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Greenville teen injured in crash sees support from across the world

Source: Prayers for Rachel Pentecost Facebook page Source: Prayers for Rachel Pentecost Facebook page
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -

A brave Muhlenberg County teenager injured in a traffic accident a few weeks ago is now on her way to recovery at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Hospital. 

14 News sat down with Rachel Pentecost's sister Rebecca Haley, who spoke of the support from all over the world for this 19-year-old girl from Greenville. 

Around 9:00 p.m. on May 21, Rachel Pentecost was driving home, and her Ford Mustang hydroplaned, causing her to spin and strike a tree. She was trapped for over three hours, with her legs pinned.  

Following several surgeries at Vanderbilt, doctors had to amputate her left leg and worked earnestly to save the right.

The family created a Facebook page, and since then it has had over 9,000 Likes and an outpouring of support.  Messages from Japan, Australia, Africa, and across the nation have flooded Rachel's inbox.

 "A little 19-year-old girl in Greenville, Kentucky has reached you know people all around the world. I know her drive and her determination. She's definitely going to walk again and be able to live a normal life style. If anybody can do it, Rachel can," Haley says. 

If you would like to help with upcoming fundraisers or share support for Rachel, head the Prayers for Rachel Pentecost Facebook page.

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