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McNicholas supports Sarah Hickman

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the McNicholas community was shocked and saddened to learn that sophomore Sarah Hickman had been diagnosed with leukemia.

According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that there are over 44,000 new cases of leukemia diagnosed each year in the United States, and although there are an overwhelming number of people fighting the same battle that Sarah is right now, she is more than just a number to McNicholas community.

As a show of support for Sarah in her fight against cancer, the Milestone Staff is asking the members of the McNicholas community to write a note to her in the comment box below this story. The staff hopes that Sarah will read this post and the comments of support and know that  her McNicholas family is thinking about her and praying for her.

One of the lines of the McNicholas fight song is “Bonded together, that is our cry.” Let the Rockets bond together to help Sarah fight this.

Feel free to comment as often as you’d like, with words of support, advice, humor, and love, whether you were close to her or merely saw her passing in the hall.

There are other ways to support Sarah and her family, too. The Yearbook Staff will be selling ordered orange (the color of Leukemia awareness) bracelets that say “Go. Fight. Cure!” The bracelets are being ordered and will be sold as soon as they come in.

Student Council is selling orange t-shirts for $10, and the proceeds go towards cancer research. To order a shirt, pick up a form in Mr. Jepson’s room.

The annual Crepes for a Cause breakfast on Friday, Feb. 10, sponsored by French NHS, will not only be donating to Catholic Relief Services for earthquake relief in Haiti, but also to cancer research, in support of Sarah Hickman.

About Claire Redington

Senior Claire Redington is an Advanced Journalism student and Assistant Editor of the McNicholas Milestone. She plays varsity volleyball and is involved in Ecology Club, Service Club, Spirit Club, Respect Life Club, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and International Club. Claire also likes to travel, read, and hang out with her friends.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “McNicholas supports Sarah Hickman

  1. Sarah,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your McNicholas family wants to support you in any way that we can. Stay positive; God will guide your caretakers as they provide your care!

    We love you!
    Mrs. Feldkamp

    Posted by Meloney Feldkamp | February 19, 2012, 2:35 pm
  2. I admire your courage so much going through all of this. You are truly a great example of a strong and faithful person. Know that the entire McNicholas community is praying for you every day and thinking of you throughout your struggle. We love you!

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012, 10:51 pm
  3. Hey Sarah! We are all thinking of you and praying for you and your family daily, and just know that the McNicholas community and many other communities around the area are lifting you up in prayer. God will give you peace and comfort every step of the way and will be right by your side through this journey :) We all love & miss you!

    Posted by Emily Feldkamp | February 14, 2012, 4:20 pm
  4. Sarah,
    Keep fighting! We’re all praying for you. Stay strong and remember that we can’t wait to see you back at school!
    Hayley Coldiron

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012, 2:39 pm
  5. Sarah,
    Stay strong through all of this. Be brave and I know this is hard but don’t be affected by this. You can get through anything.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012, 2:32 pm
  6. Sarah,
    We are all sending you positive energy and our prayers are with you daily. We can’t really know how tough this is for you, but know we’re here to support you as you fight each step of the way. Take care and peace be with you!

    Mrs.Heise

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012, 11:44 am
  7. Sarah,
    Know that you and your family are in our family’s daily prayer at dinner. The support for you here at school is palpable. Can’t wait for you to get back to share it.

    Mr. Popelar

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012, 8:28 am
  8. Sarah

    Please know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep the faith! It sounds like you have a positive attitude, lots of support– and now it’s in the hands of God & your great doctors. Let us know if we can support you in any way!

    Ms. Beckert

    Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012, 6:54 pm

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