Help support Sarah

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Raised by 115 people in 11 months
Created March 12, 2018
Sarah is an extraordinary young person and has had a rough few years.
On Tuesday 18th December 2012 she was diagnosed with a rare Cancer, Sarcoma, specifically Synovial Sarcoma first found in her foot. The tumour was so large it was comparable to a tin of beans. Sarah has Hypochondroplasia- dwarfism, so naturally has small feet, being a size 4, the tumour covered her foot and made it incredibly painful to walk if possible on some days. At the stage and size the tumour was at, the only things the doctors could do was to amputate the foot. On Tuesday 25th December, Christmas morning, Sarah fell sick and called mum to take her to the hospital. There she went from feeling unwell to a critical, life threatening situation. She had contracted Meningococcal Septicaemia. Meningitis and blood poisoning. The family spent Christmas Day saying goodbye to Sarah who we were told by doctors was dying in the ICU. She was in a critical position for days until she had the strength to breathe for herself and come back from near death.
During this time her blood was only circulating the important things that were keeping her alive, her organs. Leaving her limbs with no blood flow. Because of the lack of blood, they slowly began to die. On the 17th January both her legs were amputated.
During her time in hospital Sarah suffered from everything from a stroke, to multiple infections, skin grafts, her body rejecting help etc to all the small things in between. She was in hospital for a year. Due to the Meningococcal Septicaemia, Sarah also had to have her right arm amputated, the arm which she used as her writing hand, her dominant hand. Also amputated, the thumb of her left hand and the tips of her remaining fingers. Moving into the neuro-rehabilitation unit she remained there until ready and stable to walk on prosthetic legs.
After a very long and gruelling stay in hospital, we finally had Sarah back. The hospital appointments never stopped, always going to Manchester, Preston or Leeds- sometimes even further just to get seen to. Never seemed to stop.
What we feared had happened. A scan of her chest revealed that her Sarcoma had made a return. Sarcoma is a Cancer that has a very high chance of returning. Once Sarcoma gets to the organs there is very little that can be done. A terminal prognosis was given. Sarah was given months to live. Only 9 months previous, a scan of her chest shows clear with no signs of any Cancers, now they are covered in clusters of Sarcoma tumours. The Sarcoma has also been found at the base on her neck travelling down her spinal cord, her stump all the up to her bum, the brain and has been found in both of her lungs. The rapid state at which the Cancer is growing is heartbreaking.
She’s has been given very little time to live. After loosing her limbs she had to move back home with her mum into a modified house. Even when she had good days, walking around in her prosthetic legs taking her little brother or sister out, her Rheumatoid Arthritis would ache her bone. One of her other health problems, SLE, Asthma, flatfoot. Only 27 years old and has been told this is where her life is ending. She hasn’t had the chance to do the things she wanted, go to Rome, have children. And now she won’t get those chances.

So help us make these last few weeks of Sarah’s life the best we can. Allow us to bring joy into her life and please donate. Unfortunately, we as a family are in the situation where we are planning her funeral with her. If you got to choose your funeral arrangements would you want just anything? Please support us. Please support Sarah. She’s been through so much in her life. If this story has touched you share it on. Any donation that can be made would be amazing and we thank you so much! We are so grateful for any amount of money you could give to help our family at this time ❤️
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Since the Last update Sarah has managed to get away on a holiday to Spain and Portugal via a Cruise with P&O. The cruise was a week long in the sun with Her mother, Kerry, Grandma,Elizabeth and brother, Callum. There were 4 stops planned on the journey. One was cancelled due to timings and Sarah could not get off at one due to her disability. Although she did stop off at Vigo and Lisbon and got off ship there to explore.
On board Sarah had the experience of a casino, bingo, shopping, sight seeing, relaxing etc. After three days on board, Sarah’s health declined rapidly as she had contracted an infection. We had been told by the doctors that an infection would leave her with just days to live. On Tuesday night the onboard doctor had told the family that she was in her last few hours of life. Regardless of this news, mum gave her antibiotics to try amend the infection. Nursing her all hours, days and night Sarah managed to fight and came back from near death. The onboard doctor had never seen someone have such a drive in them to live. Sarah was brought back home in an ambulance while on oxygen for the 7 hour drive. By the Sunday Sarah had recovered from the infection which no doctor thought she could do, but remained on antibiotics.
At home she had good days and bad days. On the bad days she was very sick and how poorly she truly was showed. On her good days she would be going out into shops to pick up something to drink or chose something for someone to wear for her funeral. People would see her and say hello, say how well she looked not realising how sick she was.
On Thursday Sarah fell very sick. On this day we had the nurses come out multiple times to attend to Sarah to give injections for pain and to calm her down. Her health was declining and it was declining rapidly. All her family came around, as they have been doing in the upcoming weeks. As it was getting later into the night Sarah began severely struggling for breath and naturally panicking. At this stage we’d called the nurses to come and give her injection for her pain, breathing and anxiety. This had very little effect.
We decided to put some music on as Sarah used singing as a coping method and a means to deal with the situation that she was going through. Being as independent as she is and a strong fighter, she sat herself up and started signing along with her family and selecting songs, making jokes with us. Calming herself down enough to bring her heart rate back to normal allowing her lungs to open as much as they possibly can. In the following hours of Friday morning, less than 10 hours after being sat up signing with her family, Sarah passed away in her sleep. She fought until the very end and had a drive to live. Now she can rest as she is no longer in any pain.

Thankyou to every person to has supported our family and Sarah through this time and Thankyou to those who have donated. We will be leaving the page open for people who wish to donate to support Sarah’s funeral.
The funeral is open to anyone who wishes to, to attend and pay their respects to Sarah. It starts at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church, Morecambe, Matthias Street LA4 5JR. All are welcome to the Church. There is a private burial for family only with an open Wake at the Clarendon Hotel in Morecambe which all members of the funeral party are welcome to join, share pictures, memories and stories of Sarah and her life.
The hearse will be leaving Sarah’s home at 12:15 for those who wish to join the procession along a route inclusive of spots that Sarah enjoyed in her life then onto the Church.
If you are attending the funeral please wear a piece of visible burgundy as this is what Sarah requested before she passed.

Thank you for all your support so far it has had a great impact on our family and we are greatly appreciative. ❤️
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Sarah and her family just wanted to thank everybody who had donated, supported and shared on this page. We cannot show you how much we appreciate the support you’ve all shown on this ongoing battle.

Sarah is fighting everyday to make what she has memorable and worthwhile. As a family we are trying to stay strong. Your words of support are absolutely wonderful and uplifting, allowing us to be positive at this time. We pray you will stay with us in our journey.

As more visits from the doctors, nurses, priests, funeral directors etc increase, the more support we need. The struggle is not over. We urge you to keep sharing and keep praying for Sarah.

Thank you ❤️
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