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After being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare degenerative condition that causes vision and hearing loss, in 2002, Rachel searched for a way to rebuild her confidence and stay connected to her world. She soon discovered the power of running and competing and, with the assistance of a guide, she has since completed several major competitions, including the Boston Marathon and Ironman Texas.
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