Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter/My Birthday

Today is my birthday!
This year it fell on the same day as Easter!
So I want to thank my Brother today, for making my life easier. For dying for me so that I can live again. For making cancer a little less scary. 

Recently I have got surgery, I had to get a shunt put in my brain . Oh and I started radiation again, so I guess you could say I've been pretty productive.
I have a pretty hard time feeling much of anything with the exception of symptoms from the cancer.

That's really all I have to say today.



  1. A very happy birthday and Easter to you Rachel!! I only just heard about you from CGH's facebook page! I just want to let you know that I will be praying for you!! The power of prayer is the most powerful thing we have! Good luck Rachel, and God be with you, always!

  2. I might be late, but I wanted to wish you a very happy Birthday from France. Good Luck for your fight!! It's my first comment here but I came on your blog month ago, you're an exemple to follow! Stay strong!
    Lots of Love.

  3. You truly are a strong person! Keep fighting the good fight and happy belated birthday! Sending love and vibes from California :-)
    Your LA friend,

  4. Happy belated birthday! I wish you all the best! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. I saw on my facebook the picture of CuteGirlHairstyles and I want to wish you a great birthday and i will hope you feel better soon!!!
    You cann do this!!!
    Great greetings from Nicole from Holland!!!

  6. happy birthday!!!
    Have an awesome onee!!
    and many more to come
    Hope you feel better soon, actually I know you'll get better
    Just keep Swimming.. <3

  7. Praying for u, I cant imagine what u r going through just wanted to let u know my heart goes out to u

  8. Happy late birthday, Rachel! I've been following your blog for a little over a year now. Hoping your trials and tribulations get easier, and that you get to enjoy what summer brings this season. My thoughts and prayers are with you! - <3 from Rachel in Illinois

  9. Happy birthday Rachel, hope you get well soon. I will pray for you...I know that miracles happens everyday in the world so you can be one of the God's miracle. Just keep going and never lose you hope :)

  10. Hi Rachel, I have found your blog because your cousin was in my 2nd grade class (long. long ago) and her mom has mentioned you a time or two on facebook. I am writing to you today to thank you for your courage in facing cancer. My mom was just diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread to her lungs, liver, lymphs and now her brain too. I love seeing you beat the odds everyday and I am amazed by your strength in this fight. I hope that my mom can find the strength to fight this as well. Praying for you!

  11. Hi Rachel! My name is Dani Emerson and I'm 18 years old and am currently in the middle of writing a book about cancer. I would love to talk to you about your experiences if you ever have time. I think you are a great candidate for the character in this book. If you are interested you can email me at anytime you feel like it. I am very excited about this book and think you are a wonderful person that I would like to use for this book. Let me know! :)

  12. I have read this post so many times, and every time I read it I want to reach out to you, hug you, and give you my health and strength so you can continue your fight with more. Then I realize that the health and the strength you possess is powerfully and miraculously given to you from above, and I sit in awe, and I want you to know you fill my heart and soul with love and it brings me to my knees in prayers for you. I hope and pray your miracles keep coming and want you to know what a miracle and an angel you are to me and so many others. We love you! ��