Monday, March 8, 2010

My Bestie: Hero Edition


This is my bestie Raela. She is my hero and participated in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Sunday morning.


She climbed the 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city IN FULL FIREFIGHTER GEAR! Air tanks and all...

I followed her around like some crazed paparazzi. I hid in every corner.


Doesn't she look cool? I have watched this woman run into burning buildings and I AM NOT A FAN (seriously who wants to see their bestie RUN INTO A BURNING BUILDING?!?), but then I see that it is her passion, the one thing that she has worked her whole life toward and smile at the fact that she has achieved her dreams.
Here she is getting ready to start her air for the climb...
The swipe that starts her timer...
I waited and waited at the end of the escalators to get her face coming down. I was so proud of her!

Look at this girl.... Barely breaking a sweat! She shaved 6 minutes off her last year's time!
Raela~
You are an inspiration to all that know you. You never take "no" as an acceptable answer and have smashed the glass ceiling in our small town. You are a powerful woman who I am proud to know!

Loves!

12 comments:

tokyostargirl said...

Firefighters are awesome!

Nina said...

Raela is such a coool girl!

Katie said...

Oh wow, your best friend is truly a hero! Very brave woman :)

Fashion Therapist said...

Your bestie is so inspiring. Next year I want to do the stairclimb at the Hancock building, but minus the gear...that's a whole other level that I can't even approach.

Jaime said...

Congrats to her- what an accomplishment! :)

Auburn Not Red said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing this awesomeness and yay to Raela, too!
Thank you!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for leaving the BEST comment on my blog today! You made me feel 100% better about my "american flag" outfit. ;)

Much love,
Amy

Senorita Fashionista said...

Really enjoy your blog! What an inspiration your friend is!
Following!
xoxo Jolie

Kristin said...

She MOST definitely is a hero and you're a fabulous bestie for featuring her!

Betty and Veronica said...

Wow! thats pretty freaking cool! Way to go Raela (which by the way is a fantastic name!)

Mara

PS: I debuted that outfit to a friends b-day party...thanks for that comment!! You're awesome!

Christen said...

Yay for besties! What an amazing accomplishment :)

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