Rachel wanted everyone to know that she had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend even with a short visit to the hospital. Wednesday, November 23rd, Rachel was admitted through the ER at Marietta Memorial Hospital (MMH) as a result of a fungal element in her bloodstream, she also had a bacteria infection that needed treatment. While at MMH, she received a blood transfusion. Rachel returned home Thanksgiving afternoon for some overdue rest. A belated Thanksgiving dinner was held at Rachel's house on Saturday, November 26th. She joined a crowded kitchen & living room full of family for a traditional feast. The girls, Iris and Vera, were excited to watch the lighted night parade in Belpre with their cousins.