Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark

On a brisk and blustery Sunday afternoon, winds blow the late autumn leaves through a quiet neighborhood in Beaumont’s West End. Outside a house on the corner of a calm intersection, dulcet tones float gently on the breeze. Inside the cozy home sits Rachel Clark, a 15-year-old Lumberton resident, plucking the strings of a 95-year-old Wurlitzer Semi-grand harp under the watchful gaze of her private instructor, Dr.

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Suzette Ratcliff is on a mission. Her mission is to spread love through acts of kindness while keeping her daughter’s memory alive.

In honor of her daughter Rachel Ann Clark, Suzette started a Facebook page called Real Acts of Compassion, where she asks people to reach out to help others and challenges them to make a difference in the community. On the morning of Sept. 17, 2009, Rachel Clark left to go to work at Sertino’s. She would never return home.

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