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Sarah Kruger’s legacy to the place she loved

29.09.17 Categories: How donations help, Patient stories, Staff stories,

Sarah Kruger, who was both an employee and a patient at Guy’s and St Thomas’, left a wonderful gift in her will to the hospitals, following the fantastic care that she received during her treatment for breast cancer.

A much loved employee at Guy’s and St Thomas’, the late Sarah Kruger left a wonderful gift in her will to recognise the fantastic care that she received during her treatment for breast cancer.

In 2004 at age 40, Sarah made the decision to retrain as a nurse and went back to university to study for her nursing degree. After graduating she then joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 2009.  

Her career, however, was unfortunately cut short following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Sarah did manage to go back to work briefly following successful initial treatment, but sadly, eight months later the cancer returned and she had to have more chemotherapy. This, and ongoing ill health, forced her to take permanent retirement.  

Sarah liked the fact that she was treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ as she was going back to friends and familiar faces. It was a hospital that she trusted to give her the best possible treatment, and this gave her more confidence and strength.  

Upon diagnosis, Sarah should have had just two years to live but the support and commitment of Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff helped to buy her more time.

Sarah’s brother, Rupert Kruger, said: 'Sarah was resilient; she lived and filled every last moment of her life.'    

Sarah’s incredibly thoughtful gift to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital will go towards the areas of the hospital that need it most - helping to improve the service and outcomes that our patients experience.  

Leaving a gift in your will, whatever the size, can make a real difference to staff and patients. If you would like to support the hospital in this way, you can find out how to have your will written by a qualified solicitor free of charge.