On-Line Memorial at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Sarah Sadtler Feather, The Carcinista

Sarah Sadtler Feather, also known in the blogging community as The Carcinista, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. After five years of treatment, she died at home on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

To honor and celebrate her life there will be two memorial services, one in the Boston area and in the Philadelphia area. Click here for details.

For those who cannot attend the service there is an on-line memorial at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer in memory of The Carcinista and all of those we’ve known and lost to cancer — whether we knew them in the virtual world or the corporeal one.






A poem from Philippa of Feisty Blue Gecko,


We never actually met

I never saw her face

or heard her voice

except through a strange

unreal, surreal link.

But we shared so much

became firm stranger-friends

bound together by a common

unexpected, uninvited, intruding disease

invading, consuming our bodies

too long undiscovered

too long undisturbed.

We bumped into each other

in this virtual world

Sharing our tears of laughter and fear

Each other’s face, name

Unknown, unfamiliar

Yet holding each other’s hands

while pushed along our medical path

disease and drugs trying,

but unable,

to strip us of dignity.

And then she was gone.




From her family

From her friends

And from a woman she had never met


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1 comment to On-Line Memorial at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

  • Sarah was a lovely person and in my opinion, handled her diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately, her death, with the most grace and bravery I’ve ever encountered. She would have said she was not brave, that she had no choice – but it’s not the truth. She was my friend and I miss her.

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