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  • For a Lifetime
    by Rachel on August 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    'For a Lifetime' can also be viewed at YouTube 

    About The Video

    Two months before Rachel's inury, she attended the wedding of her Aunt Tina and
    Uncle Chris. During the reception Rachel asked her uncle, a musician, if he would write a song just for her. Two months later, with Rachel fighting for her life, Chris received the inspiration for Rachel's song while waiting endlessly for word on her condition. 'For a Lifetime' so beautifully expresses both the helplessness and the hopefulness we felt, and reminds Rachel that she is, indeed, our angel. It continues to be an inspiration throughout her healing process.

    One month before the incident, Rachel had her senior pictures taken by Laura Atchison. The day she was injured, her proofs were spread over the kitchen counter where we struggled to find just the right picture. Laura allowed these proofs to be arranged in a video with the song 'For a Lifetime' while Rachel was still a patient in the Rehabilitation Unit at Columbus Children's Hospital.

  • That's What Friends Are For
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    'That's What Friends Are For' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Not expected to live after being shot in the head and shoulder on August 22, 2006; Rachel's family, friends and community stepped up. Watch this remarkable display of love and support for Rachel in the months immediately following her injury.

  • Rachel vs TBI
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    'Rachel vs TBI' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Nearly 3.5 years after suffering a severe traumatic brain injury with left side paralysis caused by a gunshot wound to the brain, Rachel continues the fight of her life. Daily, she works to retrain her body by rigorous physical therapy to strengthen her left side. Through hard work and dedication she has regained function in both her left arm and leg. Watch as Rachel demonstrates the approach she takes to getting her life back one step at a time.

  • Walking/Limping Thru Rehab
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    'Walking/Limping Thru Rehab' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    During Rachel's rehabilitation as a result of a gunshot to the brain, she created a powerpoint presentation featuring her stay at Columbus Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit. Before being discharged from rehab, she then presented it to the entire unit. Watch Rachel's slideshow as she narrates her journey through rehab.

  • An Interrupted Life
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    'An Interrupted Life' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Rachel Barezinsky, a Thomas Worthington High School senior, was shot in the head and shoulder on August 22, 2006, while ghost hunting with friends at the house at 141 Sharon Springs Drive. Rachel and four friends drove away and circled the block when Allen S. Davis shot toward them hitting Rachel. Davis, who said he thought the girls were a threat, is now serving 19 years in prison. Although Rachel has made progress since the shooting, she still faces a long recovery. Produced by The Columbus Dispatch.

  • Children's Miracle Network Telethon
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    'Children's Miracle Network Telethon' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Columbus Childrens Hospital approached Rachel asking if they could document and feature her Rehab Graduation in the 2007 Childrens Miracle Network Telethon. The telethon was aired the weekend of June 2 & 3, 2007. In addition, as part of the rehabilitation unit's re-accreditation process, Childrens Hospital asked Rachel to give a presentation to the accreditation team and a guided tour of the rehab facilities. Rachel not only spoke to the survey team from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities), but also to a room packed with hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, therapists, etc. Rachel did an outstanding job! We will all be forever grateful to the professionals at Columbus Children's Hospital who continue to work with Rachel as she perseveres throughout the recovery process. To view a slideshow of Rachel's graduation from Children's Hospital Click here

  • Graduation
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    'Rachel's Graduation' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Since Rachel's injury occurred just days before the start of her senior year of high school, there was some concern whether she would be able to graduate with her class. As it turned out, Rachel had already passed the required state exam and had earned all the required credits needed to graduate; with the exception of speech. A benefit of Columbus Childrens Hospital Rehabilitation unit was an on staff certified Columbus Public School teacher. This teacher worked closely with Rachel's high school, Thomas Worthington. Rachel was able to earn her speech credit while being a patient at the hospital.

  • Senior Night
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    'Senior Night' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    One of the events Rachel so looked forward to all through high school was senior night. Two months after her injury, on an evening pass from the hospital, Rachel, after hearing her name presented as a senior cheerleader, against all odds, walked across the football field while the crowd went wild. Also on this special night, Rachel was able to cheer with her squad . . . as a SENIOR!

  • Homecoming Queen
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    'Homecoming Queen' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    With Rachel peers selecting her to the homecoming court, we had to persuade Childrens Hospital to allow Rachel to attend the game just one month after she was shot. In what was an incredible show of support from both Thomas Worthington High School and the Worthington community, Rachel was welcomed back to her school with open arms. A packed house came to their feet as Rachel was wheeled down the track by her boyfriend Mike and brother Joe. A deafening applause erupted from the crowd as Rachel was announced Thomas Worthington's 2006-2007 homecoming queen.

  • 2010 Ohio Youth Leadership Forum
    by Rachel on July 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    '2010 Ohio Youth Leadership Forum' can also be viewed at YouTube

    About The Video

    Rachel and paralympic gold medalist, April Holmes are interviewed at the 2010 Ohio Youth Leadership Forum for the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.

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