In 1994, Rachel was diagnosed with a disease known as ataxia telangiectasia. A-T is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a number of body systems very seriously. Rachel has experienced rapid muscle deterioration and is now confined permanently to a wheelchair. She experiences frequent tremors, as she has no control of her muscle. Like other kids with A-T, Rachel has a poor immune system and is at a high risk of developing cancer.
This special young girl has found a great deal of inspiration in listening to her Celine Dion cds. Rachel was thrilled to meet her all-time favorite singer in person!