Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Big, Big, Thanks!

"The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Utah provides a wish to all Utah children between 2 1/2 and 17 whose physicians affirm that they have a life-threatening medical condition. A “wish” is a critically ill child’s answer to the question, “If you could have anything in the world, go anywhere, be or do anything…what would you choose? What would you do?”

As you can see from the pictures below, the annual Family Fun Run was a huge success! We couldn't have asked for a better autumn day! The past 7 years during National Family Month, Mountain View High School, Lakeridge Jr. High, and Orem Elementary unite with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and sponsor a Family Fun Run. They select a child in our school district who is fighting a life threatening illness. All proceeds then go to Make-A-Wish towards that child's wish.

As you probably know, Rachel was selected as the recipient this year. What an honor! Once again, our hearts were touched as we saw families in our community come out to support Rachel! They had a 1 mile race and a 5K race. It was amazing! We saw cross country teams from local schools. We saw moms and dads pushing little ones in strollers, little children running the 5K, grandmas and grandpas walking along side their grandchildren! I only wish Rachel could have been there in person to see this awesome event!

To Carol Jean Bishop and all of those on her committee, to local merchants who donated prizes and food, to the Miner family for the great music, to the principal's and PTA's of the sponsoring schools, to Krachel Greenwood and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to the Utah County Medical Alliance, to all the behind-the scene teams, and most importantly--to all those who came out to support this event--


--The Steele Family


  1. Hi Rachel, I have been following your blog for awhile now. My 4 year old son has ALL Leukemia. We have been here at Primarys for 12 weeks already and are in room 9. I just wanted to let you know what an amazing person I think you are, you have been such a great example to me. My son is too young to explain how he is feeling, but reading your blog and what you are going through gives me a better idea of how he is feeling. You are so strong and I admire you so much. Im so excited that you were able to get your transplant! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Hooray for Make a Wish and all that they do! Wonderful run!