At age 17 Sarah started having balance issues with some facial numbness. Misdiagnosed with Bells Palsy for 5 months she went about her life, but her true diagnosis only made the symptoms progress. In February of 2015 Sarah was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. She underwent immediate and full on treatment but even with that, she was only given a 2 year maximum to live. February 2019 marked 4 year post initial diagnosis and she was going
strong-ish. Her follow up MRI had revealed something a bit suspicious and its biopsy confirmed her glioblastoma had returned.
Sarah is a powerhouse. Her family is a powerhouse. The way they literally fight her cancer together mends my heart in ways I didn’t know it needed mending. I am in awe and always will be over the way they face this as a team. She has over doubled her life expectancy with the help of the army within her home. Sarah's oncologists and associated medical professionals have coined her as an ‘outlier’. Webster defines an outlier as ‘a person or thing differing from all other members of a particular group or set’. Her doctors call her a miracle and use her case as an example across the nation. Yes, her cancer has returned, but Sarah and her family take this one day at a time and they expect nothing less than for Sarah to continue to be an outlier and obtain remission again.
If you would like to keep up with Sarah and her medical journey, please feel free to check out her Facebook support page.