January 1, 2007
Rachel Severance-Beurman holds her dog, Jill, as she waits for water to boil on the stove at her home in Lawrence on Saturday. Severance-Beurman has dealt with asthma all her life, but still managed to play high school sports and college basketball. Over the years her asthma became less severe. She has not needed an inhaler for two years now.