G-C senior living with medical condition inspires others with positivity


Rachel Batka plays with the family dog, Trucker. Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumor, the G-CHS senior remains upbeat. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Greenfield-Central High School senior Rachel Batka works on an art project for school at her home in Greenfield. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — They discovered the tumor by accident.

Rachel Batka, 19, was a Greenfield-Central sophomore, visiting the school health clinic for a routine hearing check. It was the kind of thing students grumbled about, an obligation they found pointless.

But for Batka, now a senior just days from graduation, it was an exam that changed her life.

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