Sunday, April 21, 2013

My Birthday

I'm going to start this off about by telling you something that happened in Memphis that I've never put on my blog. In September when I was on heavy doses of steroids, radiation and chemotherapy all at the same time, it was the hardest time I've ever been through. There were a few times when Diane (and I as well) thought that I was dead.

The reason I'm writing this is because I was terrified. My first thought and reaction when this happened, was that I was never going to make it to my 18th birthday. I don't know why this was what was on my mind, but it was.

Anyways, yesterday, on the 20th of April, I turned 18. I'm so happy I could cry that I made it! I made it, I made it, I made it. So yesterday Jordyn and i went to breakfast. Then for lunch, Jordyn, me, Kylee and Maddie went to lunch. Then later that night we had a BBQ with our extended family, and it was tons of fun!

Jonny Peay brought me and Jordyn flower, biggest sweetheart ever!

Our good friend Madison Mckell!

Some of our crazy Peruvian friends came to sing to us!

Playing with little Alex! Oh and Heather.




Our friend Kylee!

Big "D" loves balloons!

Best friends! Kylee, Maddie, me, and my cousin Ally!

Anyway, it was a really fun day! I'm still just so grateful that I made it to 18! It was a gift from God that I made it, and really such a day to celebrate.

Thanks to everyone that's kind to me, and that continues to pray for me. I really do appreciate it an incredible amount.



Oh PS! My next visit to St. Jude's will be on May 1st. So I'll have results after then, and post! Pray my tumor shrunk more! Thanks:)


  1. happy birthday sweet Rachel!!! praying for you every chance I get!!!

  2. You can change your bio on the side to "I am an 18 year old girl.." woo! :) Hope you and your sister had a great day!

  3. Happy Late Birthday to you and your sister! You are both very inspirational to me!

    My birthday is on the same day! :D