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Authored by Nexus Family Healing on February 9, 2021

Rachel* came to Nexus-Indian Oaks Family Healing for residential treatment to address the significant trauma she’d experienced in her young life. After a few months, we discovered that Rachel needed a pair of eyeglasses as well as clothing and a backpack to bring her belongings to and from our onsite school.

Rachel later transitioned to a local high school for her senior year. This was a big step and turned out to be an exciting time for her. She stretched herself to try out for the girls’ track and basketball teams (and made both teams)! Rachel worked hard in school and had a vision for her future – to be the first person in her family to attend college. And she did it! Rachel started pre-med studies at an Illinois university this past August. All of us at Nexus-Indian Oaks are excited about the accomplishments Rachel has made during her time with us and the bright future ahead of her.

*Name and some details have been changed to protect privacy.