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Francesca's Rappel

Cerebral Palsy is a disability that requires a great deal of coping and daily sacrifice.  However this type of sacrifice is often accompanied with determination, strength and perseverance.  Francesca Herrera’s experience going Over the Edge in Austin TX is a perfect example of this.

Francesca signed up for Over the Edge, to help raise funds for the Texas Make-A-Wish foundation. Upon arriving to the event, she was pleasantly surprised.

“I was treated as a woman who wanted to rappel, not as a woman with Cerebral Palsy trying to do something atypical,” said Francesca.

Immediately following the event Francesca sent an email to Over the Edge, thanking our technical staff for their kindness, and letting them know how much they are appreciated.  The email, titled “Awesomeness”, went like this:

“I just wanted to say thank you so very much for all your help and support in making it easy for me to participate in the event. Y'all are seriously an amazing group of people. I know that your organization does events with the Special Olympics, so I'm sure you're used to working with people with disabilities, but everyone with OTE was awesome and really made me feel comfortable with being there, like it was no big deal; and it really means a lot to me, more than I can say. Having the chance to rappel was amazing, but meeting y'all definitely takes the cake. I really, really appreciate all that y'all did for me. There was just a special feeling about it, everyone was seriously amazing.”

We are delighted that Francesca had such a great time at the event, and because of her kind words, we are even more proud of our tech team than ever!  They are a hardworking, caring and compassionate group, and we are blessed to have them on our team. 

Thank-you Francesca, from the bottom of our hearts. You have an amazing spirit, and you are truly an inspiration to us all.


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