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Wish granted for student fighting cancer

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Twenty-two year-old, Sara Lowe is a senior at Morehead State University studying creative writing.

"I was in college. Everything was going great," says Lowe.

But things changed fast when she got really sick in March of this year.

"I ended up in ER one night and they had found something. The next thing I knew I was at Markey and I had a 20 pound tumor removed and I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer," Lowe says.

While the news was shocking, she was determined to fight for her life, "It's easy to lay there and think of so many things that you didn't do and that you might not get to do."

But being the fighter that, Sara is, she realized there is a future. She wants to make her dream of graduate school a reality.

During a chemotherapy session, she learned about the program 3 Little Birds 4 Life. It's an organization that grants wishes for cancer patients between 18 and 40.

"I realized my funds had went to medical bills and I lost everything from my laptop that I was saving for for grad school. I thought why not give it a shot," says Lowe.

"Of course there are grander things that she could have asked for. It was something that was very personal to her," says Kristi Hutchins, the Board Chapter President in Louisville.

Sara's wish was granted at Joseph Beth Bookstore in Lexington on Saturday. The organization gave her a brand new MacBook, a gift card for some shopping, and even a copy of her favorite book signed by the author specifically for her.

"It's everything. It's more than just grad school. It's a reason to look for the future, that there is something ahead of me and maybe I can give something back," Lowe adds.


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