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Margaret, Tom, and Irene's Race for Daraja

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Margaret Shields

THE STORY:

Irene is just over 4 feet tall with a personality that is 8 feet tall. She’s fast in the 100 meter dash, and a quick learner in the classroom. She has an ability to “dig deep” as she puts it, and focus. Irene is the oldest of seven children. When she was in primary school, Irene had to overcome her fear of the other students and embrace their differences. She focused on her education and her goals. A few days before Irene went to take her 8th grade exam, her father was in a terrible road accident that put him in a Nairobi hospital for several months. Even though the family was in an upheaval, again she focused on what was ahead of her and performed very well. Unfortunately due to her father, the sole breadwinner of the family, being in the hospital, there was no money to go to secondary school. Irene again refocused and repeated her 8th grade year, scoring even higher on her 8th grade exam than the previous year.

This ability to overcome adversity and refocus is the key to Irene’s success. She dreams of becoming a doctor, and a cook who “cooks delicious food”. And there is no doubt that she can successfully do both!

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To This Fundraiser

$715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Okrasinskis

    $50

  • Margaret

    $620

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143% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $715 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Wentz Family

Wentz Family

4 years ago

Booher family

Booher family

4 years ago

Margaret

Margaret

DONATION: $620

4 years ago

Okrasinskis

Okrasinskis

DONATION: $50

4 years ago