I wrote this poem in honour of a woman who became a friend after we connected when I wrote a blog about her grit and the incredible community and love that surrounded her throughout her journey with cancer. Her huge circle of friends, both personal and cyber, lost her July 26th 2015 but her inspiration and memory will live with each of us. She never wavered in her faith that she would receive a miracle and I realize now that she did, maybe just not quite the miracle we had all hoped for.

Her journey has touched hundreds if not thousands of people. Sarah Elizabeth Amento has made us rise like air and started the ripple that will create a wave.

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In memory of Sarah Amento who passed away on July 26th, 2015 from Stage IV triple negative breast cancer. A courageous young woman, mother of 5, loving wife, caring daughter, sister and forever friend who brightened the world with her smile, determination and faith. She is missed.

photo by Pinky Blue Photography and used with permission by S. Amento ‘Cancer doesn’t define me. I’m redefining cancer.’ photo by Pinky Blue Photography and used with permission by S. Amento (from Rise Like Air)
‘Cancer doesn’t define me. I’m redefining cancer.’

Like Sarah

Most battles were won but her war was lost.
Ground was gained but at such a cost.
A brave warrior she can finally rest,
Hands crossed so gently upon her chest.
Though Sarah cannot fight another day,
There are others who will take up the fray.
And while we may now seem apart,
You are never farther than our hearts.

Fight Like Sarah

Live Like Sarah

Love Like Sarah

S  oulful

A  rdent

R  adiant

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