'Rally for Rachael'
Beloved student fighting for life at Egleston hospital
Dawson County High School student Rachael Shelp, 14, is currently recovering from blood clots in her lungs at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. - photo by For the Dawson County News
A Dawson County High School student is fighting the biggest battle of her life this week, having been hospitalized Aug. 2 with blood clots in her lungs. An entire community is rallying behind 14-year-old Rachael Shelp, who is recovering from complications of blood clots at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. According to Shelp’s mom, Kathy, Rachael had a procedure Aug. 3 to try and help dissolve the blood clots. There were complications at the end of the procedure, and to give her heart and lungs time to recover and rest, she was placed on a heart and lung bypass machine.

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