Sarah just turned 11 years old on Aug 1. In March 2017 Sarah's mom had noticed a bump on the side of Sarah’s left knee, but said it didn’t hurt her at all and had convinced her mom that she didn’t need to go to the doctor. Kids get bumps and bruises all the time, so her mom let it go and decided to just keep an eye on it. Fast forward to April 25th 2017, Sarah called her mom from school crying stating that her leg was hurting. Her mom immediately knew it had something to do with that bump, which by now had gotten bigger. Sarah was rushed to the emergency room, really expecting that she was going to have a cyst or something similar that would need to be lanced.
Sarah's mom states, "I was very confused as to why we were on the cancer floor while they determined what treatment Sarah needed. Three days later we got the devastating news that our daughter had cancer. It took a lot of tests and weeks for them to determine that she had spindle cell sarcoma. Since then she’s received radiation, chemotherapy, and additional medication from a clinical trial that was offered, all in an effort to shrink this tumor so that hopefully they would be able to successfully remove the cancerous tumor and allow her to keep her leg. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, the tumor was complicated and intertwined with muscle, tendons, and was in the knee cavity. To give her the best chance to beat this horrible disease, they were going to have to perform an above the knee amputation which they did on August 8th. As if this wasn’t enough, Sarah loved school and had lots of friends, but for reasons I couldn’t really understand, she distanced herself from her friends, as she went through this very difficult time in her life".
So please join us on a Saturday November 4 at Southwestern Adventist University as ABI plays for Sarah. Not only to raise money to help with her medical expenses, put to give her hope and love during her battle. If you can't make it to the game, you can go to abisports.org and go to the donate page to donate to Sarah's benefit game.
It will be a night filled with basketball, love, and hope. Please share this event and let's do this for Sarah!
Update: ABI was able to raise $2,500 for Sarah and her family