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."
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Meghan Middleton made a $25.00 donation.
"I am so incredibly proud of you girl!! "
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Buster Kawasaki made a $25.00 donation.
"You Got This, Dominique!!"
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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!"
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Anonymous made a $25.00 donation.
"Get it girl! You're an inspiration!"
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Julie Gibbs made a $125.00 donation.
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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!!"
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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"
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Amy Waddill made a $30.00 donation.
"You are an inspiration Dominique, can't wait to follow your adventure again!"
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Dominique Dewitt made a $150.00 donation.
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Kenneth Bingham made a $100.00 donation.
"Good luck ❤️❤️❤️you!!! Commander"
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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!"
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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."
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Auden Shreffler made a $25.00 donation.
"So excited for you! "
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Travis And Erika H made a $100.00 donation.
"We are so happy for you!! best of luck with round two!!"
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Anonymous made a $50.00 donation.
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Nicole Howard made a $50.00 donation.
"Wishing you all the best in your next adventure!! Cheering you on!!"
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Teri Lee made a $1,800.00 donation.
"Sending love and inspiration, which you both truly are...live long and how you want."
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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!"