Name: Rachel Manring
Where do you call home? I call Pittsboro, NC my home because I grew up there. I currently live in Durham, NC because my FA symptoms have progressed significantly so I live with my husband and his parents so I can get more help.
Education: I have a high school diploma but walking through high school became difficult and almost impossible halfway through my freshman year. At that point I was too embarrassed to use a wheelchair or a walker so I finished high school online. After that, I completed a few online certification courses in early childhood development, child psychology and similar subjects.
By having FA and working in childcare, I can teach children acceptance of others with disabilities, which I believe is an important lesson to learn at a young age.
What is your relationship status? Do you have children? Who do you live with? On April 7th, 2014, I got married to a wonderful, understanding, helpful, and kind man. His name is Harrison Hill. He is always understanding and willing to help. We live on the third floor of his parents house (with our 11 dogs). Harrison carries me up and down the stairs. He helps me in the bathroom, in the shower and he even shaves my legs. We do not have children but I would really love to one day.