Rachel is the founder and managing partner at Rasa Spa in Ithaca, NY and in charge of services and operations the Spa at the Inns of Aurora. She’s a committee member of the Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund, a board member of Family & Children’s Services, and the current Chair of the Tompkins Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau. Rachel has been a photographer for many years and her passion was reignited when she started pointing her camera at birds and it became quite a valuable part of her life as she found her way through her diagnosis and treatment.
I saw Rachel somewhat regularly thought her cancer journey, starting with me all but barging into her home to make sure she was ok, so it was a real treat to catch up with her and learn a little bit more about how she found her way through her diagnosis.
Rachel has been cancer-free for five years.
0:00:00 How the cancer was discovered
0:11:35 Unexpected second surgery
0:19:25 Second opinion for adjuvant therapy
0:44:00 Radiation side-effects
0:49:00 Something within the psyche that needed to go
0:56:00 Life opens up through diagnosis & treatment
- recorded July 9, 2020