Sara Weaver 1969 - 2002

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It has been twenty years since we graduated from high school and I was looking at an alumni site someone told me about and found out about Sara. I think about her frequently as she and I has similar beliefs (Veg, etc.). I always think of her whenever I hear Rocky Racoon or Horse With No Name (she drove us crazy with those). While I am deeply saddened by her passing I can't help but feel pleased to know after looking at this site that Sara lived her truth. She may have only been here a short while, but she impacted the world and the people she met before she left.
Kim (Bauder) Sayers
PA - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 13:53:49 (CST)

Hey sweets, A belated happy birthday my darling. Been ages no? think abt you all the time. Y’know, my trademark e-mail signoff for years has been ‘peace love & coffee’; even had ppl ask me if that’s trademarked so they can use it. But remember? I stole that from your birthday present to me of ‘Donna behind icicles with cigarette’ - still hanging in my home. Miss ya, -h-
H <>
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 18:33:03 (CST)

Going to see Bob Mould in New Hope on Sat.I know you will be with me.
Brandon <>
- Monday, November 05, 2007 at 17:11:51 (CST)

This will always be for you,and me.
Brandon Hamilton <>
southampton, pa usa - Monday, November 05, 2007 at 17:07:53 (CST)

You are in my mind and soul
A Visitor
- Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 08:19:12 (CDT)

The Weave. still think of you often and miss you immensely. the shiniest soul i ever met. gawdblessya.
Philthydelphia, P.A. UsandA. - Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 07:12:27 (CDT)

We all still think of you often. You were a friend, an inspiration & a blessing. And the kids still have your old grey toy cat!
Joolz <>
London, England - Friday, July 20, 2007 at 20:19:07 (CDT)

I like to revisit Sara's diary...I was only able to read a few entries and then the dates stopped. How can I access the entire Leukemialand Diaries? Sara is so inspiring, I feel as if I knew her...I wish I DID know her.
Linda Pierce <>
West Deptford, NJ United States - Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 22:42:21 (CDT)

I came to Seattle two days ago wanting a break from LA. I spent the day yesterday wondering around thinking about Sara. She loved Seattle. They started serving the sticky lesbian pasta again that she loved at the Wild Rose. I've been going back there each time I come hoping they would put it back on the menue and they finally did. I was so excited to have some for you. It was a little salty with my tears dripping in it. I walked by the house that she and Jonny had decided they were going to buy. I wondered who lived there. They weren't supposed to be there Sara and Jon were. I imagined they were just subletting while Sara and Jon were back in Philly recording a new record. I often find myself still trying to trick my mind and soul into not being so sad, into believing that she's not gone. She's always so close to me in my mind and heart but I do miss her hugs. It was a sunny day in Seattle yesterday and your house looked beautiful Sara.
Tiffany Naiman <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, June 08, 2007 at 10:13:55 (CDT)

I listen to "could you be the one" almost everyday and think of you. I miss you.and always will. Love B.
Brandon Hamilton <>
southampton, pa usa - Sunday, June 03, 2007 at 15:04:53 (CDT)

I went to Council Rock with Sara. I sat next to her in World Cultures and I remember how out spoken she was. She could win any debate. She was so full of energy and optimism. She was a wonderful spirit. You could not be in a bad mood once she entered a room. I was shocked to her about her passing. She'll be missed.
Cindy Walther-Pickering
Telford, PA USA - Friday, December 29, 2006 at 13:53:45 (CST)

Sara Weaver <>
Las Vegas, Nevada I dont know - Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 12:53:08 (CST)

Hi. I am a high school classmate of Sara’s, and I only now found out that she passed from this realm four years ago. I don’t know who will read this, and I am sure hundreds if not thousands of Sara’s friends have written fondly of her, but I must add my two cents, if I may. I did not know Sara. I doubt I spoke with her more than twice. But she affected me profoundly, and through me, millions of others. The first time we spoke, she and I were high school seniors, and she corrected me on some minor environmental faux pas I had made, and really opened my eyes and made my head spin. She was right about whatever it was (I don’t remember what; it was 20 years ago), and she corrected me without making me resentful. I don’t remember the specific issue this day, but I sure remember Sara More important than any one issue, she infected me that day with a spirit of activism and with a desire to make the world a better place, starting with myself, and then by teaching others, one at a time. And oh, did I act on that desire. She was the first activist I ever saw, and the most vibrant, likable, energetic, and sincere. She was so darned audacious, walking up to me, a complete stranger, and lecturing me -- and she made me agree with her. That was right before I graduated high school. Immediately after starting college, I, too, took up activism, because I wanted to be like her. Within two years, I was the president of Penn State’s 150-member environmental group, and that group convinced PSU to start a recycling program even though they were exempt from the state requirement -- just because it was the right thing to do. Later that year, that same little college environmental group convinced all 3 major US tuna sellers in one day to stop killing dolphins (after environmentalists across the world had failed for 10 years to convince them). I don’t say this to brag -- I just want you to know what Sara inspired me to do. Within a few short years, I made national and then international news in other fields of activism as well. I’ve been pretty darned effective. Today, I’m out of the limelight. I informally advise the next generation of college activists on a variety of issues, behind the scenes, letting the youngsters have a chance. I’ve met activists from all over, all ages, some famous, some humble and unknown, and none could hold a candle to Sara Weaver -- which she would deny, because everyone plays a role. I’ve had a rich, rich life so far, and I am not as humble as Sara -- I’m perhaps too proud of the differences I’ve made, and proud of the differences made by people inspired by me…and I owe the source of my pride to a then-18 year-old girl I never knew, who walked up to me at school one day, and lectured me about a topic I wasn’t interested in until she was done talking. This season, I will practice my meditation (activism) with renewed vigor, and I will eagerly contribute what resources I can to the causes that were most important to Sara Weaver, my unwitting mentor… I don’t know what Sara believed about the afterlife…and yet I am sure she waits for us in the arms of the most loving, nurturing, rewarding Spirit any of us could imagine. When the day of reckoning (predicted by all faiths, the world over) comes, when all is made clear, when all sins and good deeds shine in the light of day, I have no doubt that Sara will be seen sitting at the side of some primieval Earth Goddess, politely NOT saying “I told ya so!” Blessed be, Alan L. Gordon Council Rock High School Class of 1987
Alan L. Gordon <>
Athens, GA - Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 01:08:46 (CST)

I remember the first time I met Sara - on the school bus on the first day of school, she asked me if I was a boy. My family had moved into the house across the street from hers and she became my best friend. I cherish the memories I have with Sara - ice skating lessons, picking huckleberries at her family's farm and even confirmation class. We went our separate ways in middle school and I regret not keeping in touch with her, but I always think that I'll have more time.
Andrea Birkholz <>
Hatboro, PA USA - Monday, December 11, 2006 at 14:36:57 (CST)

Never met Sara..but she was a friend of my daughter..The fund that you have set up for her is's my privilege to have eliminated "pollyanna" gifts..and contributed to something very worthwhile
Carol <>
Winslow Twp, NJ USA - Friday, December 08, 2006 at 11:01:51 (CST)

Happy Birthday Weaver. We got rid of Santorum for you. I miss you miss you miss you.
Philly, PA - Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 10:29:47 (CST)

Sarah had a profound effect on my life, and although I had not seen her in many years, I have thought of her often. She was my photographic muse, and my political advisor (of course), and somewhere, I had always dreamed of the day that I would see her again and have a grand laugh about it all. I randomly searched her name on google, and found this site. It is the first time that I have cried in years. She will be so dearly missed.
Sean Davis <>
Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 20:11:17 (CDT)

I happened on to "The Weave Report" after googling stories about Leukemia. I just finished watching "Lion in the House" on PBS. Not knowing anyone who has went through this I felt compelled to do some research. (if you haven't seen the documentary it's great insight into this disease)I am so blessed to have found this site and learn about Sara. I only wish I had met her. You are all better people for having her in your life - I can tell she was amazing. And how lucky she was for your love and support. What happened to Jon - He seemed so dedicated to her and I hope he has been able to find happiness again. I'll think of her often and send people here to learn and give to her fund. She lived a fun, love filled life. Thanks for sharing her story!
Michelle Murphy <>
las vegas, nv usa - Wednesday, July 05, 2006 at 19:41:20 (CDT)

Hey, everybody! It has been a long time since I read the Weave report. I went back to the beginning tonight and remembered a beautiful, fun, sweet girl I took care of not so long ago. Just like always, she made me laugh and cry! I think of Sara and so many of our bmt patients often and always with admiration. To any of you who still follow this page, like Eric, my best wishes to you. To Sara's family, Jon, and all of her special, wonderful friends, I wish all of you well. You have done an amazing job keeping a part of Sara alive as a beautiful memory to those of us who cared for her and a true inspiration to those who were not fortunate enough to have known her. I thank you all. love, a very fortunate nurse.
denise farrell <>
churchville, pa usa - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 23:11:55 (CDT)

Hello friends, sorry we missed the fundraiser, getting a check in the mail today. Whenever I think of Sara a smile :) comes to my face, oh what a joy! We miss you but you are alive in what your family and friends are doing.
Mary B. Cichanowsky <>
Media, PA - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 18:32:50 (CDT)

Hey Weaver. We're thinking of you today.
Lil' Jimmi
Philly, PA - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 12:14:51 (CDT)

I started reading sara's story in 2000. that was also the year my brother was diagnosed with aml. i was always so happy when she posted a new update. i shed many tears when i would read of her setbacks. i feel like i kind of know her and her friends and am so happy when a new update appears. keep up the good work. i plan to order one of her cds cause i have to hear her music. wish i could go to the benefit.......
kimberly <>
ca - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:21:32 (CDT)

I was thinking the other day of this sweet fun-loving girl I had admitted into the bone marrow unit so many years ago but could not think of her name and I saw one of the people who worked up there and asked if he remembered this rocker chic that was so full of life (hoping she was still full of life) and he reminded me of her name and instantly it came flowing back. I had brought Sara up to the bone marraw unit her first day and saw her many other days follwing. I was a transporter then and prayed that she would get out of here and I would see her on MTV or something. Even though she not there though she left a big impression on us all here at Jefferson hospital and 'm sorry that it took so long for me to find this web site and to give my I'm sorries. I would like to say is that she was one of the most inspiring person I've ever met. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Denise Wolfe <>
Philadelphia, pa - Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 04:54:01 (CDT)

Sara was a star. I still think of her - and tell funny stories about her... Joolz xxxx
joolz <>
London, - Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 17:59:04 (CDT)

Just wanted to say hi, I was one of Sara's nurses, so many years ago. Still think of her and hope all of her friends that I got to know so well, are doing wonderful!!!!!!!!!
kelley <>
portsmouth, va - Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 09:47:01 (CST)

Was thinking about Sarah today and had to come and read the whole site through again. Amazing and fantastic person and I feel truly blessed to have known her.
Shaun Kenny <>
Ventura, CA USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 23:47:34 (CST)


Sara would have loved that :-)
You can make glitter graphics at this cool site.
Lil Jimmi
Philly, PA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 08:12:12 (CST)

On Sara's birthday I got arrested at the White House, along with 28 other people, protesting the Bush Administration's attacks on HIV prevention. Over 300 people from around the country marched to the Concerned Women For America, a far-right group, and then the White House, where we made a graveyard to represent people who will lose their lives because of lack of HIV prevention around the world. It was a powerful action that combined fun and seriousness, just like so much of Sara's work, and I'm happy to know it was her birthday. I'm living in Providence now. I never thought I would leave Philly but here I am. I'm getting married a week from Saturday to my partner, she's a fashion designer and textile professor at RISD. We'll be back in Philly for New Year's and I hope to see people then.
Julie Davids <>
Providence, RI United States - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 09:24:27 (CST)

Although I'm sorry I never got to meet Sara, I've learned so much about her through my friend, Sonya's, heartfelt words and in listening to Swisher. In honor of your birthday, Sara, I painted my toenails sparkly maroon and pictured you meeting your friends over by Pole 19.
Judith Harrison <>
Belmont, MME USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 18:46:55 (CST)

On Monday, Sara's birthday, it just didn't seem right not to get her a bunch of fun and sparkly gifts-- always her favorite. So,I did! I went to the local flower shop and bought some gaudy, sparkly things to put by her stone, since today we are headed to "the Farm" in western PA where her ashes are buried. The stone reads simply "Sara Weaver-- Musician," but of course she was many things. So much fun--and extremely funny!--generous, kind, feisty, adventurous, talented, really quite sweet but sometimes pretty naughty too. What a unique personality! Hard to sum it up in mere words. We all miss you terribly, Sara! But you are still here in so many ways. When I play your music it's like you're right here in the room. Rock on, little Sister. With lots of love, Sonya
Sonya Weaver <>
Belfast, ME - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 06:42:38 (CST)

Happy Birthday Weave. So much has changed in my life and what is wonderful is that you are a part of all those changes. When I do something (or think about doing something) I hear you speaking to me, making funny comments while always setting me straight. Thank you for the love you gave me, it still grows each day. It's amazing how alive you are. It just struck me as I was writing this how I think I got my band name from you. Floozy. You always used that word with me. I guess it stuck. By reading these notes it is plain to see how you keep effecting the people who were lucky enough to have you in their lives. Rock on my friend, let's drive to the show together.
Tiffany Naiman <>
West Hollywood, CA USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 13:36:20 (CST)

Happy Birthday Sara..tell Elvis I say hello--
D-Money <>
Phila, PA USofA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 08:23:44 (CST)

Last night I couldn't stop thinking about you Sara, now I find it was your birthday.
Ali <>
- Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 07:59:06 (CST)

sara . . . this is the first time that I've missed yer birthday! . . . sorry mang! I did see my brother Brad yesterday (his b'day) . . . he forgot yours too. the thing is, is that when Brad and I got together he always mentioned yours and you his, that's one of the small and yearly things that I miss weird I just watched all of season 5 of Six Feet Under and didn't think of you once. WHAT IS HAPPENING!!?? --------------- really tho I miss Sara and the things that only she could provide via her friendship . . . seperate from any other friend that I've got . . . apart from our other circles of friends . . . I guess that's another Weave thing, you feel a bond with her that other people simply can't fill. sara . . .
little marcBeck <>
Philadelphia, PA USSA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 07:51:07 (CST)

Happy Birthday Sara! You touched so many in your life, I know you are smiling on us always. You will always be the Queen of the 14th floor. Erik's mom Mary
Mary Chick <>
Media, PA - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 20:40:05 (CST)

Sara, we miss you, especially today. I can't cry without smiling. You always will be a star. Love from Rich.
Rich <>
New York, NY - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 16:21:25 (CST)

Happy birthday Weaver. I miss you. Love Jimmi
Lil Jimmi
Philly, PA - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 10:28:48 (CST)

I miss you Bunny! Love you always.
Sarah T. <>
DC, - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 07:49:14 (CST)

TYNGSBORO, MA USA - Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 13:17:49 (CST)

i will miss you!
vermont, G.A. u.s.a. - Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 15:32:31 (CDT)

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Sara, however, I cried the entire hour, reading everyones thoughts and prayers. She will truly be missed. I pray for her family and friends who loved her so. I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Barbara Murphy <>
Ridgely, MD USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 05:13:38 (CST)

I became a fan of Swisher around 1999, when I was only in the 6th grade. I heard about Sara's leukemia right before your second album came out, but didn't hear of her death until now. I am completely astonished at this unmeasureable loss...I remember how cool I was, being a big fan of Swisher, this "underground chick band that would get so big." You guys were great and I am so sorry to hear about her. My best wishes go out to you did and always will rock.
Flannery <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 15:57:05 (CST)

Hi, I was just reading some reports and diary entries and when I got to the guestbook I saw no one has written recently, so here I go. I didn't know Sara real well, but some of my friends did and they all loved her dearly. I've know who she is for a million years; we knew eachother by sight, and she always made me feel good by her friendly greeting. I hung out at Sugar Mom's once in awhile and even when she was tired and cranky she didn't take it out on people. That sounds minor but it's actually a sign of an excellent character, especially when working at a bar/restaurant. I'm glad that so many people are keeping her alive and finding ways to continue in her giant and generous footsteps. I couldn't attend the benefit this year, but I heard it was great fun. I loved her band Swisher. I'll never forget the pink fur halter. Ok, that's all for now. Love to Sara from an admirer. -val
Valerie Keller <>
Philadelphia, PA United States - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 12:27:58 (CST)

Just dropped in to see the latest entries. My wife Sally was in TJU at the same time as Sara. I will never forget the upbeat personalities these people kept throughout their ordeals. My baby passed in 2003. Always my hero.
Rick <>
Dayton, OH USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 13:38:31 (CST)

Hi, this is a few of the BMTU nurses from Jefferson. We wanted to write to say hi to all of Sara's dedicated friends and family. We want you to know that we think of Sara often and miss her. She was such a special person. We love to keep her memory alive by telling "Sara Stories" ....there is nobody else in the world quite like her. We hope you are all well! We keep Sara in our hearts and in our minds always.....Love the BMT peeps!
Jill, Linda, Beth, Pete, Tara
Phila, PA USA - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 02:06:51 (CDT)

I stumbled onto this site the evening I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia on June 26th, 2001. I was ravenously reading anything I could about the disease and was also anxious to find other young people in my same boat. I found two; a young guy who was very negative about his diagnosis and fatalistic about his future and Sara Weaver. Finding Sara’s site gave me perspective about my new-found situation. She was a bright star for me that night. I tried to find my way back to the site a few times but I only remembered her last name. When I found the site again she had already passed away. My heart ached. Thank you Sara Weaver for your unintentional gift to me the night I received the worst news of my life. Thank you also for your efforts to encourage minority registration in the Nat’l Marrow Donor Program. I am currently searching for a donor match.
Veronica Chavez <>
Hayward, CA USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 15:52:49 (CDT)

I did not know Sara but have read the entire report and wish I had known her. I recently had a friend die of the same leukemia - she thought she had the flu and was diagnosed with the flu on a Wednesday, got worse and went to the hospital on Friday afternoon. They diagnosed the leukemia then. She found out at about 9:00 that night and died at 2:00 a.m. the next morning. She did get to call her loved ones and tell them goodbye but it was all soooo sudden and a shock. After reading the report and all that Sara went through, I am not sure whether the suddenness was a blessing or not. Anyway, Sara was obviously a very special person and her friends and family are amazing. I hope you all find peace. Pam Plummer
Pam Plummer <>
Little Rock, AR USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 16:38:23 (CST)

I just want to express my condolences to the Weaver family and her fans and friends. She is in a much better place now. I am inspired by her and her story and life. God Bless You All!
Micah Stevenson <>
Burlington, IA United States - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 11:26:28 (CST)

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punk lover
- Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 11:39:02 (CST)

Hard to believe it is Christmas already. Merry Christmas to everyone. One year ago I was sitting with Sally on the 14th BMT unit at TJU. Today I remember all the brave souls who went through the process there of a transplant. I will never ever forget any of them, especially Sally. God Bless all of them.......Sara, Tracy, Albert, Danny, Antonio and others. Heaven surely is a special place with them there. Rick, Brittany and Bradley Poock
Rick Poock <>
Dayton, Ohio USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 16:17:33 (CST)

hey! I just wanted to say that i have the actual guitar that sara played. I am learning off it. So thanks! haha
Kate < >
Ansbach , Baveria Germany - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 04:46:18 (CST)

I just found out through the Inquirer article. The news has knocked the wind from me. I still have a tape that Sara and Sarah sent to me while I was in the Army (1987). Sarah playing her flute, Sara playing her acoustic and singing Ripple and Redemption Song. I will listen to from now on with both a smile on my face and tears in my eyes. Although we had lost touch over the years I still thought of Sara often. She is truly a bright shining star.
Shaun Kenny <>
Camarillo, CA USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 11:45:39 (CST)

I am just beside myself! I'm shocked that Sara is gone and sad that over the years we had lost touch. I'm also very proud of her accomplishments both musically and Spiritually. She was always the first to volunteer to help anyone who needed it. My prayers go out to her family.
Gary Clark <>
Newtown, Pa USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 01:00:05 (CST)

I'm heartbroken. I knew Sara and became her friend during my years at Council Rock High School.Sara was one of the most genuine,loving persons I have ever had the pleasure to call friend.Im ashamed to say that she and I lost touch after graduation, but I have some very special memories of her and the times I was able to share with her.Her breath-taking natural beauty was matched only by her intelligence, her humor, her compassion, and her genuine regard for people.People like Sara are as rare on this planet as they are an minority. It's through tears that I write this, only having learned of struggle with her illness and her subsequent loss to it via an Inquirer snippet telling of the benefit concert held on Friday.Im ashamed that not only had I become so self-involved with my life that I lost all contact with her for years, but I didnt even know she was ill. Sara and I shared a brief relationship that I have always cherished,and Im grief-stricken to know she is no longer with us. Sara was one of the most beautiful persons ANYone couldve ever have hoped to meet and have in their life, and even in my newfound grief, I take solace in the fact that She and her life has touched so many others, and that what she gave me in our brief history has been shared with so many others in their own ways. ANYone who ever had the priviledge to have their life touched by Sara knows exactly what Im trying to say. Sara was quite simply too good for this planet, and the the loss of her darkens this world. My sincerest condolences and thoughts goes to all of her family and friends. Sara, thank you for having once been in my life, and for making me a better person for it.I will always have love in my heart for you Sara, I'll carry your memory with me always, Im so sorry for all the pain you mustve endured, Im so sorry I wasnt there to comfort you, Im so sorry that youre gone.
Steve Landenberger <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 18:24:58 (CST)

I just found out about "The Weave" site 2 days ago. I just finished the report & I couldn't stop the tears. I had a class at Temple over 10 years ago with Sara but I never had the privilege to hang out with her. The amazing thing about this woman is that she is still inspiring people. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA WEAVER. I know you will live forever in the hearts of your family & friends.
Lisa <>
Philly, - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 02:11:25 (CST)

We will be there tomorrow with Erik and a check! Can't wait to see you all. Mary
Mary Cichanowsky <>
Media, PA USA - Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 21:30:48 (CST)

I was browsing the B.C. Midweek and came upon the article written about the benefit concert honoring Sara Weaver. Although I did not know Sara personally, I do remember Sara and Sonya from High School. I was not aware that Sara was sick, yet alone had passed away and for that I am very sorry. I read the Weave Report today (it became todays obsession when I should have been working) and was saddened but yet intrigued by the courageous battle she fought and how she was so open to documenting her life along the way for the whole world to see and that she so gratefully shared it with all of us through this wonderful website! She certainly seemed full of life and no doubt an asset to the her friends/family, community, charities, and life itself. The spirit she kept throughout her ordeal is certainly that of a very special & brave person - she certainly left a mark on many people here and abroad. Forever may she rest in peace and may the family and friends find comfort in knowing that Heaven has certainly gained quite a special Angel.
Holly Cern <>
Levittown, PA USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 14:24:29 (CST)

I also just read the entire "report" and was moved to tears. The next time I want to complain about anything - I will think of Sara and how she never seemed to complain but would replace with laughter. That is a good life. God Bless her family and friends that will always miss her.
Kim Yezuita
Aldan, PA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 12:13:48 (CST)

reading this Story moved me to tears. Iunderstand the lost from going through the same losing a beloved Son . Rest In Peace Sara
Shelly Nieves <>
phila., Pa. USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 10:21:21 (CST)

I left Philadelphia and came to Alaska (on a soul vacation of sorts) almost three and a half years ago. Sara and I met over a decade ago almost to the day (if my memory serves me) at an ACT-UP Philly meeting on a Monday Night at St. Luke's on Thirteenth Street. I was a teenager. Sara Weaver changed my life. I just heard the news less than a week ago. And I have to admit it took me by surprise. Seventeen months after your departure, and I knew nothing about any of it. Damn it. Found the website through one of our mutual friends, and have literally spent the last five hours consuming every detail trying to squeeze as much of your energy into my soul as humanly possible. So many memories of you came rushing into my consciousness, and I don't think I would have ever remembered all of it as clearly if we were sitting down talking face to face. Thank you Sara. Thank you for helping me understand what life is really about. Living. I miss you grrrl.
Patrick Kirk <>
Anchorage, AK USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 07:05:45 (CST)

Isn't it amazing how a chance encounter can change your perspective? I accidently came across the site while doing some boring work-related research. Sara's strength is an amazing gift to everyone...a powerful testament to those that live each day without realizing their true potential.
Tiffany <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 13:15:14 (CDT)

i see pink and i think of you sara. you are missed.
- Friday, June 06, 2003 at 00:25:56 (CDT)

Hi...I'm a "stranger" who followed Sara's story and was heartbroken by her death. I have posted, I believe, a few times before. I just want you to know that I periodically come back and check on this site. Sara and all her wonderful friends and family made a huge impact on me. This most recent message about her cats is SO WONDERFUL. I, too, am a HUGE cat (and dog and every other animal there is) lover. It warmed my heart to see how well cared-for and loved Sara's kitties are. I always feel a connection with people who love their kitties. I can only imagine how hard that must have been on Sara to have to part with her beloved kitties. Oh wow, I didn't even know Sara and I miss her. My best to all of you. Susie, age 36 (have severe aplastic anemia...a rare, life-threatening bone marrow failure disease)
Colorado Springs, CO - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 19:45:32 (CST)

Happy birthday SARA!!! I just wrote a real big message and accidentaly hit the back button on my mouse- d'oh! I guess I was just getting alot of my frustration outby writting, but you didn't want that for a happy birthday message! I just want you to know that There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, your family, friends, and 'specially Jon. The last time I saw you, you still had your sense of humor. I remember telling jack, that if I could switch places with you I would. I still wish I could of. Anywho, I know you are always there for everyone you care about,and I wanna thank you for helping me out musically- you know what im talking about. I think that you are the most-missed person in the universe. You rock. With all of my Love,
Erik <>
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 21:10:40 (CST)

SAra...U fought so hard..u gave me hope when i was sick at the same time as you..we e-mailed each other only once..but ill never forget u...
Ryan Dominiack <>
Brookings, sd - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 00:16:31 (CST)

thank you sara, for spreading your amazing energy and letting us all feel what good is...
- Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 22:32:25 (CST)

Sara fit a hell of a lot of living into a very short life; she used her Scorpio Power well. I miss having her around.
Ross <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 16:24:29 (CST)

Being a fellow Scorpio myself, the fall always brings the calm mellow placidity of a temperature drop accompanied by the early evening as well as my birthday. I guess you could say I get melancholy around this time of year, mostly because of the lack of the replenishing sunlight I guess, but usually because of another passing birthday that always seems to indicate what I HAVEN'T gotten done over the year, versus what I HAVE done. So this time around our November birthdays, (mine's later in the month, my brother Brad's was yesterday on the 6th. He loves Sara too, and she always got my birthday date wrong but never his...she had it easy with the proximity of hers) I am going to miss the easy conversation I'd get to have with Sara wishing each other a Happy Birthday, and then I'd probably get an earful of the windmill of activity she'd definitely be creating. See, Sara made me jealous/guilty of her own energy, seeming lack of depression (tho we're all vulnerable) and her ahmmmmm, general Happiness. I always walked away from our hangouts feeling energetic and motivated. What happened with Sara's and my relationship, is that we'd go months without seeing each other, and then she'd blow into my life and then right back out of it. I'm not sure if the fact that we had a removed friendship makes it easier or harder to cope with the fact that I missed the last year of her life. I didn't see her sick nor was I there to help. But what I could really use now is a Sara moment. And I regret not stocking up on them because I could really use one sometimes. I miss her and what she brought to my life. But really what I've learned from Sara's life and death is to appreciate my friends more and even more importantly, to TELL them this. Some people get really uncomfortable with this, the term 'Emo' comes to mind... but hey, we all need Love, right? Sara had more than most. OK enough out of me.... Still in Love with you Sara, mBeck
Marc Beck <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 14:18:03 (CST)

Happy Birthday, Sara!!! I hope you're getting girlie-drink drunk tonight, wherever you are. Send in the Blue Curacao reinforcements! Missing you. Kristin
Kristin <>
Philadelphia, PA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 12:06:25 (CST)

Hi Friends, just wanted to say hello and let you know we are thinking of all of you. Jon, thanks for stopping to see Erik up on 14, he was sad he missed you. Mary
Mary & Erik Cichanowsky <>
Media, PA - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 08:15:28 (CST)

Hi everyone, its Miriam from Jefferson. Just a little hello to let you guys all know that I have not forgotten you and that I constantly think about Sara. I truly miss her and all of her great family. Jon, I hope you are doing good. I sure would like to hear from you. If you feel like you can, you can email me. Mr & Mrs. Weaver & Sonya my heart goes out to go guys. Keep in touch.
Miriam Vigo <>
Philadelphia, Pa USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 18:33:47 (CDT)


mandy behrens <>
antioch, ca u.s.a - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 22:13:23 (CDT)

I had the pleasure of meeting Sara when she and Swisher played in Milwaukee. It seems like so long ago now. My friend Stacey (the manager of Trolley, the other band on the bill) were very impressed with Sara and the band. I can't begin to express how sad I am that Sara is gone. She spoke with me with such warmth and kindness, I felt like I'd made an instant friend. I always hoped to see her again, either here in Milwaukee or one of my frequent trips east. It is a relief to know she is out of pain and I can hear her sing again in the next world. Thanx Sara. Jeff.
Jeff Youngers <>
Brookfiekd, WI - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 01:25:33 (CDT)

[though it has been years] your explosive laughter and honest eyes have remained...enjoy your peace. till' the next time, see ya' around sara!
claire f. cario <>
brooklyn, ny - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 17:00:13 (CDT)

I don't know what to say.




Sara touched a lot of people. She was a wonderful person and had the gift of being able to make people feel good about themselves in some way.

I stat the utterly obvious -

you will be sorely missed.
Stefan Avalos <>
Los Angeles, ca usa - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 05:27:16 (CDT)

I didn't know Sara and actually ended up at her site by accident, but I am deeply moved by her courage and humor.I am also deeply moved by your (her friends) dedication to her and this incredible journey you have shared with all of us. I have placed the site in my "Favorites" on my computer for those occasions when I need my perspective re-wrenched to a more positive direction and so I can remember her for the brave, funny, unusual woman that she was. Thanks so much to you, Sara, and to you, her friends, for sharing her with us.
Dody <>
- Friday, July 26, 2002 at 18:41:50 (CDT)

I have never met anyone like Sara before and don't expect I ever will again. She was larger than life in so ways, with her intelligence, her wit, and her energy. I am very sorry she is gone. My heart goes out to all of her friends, especially Sarah T, and to Sara's family. I trust that time will soften the pain, but she will always be missed.
Ed Meidenbauer <>
Washington, DC - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 13:32:02 (CDT)

Hello to all, just wanted to say "hello" and hope everyone is doing better with each passing day. Sara is not forgotten and we think of her daily. I must mail the recipies I promised for the cookbook. Take care and gain stregnth each passing day. Mary & Erik
Mary & Erik Cichanowsky <marychick5&>
Ocean City, NJ - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 21:47:28 (CDT)

I only spoke to Sara on the phone a few times and twice in person while planning the 1998 Clark Park Music and Arts Festival. Swisher was fun to watch. My condolences to Sara's close friend's and family. Hope yer having fun in that great big gig in the sky! Peace
Ann Francis <>
Lansdowne, PA USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 00:54:55 (CDT)

To Sara's family and friends: I am sadden to hear of this horrible news. You may not remember who I am but I was the 17 year old girl on the 14th floor that was diagnosed just days before Sara was. We had kept in touch here and there and she had also mailed me your two c.d's. I had the chance last summer when I was up visiting to actually met Sara in person. Up until then I had only known her through your web page postings and here say for the nurses on the floor. Sara was a fighter and was until the end. Her strength through a time like this was something that makes others aww. As a Luekemia survior, my heart aches when I hear of these things.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at a time like this. Sara will not be forgotten. She truly kept up the "GOOD FIGHT"
Taylor <>
Fort Lauderdale, Fl USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 21:28:42 (CDT)

Hello dear friends, just wanted to say hello and let you know that we are still thinking of you all. Such true friends and so special. A day does not go by without thinking of Sara, a truly remarkable person. We saw the article in the City Paper and got it laminated to last! We love the idea of the concert fundraiser. Hopefully Erik will be there. Jon, how are you? You are thought of constantly. Hope you are taking care and eating. Erik started his job and worked 38 hours his first week! Hard to belive, we just hope and pray his good health will continue, I'm sure Sara will look over him and take him under her wing. Hello Jack and Linda, Sonya and all. Take care--Erik finally got us on line here in Ocean City, we are on AOL--slow like me! Peace, Mary & Erik
Mary & Erik Cichanowsky < or>
Ocean City, NJ Media, PA USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 06:47:03 (CDT)

To Sara's loving family and friends: I am another "stranger" (I posted one time before) who ran across Sara's story several months before she passed away. I was immediately moved by Sara's strength and by the amazing love and support of her family and friends. I followed Sara's story closely and was praying for her recovery. I still check the site frequently because, although I didn't know Sara personally, she made an impact on my life. I just wanted you all to know that Sara means a great deal even to people like me who only knew her through this wonderful site. My best to all of you always. Sara will remain in my heart. Susie, 36
Colorado Springs, CO - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 14:05:24 (CDT)

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Jon and all of Sara's friends: These past two weeks have been especially sad since learning of Sara's death. I have been following her story since late 2000 when my son was diagnosed with AML. Sara's spirit, courage and love shone through the entire time, and was mirrored by those same attributes in all of you. I am staggered by the course of your battle--I had such hope for Sara in part because she was able to get to transplant from her own sister. I am furious with leukemia--it is the most insidious and fierce disease. My son, Chauncey Wales Jones passed away in Feb 2001 after having been diagnosed only four months previously. My heart was shattered and broken, buy I must also say it was continually filled up by the love shown to him and us during that time. It is my hope for you that you continue to experience the tremendous love that was shown by and for Sara--it will keep you going through the toughest of times. I hope it helps a little that someone far away in a little city north of Seattle has been thinking of you and will continue to do so. Most sincerely, Grace Carlsen-Jones
Grace Carlsen-Jones <>
Mountlake Terrace, Washington USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 20:46:02 (CDT)

Dear Sara, I already miss you. I appreciate those brief moments I had with you and only wish that there'd been more. I am privileged to have had you in my life. I'd hoped that someday you'd come to visit me in Ethiopia; if you only knew the amount of people here who've heard your music, seen photos of you, seen your photos of Donna and Barbie and heard endless tales of Sara Weaver. I'm sadder and angrier than I can say right now. Jon, Tracy, Mia, Jacqui, Alexis, Sarah T., Sonya, Jack & Linda Weaver and everyone else who cared for Sara - my love and thoughts are with you Sara was larger than life. Posts to “The Weave Report” guestbook show how Sara, even over the net, drew people to her through her wit, strength and seemingly boundless well of energy. Though, to my eternal regret, we weren't as close over the past few years as we had been, in my periodic visits back to the States I always made a point of trying to see Sara. My last trip back I got to spend a day with her, which at one point involved stopping by the hospital to get her blood-work back. From the moment we entered, all I heard was nurses, doctors and other patients yelling out greetings to Sara. I shook my head ruefully and chuckled over the fact that Sara had established a fanclub in the hospital, but anywhere Sara was she brought humor, joy and life. Y'know, it's funny, even though I know that within two weeks of meeting we were house hunting, I still can't remember the first time I actually met Sara. It just felt – feels - as if I'd known and loved her for years. Living in Casa de Fumar, I remember Sara teasing me mercilessly about my stodgier habits, such as refusing to reveal the intimate details of a date. I remember Sara sitting up for hours listening to me angst. I remember Sara sitting on the porch on Sunday afternoons playing guitar and singing. I remember Sara howling over the latest hi-jinks on General Hospital and Melrose Place. I remember Sara making memorable occasions of drinking coffee, or finding the only Taco Bell in Philly that served “7 layer (ALL VEGGIE, H!) burritos” and driving crosstown to eat them. I remember Sara bringing me out of shells I didn't even know I was in, I remember Sara introducing me to people whose friendship I will always treasure. I remember Sara driving up to Montreal just to say goodbye to me and.... I can hear Sara telling me in scathing tones to 'lighten up H” so I'm gonna go off now to play my Swisher albums, dig up my old tape of “Campin' with Chuck D.” and remember Sara – laughing, excited and, always, full of life. peace, love & coffee -H-
H <>
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 08:23:15 (CDT)

Sara, I love you. I just found out about your passing on by reading the City Paper. I'm sorry i wasn't there. I am so sorry. I am fighting my own fight with my body for the last 2 years but it is nowhere near where your fight was. I wish it was me that got the lukemiea and not you. i've been so self-absorbed in my medical problems that i wasn't there for you. i'm sorry. you had this unique gift that made everyone around you feel welcome and comfortable that this world will sorley miss. you always made me feel good about me being me. if i could take your place i would. i think i'll miss your sass most of all.
Scotty Parker <>
Filthadelphia, pa USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 11:43:03 (CDT)

To the Family and Friends of Sara, I started to read The Weave Report shortly after the death of my best friend, Jennie, from CML in February 2001. Jennie had been unable to find a bone marrow donor match. I had hoped since Sara was more fortunate in finding a match with her sister, that the outcome would be positive. As I followed the report, I was so impressed by Sara's mental strenght and will to live, and how supportive her family and friends were throughout her struggle. She was a very special person and I know no one who knew her, even if only from the internet, will ever forget her. My condolences to all of you.
jshearer <>
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 18:21:49 (CDT)

Sara, You were pure joy.
TAKOMA PARK, MD - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:23:49 (CDT)

I never knew Sara on a personal level. But I remember her from my days of hangin'in the bars and clubs when I lived in the city. She always made me smile. She had a spirit so alive that you feel good just to be in the room with her. We've lost another beautiful soul.
Angela <>
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 14:30:44 (CDT)

There are many memories. The one that I keep seeing isn't important, but for some reason it makes me cry. A Swisher show at Killtime. Sara and I were both trying to grow our hair out. I said that I'd probably just shave mine. Sara says, "Kat, c'mon, wait it out. Just tuck it behind your ears. What do you think god gave you ears for? Tuck it!"
Kat <>
Montreal, QC Canada - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 22:43:54 (CDT)

I found out yesterday that you have gone. Of course the first thing I thought of was Casa de Fumar, 90210, Melrose and you and your yeast infection..."Day four on kooch medicine..." I'll miss your smerk and disturbing sense of humor. I read the diary from beginning to end. Only you can make people laugh while battling cancer. You freak! Since I think it's unfair that you are no longer here on this retched earth entertaining us and making our hearts smile - I'm putting in a complaint with the main office of official message..."It's just not fair!" Well, whatever...F**k you cancer...For everyone that took care of Sara - humanity lives! Your lives will never be the same...Thank you for helping Sara rely her amazing battle. Something tells me that Dusty, Peggy and Sara are out there planning their cosmic tour...With such an amazing spirit, Sara will certainly live on in all of us. After all the tears, I'll forever celebrate your wacky, wacky you Toni.
Toni Resnick <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 17:28:53 (CDT)

Here's the link to this week's Philadelphia Gay News article on Sara.
Friends mourn 'The Weave'
Lee Carpenter <>
- Friday, June 14, 2002 at 09:31:28 (CDT)

Here is a link to a wonderful article about Weave, in the current edition of the Philadelphia City Paper
Remembering Sara
- Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 20:22:47 (CDT)

I heard about Swisher awhile back when the band was written about in the Philly Inquirer. After doing some searching, I learned of Sara's illness. I lurked on the website - checking to see how she was doing every few months - I really assumed that she would be back out on tour, doing gigs any day now. The email Monday hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm glad that she fought as hard as she did, so that her family and friends were able to share that time together, and I'm glad that she is no longer suffering. It's amazing how inspiring someone you've never met (or heard!) can be. All my thoughts go out to Weave's friends and family.
Spencer Lewis <>
Conshohocken, PA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 18:11:14 (CDT)

I just received the news today...I don't know what to say, except that what I knew of Sara was that she was a beautiful person with wonderful talents and a super fabulous personality. To Jon, I haven't spoken to you in ages, but I am so sorry about your loss. I am truly shocked. I am keeping you in my thoughts...
Nicola <>
Philadelphia, PA U.S.A. - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 22:47:57 (CDT)

We read the news about Sara in the Weekly today. We never had the pleasure of meeting her, but through our many conversations with Jonathan at Carman's, we know that her's is a warm, creative, generous, fun-loving soul that has touched many and will continue to do so. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone...and to Jon in particular.
Jamie Haskins & Mike Whistler <>
Philadelphia, PA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 22:22:34 (CDT)

I just heard about Sara's passing today, and I am still shocked. I remember meeting her at McGlinchey's three years ago when I first moved back to the city after 10 years away. She made this lonely guy feel a hell of a lot better by just taking some time out of a busy bar night to chat up a guy she'd just met. Sara was definitely a beautiful person with a good soul. She always made our nights better when we'd see her out at the bars or gigs...we miss her.
Jim McHugh <>
Philadelphia, PA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 02:15:34 (CDT)

So sorry to hear the bad news. Sara lives on in song.
Scott & Nancy Carr < \>
Glenside, PA USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 01:10:23 (CDT)

I'm very saddened by the news. I only knew Sara in passing when I lived in the city 7-8 years ago. I would always see her at the same bars, shows and in town. We were of the same generation and crowd. I was shocked when I heard she had leukemia, as my very close friend, Tony Herman, had died from the same illness in 1994. I knew her fight would be tough. My deepest condoleceses to her family and dear friends. I wish I had taken the time to get to know her better way back in the day, she was rock and roll...
T. Bishop <>
PA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 22:45:09 (CDT)

Dear Jon, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Sonya and all Weaver's friends, I am so sorry that Sara's bright light no longer shines directly on us. I have anxiously awaited every Weave Report and I am so thankful y'all extended yourselves and let the rest of follow Sara's daily progresses. I am so glad she had such a strong force around her at all times. You are all an inspiration and I feel honored to have known Sara and Jon as briefly as it was, one long weekend in Atlanta. Much love, Jenna Schuh
Schuh <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 14:35:17 (CDT)

Here is a link to the obituary for Sara Weaver in today's edition (6/11) of the Philadelphia Inquirer
6/11/02: Philadelphia Inquirer Obituary for Sara Weaver
- Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 07:15:21 (CDT)

I read about Sara's passing in todays paper. I'm truly sorry to see that she's lost her fight.
jeni <>
warminster, pa - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 06:06:08 (CDT)

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 18:28:11 (CDT)

Dear Jon, Its Miriam from Jeff, you have been wonderful through all this. Hang in there.
Miriam Vigo <>
Philadelphia, Pa USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 17:33:54 (CDT)

Dear Mr and Mrs. Weaver, Jon, Sonya and all of Sarah's family and friends. My heart goes out to you I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sarah. I feel so lucky to have met her and all of you. You will be in my prayers and my thoughts.
Miriam Vigo <>
Philadelphia, Pa United States of America - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 17:18:13 (CDT)

Sara Weaver was one of the original Queerstock performers/organizers in Philly in 1995. She was probably the one who suggested we take over the park illegally. As you all know, that day changed my life and my perspective forever. But, Queerstock is just a SMALL example of her tremendous legacy and contribution to this world. She has been a touchstone and inspiration for me and I'm sure countless of others who felt "lost" in the world. I'm tempted to feel sad but just thinking about Sara makes me smile SO much that it seems almost dishonorable to feel defeated by her death. She put up amazing fight--with her illness and with the injustices in the world--and we should all hope and strive to be that strong in the face of unimaginable suffering. What a spirit... We'll miss you Sara! Give 'em hell in heaven!!! -Doria
Doria Roberts <>
- Monday, June 10, 2002 at 16:03:47 (CDT)

Jimi, Jon, Weaver family, other friends and all, I am very saddened to hear of Sara's passing. She was a wonderful, charming, super-stong woman... someone we can all learn a little something from. I only met her a few times in my life, but was instantly won over by her, and continually floored by her humor and bravery. She will be missed very much, even by those (like me) who did not know her as well as they would have liked.
Ryan <>
Pittsburgh, PA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 13:47:39 (CDT)

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures of Sara. As someone who did not have the opportunity to know Sara personally, I feel priviledged to have been able to watch her live and fight in little episodes posted to my email everyday. Jon, thank you for showing me the enormity of love that human beings are capable of.
Pittsburgh, - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 13:36:51 (CDT)

I am Nurse Dennis and Denise's brother and in-law. I have spoken with them, especially Dennis, a great deal about Sara, throughout her ordeal. I just wanted to send my support and regret at this time.
Drew Farrell
- Monday, June 10, 2002 at 10:32:38 (CDT)

To Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Jon, Soyna, and all of Sara's caring and supportive friends, I am sorry to hear of the sad news. It is truly a priviledge to have met all of you, and it has been a honor to care for Sara. She was always a fighter with a smile, and never lost her sense of humor. Jon- you have been amazing-hang in there. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will never forget Sara, as she has touched all who have been in her presence. Nicole Stout
Nicole Stout <>
- Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 20:39:50 (CDT)

Jon, Mia, Jimmi and the rest of the gang; Words cannot express the sadness I feel. When news reached me yesterday morning, the only word I could find was 'heartbreaking'. Sara was a poster child for "Living Life Properly" and she and I spent many a day talking about the funk of the world and how we were above it! I will continue to keep her in my heart and I am grateful that she had such wonderful friends close by on a daily basis. But as powerful as Sara was, it is the unconditional love and support inside Jon that really humbles me. Knowing him and following along these past two years (in person and online) has given me a better perspective on what makes a priority in one's life and what is simply filler. I love you all and please know that I am here if you need me. Since it was the music that initially connected Sara and I, it's fitting that I spin a lot of Swisher on my next show on XPN (6/16 @10p) and salute a powerful, loving and inspirational human being.
Robert Drake <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 12:37:36 (CDT)

Although I didn't personally know Sara, I've been following her life since the BMT. Over a year ago, a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with Leukemia and while researching this shitty, stupid disease, I came across Sara's Web site. I am very sorry for your loss;Sara seemed like a totally rockin lady. I was going to send flowers, but thought I might donate to a charity of Sara's choice instead. Please let me know, and I'll donate as requested. My deepest sympathies to Sara's family, Jon, Mia, Jimmi and all her other dear friends. Denise Court in Austin, Texas
Denise Court <>
Austin, Tx USA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 19:21:50 (CDT)

Dearest Sara-- You are an overwhelming loss to me and I wish that I had been able to visit you and not been stuck here in London reading The Weave Report. You were one of my greatest friends and you will always be in my heart. I missed you when I left Philly (pre-leukemia), I miss you now, I will miss you until I come across, and I wish to Hell I'd had a chance to say goodbye. Love to you....
Josh Hippely <>
London, UK - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 17:16:10 (CDT)

The staff of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights is crushed by Sara's passing. Those of us who worked alongside Sara will forever miss her boundless enthusiasm, humor, intelligence, and good will. If there is anything we can do, please, please, please never hesitate to ask.
The Staff of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Civil Rights <>
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 16:19:03 (CDT)

Jon, Jack, Linda, Soyna, devoted friends and family, our hearts are heavy today with Sara's loss. She was so special to all. She was Erik's role model, what a fighter--to the end. We will miss her but never will forget her. Love, Mary & Erik, fellow bone marrow buddy.
Mary & Erik Cichanowsky <>
Media/Ocean City, - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 14:49:27 (CDT)

To Sara's family, amazing boyfriend Jon and wonderful friends, over the past four years I have had the privalege of meeting Sara several times and enjoyed her amazing personality and music. Last weekend whilst I was running a marathon to raise funds for the Luekemia Society I had her name written on my arm and sang her songs for inspiration. I am devasted this morning to learn that she is gone, although her she will never be forgotten. I offer my deepest sympathy to you all.
Elena Holmes <>
Philadelphia, Pa - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 09:06:27 (CDT)

Dear Jon, Hugging you from here. ANYTHING we can do, anytime, anywhere. I mean it. Need to get away? Come & stay with us. You are a hero & we love you. Joolz & Josh
joolz <>
London, UK - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 08:47:05 (CDT)

Darling Sara, you were a good friend to me and I wish we had spent more time together. You were one of the most popular people I have ever met in my life, and for good reason. I will miss you. Words say so little. Joolz
joolz <>
London, UK - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 08:41:37 (CDT)

Jon, We were very sorry to hear about Sara. We have been following the website for a long time and although we didn't know Sara, it is obvious to us that she was a very special person who touched many lives. She couldn't have asked for a greater person than you to shephard her through her difficult times. It probably sounds cliche at a time like this, but truly, if there is anything at all we can do, please let us know. Love, Greg and Holly
Greg and Holly Hodge <>
Lexington, KY - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 08:10:20 (CDT)

Jon- Hard to believe that I haven't seen you since Jay and I got married and my grandmother pulled me aside and said "it isn't very nice of people to keep saying that nice boy and Jay were both Bedwetters". Try explaining all that to an eighty-something woman! I was so sorry to read this morning that Sara had died. After everything we went through this time last year when our friend Todd died after an extended battle with lymphoma, we certainly did not wish this on you and all Sara's other loved ones. I imagine that everyone is feeling very fatigued right now, among other things. We would really like to be able to help. Please either email us or have someone post info here re where the funeral will be. We do not have a phone number where we can reach you to try to find out how we can support you....S.
Susan Shoemaker-Parker <>
High Point, NC - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 07:37:51 (CDT)

We are very sorry to hear of Sara's passing. We loved her very much and will always remember her. Jon...we are here for you. Whenever you need us jsut let us know and we will be there. Love David, Mary Beth, Corrie and Little David
David & Mary Beth Newton <>
Huntington, WV USA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 07:27:44 (CDT)

We are very sorry to hear of Sara's passing. We loved her very much and will always remember her. Jon...we are here for you. Whenever you need us jsut let us know and we will be there. Love David, Mary Beth, Corrie and Little David
David & Mray Beth Newton <>
Huntington, WV USA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 07:27:13 (CDT)

I was incredibly sad to hear of Sara's passing. Know that my thoughts are with all of you at this time of need. I never knew Sara, or any of you, and I will never realize what I missed. Sara sounded like a wonderful person to have as a friend, and she was also lucky to have you guys. Remember the good times.
Katie <>
WI USA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 00:05:44 (CDT)

Sara's family and friends-I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. You are all lucky to have had her in your lives. My love and strength to you all. Valerie
valerie <>
Old Hickory, TN USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 23:40:47 (CDT)

phila, - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 22:07:45 (CDT)

Having gotten to know Sara over the past year and a half has been such an honor and privelege. It's people like Sara that make my job worthwhile. I've been in this field for 13 years and keep going because of special people like Sara. Thank you to her friends and family for your courage and strength, and thank you Sara for your courage, strength, sense of humor, and love for life. I will think of Sara often, and fondly, and her memory will help keep me going to continue helping others who are facing the challenges she faced. Love always, Joy
joy shaffer (BMT nurse) <>
philadelphia, pa - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 22:00:43 (CDT)

I've been keeping up to date with Sara's progess and I have been praying for her recovery. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I know she is in a better place--free from pain. May peace be with you. Light and Love--Felicia
Felicia <>
Falls Church, VA USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 20:38:46 (CDT)

I am so sorry to hear the news. May peace and love be with you during this difficult time.
sarah tamura <tamura>
wadesboro, nc - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 19:17:24 (CDT)

I love Sara, boundlessly.
Tiffany <>
- Friday, June 07, 2002 at 19:13:57 (CDT)

my thoughts & prayers are with all of you...she fought the good fight
carol farrell <>
- Friday, June 07, 2002 at 18:29:40 (CDT)

I'm so very sorry to hear this news. I have been following Sara's progress since the website was put up. I kept her in my prayers and will continue to keep her family and friends in my prayers. She was definitely loved.
Linda Taylor <>
Aurora, IL USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 17:57:58 (CDT)

Sorry I didn't write sooner, but Becky only just told me about this website today! Just wanted to tell you that even way over here I am thinking about you and am reminded regularly how much I (still) love you dearly and continue to remember everything that we ever did and shared. your old friend, Eric.
Eric Selzer <>
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 08:12:16 (CDT)

Dear Sara, You wouldn't remember me but over a year ago, you sent me a really nice note and an awesome CD ("Over Nothing"). I was living in Maryland at the time, and had read a story about you and your band in the Inquirer. Being originally from Philly, I wanted to help. I was thrilled to get a letter back from you- my first and only from a real rock star. Since then, I relocated back to the Philly area, and by chance, I happened across your website. I am really sorry to see that you are having a tough time right now. One thing about adversity- every single day, there are people in the world who find a way to triumph over it. There are lots of ways to pull out of a bad situation. Sometimes, you even get pulled out by others. I think its your day to triumph. Just reach up a tiny bit- there are a whole bunch of people willing to pull you up the rest of the way. Many of them are people you never met, like me, who you still managed to touch in some way. So rest if you must, but as soon as you can, reach out that tiny bit to all of those who love and care for you. The rest will be easy. I am sure of it. Sincerely, Joe Romano
Joe Romano <>
Wayne, PA USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 21:11:24 (CDT)

you're all in my thoughts. be good.
new haven, ct - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:25:28 (CDT)

Dear Sara, family and friends, The love and kindness you embody are truely heartening. I'm proud to say I know you Sara! Keep fighting. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ali <>
Philly, PA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 11:25:49 (CDT)

Hey Sara, its Kelley (The nurse who works agency and always comes to you with all my struggles). I am sorry to hear you are on the ventilator, but you are strong, and I am praying for you, so I hope things start to turn around. Again you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kelley
kelley <>
reading, - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 09:00:57 (CDT)

if you need anything at all, call me.cell phone # 267-808-9493.give weave a big love & hug from me. i didn't know weave was back in hospital.kisses
kath/mom <>
- Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 22:46:58 (CDT)

Dear Sara, Hi there, it's Ricky! I've been reading the report on your status-those ventilators are a drag, huh??!? I'm thinking of you now and remembering all the cool times together. The Queer Cafes at Penguin Place and the GQ Queer Gong Show!!! That was a very funny moment in time. You are a gifted musician and hysterical comedienne. I pray for a day when you are back on your feet, in front of an audience where you belong :) big kisses and hope in our eyes, Ricky Paul
Ricky Paul <>
Philly, PA USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 22:29:20 (CDT)

Sara is so lucky to have such support from her family and friends, I'm sure she's feeling all the good vibes.
Mary Chick <marychick5@COMCAST.NET>
mEDIA, PA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 19:16:05 (CDT)

I am sending all the healthy energy I can send Sara's way!!! She is in my thoughts daily
Jo-Ann Rogan <>
- Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 14:15:30 (CDT)

Sara: I'm amazed at your strength and the only thing running through my head right now is "FIGHT DAMNIT FIGHT". You're in my thoughts a lot now. Don't want to say too much because I don't want to sound schlocky, but my prayers and thoughts are with you.
cher <>
philadelphia, pa - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 11:46:55 (CDT)

Sara, I am thinking of you, your family and friends. It has been nearly 10 years since I last saw you. I didn't know you well (went to some parties and stuff with you) but I do know you are a quality kind o' gal. My friends adore you! Your strength and determination through this fight is inspiring.
Scott Kane <>
Kansas City, MO - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 10:57:11 (CDT)

I read every posting of Saras progress. I pray for her every day and for the loving and supportive people she is surrounded by.
Lynn Cottin
Chevy Chase, MD US - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 10:34:20 (CDT)

Dear Jon and Sara and loyal friends,This is a hard time,but you have been through others. Jon, I hope you are ok and we want to hear from you on a regular basis. Please know that I love you very much and am thinking of you constently. I want to know if you need a visit from me cause I can be there quickly. Dear Linda and Jack, I love you both and I'm sure you are aware that Sara is on the prayer chains of many churches here--Prayer is powerful and God wants his people to be praying at all times. Sweet Sara, I'm so happy that I know you and love you and I'm glad you have such great Christian parents. Listen to them Sara,they love you and want only the best for you. I have the hope that I will be singing on the patio while you play the guitar again! That is a time I will never forget. I love you and miss everyone very much. Love, Vicky
Vicky Vital <>
Huntington, wv USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 08:30:05 (CDT)

Hey Jon and Sara. We are extremely worried about you both right now. Jon, call me! I miss you and want to know that you are hanging in there. I would like nothing more than to come up there and be by your side right now. I know that I have said it before, but I am just a phone call away. For everyone else out there, just know that my brother Jon is an amazing person, and always has been. He is one of a kind, and we love him so much here in Huntington. Jon I will go for now. Know that you and Sara are loved so much, and that we will move a mountain if it will help. Give Sara the usual smoochie on the head for me. We love you, Mary Beth, David, Corrie, and Little David.
Mary Beth Vital-Newton <>
Huntington, WV USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 08:11:46 (CDT)

sara: i don't know you, but i wish you strength, love and peace.
laurel katz <>
philly, - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 20:52:45 (CDT)

Sara: I've been keeping up with you through your website. You've been on my mind constantly even though I've been too lame to pick up the phone very often. I listen to your Cd and think about what a fun, positive, brilliant, talented, (and of course pretty!) gal you are. I miss Philly a lot and you are one of the reasons that I love the city so much. I have fond memories of meeting you at Walsh's (!) and working with you. Please hang in there and when you pull through I will personally deliver some Texas treats to you. John, you're incredibly strong and Sara is so lucky to have you by her side. Thanks for keeping us informed. Lots of love, Jackie
jackie <>
austin, tx - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 15:00:56 (CDT)

Dear Sara, I have read the latest news that says you are currently unconscious. This makes me very sad. I really wish that you could pull through this terrible time. I remember seeing you laugh and joke around with Toni at McGlinchey's. I can only hope that those days will return. Lots of love! Jennifer
Jennifer <>
Philadelphia, Pa - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 13:03:05 (CDT)

KEEP ON TRUCKIN'! no one told me you had a website or else i would have written sooner. life's a bitch! cherish the good times, let go of the bad, and always go with the flow. you are always in my prayers. love (your fashion twin) caitlin
caitlin mctear <>
landenberg, pa - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 13:02:20 (CDT)

Dearest Sara (and Jon, Jimmi and family) I am meditating the strongest, most powerful vibes I can for you right now. Hoping for your will to reamin stronger than the poison that has invaded your life. Get better, Sara. Hang in there! People are pulling for you!!!! LOVELOVELOVELOVE, Marina
Marina-KeN <>
- Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:15:21 (CDT)

Hey Sara, I haven't seen you in years (remember me from Walsh's?), but I thought I would send out a shout of warm fuzzies. Who doesn't need a bunch of warm fuzzies? Interesting fact I thought I would share: my son was born Dec 29th last year. Good things seem to happen on that date. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about ya. It sounds like you have a great bunch of people around you.
Robert Burnham <>
Haddon Twp, NJ - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 11:18:06 (CDT)

I think you are very brave and strong. I was thinking that I would not be able to go through all you have. To much pain and suffering .
Patty <>
Orange, TX USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 19:21:44 (CDT)

Hi Sara, I ran across your website a few weeks ago, have read your journal, and continue to check daily for updates. I have a very rare blood/bone marrow failure disease for which a BMT would be the only cure (brothers aren't matches though). I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts OFTEN and I hope and pray for your recovery. You have an amazing amount of courage and the love surrounding you is inspirational. Susie, 35 with severe aplastic anemia
Colorado Springs, CO - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 10:50:31 (CDT)

Hey guys! How are things? Pretty good here. We went to Pacaws (Thats Jons dad.) for a cookout yesterday and everyone seemed to have a good time. Corrie is out of school for the summer and couldn't be happier. David is starting to walk while holding onto one hand and says ogabashua Hope things there are going well. Tell Sarah we said hi and that we love her and are praying for her. Both of you are in our hearts, minds and conversations everyday. Call us soon.
David & Mary Beth <>
Huntington, WV US - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 06:28:34 (CDT)

John, You gotta say what ever you need to say. If anybody gets offended they can try walking a mile in youse guys shoes. I know what you are talking about. If adversity breeds character then you are one hell of a character. From one of your ex floor mates from last summer. Day 314 post transplant.
Rick and Sally Poock <>
Nazareth, Pa USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 22:02:11 (CDT)

Hello. I am a friend of Robyn Head's and have been reading the Weave Report for a while now. I work for the company which actually makes the drug you have been taking for the condition in your lungs. It makes this job that much more worthwhile knowing someone so important to Robyn needs it. I can only hope it will work as well as we anticipate. Take care, be strong, and I will be thinking of you! You are one tough cookie! Pauline
Pauline Lohr <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 18:01:07 (CDT)

Hey Sara, It's Tiff's friend Joy. Just sending you a little love from my house. Looking at the website, looks like you've got lots of it. Still you can always use a little more. xxxooo Joy
joy malinowski
- Monday, May 13, 2002 at 22:19:25 (CDT)

Hi Weave, I've been reading your reports and if i know one thing it's that you are definately a girl who can break the odds. I love you so much, (even if you did once call me 'horseface pretty')You are without a doubt one of the the greatest. Love Danielle
Danielle Rogal <>
Rome, Italy - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 09:19:32 (CDT)

Sara, if anyone beats the odds, you will. You've said so yourself and that strength of mind can make a difference. Larry is sending you a hug and greetings, too. Our thoughts & affection with you, Scott
Scott Tucker
- Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:29:00 (CDT)

I guess it's time I introduce myself -- I've been visiting your site daily for the past month -- never thought I'd describe myself as a "lurker" (sounds so much like a stalker!) -- but it's time for me to come clean. My husband was diagnosed with AML (M2) in April 2000, went through induction and four rounds of consolidation chemo, took 12 months of maintenance chemo, and remained in remission until recently. He began a slow relapse in January 2002 and finally saw all of his counts drop below normal in early April 2002. So here we are a month later --- four bone marrow biopsies later --- and still no definitive diagnosis of a relapse. In my heart, I know the next step for us is an unrelated bone marrow transplant. The donor search has begun even though we still don't have a definitive relapse. Just found out there are 20 6/6 matches for my husband on the national registry – so there's hope there -- they will be brought in for further matching as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed. To prepare for the expected transplant, I re-initiated my search for information on the web to prepare myself, my husband, and our family for the transplant -- and I found your site. During my husband's illness, it's been my job to search out information and prepare the both of us (and our children) for what is to come. My husband's as technically savvy as anyone else -- he just has chosen to rely on me to search out the information and feed it to him as necessary. Relationships/marriages are funny that way --- roles just have a way of sorting themselves out. Thank you very much for the information and experience shared on your website. I appreciate your ability (and your friend's and family's) to use humor to explain a very difficult, heart-rending, and chronic set of circumstances and experiences. I am afraid I cannot express in writing how grateful I am that you share this with all of us so honestly and openly as some of us prepare for the same thing. You have my admiration and respect. Jeez, I'm getting long-winded...what I really wanted to say is that I was so glad to see your picture on your update from earlier this week --- I finally had to break my silence. Your picture took my breath away – as a woman, I know that you would not have allowed your picture to be taken unless you genuinely felt better (even if for just awhile) – so I am glad you are. In fact I felt like getting up and doing-a-victory-dance I was so glad for you. May you have a life time of these kind of days. Small steps. Godspeed and best wishes to you.
Kristine <>
St. Louis, MO - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 11:43:48 (CDT)

Sara, I read the Weaver report every day at work. It gives me a prespective on life that is so good and clear it wipes away every trace of the inane repetition I subject myself to every day. My boyfriend (Ryan) gave me two Swisher tapes for Christmas. Now, they are always in the tape deck in my car. They give me a pretty good perspective, too :) I met you once at the 31st Street Pub before a great Swisher show. And one time I stood on a Philadelphia sidewalk and waved up at you looking out an apartment window. Someday, I'm going to walk right up to you and shake your hand and say "Thanks for all the wise and funny and necessary words you've put on my computer screen and in my ears." I'm looking out my window in the direction of Philadelphia sending all the positive energy I can. Hopefully, the storm that's passing through right now will just get it there sooner.
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 12:37:30 (CDT)

Hey, I'm just one of the people out here on the internet. I found this page accidently, but I now check it every day. Sara, you have awesome friends and family. You enter my brain every day and I just want you to know that I pray for you. Hope you have a better day. Gina
Gina <>
Memphis, TN USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 13:21:02 (CDT)

We are going to send letter & piccys soon. Josh & Lilith send hugs. Big hugs n lots of love, Joolz
joolz <>
- Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 09:48:33 (CDT)

Hey Sara just thought I would tell you that I think YOUR ALL THAT. I will continue to pray for you with all my heart! See you soon Pete.
Pete <>
Phila, Pa - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 05:54:56 (CDT)

I arrived here unintentionally, but have been checking up on things ever since. Reading through your interviews and updates, your spirit and outlook is amazing. You rock. Kick some ass for me!
Lea <>
- Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 15:18:36 (CDT)

Please let Sara know that a package of cds is being sent to her at her parents home in Meadowbrook, PA. Thank you : )
Jennifer <>
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 13:36:02 (CDT)

Hi everyone - I have written before and exchanged e-mails w/ Tracey. I work in the music industry and was wondering if Sara had a cd player in her room. I'd love to send her (and you all, too!) some music. Just a thought : ) jen
Jennifer <>
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 09:39:43 (CDT)

Sara, keep kicking, darlin'. You've had a tough road with alot of ruts and obstacles, but you're here with us! It's also obvious that you have the most incredible group of friends that anyone could ever hope for- it says alot about you, my friend!
Austin, Tx Texas- USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 15:10:09 (CST)

I have AML i've been in remmission for two years now.. I'm a 37 yr. old policeman with two daughters.. Kepp your chin up the treatment stinks but you can do it.. Good luck fight on....
charles Flaherty <>
mansfield, pa usa - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 01:55:40 (CST)

Hey Sara. I just wanted to let you know I feel so bad about what you are going through. I really want to see you (if you are up to it) I know it has been a long time- i think about you a lot. If there is anything I can ever do - please let me know. For example - I love the kitty's - after all I am there Aunt... especially lil' ole Hank. - aka the rapist (of love -that is) If they ever get evicted from their present home -let me know and I would be more than happy to care for them. As for you, I hope you get a repreve from from the pain and sufering it sounds like you are enduring. Keep strong and try to stay sane... Love, Tara
Tara Sinclair <>
Bridgewater, NJ - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 13:09:51 (CST)

Wishing you the best!! My nephew beat Leukemia 10 years ago and you can to!! On this one of the most holy week-ends I will be praying for you and asking God to send his many angels to help and protect you!! God Bless!!
sheila smith <>
kissimmee, fl usa - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 09:33:17 (CST)

Hey Sara, Just reading your updates while i am off, and thought i would say hello. Did you pick a color for me yet? Haahaa See you friday. Take Care Kevin
Kevin <>
Gwynedd Valley, PA USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 13:11:48 (CST)

Hi everyone! I've "spoken" to Tracey a few times on e-mail over the past month or so. I signed up so that I can read about Sara as she gets better & better. I send you all my very best wishes! Very sincerely, jen
Jennifer <>
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 11:30:32 (CST)

Hey all, it's Chris, Aldo's friend. How goes it in BMT land? Now I'm going to ask the question that I never could answer whenever anyone asked me..."Is there any thing I can do to errands, hang out in BMT, look up the latest weird terms that any one of the doctor tag team happens to be throwing out at you at that particular moment, or my personal favorite, play a game of bitch about Wagner. I could say something stupid like "Hang in there", but having seen the other option I know there really is no other option. May your counts be good and your PCA always deliver. Chris...215-349-9424
Chris Dennstaedt <>
Philadelphia, PA The Land of LImited Stem Cell Research - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 12:25:03 (CST)

Hi Sara! I can't remember how I found your site *was checking out Peeps sites* but I'm glad I did. My grandma has the same thing you do, and I now know what it was like for her to go through some of those things. She's doing really well right now, and I'm glad I could learn some things from your site. I read the whole darn thing tonight, and am looking forward to some updates. You're incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such loving and wonderful people and I wish you a speedy recovery. Stay strong and take care!!
Katie <>
WI USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 02:00:06 (CST)

Weave, I hope you continue to heal; My heart is with you! If you can stand to drink anything, dandelion and red raspberry leaf tea will help with the bloat; if your skin is tender to the touch, try laying cloths soaked in chamomile and peppermint tea on the irritated part. it'll soothe and cool it off. Hope I helped a little bit!
Angelique Bone <>
Johnson City, TN 37602 - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 22:11:42 (CST)

Hello Sarah,My Husband was diagnosed with AML in Nov. 199 He went thru Chemo'til March of 2000. Stayed in Remission 'til August 2001. He just had a BMT Jan. 18. 2002.We are praying everything will work out OK. Keeping you in our prayers and wishing you all the best. Trudy
Trudy Monroe <>
Floresville, Tx. USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 16:51:01 (CST)

Geez, the last time I signed your guest book was a year and a half ago. Please hang in there. You must be going nuts. I found a basement recording of Dirtball Deli... made me think of you.
Laura Markley <>
Philly, PA USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 23:15:17 (CST)

Sara, I adore you and hope all the new medical stuff is not too awful. I miss you and look forward to seeing you again. A friend just left for Philly to go do an interview w/ Robert Drake, and I've been thinking about YOU & Philly alot. I can't wait to order the CD... I've been Blasting the mp3's through my stereo; so much of Hell's Kitchen NYC has heard Swisher!! I got a lime-green candle burning for ya, and send beams of light and love from NYC. Hugs, john-fredrick
John-Fredrick <>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 13:46:58 (CST)

cancer is the bodies way of telling the mind.... who cares, just kicks its ass and forget whatever it is trying to say.
simple grif <>
- Monday, March 04, 2002 at 19:24:05 (CST)

Hi Sweetie, Hope the current downswing is over soon and you're back to your normal fiesty self. You've got to come and do a Swisher show here remember. love, H
H <>
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 01:17:16 (CST)

thinking of you and your family. I met you once when you were on tour in San Francisco and now I read about you when there's a post. please keep us in touch! all my best, - lola.
emmalola <>
new haven, ct - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 18:13:34 (CST)

Hi Sara, I am just writing to send you all my love and to let you know that we are praying for you. We hope that you get better soon......Miriam
Miriam Vigo <>
Philadelphia, Pa - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 20:02:36 (CST)

"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." The Eagles. My favorite quote.
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:47:01 (CST)

Hey Weaver...I am so :( sorry to hear about this...I met your bebe on the phone - sounds like a real special dude. Sent you some flowers for X-mas. Just to try to brighten up your day. Hope it helped a little bit. I have thought of you in these past five years - of all the "ponies". If you are ever feeling up to it I would love to hear from you. I am sorry we lost touch - I am sorry
Tara Sinclair <>
Jersey, - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 15:52:34 (CST)

Sara, I think of you often. I've kept up with your progress through the web but thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that I was thinking about you. You are a strong person. I wish all the best for you. Take Care.
Mike <>
- Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 02:33:37 (CST)

Sara, are you there? it has been approximately one year since I saw you/spoke to you. Hey! I miss you more than the past and I want to know that yer OK. Jon rulez and you both know that. Your updates are inspiring in the way that only the Weavecan get across. Lots goin' on... (AlAnon, Gastro Intest, rawk band, the state of Florida, NY, Mission of Burma) if you have the need write back, 'cause I'd like to hear/see yer fuckin voice. Love you, hippies forever, marcBeck
mBeck <>
PhiladelpFila, PA ahem - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 11:57:17 (CST)

hi there. just catching up, here in the hallway of my house which is as far as i have stretched our fancy router system. i can only fake mia so far, y know.... anyhow, glad you are well-ish and i think you are swell. blast from past, julie in west philly
julie davids <>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 16:18:32 (CST)

Hi Sweetie -happy new year! Hope you're feeling good. I think about you often... your vibrant personality and lovely smile are happy West Phila memories for me. Hope to see you soon, BE GOOD!! Michael
michael fahy <>
phila, pa usa - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 14:26:30 (CST)

We've got nothing but love for you, baby. Love, Zoe and Lynn
Ms. Zoe Strauss <>
- Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 09:28:08 (CST)

I love your web site! You are an incredible woman and I admire you more than you can possibly know. I was just diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (not staged yet but looks advanced) and was feeling really sorry for myself. Funny for someone who hates pity parties! But your battle has done so much to lift my spirits. I no longer feel like I am alone in this. Keep up the great work, hang tough, and kick leukemia's ass!
Kathy <>
Milford, CT - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 14:15:11 (CST)

Hi Sara, My name is Jennifer. I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in October of 2000. I have really enjoyed reading about your experience with Leukemia and BMT. I have not had a BMT, but my disease is alot like Leukemia. My treatment is much like that so I feel that we have alot in common even though I havn't had a BMT. I am so glad that you are doing well. I am in remission and I hope you also continue to be too. God Bless, Jennifer Felton
Jennifer Felton <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 23:38:03 (CST)

Weave, you kick ass! You are my inspiration in gettin through these freaking Steroids. Your a Fucking tough-ass-dude! Man am I puffing up- i weigh 190 now, i used to weigh 145. THE STRETCH MARKS ARE THE WORST PART- THEY FEEL LIKE THERES AN ALIEN UNDER MY SKIN TRYING TO ESCAPE! THey gave me a new pain medicine for that and my joints- a pin patch-pretty cool huh? My Girlfriend says i look cute but i think I look like the Pillsbury Doughboy! I Started PUVA treatments about a week ago, and I think I can already see a difference! I am totally psyched. I am out of the 'Roid Rut' finally - no more depression - just more of the happy go lucky kid i used to be. Mom says I can start to take guitar lessons again-i wanna get into jazz guitar-that be sweet. Good luck with your Photography- I recently got a digi-cam cause I like to take ALOT of pics, hehe. Im also really psyched casue we just got a cable modem-surfin in style man! well, Im gonna get going- cya round the clinic!
Erik Cichanowsky <>
Media, PA USA - Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 00:14:29 (CDT)

Sara, I was really rocked when I read the emails from LibCity about your AML. I'm glad to see from this site you still have your humor and kick ass attitude! I hope you continue to feel better and get that week on the farm you need! I'll be thinking of you. -andrew a.
Andrew Altman
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 08:36:24 (CDT)

Girl, wow, for so long I have heard updates from Tracey and Mia, and the BUnny. You are truely awesome.!
matty <Hart>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 08:12:36 (CDT)

dennis farrell <farrell57>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 05:36:25 (CDT)

Hey Sara- Keep Rocking! Don't let this little bump in the road set you back. Your incredible strength and courage will PREVAIL! Nicole
Nicole Stout <>
- Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 19:37:52 (CDT)

hi sara! i am an AML patient of dr. filicko's and i was diagnosed just after you were (nov. 16) and i had my transplant in march. dr. filicko told me about your website and i have been following your progress the entire time. it especially helped me prepare for my transplant because i really had no idea what to expect (i also unfortunately got the bunnies). so, i just wanted to write to say thank you! keep kickin leukemia's ass!!!!
Karin Weidenhammer <>
Blue Bell, PA - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 19:14:10 (CDT)

Sara! I've been reading your leukemia news and am so happy to see you hanging in there with your sense of humor intact. Keep on fighting! You are a bright star in the world to everyone who knows you or has met you or for whom I have played the Elvis song (among others).
Ed Meidenbauer, aka "Happy Ed"
VA You know - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 11:30:14 (CDT)

Now that you're feeling a little better, we can sing our favorite Anne Murray song. Ready? (Call Brett. This is a shot out to you too, Acker. Psyche!) Me: I cried a tear... You: You wiped it dry... Me: I was confused... You: You cleared my mind... Me: I sold my soul... You: You bought it back for me... Me: And held me high... You: And gave me dignity... Us: Somehow you neeeeeded me... Love ya.
Bunny Butt < >
- Monday, October 08, 2001 at 18:27:56 (CDT)

Sara-I am (and have been) thinking about you. Love,Sofia
sofia ginzburg <>
philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 08:10:59 (CDT)

Hey Sara, I am anxiously awaiting the next update of The Weave Report. I read the whole thing one day last week, and I want to hear that you are feeling better and able to eat and "pick an apple". I have a new job at a hospital cancer center, and The Weave Report has helped me understand leukemia better. I really wish I could do something to make you well. Feel better- Hugs, Valerie
Valerie <>
- Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 12:05:15 (CDT)

Hi Sara. Been thinking of you alot. I hope things are getting better for you. All my love and prayers. Deborah
Deborah Caiola <>
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 16:42:15 (CDT)

Hey Sara, I've been thinking about you so much and I'm on the Mind-It service, but it's been way too long since I sent my good wishes directly to you. You are so strong; what courage you have been showing through all this. Keep your spirits up! Glad to hear that you're out of the hospital and back in Fluffland. Kick Leukemia's Ass! Oh, and your music got some air time recently - I played Post 19 from your CD Over Nothing while I ate fire in a variety show at the RUBA Club. Next time you'll play live. Can't wait to see you and Swisher back on tour. Rock on, Sara. Best, k
Kristin Keith <>
Philadelphia, PA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 12:28:57 (CDT)

Hi Sara & Jon, Erik & I were at the clinic this week and did not see you there. Hope all is going well. After we saw you that week Erik landed back in the hospital on Sunday because he had a fever and a rash. they found out he had memengitis on top of a staph infection that he didn't get here at home! He was on 7Gibbons. Waited in the ER from 7:30am until a room was ready at 2:30pm. We were waiting with all the sick people of the city. I was not happy and let everyone know it. They said his infection was in his line which meant someone with dirty little hands of fingernails infected his hickman--and it wasn't me. Thank God it was treated quickly. He is still being infused at home with two antibiotics twice a day. It sure beats being in the hospital. Sounds like Sonya is really kicking in. Eriks T-cells finally started turning into Gene's. They are 90% Gene and 10% Erik. Hopefully this week they will be better--more Gene's. On Sunday we made a trip back to Jeff because Erik had a rash and the runs(somewhat). Dr. Joanne(love her) saw us in the ER family room and upped his prednisone dose to 60 to calm the rash down. We got out of there in about an hour. So far no more rash, it could be all the meds he's taken on GVH. If he gets it I just hope it's just a little. Say hi to Linda for me. I'll talk to you later I'm getting sleepy. Mary
Mary Cichanowsky <cview3821@>
Media, PAUSA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 23:44:18 (CDT)

Hey Lady, I haven't seen you in quite awhile, so I thought I'd drop a line to commend the Fantastic release of last year. This is one of few acts remaining that push out the kind of quality rock and roll that makes me glad to be here. Yeah, only top quality beings could make this stuff.
George K McCartin <>
Philadelphia, PA United States of America - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 13:25:41 (CDT)

Hey Sara, We were informed of your battle and your website. I came in to check it out and it is awesome. Please know that all of us here at the Lance Armstrong Foundation are pulling for you, so go kick luekemia's ass! We will await news of your quick and complete recovery! Go get ém!!!! Sally and all the LAF Staff
Sally Reed <survivorship>
Austin, Tx - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 16:10:58 (CDT)

Sara- Just saw Tracy and asked about you. She gave us your website. Hang in there - We miss you at Copies, Mail & More!
Barbara Mirell/Subhash Roy <>
- Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 14:32:01 (CDT)

My mother was diagnosised with AML on Feb 13, 2001. She is now in remission but is still having a very hard time. I just wanted to say for you to hang in there and keep your spirits up. God Bless!!!!!!!!
ginny <>
north vernon, in usa - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 22:16:13 (CDT)

Dear Sara They are putting my sister Sara on Thalidomide for her leukemia to get her off the prednisone and other drugs. They say it does wonderful thinks with graft versus host and also has anti-leukemic promise. Have you explored this? I keep looking at your site to see how you are since your last letter and am wondering if you are o.k. My prayers are with you Laurie Kash
laurie kash <>
- Monday, August 06, 2001 at 17:09:04 (CDT)

"more Fudge!" you rule Sara Weaver. I'm sending you good vibes as always. your humor and tenacity are awesome, and from looking at this guestbook you've helped a ton of people. the chipmunk cheeks are cute, but I'm sure you'll kick their ass right along with all the rest of it! lots of love. Vicky
Vicky <>
New York, NY - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 18:54:44 (CDT)

hey weave...mike in portland. a quick hello, and a "happy to hear you ARE kicking leukemia's ass!" thinkgs have been really good in portland. lots of music and bikes and food and hanging out. i'm very happy here. wish you could check it out for a month or two sometime, i can see yøu liking it. got my recording studio started(finally) and even recorded a band! machine that flashes has a double cd and a split 7 inch out within months....the split is with this band, THE DIMES, from portland, who are the absolute cutest band in the world...pretty, quiet, poppy stuff....i'll send you a you still have a turntable or should i send a tape? two week tour in october. one month tour in europe early next year..YEAH! next time swisher is in portland, leave an extra day...we'll rock out together! mtf and swisher... together at last. anyway...keep up with the ass kicking. props again to the website...know you're in my thoughts... carlos asks about you now and again, too. more soon. don't stop the rock... much love. mike this way to long for "the guestbook?"
mike stanioch <>
portland, or usa - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 05:15:16 (CDT)

Sara, I have you under my favorites-keep on- you are doing a great job. I'm with you all the way-even if in spirit. Continue to take good care of yourself!
Cheryl <>
Auburn, MA USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 00:27:52 (CDT)

Sitting right now at the Jeff. Claudia gave me your web site. Sally is here for a BMT. Glad to see you are doing well. We are gonna kick it's ass!
Rick & Sally <>
Nazareth, Pa. USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 10:58:02 (CDT)

Hey Sara- I finally got to the site. KICK ASS- now I can say that I am truly up to date on the events. What a tribute to you and Ferberocity! I think you might make him famous! Oh, yea- how was the honorary Vodka Tonic on the 4th? I was thinking of you. Hopefully HUP is treating you well. See you next week. Nicole (Dr. Ferber's nurse)
Nicole Stout <>
- Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 19:45:35 (CDT)

Hi Sara!Wanted to check on you but on update so I'll e-mail you on your other site. Hope all is well with you. M
Mary Cichanowsky <>
Media, Pa USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 16:48:29 (CDT)

Hi Sara - I am getting ready for a stem cell at the end of July and I am really scared. I am 18 and this is my third time with the same damned cancer in the same spot. Also my Mom is a basket case and I want to find a way to make her less scared. You sound like you did really well with this thing and I hope everything is going well for you still. Thanks for your help, Ryan
Ryan <>
- Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 00:10:12 (CDT)

Hi Sara, My name is Cindy and over the last couple of days I have read your story. I was inspired by your courage. Hope today finds you doing well. Take care and you are in my prayers. And thank you for sharing your experience. I know it gives hope to other cancer victims. KICK ASS GIRLFRIEND!
Cindy Crider <>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 10:03:40 (CDT)

You are doing great!!! Hang in there!! I also get that it is at timees very painful. Take Care, Cheryl
Cheryl Hunt <>
Boston, MA USA - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 21:17:29 (CDT)

I was diagnosed with ALL in january of 2001 and am looking at the possability of a transplant as well. Your story and success have really given me confidence and hope, keep kickin ass girl :)
Brandon <>
Wilkes-Barre, PA USA - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 01:20:06 (CDT)

I had a dream about you last night. In it you were working. I don't know what the job was, but you were wearing a navy blue shirt with yellow writing on it, and you were moving a box. I was so happy to see you out in the world, moving around. Your hair was short, but the steriod swelling was gone. You were in good spiris. Happy to be working. I rang today, and your mother told me you were back in the hospital. I'm sorry this is still such a battle. I tried to reach you on Monday, but I must have experienced some very mixed lines. I kept phoning a business's fax line. Weird. Anyway, my dear, I hope tomorrow you can be freed for longer than the thirty six hours or so. I will try to reach you over the next few days. Love you lots... and send to you the healing ju-ju. Speak to you soon. All my love... brooke.
brooke welsh <>
- Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 15:32:25 (CDT)

I know I already signed the guestbook, but this really needs to be said: Yes, Jazz Guy is an ASS.
Lee Carpenter <>
- Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 16:22:27 (CDT)

Sara, I work at Jefferson in the pharmacy. I am praying for you every step of the way. Always, Linny P.S We are all going to kick leukemia in the butt thru my work and my volunteer work in the leukemia society. 100%!!
linda monteleone <>
phila, pa usa - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 14:44:07 (CDT)

dennis <>
- Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 01:42:48 (CDT)

Sara, Just found out about the online reports and am glad to see that you're over some major humps and back in fighter mode. Wish you weren't being pushed to such extremes, but if anyone knows how to kick some leukemia and pneumonia ass, it's you. ~Those pics really do capture Sonya's tough side.~ I've been sending positive energy your way and talking to the higher powers on your behalf, especially on my recent road-trip through the Southwest. Visiting the most ancient beings on the planet (bristlecone pines)and lands of big sky, tall mountains and hot dirt, has been an especially conducive environment for that kind of thing. Looking forward to your victory tour. Love, Rea
Rea Inglesis <>
San Francisco, CA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 14:28:35 (CDT)

dear Sara, i just heard about this messed up turn of events. i'm really sorry to hear this but i know that you will get past it. i met you couple of years ago when i came to philly with gigi and saw swisher play. you guys are awesome and you are super talented. so get better and keep rocking out!! -andrea
andrea cottin <>
bennington, VT - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 16:34:29 (CDT)

Sara- Gig has been keeping us up-to-date on your progress - we are so sorry to hear that you are ill - but we know you will definitely kick its ass! Andrea sends her best and thinks often of your performance in Philly. And she can't wait to come to your next show so get out of there! all best, Lynn, Andrea and Jon (he has heard the CD) Cottin
Lynn Cottin <>
Chevy Chase, MS US - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 13:36:43 (CDT)

hi sara, hope u are feeling better. i guess u will be seeing new residents from tomorrow onwards. i will check your website for your progress..
irene <>
philadelphia, pa usa - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 20:29:31 (CDT)

Hi Sara. I just found out about Goswisher and downloaded some sonds from the site. Right now I'm listening to moon in wanker. I heard about it in a brasilian e-group, and got the link to the site there. Thats where I knew you had leukemia. My baby cousin Alexandre (he is 3 years old) has leukemia too. But he's doing well. Let me tell you, I loved your music. It's got some punk references, and that's what I liked much. I liked the lyrics, too (the ones I understand). Perhaps you should tell the guys in charge of the web page if they'd consider the idea of placing the lyrics on the net. I think you´ve got reaaly great rock, and I´m anxious that you get well and maybe come to Portugal on some gig. Get well soon, so you can play again. Best wishes, Susana.
Susana <>
Faro, Portugal - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 10:09:17 (CDT)

I read ur journal->very funny. Its erik down the hall 1406. Just wanted to say high... and good luck!
Erik <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 14:27:44 (CDT)

Good luck to you. Hang in there. I am a student doing research on BMT and my mother had a BMT for ALL.
Tammie McFadden <>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 12:14:33 (CDT)

Just read it all. Much love and best wishes to you, beautiful. XOX
Jill MacDowell <>
Pittsburgh, PA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 21:36:03 (CDT)

Hey Sara: I'm a friend of Brett's, you thought I took you to the 8th grade dance but I didn't. I guess that's a weird intro... Anyways, I was searching for Swisher info and was so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I hope things are getting better and I wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and wishing you the very best. I am really looking forward to seeing you on stage ASAP. Kick some Leukemia ASS, Jeff.
Jeff Neumann <>
Morrisville, PA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 17:17:56 (CDT)

Im the Nursing student you started to flash, 30 seconds into meeting you ;) I checked your web site out and thought id drop you a few lines of encouragement. "Life is a Journey not a destination" -My commander once told me this before i left to go to Saudi Arabia 2 years ago. Keep your head and spirits up and youll beet this thing and be back on tour in no time. Good luck SARA. -Patrick
Patrick Kelly <>
Philadelphia , Pa US - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 18:38:19 (CDT)

I hope u beat this. Get better so you can have lots of fun once again.Be proud because u went threw alot in the years and in the past . You can handle this to . YOu are a very tough . I think you are even more tough then i would be able to handle you have been through alot. get beeter soon
Felicia <>
turtlepoint, pa united states - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 18:31:29 (CDT)

Thanks for sharing your story. I'm a psychologist and am seeing a 16 year old who's preparing for a BMT. You will help me her her :)Bless you!
Lindsay Patterson, PhD <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:24:42 (CDT)

sara....thanks so much for telling your story. my brother was diagnosed with aml last sept.also. sucks..big time!they say he's in remission. hopefully it will stay that way.thank god my other brother is a match though. anyway girlfriend...hang in there....i live in ca.can i buy your c.d. here????
kim bowman <>
- Monday, April 09, 2001 at 00:29:26 (CDT)

sara....thanks so much for telling your story. my brother was diagnosed with aml last sept.also. sucks..big time!they say he's in remission. hopefully it will stay that way.thank god my other brother is a match though. anyway girlfriend...hang in there....i live in ca.can i buy your c.d. here????
kim bowman <>
- Monday, April 09, 2001 at 00:29:25 (CDT)

Hi Sara, really sorry to hear your not well.I saw you guys in Milwaukee a while back. Enjoyed the show, and love the c.d. Do me a favor and get better soon, we need you. take care, Jeff the Screamer.
Jeff 'Screamer' Youngers <>
Brookfield , Wi usa - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 14:20:34 (CDT)

You have my there anything else I can do?I was just told my red blood cells are not multiplying like they should..maybe i have fibrosis of the bone marrow.all this is new to me.I will follow w/my doctors at home..because I am now out of town.
Paul Boucher <ontheat>
- Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 17:34:04 (CDT)

got your mail. donna and i loved it.she cried. you are in our prayers, hang in there.tell me what you want for your birthday. LOVE DAD
strange father
khatmandu, nepal - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 09:43:37 (CST)

Hey Sara, Hope that you are feeling better. keep up the great work you are an inspiration to all with your disease. Thanks for helping Des with her project, you really made an impression on her and she is so impressed with you. One day you must come and meet the rest of the clan. lots of love, Sara and I will see you in Jeff soon. love Miriam
Miriam Vigo <>
- Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 09:38:53 (CST)

good to see your web site. hang in there,our prayers are with you daily.
Strange father
Huntington, wv Chad - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11:47:48 (CST)

Hey sara, i found your website on my own after i mailed you. I hope things are going good, i bet your really really bored. I layed on a couch for two months before i had energy to do things. That was BORING...Im happy that you have this cookbook idea to keep you busy. I wish you the best of luck i know youll do just fine. Ill be waiting to hear your music on the radio, till then catch you later.
Ryan <>
Brookings , sd - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 19:39:09 (CST)

Whats up S.Weaver whats been going with u. I been checking your web sight daily or when ever I get a chance. Everything has been hectic in BMT land. First I want to say congrats on not seeing u in about a month.Do u remember Ms.Kemp the black lady who use to be Rm#1410 she passed away the other day that was very upsetting for myself because after u left her room became my hide out spot. So when she left I have no one to talk to on a friendship level anymore.So I decided to take a vacation to FL to visit my family.Oh yeah can u send me that web site u got u airline tickets from (the cheapest please) I'm leaving on 04/28 returning 05/04. Well I got to get back to work so please write me back. CHOW!!! Clyde Williams
Clyde Williams <>
Phila, PA USA - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 05:25:47 (CST)

Hi Sara, Just read through fabulous goswisher journal of your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Love what was done with real life storytelling, explaining drugs, pictures-- all of it. Tracy, Mia, Becky, Christi and all the Yikes folks are helping make the move from Stone Age to the web, and this technoklutz is grateful. Thrilled that you're taking such strong meds in stride, and wish you all the best each and every day. Regards to Jonathan, your folks and friends, everyone helping you through. Cheers to you from Larry & I. I'll try to call soon, too.--Scott
Thomas Scott Tucker <>
Phila, PA U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 16:24:22 (CST)

Sara thanks so much for the rock note! Iam sorry that I havent cought up with you . Hope you are feeling well. Just wanted to let you know that youre in my thoughts and prayers!Hope to see you soon.LOVEYOU Pete
Peter LaCroix <>
Phila , Pa - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 20:25:12 (CST)

Hey, girlfriend!!! I heard you were up for a social call and I missed it! Maybe next time I'll be here to see how wonderful you look! I heard you are doing very well, and I've being keeping up to date with the web site. I love it! Until we meet again, stay healthy! Tell Jon I say hi!!! LOVE AND PRAYERS: Denise
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 02:46:08 (CST)

dennis <>
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 02:27:03 (CST)

Hi Sara! This is so cool! I think of you all the time and get my updates on you from my parents talking to your parents at church. Now I can actually tell you myself! I just finished reading the Inquirer article on you and the band that Mom and Dad passed on to me. Your strength and spirit are true inspiration for those that read it! It's amazing to think Swisher may have saved your life. If you weren't intending to raise funds by doing that study, who knows how long you would have been undiagnosed! The Lord works in mysterious ways, doesn't He? I'm pleased to hear you're doing well and I wish you all the best. Keep your chin up! God bless! Linda
Linda (Shearer) Morley <>
- Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 16:40:40 (CST)

Sara -- I leave Philly and see what happens! Was back visiting recently and heard about your recent trials. Sorry to hear it. Seems like, from your website, that you are tackling it with typical in-your-face, kick-ass style. I hope you are doing well. You're in my thoughts. Richard
Richard Heyl <>
High Falls, NY United States - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 13:11:31 (CST)

Hi, Sara! I am getting a kick over the Weave Report! Love that you and your friends are keeping your sense of humor! We need that! I am 37 and also have AML, diagnosed in Sept. 2000. I've had 2 rounds of chemo and will soon go back for my 3rd. It's been very interesting reading about your transplant. Not sure If I'll have to have one. My brother is a perfect match in case I do. Hope you are doing well at home! Take care and KLA! Kim
Kim White <>
Marshall, MN USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 14:30:30 (CST)

Dear Sara- This is much of a coincedence that I am e-mailing. When you were in the hospital at Jefferson, I was the 17 year old girl across the hall from you who was just diagnosed with ALL. I was up there visisting my family when I went to have blood taken and the hospitalized me there for them being so low. A day later, August 7, I was diagnoses with leukemia. I am now back home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and getting my treatments here. I am doing really good and I am "kicking leukemia's ass" just like you. I would love to hear from you and get a chance to hear some of your music. Please if you get the chance e-mail me back. I hope all is well. We'll all get through this. Bye Taylor
Taylor Gunther <>
Fort Lauderdale, F: USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 11:03:22 (CST)

Hey Sara, Hope you feeling ok, my name is ryan and im 21 years old. I was diganosed with aml on nov. 16 99. I am five months out of my bone marrow transplant. I just got back home a month and a half ago. Shit i wont lie it really sucks huh. I sleept for weeks b/c i was too tired to get out of bed. I had aml subtype m2. Im sure you are like me and have read every jounal on luekemia ever wrote so im sure you now whats going on. My chromosomes were bad too, i had only 40% chance when i went in. Thats ok though i kicked its ass from day one. I never responded to the first chemo, that just seemed like a small setback. I went to mayo clinic in minnesota and did my BMT at U.of.Minn Even five months later i still get transfusions three times a week. Sorta gets old, but so does staying in the hospital for 11 months. I would love to talk with you so more, im not really sure what stage your at right now or what kind of questions your wondering. I always felt like i wanted to talk with someone, but i needed someone who went through the exact same thing. I write to people every once in awile now b/c i know how much i had wished i had someone to talk too. My e-mail is really stupid, from my cocky days before i got sick, things change afterwards, i wish i would have changed my e-mail but oh well. If you want to write its Sorry for the imature name. Hope you are getting better and this is only a short time in your life, when your out, you will be three times stonger and wiser than when you went in. Youll understand....
Ryan dominiack
Brookings, sd - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 14:44:23 (CST)

wow!your site is really cool!having seen people of all ages deal with your trip you are walking tall.or short as it may be,because only the young in years and old in soul seem to take this in stride so keep it up!thanks for sharing,and the reminder that life is what you make of it.p.s. you should really have your health care team wear gloves.
denise <>
or usa - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 00:10:23 (CST)

Sara! Been reading your fabulous website! All my best to you. Feel better feel better feel better! Glad you're home again. - kristin
Kristin Keith <>
Philadelphia, PA - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 10:53:47 (CST)

Hey Little Sister! I had a chance to get on the Internet today so I read the rest of the Weave Report. Tracy and Mia did a great job! I especially liked all the photos and the silly humor... probably not your typical hospital report! I'll see you soon, and tell my stem cells they'd better be kicking butt. Love,Sonya
Sonya Weaver
Belfast, ME - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 11:48:02 (CST)

We are Denise's Farrell parents and wanted to say hello and wish you nothing but good stuff.
Vinetta & Jack O' Sullivan <>
phila., pa. usa - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 19:42:49 (CST)

Hey the weave I have been checking up on you via the web and I'm going to try calling today...The Millie Mill Mill loves you!
Sarah Miller
- Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 10:50:28 (CST)

Hey there cutie. Just wanted to drop you a note saying I've been looking in on you on the trip out west and I'm so sorry you are hurting. The back pain sounds like it really sucks. Anyway I don't know how often you read this. Do you have your own email or is this where I should write you? Do others read it? You know how naughty I can be. Things are goin really well on the trip though and am looking forward to hitting warmer weather and getting out of Detroit. Next we head to Ashville NC and then to Jenna's. Well I send you my love and hope you start feeling better soon. xo Tiffany (BBB)
BBB <>
Detroit, MI USA - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 16:12:45 (CST)

Hi Weave, Hello. Just a note to say I'm thinking about you. It was good to say hello to you yesterday. The lawyerly business is almost done. Talked to the dad Weaver today to add final info. :) Love, Tiff!
Tiff Palmer (Not the Blonde Boozer) <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 15:25:30 (CST)

Just got word- your web site is amazing- it re-invents how people can support each other through an illness-plus it reflects your show-stopping style. I was just in the area- bored stupid in the suburbs...if I had known, I would have visited. I think its great that you are talking about the experiences (traumas) you are going through- being stoic is bullshit- 'cause if you can't share your feelings, nobody can give anything back to you. A card is going in the mail to your parents to offer the help I can. {{{{HUG}}} Love, Caroline
Caroline Leopold <>
Chicago, Il - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 13:20:46 (CST)

Sara rock! I KNOW you can kick the Big L's ass! I'm bad at saying stuff...ask think of something really great you would want someone to say to you and put it......right here....... Aside from that..You really are an amazing person and I'm glad you're getting through this shit..hopefully I can help some way or another
Miss Kimberly Ann <busted2152AOL.COM>
boston, ma usa - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 19:35:33 (CST)

Hey Sara, Dear Sara, Long time no see. Remember me? Former CISPES member, former girlfriend/current friend of Howard Kahlenberg? I was very sad to hear about your illness. I first heard about it in the City Paper, of all places. I'm sure you are doing a great job of kicking leukemia's ass. I've been sending my good wishes your way and will continue to do so. Lots of love, Sarah
Sarah Nachmias <>
Elkins Park, PA USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 15:44:08 (CST)

Sara--Thanks for sharing your experiences on the web site. It's good to see that you haven't lost your sense of humor throughout this whole ordeal. Tracy's comments and photos made me laugh--I'm sure having her around is good medicine, for the soul if not for the body. Hang in there, and keep kickin' ass!
Blair <>
Philly, PA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 11:53:34 (CST)

Hey, Sara! I was going to write 'How the hell are you?' but I guess I know. I Saw Becky and Brad the other night and they told me how to get in touch with you. I'm so glad the transplant went well and that you're taking care of yourself. I've been thinking about you and lot and kind of worrying about you, but I know you're doing the right thing and you're getting a lot of support. So listen, let me know if there's anything I can do, okay? And maybe I can see you sometime soon. Take care, be good (do you have any choice right now?) and let me know what's up. Love, Denise (Kulp)
Denise Kulp <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 20:08:16 (CST)

I just wanted to let you know I miss you and love you WEAVE. I'm sorry I'm not there with you now and today of all days but I know that all will be well and so will you. I love you and can't wait to rock and laugh and all the other things we do toghether soon. xoxoxoBBB
BBB <>
LA, CA USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 18:27:48 (CST)

Hang in there Sara! Everyone in the shellito project wishes you the very best. Good luck and stay strong!
Mike <>
- Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 02:37:16 (CST)

HEy the weave...I just found out that you were sick...I hope you get better soon. I miss you...sarah m.
sarah miller <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 09:39:29 (CST)

Hey Sara: Don't know if you'll remember me... I'm an old friend of Mia's and met you at your birthday dinner at Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown. My husband Tim and I saw Swisher in NYC at Meow Mix last year. You sound like you are doing really well and have a great attitude, and I hope the future will look brighter and brighter for you. Kick ass— Vanessa
Vanessa Weiman <>
New York, NY - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 11:03:13 (CST)

Sara, it's Lee from the Center. Hey, chiquita, I'm thinkin' of ye, and I know that you are, right at this VERY moment, opening an econo-sized can of Texas whoopass on that there leukemia. Damn straight! And as for needing things to do while trapped indoors while the other kids are out playing dodgeball: 1) Learn to play the autoharp like a virtuoso. 2) Eat several thousand popsicles and make a scale model of the Ben Franklin Bridge with the sticks. 3) Become a tattoo artist. Practice on friends and pets. 4) Plan the perfect crime. 5) Breed mice for size and temperament. 6) GET F**KING WELL!!!
Lee <>
Philly, Pencil-vania USA! USA! - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 16:00:39 (CST)

Sara- I have every confidencein the factthat you will kick ass. What I want to know is when Swisher is going to tour New England! See ya when I get through Philly.
Bill Parsons <>
Lowell, MA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 16:26:32 (CST)

Sarah, I am writting you from historic Clam-Digging Ipswich. Was shocked when I heard about this last week. I know and pray that you beat this thing out. Yeeeba to you. Let me know wha I can do. Hang in there sista....
Tunde <>
Boston, Ma USA - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 08:39:01 (CST)

Hi. It is surely an amazing thing to see how strong you are throughout all of this. Never give up hope, you'll do it. godbless ya. Oh, and your pretzel and "Bobbi" hummos combo, I am on my way to essene right now. Those are on the top of my list. I was partial to ZEv's but mainly becasue I haven't given Bobbi a chance. I'll check it out. usually, I'm into the toasted bread(7-10 grain of course) with some butter topped with hummos... But paul Newman makes a damn good pretzel. Thanks for the tip. again, be strong and well. Terry
Terry <>
Philly, PA - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 12:35:30 (CST)

Howdy Sara we have been thinking about you a lot. The BBB flaked on getting me your address. It only just occured to me to go to your band's web site. And here is the news I was looking for. Good to hear from the horse's mouth don't ya know. You sound good. Send me your snail mail address and I'll send you some mags and stuff. We are doing great. The baby is getting funnier and cuter everyday. Whenever you reschedule the tour you are always welcome. More later. Jenna
Jenna and Jonathan Schuh <>
Atlanta, GA UNITED FUCKING STATES - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 19:41:59 (CST)

Hang in there Sara!
Mike Shellito <>
- Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 01:52:06 (CST)

Hey, Sara! Once you get done kicking leukemia's ass, we fully expect you and your bandmates to make that trek to the midwest for some serious pop action. First round will be on us.
reggie <>
Chicago, IL - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 13:23:35 (CST)

Sara, we in darby jones are wishing you all the best... please let us know if there is anything we can do to help :)
Rob Chojnacki <>
butler, nj - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 19:18:03 (CST)

Sara, you don't know me. I don't know you. However, I heard your story through a friend who was booking a tour and pecking around Philly billboards and music info sites when she stumbled upon your story. Anyway, I'm a musician and music promoter (I produce an annual 100-band festival called the Independent Music Fest). The fact that I don't know you means nothing, but the fact that we're musicians means we share a common language. Can I rally some bands together and produce an all-day benefit show in Philly? Can I send some information to my contacts? What can I do, besides offer my sincere best wishes for a rapid recovery? Doug Forbes 732.660.0840
Doug Forbes <>
Allenhurst, NJ USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 17:03:28 (CST)

Hey Sara - You may (or may not) remember us, but we worked with David Saries way back when, and of course met you through him. We recently learned of your temporary illness and health insurance status, and want to do something to help. Unfortunately we were out of the country during recent fundraisers, but would defnately like to contribute to a fundraising effort. Therefore, when you get a moment, PLEASE pass along an address where we could contribute money to your cause. I know, with time, all will be well, and our thoughts are with you in a very positive way. get healthy & stay well!!! All of our love & support , "We-3" (Pam-Nancy-kal)
Pam & Nancy (and now Kal too!) <>
- Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 11:14:09 (CST)

hey sarah...just got back from tour a few days ago. just a quick hello and keep on with the ass-kicking. i'll drop you a line soon....mike
mike stanioch <>
pdx, or - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 20:29:35 (CST)

I am sorry to hear this horrible news, and hope that your treatments continue successful. On a side note, I became an avid Red Bull lover while living in the U.k, and continue to crave its bubble-gum nectar ever since. If you are in fact blessed with this sweet juice, you are already on the road to recovery....good luck! Love, Melissa
- Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 09:38:27 (CST)

Sara! It's me, remember? You know, best friends through high school and years after. In my wedding and all. Remeber????? I've been trying to reach you for an awfully long time (Well, I guess I haven't tried your parents, but I forget their number). I've written several e-mails over the past year or so to Sarah T w/ no reply, but maybe I've got the wrong address. Call me and tell me what's going on and how I can help. Kris
Kris Kennedy <>
- Friday, November 03, 2000 at 02:11:30 (CST)

Sara, Kendal and I attended one of you Benefits and know your attitude and outlook will get you through this. I am listening to your CD right now wishing I could sing too... Oh well, I least I can play the guitar. My girlfriend has the same paisley guitar that you sold.. so if you ever miss your let us know. Your music has grown so much from those days we jammed on American St. in Matty Boys pad. Please keep your spirits up and get well soon. Love, Laura
Laura Markley <>
Bala Cynwyd, PA - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 09:01:14 (CST)

Sara--I'm glad you're doing so well, and it's cool to see how so many people in Philly are rallying to help you out. You're a special person, and your energy and spark will go a long way in kicking leukemia's ass! Keep it up, Girl!
Blair Davis <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 15:12:50 (CST)

Hi Sara Weaver! Dave and I moved back to Philly just in time to get your news. Sounds like you are keeping a good perspective on things - I know how much spirit you have and devoting all that to "Kicking Leukemia's Ass" is a lot of ass-kicking! Great to hear about your band, sounds terrific for you and like you have lots of moral support. I'm sure you'll be rockin' again soon! Sorry to have fallen out of touch with you but we still love you and will be thinking of you with our strongest get well thoughts! Lots of love, Amy Walker
Amy Walker <>
Conshohocken, PA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 17:54:22 (CDT)

Hi Sara, i don't really know you, but i wanted to say "Hello" and to wish you well. the wife of one of my co-workers is a nurse at Jefferson hospital, and a bunch of us went to the Kyber Pass last night for the benefit show. our thoughts are with u! -Mark
Mark Montana <>
Delran, NJ USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 15:08:22 (CDT)

hey Sarah! you should write books, I love your diaries. "bless her cotton socks!" totally dude, you could be a rock star AND a famous author. :-) keep kicking leukemia's ass! love, Vicky
Vicky <>
Philly, - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 18:21:13 (CDT)

Hi Sara, I just wanted to let you know the phone number of the Eastern PA Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 215-232-1100. Please give us a call (if you have not been in touch already) to learn about our services, including reimbursement. Good luck, and just know that we are here if you need anything. Katie Rogers
Katie Rogers <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 14:01:45 (CDT)

keep kickin ass sara. we got yer back here on the west side.
adam woodfill <>
pittsburgh, pa - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 21:30:01 (CDT)

can i play a benefit show for u?
ImOnCable <>
bensalem, pa usa - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 21:08:30 (CDT)

hey sarah, me and rick D. and my girl stacey all hope your doin o.k. and that you kick this thing in the ASS! like we know only a rocker chick like you can! if yer online at the hospital give me a buzz, i'm home during the day.....miss you since nick's closed and wanted to let you know WE LOVE YOU! anything we can do to help just email me! get well soon ya sexy love-bug, scott parker
scott parker <>
philadelphia , pa usa - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 15:41:17 (CDT)

I saw you ..... You - female , brown hat and fine lookin' eyebrows . Me - 95lb 9 month old black lab ( but very mature for my age ) who hopes to be able to sniff your butt in the very near future . Good luck , good luck , good luck .....
Jack <>
PHILADELPHIA, PA/USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 14:13:52 (CDT)

This is a really COOL web site. Kick ass!
Jack Weaver (Padre) <>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 16:53:10 (CDT)

Weaver, Yo go babe, kickin ass on a new front! For those who aren't fortunate enough to know the Weave, we've been very excited to have her here in Philly (most of the time) kickin ass for quite a few years. How old are u anyway Weaver? :) I guess I should share a fond memory here. Well, I recall Sara with a gaggle of middle-aged gay men following on her knee-high booted heels around the fag hood in downtown Philly getting people to support domestic partnership. What a sight that was. Oh yeah, and that last rockin Wisher show with Geeta on guitar I saw at the Khyber! I'm sure as soon as she's done kickin AML ass, she'll continue to lead Swisher on to fortune and glory with her compatriots including that cute (younger!) boyfriend. Hey, does he have a brother? Or a daddy? Yours in Weaver-love-vibage, Ken (aka Dr. Doob)
Ken Carl <>
Philadelphia, PA Corporate State of America - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 12:27:41 (CDT)

Be just and fear not for He is with you as are we.Get well soon....The Brews Brothers,Andy & Barry.
Dr.Fermento///a.k.a. Andy Devour <>
philadelphia, pa
- Friday, October 20, 2000 at 21:41:53 (CDT)

Sara, I am a long time friend of Brian (from West Chester) and he's been keeping us posted on your leuk. and the benefit. We can't wait and are spreading the word (me and Kook) to get all of our friends out - especially for the Marinernine show. I wanted to let you know I have O negative blood and donate. If you are interested I can find out how to lend to you, unless you already know. (O negative is the universal donor). Brian said you need transfusions. Anyway, we are pulling for you!! Kick some ass, girl!!! Wendy Newdeck
Wendy Newdeck <>
- Friday, October 20, 2000 at 16:02:17 (CDT)

I got your back on the West Coast. I'm totally bummed that I missed your yoga class benefit. (you see, I've gone way California, not that I'm a car-owning, dot-com, triathlete guy). You have a San Francisco all-Philly pioneer outpost between Kathy, Sean and me. I'll be kicking out your jams in my Honda Civic Hatchback as soon as I get a copy of the CD. The next time I see you, please play the cowbell so I can dance in the streets to your funky beats. Smooches galore.
little Stephen Houghton <shoughton>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, October 20, 2000 at 12:31:34 (CDT)

Dear Sarah , it has only been 10 years . I am Kris Kennedy's friend, who is now my neighbor out here on the other side . I just wanted you to know our thoughts are with you. Damn, you look well on the press release pic. I'll pass news on to kris K. all the best, Tony
Tony Dattilo <>
Indianola, wa - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 18:23:34 (CDT)

hey sara!!! i know you're gettin good... lookin forward to all of the rock events in your honor!!! hows the food??? everyone (and i mean everyone) is thinkin bout you (you've got a lot of good people)... keep up the fight and we'll see you soon!!! rich
rich fravel <>
philly, - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 13:36:55 (CDT)

you are the wind beneath my wings! FLY! Noooooooo!!!
gaygaybrad <>
philly, - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 10:27:30 (CDT)

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