This year’s winner, Sarah, was nominated by her friend, Shannon, in a very moving letter. Sarah is the mother of six children and the proud military wife of a Marine Corps Captain. Her husband fell suddenly ill with an aggressive form of leukemia and is being hospitalized elsewhere, leaving Sarah responsible for taking care of all things back here. Even though the distance has forced them apart, Sarah still makes sure to make celebrate birthdays and special occasions, many of which have taken place in the hospital so that her husband may be included in creating these family lasting memories. Through it all, Sarah has constantly had a smile on her face and is handling everything with grace, faith and strength.
When she was told she was the winner, Sarah was so excited and grateful. She said, “All we have ever looked for was prayers. This will help us so much!”