Skip to content

RAQUEL POWERS

RAQUEL POWERS
Mattapoisett, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Dec 30, 2016
Stuff About Me:

I’ve been running off and on for nearly four decades. I thought I had hung up my running shoes forever because of an ailing right knee. In 2009, I had torn my ACL and sprained my MCL while skiing. Even after reconstruction surgery the following year and months of physical therapy, I now had a knee that was in continuous discomfort and often painful in my daily life. Running, even a half mile, caused pain not only in my knee but all the way into my hip. Then, this fall my daughter, Hannah, told me she had signed up for the DreamFar High School Marathon. Knowing her course load, involvement in the fall and spring drama club productions and band, I thought it would be a good fit for her. A few weeks into her training schedule, I attended the parent’s information night. I had absolutely no intention of signing up as a mentor until I watched the video and began talking with some of the other parents who had signed up to be mentors. “I’m not sure if I can do a marathon because of my right knee.” I told Megan Hall, our DreamFar Southcoast leader. She was understanding and by the next day, I was committed to being a mentor. It's now been about eight weeks since I've been running with the DreamFar Southcoast group and my knee has never felt better since my surgery. The community of runners has been inspirational, supportive and a lot of fun. Watching everyone get fitter and stronger as a group has transformed running for me to something that I now look forward to, no matter the weather or temperature outside. I feel lucky every day that I am part of this wonderful organization. 

VOTE

CR Impact Points

Click the VOTE button to give RAQUEL 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.

CR Impact Points

If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for RAQUEL this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love RAQUEL. Thanks to your vote, RAQUEL earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.

1,750

Total Impact Points

RAQUEL POWERS' Fundraisers

dreamfar

dreamfar

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $200 Goal

Mentor Fundraising Challenge

Mentor Fundraising Challenge

Amount Raised:

$100

 

50% Raised of $200 Goal