Volunteers Make Sarah's House a Reality


HOLDEN - Receiving treatment at Eastern Maine Medical Center can sometimes mean a long commute for cancer patients. But now one woman is changing that, honoring her sister, with help from the community.

A home, being put together through the generosity of the community. Volunteers were hard at work Saturday on Sarah's House, a new non-profit that will give patients at Cancer Care of Maine, a home away from home. 

That was Sarah Robinson's dream before she lost her battle with brain cancer in December 2011 at the age of 26. Now it's her twin sister's goal to make it a reality, aiming to open the doors to Sarah's House this summer.

It's been a team effort, converting what was once a furniture store into a comfortable space for cancer patients.

Click here for more information on how to donate time or materials toward the effort.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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