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My name is Rachel, I am 26, I have been married for 5 years, and am mommy to the four sweetest babies ever. 

On Sep 7th, 2010 I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. I was 24 years old and 14 weeks pregnant with our fourth child.  I tested positive for a genetic mutation known as BRCA1 which puts me at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  Since than I have gone through 5 rounds of a/c chemotherapy, had our precious, perfect baby six weeks early on Jan 24th 2011, and two weeks later had bilateral mastectomy's.  I then recieved taxol chemotherapy once a week for the next 12 weeks.  I took the summer off from pretty much everything and began reconstruction surgery in October 2011.  I was scheduled to have a final surgery in March 2012 when I found out I was pregnant again!  I am due Oct 8th, 2012 and after delivering will hopefully get my reconstruction finished and then have to figure out how we want to deal with the ovarian cancer risk. 


Rachel Mitchell posted a new journal entry.

So I have been putting this off for long enough and I know a few people who are starting to wonder whats going on...so here it goes. I was two weeks out from my final ... Lea más

Kim Kelley signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hope all is well with you and your family. Please update when you have a free moment. Love, Hugs, and Prayers Kim Lea más

Jamie O'Malley signed Rachel's Guestbook.

What an beautiful family you have. Thank you for sharing your story and being so inspiring! God Bless  Lea más

Missy J signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hi Rachel! I just had time to catch up a bit! First, congratulations on the pregnancy -- and your sweet baby boy! :) I know you have a lot on your plate to consider, ... Lea más

Patti Mitchell signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Looks like all my pestering paid off ;) u finally updated. Sometimes words arent enough for comfort and im not very good with them. Just know u are all in our thoughts ... Lea más

Mindy Colton signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for the update!  First, congratulations!  Second, we will definitely be praying for the NEXT decision.  God promises to give you wisdom ... Lea más

lea silva signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hi rachel congratulaions on another beautiful boy! hes not here yet but we know hell be beautiful. And also congrats on the beautiful and wonderful faith that you have in ... Lea más

Lynne Olmstead signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hi Rachel, You will definitely be in my prayers! Wow there is a lot going on and a lot to think about and pray about. God will give you peace concerning your ... Lea más

Connie Cronkhite signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Dear Rachel, I am Debbie Thompson's Mom, a good friend of Jeannie's.  I have followed you and prayed for you in the past.   Bless you for all the research you have done, ... Lea más

Shannon Craig Hawkyard signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Hi Sister! Wow.  I'm so proud of you (not that I am anyone to be proud of YOU!).  You have a tremendous courage and fire in you, girl!  The good Lord put it there, of ... Lea más

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