She believed she could…so she did!
Daraja Fever Spotlight: Lexie Cottle
Throughout the year, almost a hundred volunteers come and go through the Daraja gates. All have been infected with ‘Daraja Fever’ and many stay involved with Daraja, but not many return to campus within eight months of their first campus. That is exactly what eighteen-year-old Lexie Cottle did.
Hailing from Rigby, Idaho, Lexie first visited Daraja in July of 2014, not sure of what to expect, but after one month with the Daraja girls, she was part of the Daraja family for life. Just eight months later, Lexie was back at Daraja for another month of volunteering. Upon her return, Lexie raised $2,750 for the Race for Daraja and started Daraja fundraisers at three elementary schools in her town. Even though she couldn’t run Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, Lexie grabbed her family members and they created their own twelve kilometer race in Rigby.
Lexie never imagined her life would have taken such a turn after meeting the Daraja girls, but she is thankful it has. “Daraja is a place that will forever and ever be in my heart. Daraja is changing lives everyday. The girls changed mine, and I couldn’t have asked for a better change in my life.”
Thank you for being a Daraja advocate, Lexie!