Sarah McMurray's Sarcoma Warrior fund

$5,170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 53 months
Sarah is an artist, an entrepreneur, a writer, and a community builder. Her passions include photography, art, yoga, Thai food, travel, and funny You tube videos of cats (who doesn't love cats these days?). Connecting with people is one of her greatest joys and passions. She also works in healthcare connecting people with community resources and supporting those in need. A few short weeks before her 31st birthday, Sarah had emergency, life-saving surgery to remove a football-sized mass from her abdomen that had ruptured causing internal bleeding. After a week in the hospital and 6 weeks unpaid medical leave recovering at home while pathology tests that were sent from our local hospital to Oregon Health Sciences University and the Mayo Clinic, she received a diagnosis of undifferentiated sarcoma. Sarcomas occur in only 1% of adults, with roughly 1300-1500 cases in the US per year. Of those cases there are 100 subtypes of this cancer, but Sarah's is still undifferentiated, meaning that they cannot tell where it originated yet. This will be a huge fight as Sarah began her first round of doxorubicin chemotherapy on Friday, May 9, 2014. She will have three doses every 21 days before returning to OHSU's Sarcoma Center to see the remaining tumors in her belly shrunk, or if the plan needs to change. You can follow Sarah's courageous journey, because as a community builder and writer, she decided to blog about it here: http://love-write-be.blogspot.com/  Very few young adults (meaning those under 40) face sarcoma, and she wants to leave a positive record that tells the truth and paints hope for also face cancer of any kind. She would be thrilled to have your warm thoughts and prayers as she believes her body can and will heal completely through medicine, diet, and prayers. Any donation will both help with the endless medical expenses and encourage Sarah in her fight. She is not alone in this, but your prayers and donations help her feel the strength of her tribe. 
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Thank you SO much to the amazing and generous-beyond-words Sarah's Tribe! Read about her latest 'trial' - literally and figuratively:
http://love-write-be.blogspot.com/2014/07/lets-try-new-drugs-or-chemo-arrived-in.html
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Sarah's tribe of loved ones - please spread the word to continue to uplift our brave warrior by raising needed funds. The battle is getting really ugly, and besides praying, this is something else we can do to send our light and love to the ever-amazing Sarah McMurray
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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SARAH!! GIVE/DONATE!!! Last night's message from Sarah: "My first scans since starting chemo are tomorrow. I am nervous. If you would please pray and send positive thoughts I would appreciate it. Hoping for good news. "
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The outpouring of love and support for Sarah and her family is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Keep on giving - every dollar helps
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Sarah McMurray
50 months ago

Wow! I can't believe the love and support you all have blessed my family with!! THANK YOU!! Seeing this is such an incredible gift to all of us and reminds us that we are never alone - even in such a dark and challenging time! Thank you for inspiring us, loving us and being part of this journey! It is easier to fight this crazy battle knowing you are all in it with me. Thank you! Words cannot describe how much I appreciate you! xoxo

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Sarah McMurray
52 months ago

I am absolutely in awe of your generosity, kindness and love for me and my family! THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart! You inspire me to fight hard! xoxo

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Sarah McMurray
53 months ago

Thank you so much Grace for setting this up for us! And a HUGE thank you to everyone who has graciously helped...you give me such strength and hope knowing people are in this with me. xoxo

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$5,170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 53 months
Created May 8, 2014
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49 months ago
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49 months ago
$430
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49 months ago
$50
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49 months ago
NH
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Natasha Henderson
50 months ago

You are amazing!

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Anonymous
50 months ago
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Erin Martin
50 months ago

You are beautiful and inspiring - thank you for reminding us all what GRACE truly means...

NZ
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Nancy Zurflu
50 months ago

You are an amazing person, Sarah. Looking forward to the art event this evening. Erin Z sends her love, and I will deliver her hug personally.

Sarah McMurray
50 months ago

Wow! I can't believe the love and support you all have blessed my family with!! THANK YOU!! Seeing this is such an incredible gift to all of us and reminds us that we are never alone - even in such a dark and challenging time! Thank you for inspiring us, loving us and being part of this journey! It is easier to fight this crazy battle knowing you are all in it with me. Thank you! Words cannot describe how much I appreciate you! xoxo

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Sarah McMurray
52 months ago

I am absolutely in awe of your generosity, kindness and love for me and my family! THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart! You inspire me to fight hard! xoxo

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Sarah McMurray
53 months ago

Thank you so much Grace for setting this up for us! And a HUGE thank you to everyone who has graciously helped...you give me such strength and hope knowing people are in this with me. xoxo

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