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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 (9)

November 8, 2020

And just like that a decade has gone by. If they keep speeding by like this I will be 80 in no time! Half my adult life I have been paralyzed and still every day when I wake up it seems surreal. Is this my life?

This year has been nuts for everyone. For me it started out with a pressure sore on my tailbone in January forcing me to stay home and off my backside. I was able to start venturing out again right when the pandemic hit in March. Damn. More than anything I miss being able to go to pool, 92 degrees of wonderfulness. I had no idea how much going to the pool twice a week kept my pain level down and my spirits up. Just like everyone I am riding the “corona wave” and I look forward to some normalcy again.

My 2021 calendars are at the printers right now and I have updated my “window display” at Gallery Exposed with my photography. Currently i’m only in the gallery by appointment but thanks to my $100 print sale I have been able to continue paying rent. Check out the shop on my website or my Instagram for updates on the sales.

Every year on my crashiversary I remember my last day of independence. The simplicity of that day and the fun that I had. In honor of the 10 year crashiversary I wore my purple boots again, the same pair I wore on the red deck of Nepenthe that night. Ironically my clothes were cut off either in the helicopter or at the hospital but they saved the boots, because these boots were made for walking…they are just on a break right now.

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


July 2, 2021

Keeps on Keep’n On Rachel. love and water workouts… ~Elana

Elana Yonah

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