Rachel flies in helicopters to help with the wounded, as well as assisting them back at their base.
“These bodies get a beating,” she said as she spent the next 12 hours stretching out legs, lifting arms or standing on a box to lean over and pummel pulled back muscles. "They walk up and down mountains carrying a lot of gear, just a lot of weight, and that can result in daily aches and pains, and also injuries,” she said. “I am keeping them doing their job, living their lives with as little pain as possible.”
A New York Times article recently described the Jones County native's days and nights in an article entitled "Patching Troops Together One Ache at a Time." WDAM TV later interviewed Rachel's parents to learn more about her.
What a joy it is to us quilters to think we can provide some of the comforts of home to soldiers like Rachel!