lived a normal pre-teen life until October 2011 when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML. She lives in Montana with her Mom, Dad and two younger sisters.
Unfortunately, she and her mom, Wendy, had to pack up and move 8 hours from their home, family, and friends to start treatments in Utah.
Sarah went through 4 rounds of intense chemotherapy in Salt Lake City away from her home. In December of 2012 Sarah and her family got the heart wrenching news that Sarah’s cancer had relapsed. They once again packed up their car and left part of their family in Montana and made the move back to Utah to prepare for a Bone Marrow Transplant.
We were able to meet Sarah at Millie’s Princess Run in June. You can see photos of Sarah and the Millie Outfit with our team and with head designer Corinne Rickenbach.
Sarah made it back home to Montana less then a week ago.
Wendy, Sarah’s mom said:
“It was scary and extremely overwhelming, but thankfully as time went on we met some amazing people that were very inspiring and they became our new family: our Utah family. Millie Flamm and her family became one of our closest cancer friends as the girls were fighting along side each other. At times they were in rooms side be side as they fought. Sarah became like a big sister to Millie and we all just fell in love with her. Who wouldn’t.
When Sarah and Millie were stable enough we would leave our hospital rooms and go for walks down to the wishing pond outside the hospital. They would hold hands like they were life long friends and had a bond that could not be broken. Sarah and Millie understood each other better than anyone else, they knew each other’s dreams and fears without saying a word.
Millie was an inspiration to Sarah and they will always be close. Whether it was riding bikes in the halls at the hospital, tie dyeing shirts, having sleepovers at Millie’s house, bedazzling hospital masks, or fighting cancer, these girls always found joy in their life and with their friendship.
While being so far away from home Sarah was able to adopt Millie as her little sister, and Millie was able to have the big sister she dreamed of. We will always love her dearly.
All of the proceeds from the sale of the Millie Outfit will be given to Sarah’s family to help cover medical costs.
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