Our Inspiration - Sarah's Story
Sarah was special since birth. There was always something bright about her spirit. She was funny! She laughed at everything, in a contagious way. I miss that so much. She was kind and always went out of her way to make you feel happy. She always took care of others, especially kids. Sarah loved children and hoped to one day be a teacher or have a big family. Those dreams are now lost. Sarah was diagnosed on April 27, 2016 with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 14. Words you never want to hear as a parent. She was treated at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and The Valerie Fund Children’s Center in Morristown, NJ.
Sarah fought hard for 12 months. We enjoyed our “good days” every chance we could! Sarah’s battle was not easy but what life-threatening disease is easily fought. She was valiant in her battle. Brave beyond all reason. She wore a smile up to the end and put others first until her last breath. She is our HERO.
Sarah gained her wings on April 18, 2017, at the age of 15, after relapsing with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
This bright soul is now our inspiration to give back and help others. We will take our grief and transform it into something positive for other pediatric cancer families. HOPE.