I have known Sarah since we were 9 years old. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. We saran wrapped toilet seats at slumber parties together, ran outside in swimming suits in the snow, wore matching pajamas to school on pajama day, read Babysitter’s Club books and planned to open a daycare together when we grew up (Ha, we were 9 then, don’t judge us!) She is one of those friends that is friends for life. Heck, she was even there when I peed on a pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant with my daughter. We live 1200 miles apart now but still see each other a few times a year.
She just had her first baby last month, but things didn’t go so well. On August 24, she was having a bad headache and heartburn so they decided to go to the hospital (she was due with the baby.) When they got there she had a brain aneurysm. They gave her a cesarean section and their baby girl, Sage, was born beautiful and healthy. She looks just like Sarah. Same little nose and everything! Sarah was in a coma for a few weeks following. On Sept 2 she was able to wiggle her toes and squeeze a hand. On Sept 3 her breathing tube was removed. On Sept 6 she had moments of comprehension and was able to make movements when asked. On the 10th she reached for her husband Nate’s hand and touched little Sage’s ear. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief but it will be a long road of recovery ahead. She has been able to hold the baby as of recently. It will be a while before she can fully communicate and move around but the progress has been good. I can only imagine how hard it is been for her hubby (who is AWESOME by the way) to take his baby girl home without her mama. Sarah has an amazing husband, family, and friends and is in good hands. Tomorrow (Sept 18th) there will be a Sarah Bower Benefit Sale in Issaquah, WA and if anyone is local and would like address information, please shoot me an email at email@example.com.
If anyone else would like to make a donation there is a fund set up through Wells Fargo called “The Sarah Bower Donation Fund” or there is also a paypal fund that her friend Jill set up and you can donate by clicking here: Sarah Bower Donation Fund.
You also might remember them from this image in 2008 at her sister’s wedding. I love this picture of her, laughing and happy. Sarah, when you get better and read this, I love you and hope you can go home to Nate and Sage SOON!!!!