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Deana DiGennaro

Deana DiGennaro
Boardman , OH United States
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Hi! My name is Deana and I am a Registered Dietitian in Ohio. I am so passionate about my profession and helping people lead healthier, better lives. I've wanted to do a Tough Mudder for the past 3 years, but I never committed out of fear of failure. My self confidence is something that I struggle with, being the youngest in my family has made me feel inadequate at times. My step brother, who is the same age as me, understood more than anyone. He stumbled so many times in the pursuit of his dreams but he always pushed through and was a huge inspiration to me. He gave the best advice, and always encouraged me to follow my dreams and leave the negativity at the door. 

He passed away this past summer but his legacy lives on. His passion was graffiti and he was amazing. I decided to name my team Young Helms (his tag name) in honor of him. I still wanted to do more and that's when I found out you could fundraise for a charity of your choice, and I chose Feed the Children. They provide hope and resources for those without life's essentials. They're goal is that no little angel (child) goes hungry. I am dedicating my tough mudder race to them and to my brother. He would have turned 24 this past Wednesday, so my parents are donating what they would have normally spent on his birthday present, to Feed the Children and putting it in his name. I could not be more honored to accept my first donation from them and hope that, if anything, this page inspires you to follow your dreams! Life is short and unpredictable, the future is not guarteened. Live for today and make someone else's life better.


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