Rachel's Miracle

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"Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists."

-- Norman Mailer (1923-2007) American writer

"Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story"

-- Mark Twain

Rachel's tragedy and triumph not only grabbed the attention of the local media, but it also captured headlines both nationally and globally:

"I was shot in the head" - Chat Magazine, UK
"Ghost-hunting US teen shot in the head" - Toronto Star
"Shot in head in hunt for 'ghosts' " - Electric New Paper Singapore
"Uncle of shooting victim asks for prayers" - Wheeling Intelligencer, WV
"Ghost-Hunting teen shot near spooky house" - Fox News
"Teen shot in head at 'haunted' house" - Seattle Intelligencer
"Teen shot in head when looking for ghosts" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Dad laments daughter shot ghost hunting" - Leading The Charge, Australia
"Haunted house dare gets cheerleader shot" - CNN International
"Cheerleader shows signs of progress in days after shooting" - NBC4i.com
"Loitering teen shot" - South Africa
"Shots in the dark" - Gulf-Times, Qatar
" 'Spooky House' case splits Ohio suburb" - USA Today, AOL News, CNN, etc.

Listed below are links to several news articles from a variety of media sources:

•  "5 Years Later: Worthington cheerleader shot by man is an inspiration_WSYX ABC6_Oct 31, 2011
•  "I survived a bullet to the head" - PEOPLE Magazine_Feb 21, 2011
•  "Living Miracles: Survivors of gunshots to the head" - ABC News_Jan 13, 2011
•  "Columbus woman overcomes gunshot wound to the head" - NPR News_Jan 18, 2011
•  "Worthington girl shot near cemetery" - Columbus Dispatch_Aug 23, 2006
•  "Prank gone awry stuns Worthington" - Columbus Dispatch_Aug 24, 2006
•  "Students pull together for Rachel" - Worthington News_Aug 30, 2006
•  "We were just trying to scare each other" - Worthington News_Aug 30, 2006
•  "Worthington teen shot outside 'spooky' house released from hospital" - Col Dispatch_Nov 21, 2006
•  "Barezinsky 'retires the helmet', continues to recover" - Worthington News_Apr 18, 2007
•  "An interrupted life" - Columbus Dispatch_Jul 14, 2007
•  "Barezinsky makes public appearance" - ThisWeek in Worthington_May 14, 2008

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Welcome and thank you for visiting Rachel's Miracle. An inspirational, heart-warming story of Love and Friendship, Faith, Hope and Recovery. The purpose of this site is to provide Hope to brain injury survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, or anyone else affected by this life-changing injury.

"To Live without Hope is to Cease to live."
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