Sarah Kim was born to Daniel and Lucy Kim on April 3rd, 1988. A third generation American, Kim had influence of both American and Korean culture. Growing up both were very important to her. When she was two her little sister, Katherine, was born. Her parents both being second generation Americans had been rebellious to their Korean heritage when they were growing up. As such they made sure that their children, Kim and Katherine, knew more about their heritage than they had bothered to learn. Despite the American atmosphere of rebellion towards parents, Kim kept hers to a minimum. She respected her parents and their wishes, but still wanted to have her own path. Her sister on the other hand was much more rebellious. Jealous of the praise Kim got, Katherine was prone to fits of extreme rebellion. Going so far as to drink and drive on several occasions. Eventually this led to her crashing her parent’s car into a tree, breaking three ribs in the process at the age of 16. At that point her parents all but gave up on Katherine. Kim however did not. She reserved to knocking some sense into her little sister. Despite being only a month from graduation high school, Kim spent a good portion of her time getting her sister help. She scheduled her sister for therapy and rehab appointments, as well as drove her to and paid for all the appointments.
Even as Kim started her 6-year doctoral program, she would continue to help her sister. Her parents eventually came around to helping Katherine as well. When they tried to give Sarah even more praise, she was quick to shut it down saying “This is not something I deserver praise for. This is something you should have been doing the whole time. She is your child. You should take care of her especially when she needs help”. After graduating high school Katherine decided to join the Navy. Even with her parent’s objections Kim supported her sister. She knew her sister needed to choose her own path. When Kim was 21, she heard of the brutal Churnarussian civil war and wanted to help but knew there was nothing she could do without her degree, so she reserved to work even harder to get her degree. By the time Kim had graduated from her doctoral program in August of 2012, Katherine was in college, working on getting a degree so she could enter officers’ school for the Navy. Kim Immediately went on to start her residency. Learning from various doctors and surgeons, she spent 4 years in residency. During her time in residency she converted to Islam finding the religion to align more with her views than Catholicism. Only a month after she completed her residency in September of 2016, she received her medical license in the US. By this time her sister had become a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the US Navy.
By the end of October 2016, she was in Syria, helping to heal soldiers of NATO forces and the Kurdish forces. Along with civilians that were caught in the crossfire. During one dangerous retrieval of a wounded civilian, Kim was grazed by a bullet on her left shoulder. She ignored the wound and the pain and continued to help the wounded civilian. After Aleppo was captured and the Russian backed ceasefire was put in place, Kim stayed for a couple months to continue to help wounded civilians, but in April, after turning 28 she got sick and had to return to the US. Kim eventually recovered but stayed in the US as her mother has also gotten sick. With her mother recovered by the end of June, Kim was preparing to head back to Syria to lend any help she could. She planned to leave on July 15th, but before that could happen, she heard of what she thought was going to be a war between Chernarus and Russia.
Remembering how she couldn’t help the people of Chernarus before, she changed her flight to depart on the 9th of July for Novigrad. Soon after she changed her flight again to instead go to Sochi, Russia. After that she took a small civilian plane to an airfield in the north east of South Zagoria, so she could make her way to Berezino. The following days were extremely hectic. She arrived in Berezino on July 10th. She managed to get a call to her sister, now a Lieutenant, on the 15th, but by the 24th she couldn’t get anymore calls out. With no way out of South Zagoria and Kim still wanting to help people as best she could. She reserved to wanted South Zagoria, giving help to anyone she came across. Despite never using a gun before entering Chernarus, she now reserved to caring weapons to at least protect her from the infected. After wandering Chernarus for over two years, she was ambushed by bandits. The bandits took almost everything from her and threw her off at the coast. With none of her supplies left, Dr. Sarah Kim would have to use everything she learned to make she, and any survivors she finds, stay alive.