Band member excels with rare syndrome causing hearing loss

April 6, 2015 6:01 AM

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Rachel Pavone is blind, hearing-impaired and diabetic — but that doesn't change her resolve to be successful in life and play in her high school band.

"One of the things people think about blind people or anyone with a disability is we're potatoes and we don't do anything," the Grand Blanc High School senior told The Flint Journal ( ). "So, the thing that I was taught at a very young age — because my mom does this and so does ...

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