I’m not sure when I first met Sarah Doherty.
Maybe that’s because it sometimes feels like I’ve always known her.
Here’s the other thing…sometimes when I see a petite woman walking her dog or riding a bike somewhere in nearby Roberts Creek, I think, Hey, that’s Sarah!
You’d think I’d quit making this mistake because Sarah has one leg, and the women I sometimes mistake her for, have the usual two.
But if you know Sarah, you know what an easy mistake that is to make. She is not someone you would describe as anything less than very able and she is certainly not defined by her number of limbs, and so, when I see a brown-haired woman going for it, it makes me think of Sarah.
Among other things, she’s walked the Camino in Spain, ascended Mt. McKinley, hiked up Kilmanjaro…you know, just the usual things one does on crutches.
Sarah, along with her partner in life and business, Kerith Perreur-Lloyd, have created SideStix; innovative crutches that are ‘designed to go far’. And tonight is their debut on the television show Dragon’s Den. If you’re in Canada, make sure you’re tuned in.
Kevin & I will be joining the SideStix team and all their supporters at the Buccanneer Pub in Sechelt for appys, drinks and the screening of the show. Sarah & Kerith taped this show months ago and have been sworn to secrecy ever since, so none of us have any idea how it will all end up.
But it really doesn’t matter what the result of the show is…either way they’re clearly the winners.