Dominique's Fundraising Page
$2,920.00 raised
$2,500.00 goal
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As you probably remember, just this past January I could not walk a mile. Six months prior I had received these magical new leg devices that were supposed to change my life, but I seemed to be making awfully slow progress. I wanted to give up when a fellow device wearer, Beth, encouraged me to apply for a Project Athena Foundation Grant to do some crazy adventure (77ish miles in 24ish hours straight). Beth was a new friend so to appease her, I applied, knowing I would certainly not be eligible for this grant. Well, I was wrong. Project Athena called and offered me an opportunity of a lifetime! They set up an adventure, would pay all my expenses and even set me up with a personal coach. They believed I could do it. I was honored but deep down I knew I couldn't do it. My whole life was proof that physical challenges just weren't my thing due to a nerve condition from the womb. I didn't want to quit, but I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with the training program. I was so confident my body would fail that I even started the training program four weeks early so I could break the news to my coach before anyone else even started. 

Well the first four weeks came and went and I was showing progress. I remember being torn between excitement of the progress and terrified that I may actually have to do this thing. After three months of training and improvement, I knew I was in this for the long haul.

The adventure came and the experience was incredible. I met amazing people and we all pushed through to the end! As I reflected on the entire process, I realized that the actual adventure day wasn't even the most important part. It was truly the journey that brought me from doubting myself to now believing I can achieve anything. 

I thought after this adventure I would never want to workout again. However,
this November, I will be joining the Project Athena Foundation again on a 120-mile multisport adventure in the Florida Keys in support of female survivors who have suffered a medical setback. As I am no longer an Athena, I am invited to attend ONLY IF I can raise the much needed money to sponsor another Athena just like I was sponsored. I will also be able to walk side by side with these new Athenas and help them find their potential like I found mine. 

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. I would be so grateful for your support - let's change some lives!!
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  • Alexandra Bimonte made a $15.00 donation

    So inspired by you and this organization! Cannot wait to hear all about the California adventure and for you to start on the one in The Keys. You are simply amazing.

  • Meghan Middleton made a $25.00 donation

    I am so incredibly proud of you girl!!

  • Buster Kawasaki made a $25.00 donation

    You Got This, Dominique!!

  • Jodi Jennings made a $50.00 donation

    You are amazing! So glad you had an awesome adventure and I hope this is just the beginning of many more adventures!!! The body is capable of so much more than your mind thinks! Don't let your mind hold you back😄 Good Luck and happy training!

  • Anonymous made a $25.00 donation

    Get it girl! You're an inspiration!

  • Julie Gibbs made a $125.00 donation
  • Eric Kulikowski made a $75.00 donation

    In support of one of the most badass ladies I know and in memory of my favorite Athena badass Cindy Kulikowski. Stay amazing Dominique!!

  • The Chicago Howards made a $100.00 donation

    Congratulations on all you have accomplished so far! We are very proud of you for taking this next step and for sponsoring another Athena! Love the Chicago Howards

  • Amy Waddill made a $30.00 donation

    You are an inspiration Dominique, can't wait to follow your adventure again!

  • Dominique Dewitt made a $150.00 donation
  • Kenneth Bingham made a $100.00 donation

    Good luck ❤️❤️❤️you!!! Commander

  • Christina Gordon made a $50.00 donation

    I could not be more proud of you and all you have accomplished! Your perseverance and determination are an inspiration!

  • Jennifer Haney made a $50.00 donation

    Hey Fellow BADASS!! So proud of you, wish I could join you in the Keys. You are a true inspiration to us all.

  • Auden Shreffler made a $25.00 donation

    So excited for you!

  • Travis And Erika H made a $100.00 donation

    We are so happy for you!! best of luck with round two!!

  • Anonymous made a $50.00 donation
  • Nicole Howard made a $50.00 donation

    Wishing you all the best in your next adventure!! Cheering you on!!

  • Teri Lee made a $1,800.00 donation

    Sending love and inspiration, which you both truly long and how you want.

  • Danielle Fritts made a $75.00 donation

    You got this sissy. Another race, another adventure, and this time you get to give someone this wonderful experience that they will surely never forget!

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