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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 in home physical therapy and ongoing caregiving expenses.

Rachael has chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility to the full extent allowed by law for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.

Updates (4)

February 28, 2018

Most of Rachael’s days are spent exercising and moving as she tries to gain back as much strength as possible. She is able to continue on her journey from paralysis because of people like you who donate to her recovery. Progress is slow but continues to move forward, not only does your donation give her hope but allows her to gain back strength and independence along with helping her stay in good health mentally and physically.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

Her runners are training hard and hit highway 1 in part of the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 to run their hardest for her recovery and she is forever grateful for their amazing support and yours! This will be the 8th annual Relay for Rachael and we are more ready than ever!

January 21, 2017

The time has come to get reliable transportation. Last year my van broke down four times which made it difficult to get to therapy appointments. With your help I am hoping to purchase a new, reliable vehicle this year. Thank you so much for your support!


July 17, 2018

Best of luck!

Peer Johnson

July 18, 2018

Rachel you continue to be an inspiration. May your journey bring you love, peace and inner strength. Thank you to all who have carried you along the way. Blessings

annee martin

July 18, 2018

Go Dina, go!

Melissa Kronsberg

June 14, 2017

Keep chasing your rainbow until you reach the mythical pot of gold at its end, Rachael. Given the astonishing rate at which progress exponentially is being advanced on the medical technological front to restore mobility to those like yourself, that pot will have transcended the real of myth to the world of reality by the time you reach it. We're all pulling really hard for you and with your extraordinary resources of courage and determination, we know you will achieve your goal!

Peter G Brabeck (Sarah's Uncle Pete)