We Are At The Beginning Of Change…
Friday July 19th 2019


Thank you very much to you all!

Post Published: 01 August 2010
Category: Column, Dear Thyroid News, Flying With Broken Wings
This post currently has 31 responses. Leave a comment

I would like to thank you all so very much for making me feel so welcome and appreciated as a columnist for Dear Thyroid™. I have loved getting to know you and have made so many wonderful friends. I hope that I have been able to help you with my writings and research.

For personal reasons, I will no longer be writing for Dear Thyroid™.

I wish you all the very, very best in health and happiness.

All my love,



Sarah has been an incredible fixture in the Dear Thyroid community. Her compassion, kindness, willingness to work with us and connect with every community member has been outstanding and is tremendously appreciated. Her presence and sage, uplifting words will be missed dearly. I am grateful to Sarah for the opportunity to have worked with her, and for all that she did for the Dear Thyroid community.

This is an awesome time in Sarah’s life. I wish her the very best of continued success in her every endeavor. I have every confidence that Sarah will continue doing amazing, inspiring things, as that is the essence of who she is — simply remarkable.

Thank you, Sarah Downing!


This is one of the most exciting times in Dear Thyroid’s life. We are on the precipice of even more change. Collectively, our words and drive for awareness are paying off in dividends. Our voices are being heard. Each community member and columnist is the impetus for all of this. A MILLION THANK YOU’S. Keep writing and submitting Dear Thyroid Letters, keep connecting in comments, participate in all of the new and exciting contests we have going. Join the Dear Thyroid meet-ups for support. Get a FREE Awareness band. Buy a Dear Thyroid T-shirt. WEAR YOUR DISEASE ON YOUR SLEEVE. In short, your words MATTER. Your words are a testament to the realities of our diseases and cancers. Your words are changing the way people perceive thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Now is the time to keep fighting and to remind ourselves why we are here; a greater good that we wish to achieve: voice, awareness, support and a cure. Collectively, we can do anything, especially as a united front. Individually, we can’t. We need each other. As a thyamily, we will achieve our goals, I just know it! I am honored to be a part of this community and thankful for each and every one of you.

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31 Responses to “Thank you very much to you all!”

  1. Lori says:

    Sarah – I know you have to do what’s best for you and I know we will always stay in touch and remain friends, but at this moment, I am upset about this news. I don’t know what else to say at this time except that I hope your columns will remain on DT for others to benefit from your research and knowledge. And of course, your passion, which is so evident in your writings. You have never failed to inspire. I love the idea of you starting a blog and I encourage you to follow through on that!

    Much Love,

  2. Dear Thyroid says:

    Hi Lori;

    I’m so glad that you and Sarah will stay in touch and remain friends. I agree with you, it’s very sad to see her go. I’m very excited about her future, too.

    We will absolutely be keeping Sarah’s archives on Dear Thyroid; they are simply amazing, informative and filled with abundant love, resources and passion.

    I so agree with you – Sarah’s been a constant source of inspiration. Like you, I’m looking forward to her blog.

    If you need/want an ear to bend and express your sorrow, I’m here for you.


  3. Sarah Downing says:

    Lori, you have always been such a dear friend to me and I am privileged to know you. It is thanks to Dear Thyroid and Katie that I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people like yourself.

    I will remain passionate about helping others and I will keep you posted on my blog.

    Katie, thank you very much for your touching words and thank you for keeping my blog archives up. I would love for them to continue helping others.

    Love to you both,


  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Of course, Sarah! Flying with Broken Wings is a Dear Thyroid institution. We would never part with your thylicious articles. They will continue to be a source of inspiration, education and healing for so many patients.

    I know your passion will always remain high, just as I know how magnificent your blog will be!

    you’re great, Sarah. And, you will be missed a lot!

    Lots of love and good wishes,

  5. HDinOregon says:

    Hallo Sarah,

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re no longer will be writing here. Please reconsider! – Take a break for a while, and after some time, please come back with an article every once in a while.

    I’ll miss you!

    And best of luck in your new endeavors. Go for it my friend! (whatever your new adventure will be).

    {{{ Hugs }}}

    HD in Oregon

  6. Sarah Downing says:

    HD, your words mean so much to me. Whatever happens, I do intend to continue writing. Working at Dear Thyroid really has inspired me. I will keep you posted. Thanks for your constant positivity, support and encouragement.



  7. Dear Thyroid says:

    HD – You are truly fabulous! love your attitude and support.

  8. Miriam says:

    Sarah…..what can I say, I loved your columns cos they were so inspiring and told us what we are all thinking in side. I will miss your light hearted articles, so down to earth, so true and made us all realise the struggles each and every one of us face every day with this and other chronic diseases now and in the past.

    Lori and Katie put it so eloquently and told us exactly what we are all thinking. We will miss you Sarah, and I know I am not the only one to say that. You helped Dear Thyroid become what it is today.

    So pleased that your articles will remain on Dear Thyroid, so they will help us all especially those new to Dear Thyroid in the future.

    Really glad you are going to start a blog and continue the good work you started on Dear Thyroid

    I have to thank Dear Thyroid for us connecting and I am sure we will keep in contact in the future.

    Good luck for the future, I know you are busy in your own right with your business and eventual move to the US.

    Bye for now

    With love from your thyroid friend
    Miriam xxx

  9. Sarah Downing says:

    Dear Miriam,

    I always loved your comments on my articles and have always felt very appreciated by you and my other readers. I thank you very much for your great support and would love to stay in touch with you.

    Dear Thyroid taught me a lot and for that I am very thankful. I will keep you posted on my blog. I will never forget my readers and would like for all of them to feel free to contact me at any time.

    Lots of love,


  10. Sarah, thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into Dear Thyroid. Your columns were always so informative and inspiring and I know you helped so many people learn how to deal with thyroid disease. You will be missed, but I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!


  11. Melissa Travis says:

    Sarah –
    thank you so much for being one of the first people to greet me and wish me well. You’ve got so much beauty inside! Good luck cat with all that’s going on and with the impending move to the states sometime in the future. Remember to keep in touch ok.


  12. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you Joanna for your words of appreciation. You have a lovely and supportive colleague.



  13. Sarah Downing says:

    Hey Melly,

    I’d love for us to stay in touch. You are a most bodacious person yourself and I have always loved your columns. I have always sensed how much your writing comes from the heart. Keep up the good work and don’t ever hesitate to contact me!



  14. Sarah Downing says:

    Oops – damn typo – Joanna: I meant to write “you have BEEN a lovely and supportive colleague”.

  15. christinah84 says:

    Sarah, I know this decision wasn´t easy for you, but you have to do what is best for you.
    Thank you for everything you have done for DT and for me! You have been a true inspiration and I am grateful to call you a friend.
    Take care!

  16. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you for your support, Christina. I am so thankful to DT because without my involvement here I would never have met you. You’re a great friend too. Keep up the good work here!



  17. Nicole Wells says:

    Dear Sarah,

    I’m so sad to see you leave DT, but I wish you the best of luck for whatever comes in the future. You put so much passion into your column, and I can only imagine how far that passion will take you going forward…you will be missed, and keep in touch!



  18. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you, Nicole. I will be sad to leave too, but I will continue to write and help others. Your words are very kind and encouraging to me. Keep up the good work! I have always liked your column and can see that it speaks to a lot of readers! Keep me posted on how you are doing. I would love to hear from you.



  19. Miriam says:

    Sarah, I am sure lots of us will feel your loss on DT.

    We would never have met you otherwise. It gave us a chance to meet you and I am sure we will all keep in touch in one way or another.

    Thanks DT

    🙂 Love and hugs from me and all your DT supporters 🙂

    Miriam xxx

  20. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you Miriam. I’d love to stay in touch with you all.



  21. Amanda says:

    I completely understand. Everyone needs to do what is right for them. Just know that your written words have helped me, inspired me and encouraged me. I have been amazed by the intensity that you research and present the information to us. That part of your writing, as I have said, reminds me of my daughter…. that need to know, learn, understand and share. I love it. And I am happy that the articles will be here for me to go back to, as they should be.

    Thank you also for the personal reply’s to emails. Of course, in my humble tiny little world it is like an email from a rock star.

    The kind words you always, always say amaze me. I my Graves rage some days I would just like to tell people to “go away”, but you always have kind, thoughtful replies.

    It has been my honor to learn from you. You are a beautiful person. Thank you.

    Love to you,

  22. Dear Thyroid says:

    I want to thank EVERYONE for your incredible outpouring of love and support for Sarah. You’re all THYMAZING and WONDERFUL.


  23. Lolly says:


    I have only just come across this on FB and repleid there. I sure am going to miss your inspiring columns the one I called flying without broken wings or something like that.
    so glad we got to Skype a few weeks ago it was great to talk to yuou ajd have a good belly laugh even though you sound like a fucking chipmunk. I sure am going to miss you ,but do stay intouch my bite is bigger than my bark or is that the other way around.

    Sorry I have been MIA not been to good lately but i stilll like to read.

    Another shocker. going to miss you and your column truly

    Big hugs and Lolly love.


  24. Lolly says:

    Ps. stay in contact either skype email or FB.

    Good luck and I wish you all the best for now and the future.


  25. Sarah Downing says:

    Dear Amanda,

    I am so glad I have been able to help you with my words and it is a great compliment to me that I remind you of your daughter.

    It made me chuckle when you said that my personal replies are like getting emails from a rock star. I always love talking to you and would love to stay in touch.

    You are a beautiful person yourself. Continue to enjoy my columns that are up there. If you like, I can let you know when I will be writing more columns. Don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you in any way or if you just need to chat.



  26. Sarah Downing says:

    Hey Lolly,

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so sorry that you haven’t been doing so well lately. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. It goes without saying that we will stay in touch. I am so happy to know you.



  27. Cynthia says:

    Oh Sarah my dear.. you will be missed! I cant wait to read your blog! You’ve helped me so much and I appreciate it tremendously!

    Love ya

  28. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you, Cynthia. I have watched you develop from strength to strength and am so happy to see that you are getting so much pleasure and success from your photography business. I will always be there to answer or at least try and answer any questions you might have. I’ll keep you posted on my blog. Happy to know you!



  29. Donna says:

    Sarah my sweet friend,

    This show of support for you speaks volumes about who you are and you deserve it.

    I am not saying goodbye. I’ll just say thank you for everything you have done for all of us. You are a lovely human being.

    Good luck with your future endeavors, I see beautiful things for you 🙂


  30. Sarah Downing says:

    Thank you so much, Donna. I have loved getting to know you! I am glad you are not saying goodbye because I will still be around – whether here, on FB or on my own blog. I’d love to stay in contact.

    Good luck to you also! Your words are so encouraging to me.



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