Sarah Walsh was born with a condition called Fibular Hemimelia meaning she was born with only one bone below her knee and a small foot. When Sarah was 17 months old, her parents made the brave but fair decision to have her foot amputated. Sarah has worn a prosthetic leg ever since.
When Sarah was 9 years old she started Athletics through school and competed in everything! Long Jump is now her main event.
In 2015, Sarah was selected as part of the Australian Team to compete at the IPC World Championships in Doha. Sarah placed 6th in the T44 Long Jump - jumping a Personal Best. She also competed in the T44 100m.
Sarah has been selected in the Australian Paralympic Team to compete in the T44 Long Jump at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Sarah has chosen to support ‘Limbs 4 Life’ - an organisation that provides information and support for amputees around Australia. Limbs 4 Life have been a huge part of Sarah’s life and have been supporting Sarah and her family for over 10 years. They have provided Sarah with so many awesome opportunities to share her story and support amputees across Australia.
Sarah’s genuine gratitude towards Limbs 4 Life is why she is excited to design the ‘Dare To Stare’ Tees to raise awareness for limb differences and limb loss. She would love to see us all support her campaign by investing in her shirts, wearing them with pride and spreading this campaign as far as possible.
Let’s help Sarah use the vehicle of the ‘Dare To Stare’ Tee shirts to raise funds to support this amazing organisation.
Check out Sarah's idea interview from the link below where she speaks more about her journey with Limbs 4 Life:
Mission: To provide information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community.
Since incorporating in 2004, Limbs 4 Life has proven to be an important and in-demand organisation with links to amputee support organisations internationally and in other parts of Australia. The value of their work has been recognised by a range of philanthropic and corporate supporters and was acknowledged by the Federal Government in 2009 when Limbs 4 Life was honoured with the National Disability Award for Social Inclusion.