Helping Out a Family in Need After a Tragedy



I am in a wonderful mom’s group in St. Louis called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). One of the moms in the group had a friend who recently died after being stung by bees. Here are some Facebook posts that really touched my heart and many others.

“Sarah and Eric Harkins are in desperate need of our prayers. Sarah, who is 5 months pregnant with the Harkins’ 5th child was stung by many bees. This caused a series of medical events which led to a brain aneurism. Sarah is now in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. The word from the hospital is that the situation is grim, and Sarah needs a miracle. Please, please pray for a miracle for this young family.”

“Terribly sad news: Sarah has passed on, following her and Eric’s daughter, Cecilia, who was baptized, into the arms of The Lord. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Please continue to pray for Eric and the children Sarah leaves behind.”

Sarah and Eric’s oldest child is only 7. Their youngest is one-year-old and has Downs Syndrome.

Because my friend Michaela is an amazing person, even in her grief, she joined with a friend to start a fundraiser for the Harkins. Here are some more Facebook posts: “In her memory, an anchor bracelet has been designed as a reminder to us all to anchor in God.”

Buy one today!

Buy one today!

Sarah had a blog and her last post before her death said this: “I love the symbol of the anchor for hope. It is very powerful. Hope is the virtue of having confidence in God’s mercy that we will be in heaven with Him someday.”

100% of the proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Harkins family. The Etsy shop is live here:… for updates on when the bracelet becomes available, like the page:

If you would like to read more about Sarah and her family, there’s a newspaper article here. There was also a beautiful article about Sarah’s LIFE here in The Washington Post.

I bought my ankle bracelet, and I hope you will consider buying one too.

Thanks for your time.


1 Comment

  • Omg.. that is so terrible. I’m praying for her family.

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