Sara Mahn's Ovarian Cancer Fund

$9,813 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 144 people in 17 months
This beautiful girl is my sister Sara. Early last year, Sara went to the hospital for intense pain in her stomach. After numerous tests and scans she was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery to cure torsion of her ovary. Shortly after her surgery we learned that Sara had ovarian cancer. This was devastating to hear and our family banded together to support her as she recovered and healed. We were told that the cancer was gone and all she needed to do was continue with regular checkups and scans. 

A few months ago Sara began experiencing pain in her stomach again. She went to the doctor and a mass was visible where her ovary had once been. A biopsy was performed and it was concluded that her cancer was back. Sara made the courageous decision to have a full hysterectomy to remove all cancer from her body. This was a brave decision, and a smart one, as the doctor found new tumors growing on her other ovary and uterus. 

Unfortunately this is not the end for Sara. She was upgraded to stage 3 and there appear to be additional areas of cancer. Sara will undergo four rounds of chemotherapy to kill any residual cancer that may still be in her body. Additionally, a side effect of this kind of cancer is early onset arthritis. Sara has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in both of her hips, and also has severe carpel tunnel in her (dominant) hand. She will have to undergo surgery for her hips and her wrist in the near future. 

Sara is the kindest person I know, with the most generous heart. She doesn’t blink an eye to help others in any capacity she can. She works double shifts at work while in pain because she loves her job and loves her customers. She colored a picture for her roommate at the hospital who was going through a tough time, despite her having just had a major surgery herself. And most of all, she loves people fully and with true compassion, constantly putting them before herself. 

With four rounds of chemotherapy and two more additional surgeries, Sara is facing a tough financial situation. She will be in and out of work for the next few months and will have limited mobility as she recovers. Our family is doing everything that we can to help cover her expenses, and now we’re asking for help. Please consider making a donation to help ease the financial burden this cancer has created for Sara. Any funds that do not get used to help cover expenses will be donated to Ovarian Cancer research. 

On behalf of my family and Sara, I thank you all in advance for any help and support you can give. Help us keep Sara smiling as she battles through this. Remember: #nobodyfightsalone
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Today is Sara's last day of treatment for round 1. The side effects have been minimal so far, but that will change once her body starts to adjust more to the chemo. She will be off of treatment for two weeks while her body fights off whatever cancer it can with round 1. Round 2 will begin the first week of July.

Sara is looking forward to being at work next week and the following. Stop in and see her. She would love the company and distraction.

Thank you so much to all those who have donated, shared, and reached out to us. I am beyond humbled by the generosity of our friends and family. This helps ease some of the financial stress Sara had and she can focus on getting healthy. Thank you all again.
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Jackie Kosinski
17 months ago
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Sara, you keep your head up!! Fight this beast!!! We are all here for you and know how strong you are. I've seen the strong Sara out on the softball field and know you can beat this! We've done it, and we will do it again!!!! Lots of love for you and your family Jackie

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Cathy Adams Llewellyn
17 months ago

Will keep you in my prayers! You know with God and all the new advances in Cancer treatment, you can beat this! You will be in my Prayers!

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Raised by 144 people in 17 months
Created June 12, 2017
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MT
$50
Mike Teska
12 months ago

Sorry I️ couldn’t make the fundraiser, I was out of town for my kids hockey tournament.

BF
$200
Bill Fehrman
12 months ago

Sandy, wishing you the best for Sara and your family! Have a great event today!

SB
$50
Sharon Beckman
12 months ago

Stay strong Sara ❤️

JS
$50
Jennifer Swies
12 months ago

I am a friend of Star's and wish I could attend your fundraiser this weekend. I am sure it will a great night! Hoping you kick cancer's butt!

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
$100
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12 months ago
Jackie Kosinski
17 months ago
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Sara, you keep your head up!! Fight this beast!!! We are all here for you and know how strong you are. I've seen the strong Sara out on the softball field and know you can beat this! We've done it, and we will do it again!!!! Lots of love for you and your family Jackie

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Cathy Adams Llewellyn
17 months ago

Will keep you in my prayers! You know with God and all the new advances in Cancer treatment, you can beat this! You will be in my Prayers!

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