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November 18, 2003

The 'Miracle' JET?

Jacque Rainwater has never given up on her dream of teaching English in Japan. A recent TV documentary in the US is the latest of many to tell the story of her miraculous survival of a horrific accident almost ten years ago. At the time, in February 1994, she was coming to the end of her term as Miss University of North Alabama. She and a friend were injured by a falling tree in an ice storm, Rainwater critically. After surviving a slew of devastating injuries and a coma that lasted a full month, she had no memory of the event or her identity and could not speak. After extensive occupational therapy, she recovered sufficiently to think again about her teaching dream. She teaches conversation to a mother and daughter in her hometown of Cullman, AL and has applied for the JET Program. She first visited Japan on a mission program in 1991 and decided that English teaching was the career for her.The Cullman Times article

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