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Rappelling down 14 stories ... would you do it?

Rappelling down 14 stories ... would you do it?

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on July 8, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 11:37 PM

I did it, but I wouldn't do it again! That's the truth after rappelling off a downtown Boise hotel. It was scary, no, more than that. It actually put me in shock for a couple of hours. It wasn't until this morning that I finally felt empowered by the experience. Looking 14-stories down to Capitol Boulevard and then stepping off backwards is not really something I want to do again....I'll take the elevator next time.

But, you know what....it's not about me or what I felt. This is a very unique way for the Idaho Special Olympics to raise money for its athletes. If you missed this opportunity, there will be more ways to help this awesome non-profit.

Special Olympics Idaho serves more than 2,500 kids and adults with intellectual disabilities. It's a group that makes sure these people have fun, get moving and get empowered. Wow, there's that word again: empowered. There's no greater feeling than challenging yourself to something and doing it! 

So I challenge you to not so much to tie yourself up in ropes and bounce down the side of a high-rise, but instead just remember to give a few dollars or a few hours to Idaho Special Olympics next time you're asked to.....then you too will feel empowered!

Carolyn

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