100 Days for Sarah

In September 2012, Sarah Wielgos, a 19-year-old nursing student at St. Louis University, was diagnosed with AML leukemia. Since insurance does not cover all the costs for 100 days of special housing and food after the bone marrow transplant, friends of the family organized a fundraiser to help.

Many thanks to everyone who made this fundraiser a success!


February 4, 2013 - Sarah underwent a bone marrow transplant.

February 15, 2013 - Sarah is officially CANCER FREE when her sister Mary's cells engrafted to Sarah's bone marrow.

May 15, 2013 - Isolation is over and Sarah comes home!

May 28, 2013 - Sarah's biopsy results are in...Remission!!

Follow Sarah's journey in her blog,
One Tough Cookie

1000 Prayers for Sarah

The Wielgos family has a request to ask of Sarah’s supporters. On the day of the transplant, Sarah’s sister Mary will donate blood stem cells. Within the hour, they will be given to Sarah. The family is asking for Sarah’s supporters to offer 1000 prayers for her  Read More

Colts Cheerleaders & Flat Sarah!

“We hung up Sarah’s photo in our office to keep as a constant reminder to be in prayer for her.” – Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders   Thank you so much for your prayers and positive thoughts for Sarah Wielgos!

Stay Strong Sarah!

On Friday, November 16, 2012, the cheerleaders of Plainfield Central High School cheered Sarah on at their pep rally. Later they passed the jug and collected over $330! Sarah’s brother Sam is a junior at PCHS. Thank you PCHS for your support of Sarah and her family!

Flat Sarah!

Send Sarah your love and support… Sarah’s doctors encourage us to help lift her spirits and distract her. How can we do that? Flat Sarah! Print out Sarah’s smiling photo on a full size sheet of paper. Then take Flat Sarah with you – to work, to class, to parties,  Read More

Bone Marrow Match

Siblings have a 25% chance of being a bone marrow match. Thankfully, Mary is an 8-point HLA match. Brother Ben expressed no surprise at the news. “I knew it! You and Mary both love to shop for shoes and for purses! Of course you’re a match!” he wisely said. Mary  Read More

Flat Sarah!

Send Sarah your love and support. Sarah’s doctors encourage us to help lift her spirits and distract her. How can we do that?
Flat Sarah!