2011 June Hero of the Month

Rachel Driscoll, 12

of Washburn was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a type of blood cancer. When asked why Rachel thought she was chosen as the June hero of the month she paused and responded, “Because I try to have a good attitude.” And indeed she does as mom, Marci, stated that when they travel down to Bangor for appointments she always makes a point to thank the nurses even when she has to get a shot. And when Rachel lost her hair to treatments she donned a cap for school and took it in stride.
School is important to Rachel as she plans on becoming a veterinarian some day in order to help other animals feel better. Along with caring for her family dog, cat, turtle and three fish she enjoys camping with her family at Trafton Lake.
Cindy Johnson, Executive Director of The Cubby Fund has described Rachel as having a really sweet demeanor and positive disposition. An overall very pleasant and affable young lady.

Rachel Driscoll is presented with a $100 check by Cindy Johnson, Executive Director of The Cubby Fund. Also shown, back row. Mom Marci and from left her sisters Emily 9, and Hilary 5.