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Celeste La Raja Races for Achilles!

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Yes i had a typo in my last Post.. :(
July 18, 2017

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BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.

EVENT: TriAchilles: 2017 NYC Triathlon

EVENT DATE: Jul 16, 2017

Celeste La Raja

THE STORY:

 I swore I would never EVER jump into the Hudson River again and alas, I will be plunging into the same sketchy sludgezone next Sunday - it is the NYC Triathlon!   The first leg is the Swim in New York’s not so lovely Hudson River. You all know that I love to race and that I am extremely competitive (to a fault!). But picture this....How about racing blind, deaf, down syndrome or Wounded Warriors with a prosthetic arm or leg. Scary right! COME ON!! Are you kidding me!! This is what Achilles Athletes do. They swim, bike and run with physical limitations that none of us would ever think possible. NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL INSPIRATIONAL! 

 

This is the one and only reason why I am jumping into this "So called Cleaner River".  I'm guiding Achilles athlete Alison Lynch. Alison was born with a condition called achromatopsia. It’s a rare, recessive genetic condition that leaves her legally blind. And yet she is fearless and determined to place on the podium.  


All winter I have trained indoors with these athletes and I am amazed at every workout how excited, determined and dedicated they are. I am truly inspired by all of them. Please help me raise funds so these athletes can continue to train, gain access to training facilities and expert coaching.   And most of all....Race to Win!   Who wants to do this kind of suffering?   WEDÜ

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To This Fundraiser

$3,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • RT

    $100

  • Eds

    $100

  • Loretta Carbone

    $100

  • Nicole Zeuner

    $100

  • La Raja Family

    $250

  • Gregg Sessa

    $100

  • Billy and Morgan Busko

     

  • Chris Sessa

    $50

  • Carolyn Voute Murphy

    $100

  • Melisa Manganelli

    $50

  • John Murphy

    $100

  • Trudi und Ray

    $100

  • Niffer Bonnette

    $100

  • Nancy B

     

  • Tracey Carr

    $100

  • Brandi

    $100

  • Annie Huber

    $50

  • Christopher La Raja

    $100

  • Gail McGillion

    $100

  • Meaghan Tuttle

     

  • Marybeth Bloom

    $50

  • Hillary Stewart

    $75

  • Esther Pryor

    $100

  • Grace McLoughlin

    $100

  • Fran McCusker

    $50

  • Ray and Taryn La Raja

    $100

  • Megan Capay

    $100

  • Scott & Lynne Lyons

    $1,000

  • Tom Moore

    $50

  • Studs

    $50

  • Christine Nardi

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Nelson

    $50

  • Steve Beiser

    $100

  • Nola Magno

     

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191% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,825 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Nola Magno

Nola Magno

2 months ago

Steve Beiser

Steve Beiser

DONATION: $100

Great cause!! 2 months ago

John Nelson

John Nelson

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Christine Nardi

Christine Nardi

DONATION: $50

You Go Girl! Love ya! 2 months ago

Studs

Studs

DONATION: $50

Go Celeste and Alison! 2 months ago

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

DONATION: $50

You ROCK! 2 months ago

Scott & Lynne Lyons

Scott & Lynne Lyons

DONATION: $1,000

Good Luck to all of the Achilles Athletes, especially Celeste and Alison! 2 months ago

Megan Capay

Megan Capay

DONATION: $100

Good Luck! 2 months ago

Ray and Taryn La Raja

Ray and Taryn La Raja

DONATION: $100

Go Alison and Celeste!! And all the Achilles athletes! We are very inspired and proud of you. 2 months ago