2017 EPC Nominee: Sarah Cardenas

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Everyday Political Citizen Wednesday, November 15, 2017 View Count = 2059

2017 EPC Nominee: Sarah Cardenas

Sarah Cardenas EPC


Sarah Cardenas of Toronto, ON, was nominated by Norma Trivino

Sarah Cardenas was born premature and weighed only 3lbs. She was at high risk of dying because she was so small and had respiratory problems. But after being hospitalized for about a month, she was finally strong enough to go home and start living with the most amazing parents ever. Since then, she has led an extraordinary life. From the young age of 13, she led the children’s ministry and taught Sunday school. She then joined the worship team where she is now one of the vocal leaders. Next, she was ordained and anointed as a Lay Pastor at Canada Christian College. Subsequently, she was anointed as an associate, children and youth pastor at IFHS church. In 2012, she graduated with honours as a Child and Youth Worker. Then, in 2015, Sarah obtained her Bachelors Degree as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor. She has worked in residential care with children and youth who suffer from mental illness, behavioural and developmental issues, drug addictions, and others that have issues within the justice system. She has also worked with children and youth who live in the care of Children’s Aid Society. She enjoys serving her home church and serving her city (Toronto). Her love for God is what motivates her to help others. She believes that this generation needs lots of love and understanding. This year, Sarah faced her greatest battle after being diagnosed with endometriosis and ovarian cancer. By God’s grace, however, she conquered both! The preemie who almost died – twice – became a foster parent at the tender age of 23!

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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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