Rachel Dean's Memorial

If you ever met Rachel Dean you would agree with me when I describe her as a firecracker who lit up the room and never met a stranger.  Rachel was full of life and that rubbed off on everyone she encountered.

Unfortunately,  Rachel lost her life in a tragic car accident on September 14, 2017.  

Rachel's family knew that her passion was teaching and coaching.  She spent many hours around a pool as part of her daily routine.   Her family is wanting to continue Rachel's memory at Normal West High School by planting a tree and a bench in front of the pool atrium. Additional funds will be applied to a memorial for new starting blocks in the pool in Rachel's honor.  

Rachel was a part of our fundraising venture that had begun this school year to raise money for new blocks.  I know that she will be an angel looking down on all of the swimmers who will get to use them.

Thank you for your generosity.  

I came.  I swam.  I conquered.  -Rachel Dean
  • Austin Brinkman  
    • $15 
    • 46 mos
  • Amy Satterlund 
    • $10 
    • 47 mos
  • Molly Reynolds 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Sarah Warner 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Gena Mendez and Family 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Becky McGrew Braman 
Bloomington, IL
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