Ever since I was young, Sadie was our 'cool' older cousin. Her house was plastered with horror posters and movies that we weren't going to be allowed to watch for at least another five years. Her hair was always a vibrant colour and was paired with a big grin. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by family. You wouldn't have even thought she was fighting a long hard battle.
At 21 years old Sadie was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (a rare form of cancer). She had to undergo intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Following this, she had open heart surgery several times, diabetes and several other life threatening conditions. Throughout this time, she fought bravely but we lost Sadie on Saturday 13th of April at 38 years old, and although we knew it would come, nothing could prepare us for the void that has been left behind.
Throughout all this, she was strong. She was compassionate, she was kind, and she was loved. She was loved unconditionally. She spent the last few months surrounded by the people she loved the most and the people who card for her 24 hours a day. Who put their own lives on hold to make sure Sadie got the support she deserved.
We want to give Sadie the send off that she deserves. We want to celebrate her life, celebrate the colour she brought into our lives and celebrate the love she always gave us.
Unfortunately the overwhelming costs of this is something none of us were ever prepared for so I am here to ask that if you can help, please do and if you can't, that is okay (and please share for us)