Young woman undertakes Mt. Aconcagua charity climb for rape crisis center
“It was a confusing time for me and I had a lot of healing to do,” shares Devon Dopfel, a survivor of college date rape. “The Boston Area Rape Crises Centre was there for me during this process.”
Having overcome her own mountain, Devon is now tackling the highest mountain in the Americas to help others. She will climb Mount Aconcagua (6,960.8 m; 22,837 ft) in Argentina this January to help empower others to overcome their own ‘Everest’, and with a goal to raise $5,000 for a cause close to her heart.
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Centre is one of the key reasons Devon is now in fitness tackling big objectives. She says that “the bigger the goal or obstacle, the more I learn about myself and grow. Everyone has their own path to overcoming ‘their mountain’ – I am happy to be a resource to anyone because it can be very lonely along the way.”
Devon shares that her path to recovery involved a lot of hard work and physical activity - investing in herself is how she found her strength.
Check out the inspiring Skype interview with Devon Dopfel and visit her Expedition Empowerment – Aconcagua 2013 campaign site to learn more and support her efforts.