Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friend Friday- Sarah Hays

Life is precious. It's unpredictable. One thing that has been never failing in my life is the blessing of great friends. The kind of friends who truly want to see you succeed and be your best. Friends that inspire and uplift and make the world a better place by not being afraid to let their light shine. I have decided to dedicate a post each week called "Friend Friday." This week (even though it's Saturday morning) I'm dedicating a post to my dear friend, Sarah Hays.

Me. Sarah. Candace.

Sarah is an inspiration to many. She has a kind, genuine personality that radiates from within and shines through to the outside. She is gorgeous and her smile makes everyone feel like they did something right that day. I met Sarah when we were living in Salt Lake City, UT attending the same LDS church ward for single adults. She has a quiet confidence about her and is so much fun to be around. It seemed like there were always at least 5 guys trying to date her and she was so humble about it. What is there not to love about her-she is amazingly kind and beautiful! She loves to run, swim, hike, snowboard or do anything to push her body to new levels.

For the past two months, she has been trying to push her body (unwilling at times) through more serious battles- cancer & chemotherapy.

This is her story.

You can also read her blog written mostly by Candace.

My prayers and thoughts are constantly turned to Sarah. When I get on the treadmill in the morning, I think of Sarah and push myself to run harder, live better, and be kinder. I love you Sarah, thank you for your friendship!


Just Julie said...

I received a flyer about the race next Saturday at church a couple weeks ago. I can't believe she is a close friend of yours. My roommate and I are thinking of doing the race.

Jamie said...

What a beautiful and courageous woman! Thanks for sharing her story.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. It must be hard to see her fight for her life like this. I hope a lot of people turn out to help, wish I could be there...

nymanzanita said...

Thanks for sharing such a touching story. Her courage is truly inspiring!

Sandy said...

What a cute pic and such a nice post! You have been so supportive and great to her. You are amazing.