Monday, April 29, 2013


     Last week we went to Disneyland! It was nice to kind of take a breather from all life has to throw at us. It was so fun, and only gets better every time we go! I messed up my Sciatic nerve really bad, so I spent the trip in a wheelchair. But that didn't put a damper on the trip, in fact it made it better! We got through the lines a lot faster. Although I would have liked to have been up and walking around, it was better that I wasn't, cause even though I was in a wheelchair, I was completely worn out by the end of each day. I'm still in bed recovering! But it was worth it.

     The best part of the trip was that I got dizzy. I know that sounds bad, but I was dizzy from the rides instead of my cancer!!!!! This shouldn't be a good thing, but for me it was pretty exciting, that the feeling I had was a healthy one, as apposed to a cancerous one.

 Morning before Disneyland!
 Best friends!
 Winnie The Pooh Honey Pots are our favorite treats!
 Always documenting Diane and I's journey, (without her knowing!;))
 Lovin' Disneyland!
 I love Mickey! He was so nice! Even gave me a kiss!
 Radiator Springs with a full moon!
 Panoramic of California Adventures at night!
 All of us in front of the castle, plus a friendly cast member!
 Tower of Terror!
 Needless to say, I was pampered on the trip!
 I love the Disney Castle!
 Firework show!

     Disneyland was amazing. Now I'm leaving for Memphis tomorrow. I'm really praying and hoping for another good MRI, feel free to join me doing that! I'll need as many prayers as I can get. When people inquire what it is that they can do to help, I tell them pray. Because that's honestly the only thing I can think of for them to do, and that will help me the most. I'm so glad I have so many people in my life there for me. I have realized there are a few people that aren't really there, they're all talk and no show. So I am truly grateful to all of you that are. Thanks! PRAY PRAY PRAY.

Yours truly,



  1. While looking at these pictures, my youngest just asked me, "Is that ours?!" referring to Pam. Yes, that's our Pam. Ha, ha. (: So happy you had a fantastic trip!

    Continued prayers and love,


  2. Looks like you guys had a GREAT time!! I'm so glad you were able to go and have fun and get Dizzy! :)
    Will def be praying for you.

  3. Hi Rachel! I just wanted to wish you good luck at your next doctor's visit!:) I truly hope all goes well! My twin sister and I have been praying for you!

  4. Hi Rachel, I have been following your blog a bit since I saw the article on KSL. About the same time the article was post my 13 year old nephew was diagnosed with the same tumor as you. He has his 2nd MRI this Friday and we are all praying as hard as we can!! I was wondering if you or one of your parents could tell us what study you are doing at St. Jude's. My brother has been looking into every single option out there just in case the MRI doesn't turn out well. I am not sure if you would want to just post it here or email me or even leave a message on the FB page we have set up for Tyler. It is WHATEVER IT TAKES - Tyler Hallsey. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks for sharing your story online. Your story has brought us hope. I have been to happy to hear about your progress and how things have been going for you. We will keep you and your family in our prayers also.
    Thanks so much.

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    2. I would be happy to tell you all about it!

  5. Praying for you from Texas....

  6. I've been a silent reader for a long time, I just wanted to say I hope and pray for a good MRI results! I'm a Wish Granter for Make A Wish Utah, that's how I came by your story. I wanted to be your Wish Granter! I was like this girl rocks AND she is a runner! My kind of girl! Much love from Salem, Utah!

  7. so jealous you got to go to disneyland! my FAVORITE place in the world!! so glad you had a good time :) love you rachel!

  8. Excellent photos with this moments, I want to encourage you to continue your great work, have a nice afternoon!

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