“Just an average chick living a new normal somewhere between Wonderland and Cancerland.” That’s how Sarah summarized her life following diagnosis.
Sarah Lynne Toller was born February 7, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario. When she was two years old, she moved with her family to London, Ontario, where she grew up.
Sarah’s early school years were fun-filled and happy. She attended French Immersion, enjoyed soccer, swimming, riding her bicycle, and had many close friends and playmates. Her backyard was the neighbourhood playground.
When Sarah’s parents separated she was 12 years old, and her world fell apart. She had several difficult and painful experiences during her teen years, which she ultimately handled with an amazing maturity. Despite some emotional scars, Sarah turned herself around to become an advocate for those in need.
Sarah left home and moved to Toronto to attend university. By the time she graduated, she was ready to return to London, with her love Derek. They were truly living the “happily-ever-after” story when she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in September 2004.
Sarah died peacefully June 12, 2007, with her husband and mom at her side.
This book is a transcription of her blog, which tells the rest of her story.