Sara Johnson Foster, sister of Linda Johnson, took care of Linda, in their youth. Linda beat childhood Leukemia, thanks to the constant devotion of her sister, Sara and their loving parents. Sara would not leave her sister, Linda’s side. Their parents were afraid that both Sara and Linda would lose their youth, being cooped up in hospitals and treatment centers. Linda Foster promised God that if she lived, she would make it up to her sister, Sara and be by her side, always.
While the other girls were outside playing jump rope, Sara would unselfishly be inside with her sister, reading her stories, because Linda was too weak to get out of bed. Linda’s childhood health problems caused her to be absent from school, more than not. So, she didn’t have any childhood friends. Her sister Sara’s friends became Linda’s friends. It was only natural that when Joe Foster became engaged to Sara Johnson, he became Linda’s friend, as well. Naturally, Linda was the maid of honor in Joe and Sara Foster’s wedding. One of the most proud days of Linda’s life was when she was honored to be made Godmother to their children, Jeremy and Jackie. Linda, not physically able to have children herself, regards her niece, Jackie and nephew, Jeremy, as her own children. The arrangement works out well for everyone.
Now as a healthy young adult, it’s a new chapter in the life of Linda Foster. This brave childhood Leukemia survivor is thrilled to be enrolled in Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She is double majoring in Education and Art Therapy. Linda wants to help children and be exposed to school life that her Leukemia, during childhood, denied her. As a very sick child, Linda used her skills drawing and painting, to express her emotions and share her feelings. Linda now wants to help other children learn the same artistic outlet.