I can't believe I'm already in memphis. I was in Hawaii less than a week ago! Anyways, today my blood test went ever so perfectly! My GGT is lower than its been a long time! (That's a good thing)
I also had my MRI! I was way scared cause they put me in twice as long as they usually do, after coming in to announce the doctor needed more images of my brain. So obviously I was freaking out. But when we went in to get the results, it was better than I thought it would be!
My tumor has shrunk, thanks to those of you who are praying for me. So thank you so much, you've really convinced God to be on my side. Feel free to continue!
Thanks so much, can't wait to get home tomorrow!
That is fantastic news!!! We will definitely "feel free to continue!" (:ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Rachel! SUCH GREAT NEWS!!!!! We serve a God who is MIGHTY to save and heal!ReplyDelete
Hi Rachel: You do not know me, but we are all connected through the power of prayer, and the love of God. I am from Alberta, Canada, and was sent your blog to read. You are such an inspiration and I look forward to journeying with you!!! Remember who the "Real Doctor" is... God is Good :) love and prayers, ShannonReplyDelete
Praise God!! He hears our prayers!ReplyDelete
I just cried when I got the text from your mom,, then I knelt in thanks to our Father in heaven. I haven't words to express my over whelming joy and gratitude. I love you Rachel, I love your mom and dad, sisters, and brother, I so appreciate all our blessings and I'll see you soon!!!ReplyDelete
Crying with happiness!ReplyDelete
I love reading posts like this. I hope you post many more entries like this so we know you are doing well, and it stays that way. You will continue to be in our prayers!ReplyDelete
Where are you now ? I'm worried.ReplyDelete
Rachel how are you? praying all is going well and you are enjoying time with family and friends:) all Gods blessings and prayers each and every day for peace, comfort and happiness Dominic's grandma oh forgot I Big Granny hug.... all my love too!!ReplyDelete
Hi Rachel everything its going to be better and better for you, be strong and have fun enjoy with family and friendReplyDelete
we pray for you :).
Goretty from Costa Rica xoxo
I came across your blog today, and was truly amazed at the strength and perseverance you have. You are so optimistic about life, and I truly admire you for that. I'm seventeen, as well, and I also have a twin sister. We don't really look like we're twins, but we're extremely close. Please know that my sister and I are thinking about you, and we hope you get to feeling better!:)
i think u have been thourgh alot and i will pray for you every night and my brother keagan goes to ur schoolReplyDelete
I just saw your story on the news, I couldn't believe what a beautiful and sweet girl you are. You are so strong and That's why God is here for you but it helps to know that people care. You are in my prayers. You will live a long life and be truly blessed for going through this . You will look back and see How your story has given people like me strength to over come my obstacles. You are a role model for us all. Enjoy life when you can and know God is here for youReplyDelete
Best wishes young lady....you've touched many people with your story....confront it head on, knowledge is fierce and with God and prayer in your corner, anything is possible. Fight the good fight, and please know that all of us unseen followers of you and your family will be right along beside you, praying for your good health. We all, especially you, can do hard things together!Delete
I saw your story on tonights channel 5 news and I was deeply touched. You are obviously an inspiration to so many people including myself. You sound so positive and optimistic. I sincerely hope that your tumor continues to shrink. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Your heavenly Father is very much aware of you and what your going through.
Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor as well. I underwent Radiation and Chemotherapy up at the Huntsman Cancer Institute after it grew to the size of a grapefruit in 2010 and 2011. I still have mine too but it doesn't seem to affect me much. I tell you that because I know that miracles happen. You sound like you are very strong. I thank you for your strength and fortitude. Keep up the positive attitude. May God be with you. Thanks,
Loved the news piece. You are an inspiration. I love you sweet girl. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
I just read your story on KSL and I love seeing the positive attitude that you carry each and every day. I was diagnosed with LEUKEMIA one year ago and the only thing that got me through the whole ordeal was my attitude. Keep up the good work and don't forget to smile every day.
You are an amazing young women who encourages all to embrace life. God bless you. You are in my daily prayers.ReplyDelete
Mr. Lee showed me your story on KSL. Thank you for your inspiration. I guess it is true that teachers learn more from their students. I will be sending you a list of your grammatical mistakes. J/K. Thank you again and my prayers are with you.ReplyDelete
Mr. Bowden (I guess you can call me Mike at this point)
I just saw your story on KSL. I was diagnosed a year ago with an anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3. I had surgery, radiation and currently only have one more round of chemo before my maintenance treatment is finished. I'm sorry that you are dealing with this, but stay strong. Thank goodness for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing that my family is eternal has brought me much peace and comfort. I'm sure you have many blogs to follow, but if you want to follow mine, please do. Take care, LisaReplyDelete
Rachel, I can do hard things also. I was diagnosed with Lukemia 6 years ago and are scheduled for a bone marrow transplant soon. We just keep movin' on. There are many people praying for me and I will be praying for you. I played in the Stratton Orchards as a kid way back in the 1970's when my Uncle Chuck (Charles Anderson) was the manager there! Great memories!ReplyDelete
Rachel, My name is Mari Burgess. I am with Fight Like A Girl Utah, a non profit organization that benefits families who has a family member fighting cancer and we were impressed with your story. I would love to talk with you about some things we could do for you and maybe some ways for you to inspire more with your story. Please feel free to contact me at 435-691-4014 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can get more information about us and what we do at www.fightlikeagirlutah.org Thank you for continuing to fight and inspire others to do the same.ReplyDelete
I think you are fabulous Rachel!! You help so many people! I have started a campaign called XOXO Hats for Strength, I and other knitters knit hats with xoxo all the way around the brim. This way you will always be embraced in hugs and kisses. XOXO Hats for Strength has a Facebook page and a blog http://shoppeenzian.blogspot.com/ Here is my email for more questions, ShoppeEnzian@gmail.com.ReplyDelete
I have been following your story for a few months! You are truly an hero! Your attitude and fearlessness (is that a word?) are amazing and I love how your not letting the cancer take over your whole life.ReplyDelete
Just thought I should leave a note...
Bjarkey Björnsdóttir From Iceland (Europe)