Sarah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) shortly after her first birthday and had various challenges throughout her lifetime while still being able to have a normal childhood and has grown up to lead a very full and successful life.
She began writing in middle school as a hobby and it quickly became a passion and career path. During high school & college she was a staff columnist & managing editor for an online magazine for Christian teenagers.
Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Drama from The Catholic University of America as well as a two year certificate in Pastoral Ministry from the same university.
After graduation she served as a Jesuit Volunteer (JV) with Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest. During that time she worked as an Operations Specialist at an Early Childhood Education Center in Spokane, Washington. It was in Spokane that she began to hone her skills as an advocate for the disability community.
Once her time in Spokane came to a close Sarah chose to focus on a more personal challenge, orthopedic surgery involving bilateral derotational femoral osteotomies. During the recovery process she developed strong relationships with professionals involved in the Cerebral Palsy program at Boston Children’s Hospital. As a result of those relationships she was asked to speak during their Cerebral Palsy conference and a speaking career was born.
In addition to being a speaker and writer, Sarah is studying for her Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) degree through Catholic Theological Union’s distance learner program.