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Rachael Needs Your Help

Family and friends of Rachael Short are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with her Spinal Cord Injury that left her a quadriplegic in 2010. Specifically, home modifications, in home physical therapy and ongoing caregiving expenses.

Updates (8)

August 26, 2020

Dear Friends,

Join the fun! Relay for Rachael Virtual Run! Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 10am!

In honor of the 10th year we are doing a 10 mile run, walk, hike, skip. You can do the 10 miles yourself or break it up as a relay with friends/family (we are making up the “rules” as we go). Everyone will start around 10 AM from a location of their choice and we are hoping people will share photos and videos of their run (or walk, hike, skip) on social media and more importantly, have fun!

Thank you for your generous donation and for BEing my light. I hope you and yours are staying healthy during these difficult times.

Much love to you all, Rachael

November 22, 2019

Well it has been 9 years since my injury and i’m not sure how I feel about that, it seems fast but also seems like a lifetime ago. I have finally moved after what feels like forever of wondering where I would go. This has forced me to go through boxes that were packed at the time of my accident, boxes I put away and never wanted to go through. Any note I hand wrote I want to keep, remembering how simple and easy it once was to write a letter. Time to say goodbye to the camera gear, the surfboards, the snowboard, the camping gear… memories from a different life, and now it is time to “Marie Kondo” this stuff, thank these items for the joy they brought me and let them go. Saying goodbye to my truck was especially hard, and it’s so silly to be attached to a truck but it represented so much more, it’s time to let that go too. Letting these things go and moving on does make me feel better, it’s ok, everything will be fine, just different. It has been 9 years! It’s time…

With all the distractions from the move it has been hard to focus on my body but everyday I make sure I get standing, stretch it out and try to breathe. It has almost been 6 months since the move, I still don’t have a bathroom sink (and had 2 months with no indoor shower!) but I nearly have my greenhouse turned gym put back together and my dream cottage is finally feeling like home.

This was a long process and took the help of many to make my new place accessible. I couldn’t have done it without the people who donated to my fundraiser last fall and the many people who put in days and hours of hard work. Thank you!


September 21, 2020

Go Rach!!!

Brian Mazurek

September 14, 2020

Go Rachael! Love and blessings to you...

Robin Robinson

September 9, 2020

Go team, all the teams:)

Kris Swanson

September 9, 2020

We all our love and support!! Patrick, Liz and Sophie Miller

Patrick James Miller