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Raquel Rising


Do you know someone in your life who you’d like to help get rising?  Christine did, and wrote to us about her dear friend Raquel.  In her words:  “Raquel has been in my life since I was in the 4th grade, when she became my mom’s hairdresser. Her laugh is infectious. She has been dealt some rough cards, but has never let that dampen her spirit…. Her youngest daughter has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is wheelchair bound, and her prognosis is not a good one. Raquel is her champion. She puts her own health, sleep, happiness in the backseat for her children…She works tirelessly in her community for other children with illnesses too, and everyone who meets her is warmed by her light.”
Christine asked for Together Rising’s help to show Raquel that she is SEEN by her tribe, and to give Raquel a precious, unforgettable time of respite that she so desperately deserved. Our team provided Raquel and her friends with amazing Orioles tickets behind home plate that were donated, a dinner at an Inner Harbor restaurant, and a weekend stay all together in a suite at a waterfront hotel.  Christine reported back that they “laughed all night, like teenagers at a slumber party, and it was just what the doctor ordered. “
Sometimes all it takes is showing someone they are seen and loved to help them carry on making the world beautiful. Thanks for helping get Raquel rising!




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