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Sara in Nicaragua

Sara Elizabeth Sawick

April 23, 1994 – November 10, 2014

 

On November 10th, 2014, our little ladybug, Sara Elizabeth  ”Tekakwitha” Sawick was called home.

 

 St. John Chrysostom wrote, “Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before, they are now wherever we are.” We believe this and yet the loss of her physical presence still causes us tremendous anguish.  After her death, so many dear friends and family suggested that we should honor her memory. We asked Sara to “lay on our hearts,” what would be the best way to remember her beautiful soul. Shortly after her birthday on  April 23rd, we got our answer ,“Go to Nicaragua!” After her freshman year at Duquesne University,  Sara went on a mission trip with Father Chuck’s Challenge, a non-profit group that raises funds to build homes for destitute families in Haiti and Nicaragua. As the anniversary of her death draws close, we invite you to donate whatever you can, toward the construction of a home or homes to honor Sara’s memory.

A home costs $3,800.00 to construct, so this is a feasible goal. For those who can’t donate please pray for the success of this project. Through your prayers, kindness and generosity, we will be able to provide a home-or homes-to families in need. It is our hope that a Sawick will be in Nicaragua when the homes are presented to their new owners. 

God bless your beautiful, generous hearts for helping us through this past year.
Whenever we were weary with grief some good soul would text, call or leave a note at our door. We thank you, Sara thanks you and keep passing on
“Good Vibes Only.”

Sara as a student at Our Lady Help of Christians

Sara as a student at Our Lady Help of Christians

Comments

    Brie

    Such a beauty. She is missed every day.

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      wpadmin

      Thank you, Brie. We appreciate you taking the time to visit the site and we hope you will join us in helping to honor her memory.

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    Anonymous

    You should create a Go fund me page, I have saw a lot of stories that were extremely successful. I am sure the world would love to hear Sara’s story. Good luck!

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      Sara’s Shelter

      Great suggestion! Some people have started individual campaigns to reach out to their friends and family to support Sara’s Shelters…such a great idea!

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    Denise

    What a beautiful life! Thank the Lord for Sara!

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    Kathi Clapham

    I am on the family patient advisory board at penn with Sara’s father Tim. Sara sounds like a special young girl and I will spread the news of this wonderful Opportunity to as many people as possible!

    Kathi Clapham

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      Sara’s Shelter

      Thank you, Kathi!

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    Mrs. Sharon Bellitto- Regina Coeli Academy- Works of Mercy Club

    Dear Salwick Family,
    The students of Regina Coeli Academy in Abington, PA are housed in the same building your beloved Sara
    went to elementary school. Some of our families know your family, and asked our Works of Mercy Club
    to honor the memory of your Sara with a fund raiser. This week we held a Bake Sale and raised $245.
    May the spirit of her love and service to others continue to inspire all of us to be the hands, heart, and voice of Jesus. May her soul and the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
    We will be fervently praying for you this week on her one year anniversary.

    With Love,
    The Regina Coeli Academy, Works of Mercy Club

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    Nina

    We miss u so much Sarah you were truly a blessing and I’m so thankful I got the honor of working with you and becoming friends. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you and I will definitely be taking the valley green challenge soon! You were an angel and your family is the best. I have never met such a strong devoted family in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I love u so much!

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      Sara’s Shelter

      It is not a HOME. It is a school. Thank you very much for your rude comment.

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