rachel 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/18/13) – On Tuesday, May 21, 19-year-old Rachel L. Pentecost of Greenville was involved in a one-vehicle accident on a dark, rain-slick portion of Highway 431 South near Dunmor. The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department report stated that the car left the road, slid down an embankment and struck a tree. Officials and doctors alike were amazed that Pentecost survived the crash.
 
Today, Wednesday July 17th, less than two months after the mishap, Ms. Pentecost has returned from Vanderbilt Hospital to Greenville. Just as the courthouse bell struck 1:00 p.m., the streets were lined with well-wishers in "Prayers for Rachel" t-shirts, and cheers went up as Rachel, who wave from one of the cars in a long escort of police, fire, and EMS vehicles drove by.
 
Many know Rachel, while others know only of her inspiring story that has unfolded over the past few weeks. Tens of thousands from around the world have followed her miraculous recovery on the Facebook page.
 
Hundreds have held prayer vigils, concerts, beauty pageants, and numerous other fundraisers to help do what they can to cover the medical expenses. All have shared in witnessing a miracle in the making.
 
Rachel pentecost sis 300Rebecca Pentecost HaleyRachel's sister, Rebecca Pentecost Haley, stood today on the Greenville Courthouse square, hugging and thanking well-wishers as her sister rode by on her way home.
 
Ms. Haley summed up the entire family's feelings to SurfKY News Reporters.
 
"I just want to thank the community for all their support,” said Haley. “Everybody has been so wonderful. Obviously, by the crowd that's turned out today, everybody loves her. We are all so happy to see her home. Just by the grace of God she is here with us. It's truly a miracle."
 
"There are still several more fund raisers coming up,” she continued. “And Rachel is facing at least a couple more surgeries. But compared to what she has already been through over the past 2 months, we know that God will continue to give her strength."
 
"We were always raised to trust in God and taught from an early age that He would bring us through any trial,” she said. “That's what He did with Rachel. As hard as it was for her, we just had to put it in God's hands and He answered the many prayers sent up for us."
 
Although Rachel is now home, the community continues to do what it can to help, with a 5K Run For Rachel fundraiser set for Saturday, July 27th at the Central City Convention Center. To find out more call Lindsay Ward at 270-757-1723. Click here to get the printable entry form.

rachel2

rachel4

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Upcoming Events at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (8/27/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Friday and… Read More

UPDATE - KSP Responds to Injury Accident in Trigg County

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/15) — Derrick Bacon succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on Aug. 26, 2015 at… Read More

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10504

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5826

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4918

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4854

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3868

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14607

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10504

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 3799

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1517

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1090

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 839

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 812

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 478

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 459

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Child…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 412

Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State, Local…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 387

Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky Counties in…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 373

Four Face Meth Charges

by SurfKY News