Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some good news!

Today we met with Drs Barnett and Verma this morning during their rounds. They came in with a smile on their face. They told us there was match for a bone marrow transplant! My brother Adam is a 10 out of 10 match!!! My dad thought if there were a match that Adam would be the one to match since he says that Adam and I are so much the Same personality wise. I don't think so but I am still so glad that he is willing to provide bone marrow in a transplant procedure.

On the down side our phone signal was down all of today so if. You were trying to get me or my mom or dad they weren't not answering because they didn't want to talk it was because for some reason the signal from ATT was not working well in the hospital area. Hopefully after many calls they will get the thing working by tomorrow!

I guess I can count today as a good day! I hope you all had a great day!



  1. So glad to know its your phones!! I thought you just didn't want to talk to me!! Just kidding!!
    I had a great talk with Adam tonight! What a great thing a brother can do for his sister! You really are an amazing family!
    Rachel I know it gets really hard, just do your best to stay strong!!! You have it in you! You are TOUGH!! Yes, you are! I love ya,
    I will call your mom tomorrow!
    Goodnight, I hope you get a a good rest!
    Love, Shelley

  2. WOW!! That's fabulous news, Rach!! Hope you get a great night of rest and know we all love you!!

  3. I was so thrilled when Erika told me about the match. Your dad was right - I remember him predicting that it would be Adam. Who knew that similarities in personality went all the way to bone marrow?? I'm so happy for all of you - way to beat the odds. Love you - BSAOGC!!

  4. Woo Hoo!!!!
    Yes!!! That is awesome!
    We( chiaki, Anna & Erika ) really want to come
    and see you.. But I got a cold.
    We are always thinking about you!
    Love you tons,

  5. Yes! Yes! Yes! I am at one with you all...this has been a very good day! We love you Rachel...
    Your California Friends...The Sniderbunch

  6. Roxanne UnderwoodJune 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    This is GREAT news. Rachel, I think about you every day and pray for your recovery. I check your blog multiple times during the day... just waiting for the next bit of good news... and HERE IT IS!!!

  7. That is great news! What a blessing!

  8. Congrats!! Good News always brightens a day. Keri told me this morning on our run. Then I had to come home and look at the blog too. We love you tons and tons. The kids never forget you in their prayers and neither do we.
    Love ya Katie and Jody and all our crazy kids

  9. Hooray! Siblings are good for something after all! ;)

  10. That is great news! You are amazing, hang in there!

  11. Hooray! Just a little more proof that Heavenly Father LOVES us and HEARS us! We love you SO SO much. (Did your mom tell you that Jakers called to say HI? You were sleeping, but he wants you to know he loves you!!)

  12. That is fabulous news!! I'm so happy for you! You are in our prayers.


  13. Hooray!! That is so awesome! You're such a trooper Rachel. We're always praying for you!

  14. Rachel,

    I've been stalking your blog. I'm glad that your news today is good news. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. You inspire me with how strong you are through this challenge.

    Love Ya!
    Margaret (Sis. Florence)

  15. Whew! What a blessing! I donated blood last night with the RED CROSS. That's the 1st time in YEARS!! You are inspiring others. Now I want to donate at least 3 times a year! You are amazing...and you are loved! (Hannah almost gave blood, but chickened out,she'll get there!) I imagine you're a pro at that stuff by now, Colette wants to be the person who draws the blood and she is going to go to school for that soon. (She donated blood last night, too.) We were at Thanksgiving Point and they had a Blood Drive at the Dinosaur museum until 11pm-to catch all the Eclipse fans, with stickers that said, "I donated blood for Edward!"...Bella or Jacob...). I think it was a great idea and a success.
    Hang in there, we're all pulling for you!
    Patti (and Hannah)

  16. When Richie came home, he told me that you had a perfect match with your brother. I am so thankful that he is willing to help you this way! You have an amazing family, and you are an amazing young woman! Love you and miss you!

  17. Oh, Rachel! That is perfectly awesome news. Barbados and I have been praying for you that all will be well. Your example through this all has been amazing and very inspiring. You're truly steele strong. Keep smiling, m'lady. There are great things ahead for you. Of course, I cannot forget Adam in all this. What a gift of love. Makes all those sibling rivalries so bitter sweet and worth their salt in a most uncanny way. God's blessing to you! Luv ya lots, Rach. Cherzzz

  18. Wow! Between my two other girls we never had a match. We even gathered the cord blood from our new baby that was born only three weeks after Taylie's diagnosis, thinking for sure she would match Bone Marrow. So that's great for you with your brother! Then will you do the three chemo rounds first before the transplant? We ended up going through 5 chemo rounds without the transplant. Being that you are AML also I would like to know more about what they will do! I hope you are doing okay! We have something for your family when we come to the hospital for clinic on July 13th. Maybe if you are there we will come to say hi. I think you need to see my little Taylie. You two can talk and you can ask her questions and such. What can we bring you? What do you like to do? Was a little different for me keeping a 4 year old busy in the hospital. Stay strong, we liked the video :) Tell Irish hello from Taylie and any of the nurses you see! They are amazing people. Proud of you girl, keep fighing!

  19. SO I just watched the video that Adam made of you and I agree with your dad that you and Adam have a similar personality! I can see it in your writing too so yep, perfect match! That's so great!! Yayayayayayayyayayay!! Good thing he's a clean mormon boy er man now hehe!! yay!