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"The Swim With Mike Foundation scholarship is truly life-changing. It will allow to me concentrate on an education and career that I am passionate about rather than attempting a job and education at the same time, which would not be possible with my physical limitations. This community of people inspire me in how they do not let a disability define them or stop them from living a life of purpose. I hope to also be an inspiration through the ripple effect."
In 2019, Rachel was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system that controls breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion. Rachel is an avid equestrian where she has won countless awards at the Miami County Fair each year, one being the Reserve Grand Champion of Horsemanship. She competed on the Frank Phillips College rodeo team for 2 years and the Ohio High School rodeo team for three years, qualifying for High School Rodeo National Finals in 2019. In addition to her successes in rodeo, she competed on the varsity soccer team, varsity swim team, and varsity track team. Her interests outside of athletics and rodeo include travel where she hopes to one day visit Australia. Rachel is also active in her church and leads bible studies.