Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Sarah Yoakum

YoakumWalking the walk.

When she was diagnosed at age 8, Sarah had a choice to make. Become responsible at an early age or ignore her condition and suffer the consequences. Luckily for her (and the other kids she mentors), she made the responsible decision to be responsible. It has made her the 17-year-old she is today.

Sarah was recently selected as a “K8 Mentor” in a school program designed to help younger students, from kindergarten through the 8th grade. She will teach other kids good communication and decision-making skills. Solving problems and finding solutions by using mature life skills is something she has experience in. After all she has been doing it for the last nine years. For her, she’s not just talking the talk.