Life is not waiting for the storm to pass. Life’s about learning to dance in the rain.


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authorRachel Ormsby is a wife, mother of two and aerospace engineer. When not running a household, she develops science hardware for the space program. This has included experiments on the Space Shuttle looking for new treatments for cancer, a cure for deafness and new ways to treat bone disease. She recently worked on a bone densitometer for the International Space Station and a syringe that works in microgravity. She is the author of many scientific publications and co-holder of a patent. Rachel is the mother of Nathan and Kate. Nathan was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in August of 2006 when he was three and Kate was just one year old. When Nathan was diagnosed, she extended a planned “maternity leave” from her engineering career by an additional 7 years to care for Nathan and Kate. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 23 years.

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