“I love Power To Be. It has done me more good than probably anything else,” Sarah says. “It gave me the ability to go into the quiet, into the woods.”
From an initial camping experience to kayak adventures and opportunities to leave the beaten path via a TrailRider, she has no hesitation to express what the adventures have meant to her.
“The very first time (I explored a trail via a TrailRider) I just cried. I was doing something I never thought I would do again,” she says, of the freedom the all-terrain wheelchair gave her. “I would go to the pathway into the woods, but I wouldn’t be able to go any further. I couldn’t get my wheelchair in there. When I found out about the TrailRider, it was a thing I didn’t have any idea about.”
Her story is diverse, with a common thread holding it together. Sarah is not afraid of a challenge, and she approaches them with what she calls loving determination.
“I offer this book for those who know me and those who don’t; to those who have had an aneurism or a stroke, or any kind of disability, and don’t know what to do next; and to those who are just curious about people. May it give you a glimpse of a life with all of its setbacks and all of its riches, and remember… it’s just a glimpse!”
Let Me Show You Chocolate Lilies is available for purchase through Sarah Kendall or through Ivy’s Bookstore in Oak Bay. $4 from every book bought directly through Sarah is donated to Power To Be (contact her via email).
– Story shared by Sarah Kendall through interview and excerpts from her book, and Amy Dove, Power To Be