At 17 Rachel Castro had a massive stroke while at work and had to be rushed to have emergency brain surgery. When she awoke she was missing a large piece of her skull, and brain. She found herself unable to speak, control her right arm or walk.
Commissioned by the American Heart Association, this short documentary is the story of Rachel's recovery after her stroke as well as the way this traumatic experience shaped the person she is today.
Director: Christopher Vanderwall
Producer: Emily Weinstein
DP: Aaron Pruesch