten years. Like Jim, Ed Sopcak gave away the product, but under the name Cancell®. He and Jim met several times a month and worked together to develope what is now the Protocel® / Cancell® 50 formula.
7. During the 80's Mr. Wilson died. Before he did he called Jim Sheridan to his bedside and asked for Jim's forgiveness. This was most remarkable, since Jim had no idea what he should forgive Don Wilson for. He talked about this apparently strange request to his wife and family several times. After Jim and the family finally learned about how Mr. Wilson had been working behind Jim's back with Mr. Godin, however, they realized that the event was remarkably significant. (see History)
8. On Page 9 Mr. Godin refers to a Sopcak/Feathers formula. Strangely there is no mention of the Sheridan formula. Nonetheless, Mr. Godin himself tells us that his New Millennium is an old 1984 version of Entelev® which he got through Don Wilson and the chemist Feathers (See History). The Sheridan family has always agreed that this is true, i.e. that Mr. Godin's product is an off shoot of an older formula of Entelev® but not the updated version, which is being used to make Protocel® and Entelev®.
9. Amazingly, although Mr. Godin describes his “history” as a “factual account” that he “personally experienced,” he admits in his section on “Unfounded Rumors,” that he never once met Jim Sheridan, and only lately claims to have had one very brief telephone conversation with Jim. In fact, Mr. Godin acknowledges that every bit of information that he now claims to be part of his “personal experience” actually came second-hand through other people.
In fact Mr. Godin can not produce a single letter or any other document that came directly from Jim Sheridan. The reason: Jim Sheridan had never heard of Mr. Godin! (See history.)
Jim loved to spend hours with his wife and children talking about the progress of The Project. Every contact, every step, every plan, every theoretical breakthrough was talked about at length. Estelle acted as his private secretary, opening the mail, typing letters, and fielding countless phone calls. His three children (a very successful insurance agent, a Registered Nurse and a trial judge) acted as informal sounding boards. Yet, the name “Jerome Godin” was never mentioned by Jim to any of his family. The reason: Jim had never heard of Mr. Godin.
Jim Sheridan was an honest man. During the period of time Mr. Godin asserts that Jim turned over the formula to Mr. Wilson, he was actively working with a pharmaceutical company in confidence to turn the formula over to it. If Mr. Godin is correct then he is accusing Jim of acting in an underhanded-unethical way.
Jim Sheridan was also a lawyer. He was a member of the Michigan Bar Association and licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court. Eventually, Jim write out the needed documents turning the formula over to his children. Doing things in writing is consistent with being a lawyer. Mr. Godin has no letter, document, or scribbling on the back of a napkin written by Jim where he turned over anything to Mr. Wilson or to Mr. Godin
Finally, Mr.Godin had dinner with Jim Sheridan's youngest son in Tecumseh, MI. During the conversation, Mr. Godin was specifically asked if he ever personally spoke with Jim Sheridan. He stated that he had never spoken to Jim Sheridan Sr. in person or on the telephone. A few weeks after this dinner meeting, Mr. Godin called Jim’s son to say that he had just come across some old notes and that, he had, indeed, had one very brief telephone conversation with Jim. It is amazing that Mr. Godin appears to describe Jim Sheridan as his hero, a person he holds in the highest of regard, yet, somehow he did not remember this important communication when first he spoke to Jim's son.
10. Mr. Godin’s statement that Mr. Sheridan attended Hope Meetings during the 1990's is correct. Mr. Sheridan attended because it was clear to him and everyone else in attendance that they were discussing Entelev® and Cancell®. In fact, the people who stood up to give testimonials were all known to Jim Sheridan. He had been following their cases because they took the product he or Ed Sopcak provided. Jim never claimed Cantron™ as his product or as an outgrowth of his project and he certainly never blessed it.
The sad thing about all this is that Jim Sheridan probably would have cooperated with Godin's effort, if he had ever been approached. He was that kind of person. However, he would have wanted Mr. Godin to use the best available formula, not a variation of an old formula. But a direct approach apparently would not have suited Don Wilson's agenda, so it never happened. And, Mr. Godin, buying into Mr. Wilson’s fabrications, hook, line and sinker, never did get what he thought he was getting.
Eventually, after the family finally learned about Mr. Godin, he was given the chance to come in with the Sheridan family to promote the true formula. This happened when the Sheridan family was starting up its current effort. Unfortunately, Mr. Godin made a series of impossible demands. When the demands were rejected because they simply could not be met, Mr. Godin declined the Sheridan offer. (For details, see History.)
11. Mr. Godin’s “The Tribute to ‘The Chief’" is interesting, but it also includes errors.
(A) No one ever referred to Jim Sheridan as a "little" man. He was above average height (5'10") for his generation. Even today, he would be on the tall-average side. None of his children, nor his wife, can ever recall a single instance when anyone, Jim’s mother or father, his two brothers or any of his friends or acquaintances, ever used that name or made that referrence.
(B) Jim Sheridan did not suffer from, nor was he ever diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Anyone who knew Jim during the last 20 years of his life would know this. On the contrary, his mind was sharp until the middle 1990s. In 1990 he authored a pamphlet on Entelev®. In 1992 Jim and his youngest son co-authored an article on Entelev®, which was published in an alternative medicine magazine. Jim provided all the technical information and his son provided the layman’s touch.
In 1993 a second article was published regarding the NCI in-vitro testing of August, 1992, this time written by his son. Jim Sheridan Sr. was the primary source for information, answering a long series of technical questions about the significance of the graphs and numerical data produced by the test.
Jim’s heath began to fail later in the 90's when he suffered a bleeding ulcer, which required surgery. In June, 1997, Jim suffered a stroke at the home of his daughter and his health was never the same. Jim died on May 14, 2001, at his son, Jim's, home surrounded by those who loved him and cared for him until he went to meet his God.
Signed: Dennis Sheridan, Margaret Sheridan Dubuque, and James E. Sheridan