While studying to become a nurse Raquel developed a thyroid disorder and was sentenced to a life of daily medication.
Switching to a whole foods diet Raquel fully recovered and in 2012 launched her own juice business called Pitanga Juice.
In the spring of 2014 Raquel raised $50,000 on Kickstarter and is now looking to open her own storefront in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
You’ll hear Raquel discuss how a life-threatening disorder led to a life-changing career path, the encouraging signals of success and that reaching the next level has nothing to do with your comfort zone.
“I just went for it.” – Raquel Furtado
The Pitanga Juice Kickstarter Video (April ’14):