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I can’t say that this happens often, but sometimes Facebook can be a very useful place.  More often than not, a common status update will either detail a new development in someone’s love life or something weird their pet did.  Last night was the exception when I actually saw something on Facebook that was not only useful but also encouraging.

It started when a friend of mine posted a link to an article from KHQA’s Sarah Deien about a new end of life ministry that is being prepared in Hannibal.  Even better was word that it would be named after local Pinkie Pal founder Sarah Roth who passed away late last year.  Slowly but surely, just about everyone I knew was sharing this story and passing it along on Facebook.

If you’re not familiar with Pinkie Pals, they are a support group for women going through the first stages of breast cancer based out of First Christian Church in Hannibal.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not objective about this, because I went to school with Sarah years ago…but I believe it is absolutely perfect that they’re naming the new hospice home after her.  I can’t say it any better than Sarah’s sister-in-law Tammy Heimer said it…quoting Sarah’s article:

“She inspired other people. She took everyone along on her faith journey,” Sarah’s sister-in-law Tammy Heimer told me. “Cancer caused her death, but it never took her life. She was so thankful.”

What a great legacy for Sarah and her family.  Kudos to Pastor Steve Barker and the folks at First Christian Church in Hannibal that are working on this home.  If you would like more information or want to help, contact them through their website.





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