Sarah was born April 11, 1988 in Indiana Pennsylvania to Dan Frycklund and Melissa Yekel Frycklund. As a young child she endured and overcame the horror of having a rare form of bone cancer and was able to lead a normal life. Sarah graduated from HughesvilleHigh School in 2006. Sarah's first love during high school was her music and theatre. She completed three mission trips with her church, Evangelical Friends Church, where she gave her heart to every child she could find. On each trip, the more needy the child, the more she was drawn to them. Sarah's heart for God took her to the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit where she volunteered as an aide to resident care. She faithfully participated in the annual Relay for Life. Sarah was busily making plans to wed her loving fiancÚ Donald S. Burgett on May 23th of this year, 2009. She was full of life, filled with love and energy, and she placed great value on making a difference in the lives of those she touched. She was yet young, and prone to rash and boisterous antics that filled her days with silliness and contagious laughter. The echo that remains of Sarah's life, a brief existence with us, still rings loudly in the hearts and minds of those that knew her well.
Her family has a very important message they would like to share since this tragedy. Their message going out to all yound people and families is to "Buckle up, Slow down, Save a life." With the pace of today's world we realize everyone is constantly in a hurry to get somewhere. Whether it be going to work or late for school, maybe something as simple as trying to catch a movie on time. You never know what the next moment in life will bring and we all live our lives just "one breath from heaven".. A simple drive to the local pizza shop can end up in a tragic loss of life. This family has to now deal with the loss of a daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, fiance. They want to make sure that no other family has to go through the pain they are currently experiencing. "To see her in such a condition, no, no parent should ever have to see their child like that. (It) just crushes your heart," said Dan Frycklund, her father. Even through all of this they still have found time to care for others and remain compassionate. "We're going to get through this. If there's anyone who wants to hear and heed my words, wear your seatbelt, and slow down," stressed Mr. Frycklund, "the life you take may be your own or someone elses".