Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Good Day...with Ryan Millar!

Today has been really good (hence the title). I am really lucky and I got a visit from olympic gold medalist volleyball player Ryan Millar!!! Talk about perks right? He brought me some really neat gifts from the USA volleyball team-- I got one of his jerseys, and one of Nicole Davis's jerseys who plays for the women's USA team. I also got a really cool signed volleyball, and some skull candy headphones. (he happens to be sponsored by skull candy) Not gonna lie, this was the highlight of my week... it will probably be the highlight of my whole stay here haha It was great for someone like him to take the time to come and see me, let alone come bearing gifts :P

So thank you, thank you, thank you to Ryan!! It's things like this that really inspire me to keep going. To top it off, I got some really nice mail and a package today. Lots of cool pictures drawn by little kids, and some nice letters. It blows my mind how kind and generous people can be. Even when they don't know me, they are quick to lend their love and support. It has been such an example to me, and I hope I come out of this a better person. Thanks to everyone who follows the blog, and has done so much for me. I truly have the greatest support system, and I couldn't do it without you guys. You make me realize how blessed I really am.

Tomorrow is day 10 in the sanctum, hopefully the rest of the days will fly by. And I think its worth mentioning that my hair is continuing to grow back, I have a fuzzy head now. It's crazy how excited I get when I realize it's growing. Definitely grateful for hair. Anways, that's all for tonight. I finally managed to have something to talk about!! Yayyy

Thanks again to EVERYONE!!



  1. I'm so glad you had a great day! How cool--Ryan Millar! I'd love to see the little kids pictures --they make me smile! I've had a great day also working on things for your Bake Sale! I'm excited! You are such an amazing girl--you inspire me!

  2. Rachel that is so so awesome! Did you get some pictures with him? Soon you can come here to Colorado Springs and visit Ryan Miller here at the Olympic Training Center!!
    Lets make a plan to do that!
    Love you Rach!!
    I am glad for your fuzzy hair! You are amazing! Thanks for continuing to be so GREAT!

  3. Awesome! What a great experience - for you and for Ryan. He doesn't know it yet, but one day he'll tell his friends - "I met Rachel Steele - yes, THAT Rachel Steele. Can you believe it?" Yep, it'll happen.
    Back in Orem we're furiously baking and hoping that Saturday is a record setting bake sale day. We'll all be wearing orange and thinking of you, so if your ears start burning, you'll know why. Love you!

  4. Oh Rachel!! I am so happy to see the painting my mom did for you! I am glad that it got to you! She has been ill herself and this made her so happy to paint this little bird just for you!
    She loves you, she feels like she knows you!!
    I love you too....back to baking:)

  5. As Carter says, via Incredibles (and with a lisp), "that was totally wicked!!!!"

    What a fun experience and I would guess pretty good timing to lift your spirits. It sure made me smile.

    We love you so much! Keep up the good fight. And Fuzz is awesome!!

  6. That is SO COOL!!! So glad you had a GREAT day!!

  7. McKell Lucile SteeleSeptember 25, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Dude Rachel, you really look so so so good in these pictures! Your color is amazing and you look happy and beautiful. I'm glad you had a wonderful day. I'm hoping to get up to see you as soon as I get better! Love you tons girl!

  8. Saweeeeeeet! What an awesome visitor and super cool gifts. Last night after Jordan's bedtime prayer she realized right away that she forgot to bless you. So she quickly opened another prayer, please bless Rachel to get better....Amen. I'm glad that she remembers you every night, even when she forgets. Take care.