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Disability Awareness Talks

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I hope each of you had a chance to pick up a copy of "Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories of Survival." The book has been a hot seller, the first edition has already been sold out! I finished reading the book and can assure you, it's well worth your time! Here's a link to the book's Facebook page: 


This month, I sat on a panel for the Disability Awareness talk for medical students at The Ohio State University. I was asked to share with the students how my disability impacts my life so they would have a better idea of how to approach future patients with disabilities.  The panel consisted of approximately seven people encompassing a variety of disabilities including TBI, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Paraplegia. I hope that our answers satisfied the questions presented by the medical students.

Also, last month I was the keynote speaker at the Ohio Statehouse for the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities. Below is my bio that was in the program for this annual meeting. I spoke to an audience of about a hundred people. I was so honored to have been asked to speak at this worthy event.

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Reply mary
12:59 PM on May 30, 2015 
I think about you often, Rachel! My son is one year out from his tbi. Your blog has given me such encouragement! Please post an update when you can and share how things are going.
Reply Mary&JacquesGonzales
1:31 PM on November 24, 2014 
Thank you for what you are doing for awareness!
Reply Aunt Shawn
11:48 AM on November 23, 2014 
I'm so proud of you, Rachel! You continue to inspire so many!