On January 19th, 2012 the world lost an amazing skier and more importantly, an amazing person. After an accident during a training session on Jan. 11 in Park City, Utah, Burke was airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City where she was placed in a medically induced coma and scheduled for surgery. The surgery was not enough to save Sarah’s life and on the 19th, she has passed. Shortly after her death, Sarah’s parents opened up a website to accept donations to pay for the extremely high medical bills which had accumulated.
Today we have some great news to report from that website regarding those fundraising efforts.
Due the outpouring of love and support, enough funds have been raised to cover the anticipated costs related to Sarah’s medical care based on numbers received from the hospital this morning, Jan 20th.Future donations will go towards post-hospital arrangements such as services and memorial costs and to establish a foundation to honor Sarah’s legacy and promote the ideals she valued and embodied.Thank you from the bottom of our heart.