The story behind Power Through It.

Awarding four Dollars-for-Scholars scholarships tonight to Cicero-North Syracuse graduates in memory of our dear friend Sara, and all of our classmates who left us too soon. The “Power Through It” saying was inspired by Sara’s brother Dan, as he spoke at her funeral. Beautifully written.

Power Through It

by Danny Percival

1919652_4375135033418_6498874249908000996_nMay 17th 1965 – that was the day the Percival family received a new addition – Sara Dean – and for me it was love at first sight – in the 48 years since that day she has been known by many names, Sara, Scooter, Scoot, Mom, Aunt Sara & The Chosen One. Let me explain the last one, this is an affectionate name (sometimes) that Doug and I called Sara from time to time and this past 4th of July we witnessed the great humorous side of our sister. For years every 4th Scoot, Doug & I have a ritual of going to town by boat after the fireworks to see old friends from our summers at the lake. Well, this year for some reason our parents didn’t think it was a good idea and we were like “Really?” After some discussion between…

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3 thoughts on “The story behind Power Through It.

  1. She sounds like she was a very special person who’s left a huge wake of influence behind her.
    Thank you for sharing this story. I think all of us could use a little more of that positive attitude to ‘just power through it’ … whatever ‘it’ happens to be.

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    1. We’re hoping to start the “Power Through It” Foundation to help anyone who is struggling through tough times. My best friend is “powering through” pancreatic cancer …and beating it! It was her idea to turn this fundraiser into something more. And by golly, I think we can do it! We have an angel on the other side helping us every step of the way. 🙂


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