Sara Hart Weir
Sara Hart Weir’s life has been about service to her community and to those whose lives are often forgotten by the powerful or well-connected. She has dedicated her life to helping others and changing the system which so often has failed those in need of the most help. Sara’s passion of fighting for the human rights of all people with Down syndrome stems from her experience as a peer-mentor and friend to Kasey, from Lenexa. The two met almost two decades ago while Kasey was a student at Shawnee Mission West High School.
Sara quickly realized that the disability community did not have high-powered lobbyists, wealthy corporations or influential political action committees working for them – they relied on the strength of passionate voices outside the political spectrum who were willing to speak up for them.