Sarah’s Journey: A Tribute

“The Longest Journey” by Sarah Barr

This post is a tribute to Sarah Barr, who at the age of 19, lost her seven year battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a childhood cancer. She now resides in the hands of God.

In 2013, Sarah Barr made an oil painting based on one of my monarch butterfly photos. As the butterfly goes on a long journey, so a childhood cancer patient goes on a long journey. The painting was created for Rally on the Runway to auction to raise money for childhood cancer research. It has sold three times at auction. It raised $3,750 in 2013, $9,000 in 2015, and $6,000 in 2016. The painting is one of her legacies.

Despite going through so much, she took the time to do her part to help others. The world has lost a treasure, but she didn’t leave without making a difference. Our hearts go out to her family. She will be missed.

If you’d like to make a donation in her honor, see here.



  1. Heather Barr

    Derek – we didn’t realize that you had made this post in honor of Sarah. Thank you for honoring her in that way, and thank you for sharing your photograph with us to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. We are so grateful! David and Heather

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