Rachel is 19 years old and was born with a mitochondrial disease called pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. She currently attends Chuckey Doak High School. She likes to be out and about, is always smiling, and has a positive attitude. Rachel is from Greenville and describes herself as an angel, amazing, beautiful, engaging, and happy. Rachel would like to spread awareness about the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex. There is little known about this disease and education and funding is needed to help doctors with proper care and one day, find a cure. Rachel will continue her reign through 2016.