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Berks HRIM student appears on Rachel Ray Show

Taylor Mahoney on Rachel Ray show
Taylor Mahoney (far right)

Penn State Berks student Taylor Leren Mahoney (far right) appeared on the Rachael Ray Show's 1,000th episode on Monday, February 20, 2012. A Four Diamonds child, she was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12. Mahoney talks about watching the Rachel Ray Show and being inspired in the midst of chemotherapy treatments to become a chef and own her own restaurant–a dream she's now pursuing by majoring in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management at Penn State Berks–at the 2:51 mark of this video: http://goo.gl/y1u6v

It all started when Mahoney’s great-aunt wrote into the show when they were soliciting stories about how the show has been an inspiration in the lives of its viewers.

Mahoney got to meet her idol, Rachel Ray, on stage and she wasn’t disappointed. "Sometimes people say when you meet somebody you really like, and they're not like what you thought they were, then you don't like them anymore or don't idolize them anymore. But I like her even more now I think because she was so nice," Mahoney said.

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