Sarah Grace Brooks is a mom, cancer survivor, Woman’s volunteer and donor. She eagerly and passionately shared two stories when asked why she chooses to give.
Sarah’s first story takes place in 2016 after Woman’s BUST Breast Cancer event. Sarah met a woman named Nadine, who told her she was undergoing treatment for Stage III breast cancer. Six months earlier, Nadine was diagnosed with breast cancer on Woman’s mammography coach. Without screening mammograms provided at no out-of-pocket cost, Nadine wouldn’t have discovered the cancer. Woman’s provided the resources that saved her life.
As a cancer survivor, Sarah says, “I know the story of cancer. I have lived it since 2007. I wish this woman had not joined our cancer family, but I am so grateful the mammography coach was there for her.”
Sarah’s second story is about her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, Mallory, at Woman’s Hospital in March 2021 – something Sarah did not think was possible. After surviving 10 years of active cancer treatment, Sarah was able to get pregnant with the support of her OB-GYN. Hearing Mallory’s first heartbeat in the doctor’s office took her breath away. As Sarah explains, “Mallory is truly my miracle baby brought into this world by the doctors and staff at Woman’s Hospital.”
Sarah hopes her daughter will have a life-long relationship with Woman’s Hospital. She envisions her daughter attending the Body Basics class that the hospital offers on what changes to expect while growing up, seeing an OB-GYN at Woman’s and maybe even giving birth to her own children at Woman’s.
“I give to Woman’s not only for my mother, my daughter and my friends, but also for your mother, your sister, your daughter and women like Nadine.”
Sarah gives because she is grateful for the care and support she received at Woman’s and for the specialized services offered to women throughout their lifetime. She wants to ensure Woman’s is here tor women in our community for generations to come.
“I give to the Foundation for Woman’s so others in the community can experience the miracles – big and small – that this amazing hospital performs every day.”
To learn more about Sarah’s story or to make your own gift to Foundation to Woman’s visit our website.