Sarah Doherty Death, Obituary – We regret to tell you of the passing of Sarah Doherty, who was a co-founder of our organization. It is with great sadness that we must share this news with you. She had the kindest and most generous heart of anybody we have ever met, the most contagious smile of anyone we have ever seen, and the most fearless and daring spirit of anyone we have ever seen, and she will be remembered for all time as one of the most remarkable people who have ever lived. She stubbornly rejected the notion that she should be constrained by the rules and expectations of society, which were imposed from the outside.
“First and foremost, we are a person, and after that, we are a person with only one leg,” said the person. On paper, based simply on what she has accomplished in her life, Sarah has led a life that is highly impressive in comparison to the lives of other people. She was a member of the United States Paralympic Ski Team in 1988 and participated at a high level in the sport of ski racing throughout her life. In addition to conquering Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro, she made history by becoming the first person to reach the peak of Denali while using crutches. She specialized in pediatric occupational therapy and found that working with children was one of the most enjoyable aspects of her career.
When we finally met her, she blew our minds even more than we could have ever anticipated. A loving mother and grandmother, wife, sister, and friend in addition to being a mother and grandma. An enthusiastic admirer of nature who felt at ease on the sand or in the water, on the trails or among the shrubs, and anywhere else in the vast outdoors. This person was not just a guide but also an adventurer and a trailblazer who cherished originality, independence, and inclusiveness. In addition, this individual was a teacher.