Days that matter

Today is Rachel’s birthday.

She’s heading out the door to church with the boys and I’m staying at home…. supposedly to do some house work and also because it’s only been a week since chemo and I’m *cough*cough* not feeling too good *cough*cough*.

Truth be told the last 4 weeks I have been on a marathon planning crusade to organise a surprise party as well as a few other bits and pieces. Rachel is a very social creature, not like me at all in that regard, and thrives on the company of her friends. While a good number of them can’t be here for the surprise due to the fact they live in New Zealand, there’s enough people that love her on their way to make it worthwhile. She doesn’t know it yet but in 3 hours there’s going to be 25 adults and kids running around, playing on a cool little bouncy castle, eating fully catered food all served to them by wait staff, a selection of imported beers (don’t worry, I don’t drink) and of course, excellent New Zealand wines to toast the birthday girl.

I’ve got to go and organise the last few little things. In the meantime, here’s a video I made for Rachel as a birthday present. Kiwi people, keep an eye out for a special guest…. and some guy that calls himself ‘Wolverine’?


~ by Kristian Anderson on August 22, 2010.

432 Responses to “Days that matter”

  1. That is a VERY touching BD video! Trust that she’ll cherish today 🙂

  2. That has to be the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen! Even though you guys are struggling/fighting the worst thing in the world, God IS glorified by your lives. I see it. I know others do. I know that isn’t a comfort – just a fact. Our prayers are often with you. May God bless you both.

  3. My prayer is that you two will celebrate together many more birthdays…in the meantime….keep this video close by watch it thousands of times when your bickering or feeling lousy…it’s the one loop hole Satan cannot penetrate your true love for one another …God bless

  4. Beautiful!

  5. Can you give Bill some lessons in romance please-HA! WOW! Rachel already has the best birthday present-girls die for a man like you. SOOOOO COOL!!!! Bet she was amazed. You will have to have a Part 2 to tell us about the party and maybe show the birthday girl! Happy Birthday Rachel-you sure got one of the good guys! Bill and Kari

  6. Nice work mate…. always prayin for ya 🙂

  7. I’ve been following you on Facebook and every time you inspire me. You are an amazing man and a gift. We pray for you constantly and I can only say that God has His hand on you and your family. The video is incredible and I would love to know Rachel’s response.
    Well done and I look forward to the next lot of tears you bring to my eyes. I love it.


  8. From a total stranger in another part of the world who has seen friends and loved ones deal with cancer, I needed to say that your love for your wife and family is a beautiful thing to behold. May you continue to have the strength to see your way to health and a long life with those dear to you. Happy Birthday Rachel.

  9. Hi Kristian, Bless you . What a lovely gift to your wife Rachel. Don’t build your faith on the things that don’t go your way . Give your circumstances to the one that created you. God would never go against his word ,he loves you .

  10. That was emotional for me. One of the most beautiful human interactions I have ever seen. You didn’t say a word but it sure pushes all the right buttons. I wish you and your family all the best and keep strong. Nicholas

  11. keep going brother. such faith in the face of epic hardship. your boys will be very proud of you. ads

  12. Kristian, I saw your video via a friends link on facebook. I wanted to come and tell you that it was a beautiful beautiful gesture, and you have the most beautiful family. I am so so sorry for all that ails you at the moment, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. All the very best x0x

  13. Wow… I just spent 4 minutes crying like a baby. My hero is my great uncle who wrote love poetry to his wife until the day she died at 98, you just equalled him. My prayers are with you and your family. Have a great birthday Rachel, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, you are a very lucky lady. God bless.

  14. Fantastic video mate – you’re making us men all look bad!
    Anyway dude, just heard the news, and I just wanted to say, my heart goes out to you man. All the best.

    Cheers Timbo. (Tim Hannah)

  15. That must be the most wonderful video I have seen for a very long time. Rachel is a very lucky lady.

  16. This is am amazing video and gesture, I’ve just been in tears at my desk.
    I’ve lost best friends and cousins to cancer and I wish you and your family all the best with your battle.
    Beat the bastard disease. Stay strong mate, you are an inspiration to all.

  17. So Beautiful, So Lovely, you are too strong to let this get the better of you – take care and we are thinking of you and your family!

  18. Sending love your way Kristian and Rachel. You have touched my heart … deeply. Be strong.

  19. This is a the most BEAUTIFUL thing I have ever seen, it is clear that you love you wife more than life itself. We all hope for that kind of love in our life. You, your wife and your children are truly blessed. You are an inspiration -xo-

  20. This video is so very beautiful… Happy Birthday Rachel.I wish all of you the best of luck. The most luck in the whole world!
    PS Where is the soundtrack from?

  21. Natalie, the song is called ‘Marry Me’ by Train : )

  22. So beautiful. So so beautiful.

  23. Happy Birthday Rachel; the video put together but your courageous and devoted husband is beautiful and heart wrenching.

    I hope your birthday brings you both the one thing no one can ever buy; time… so that you and your family can celebrate many more birthday’s into the future.

    Best wishes.

  24. I have just been blubbering life a baby at my desk at work! Fantastic video, Happy Birthday Rachel. God Bless you all

  25. I just stumbled upon your blog through a friend who posted a link of an article on featuring your story. And I just had to say that your gift to your wife is one of the sweetest I have ever seen. She is blessed to have you, as are your boys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you!

  26. Kia Ora, what a beautiful thing for you to do for your wife. So touching. Do you give lessons in “husbandry”. Good luck with your treatment and happy birthday Rachel

  27. Mate,

    You are such a positive person, and that in itself will help to cure you. I am sure you and your wife will be celebrating many many many more birthdays together.

    Get better soon!!!

  28. I hope they do find a cure for cancer, and I hope you and your wife celebrate many birthdays, and happy occassions together for a very long time to come.
    You gave your wife the best gift of all, you gave her your love.
    and in spite of everything that is wrong in your world, there is so much which is right 🙂
    your video clip has warmed my heart.

  29. Kristian, I have watched your video, as a result of reading about it on the web. This lead me to read your blog from start to the latest entry. I just want to wish you the very best for your future. Your wedding video was really beautiful, and I’d bet you probably had a hand in editing it. May you get to edit your sons wedding videos.

  30. Kristian, i wish you all the best, you video really touched me. HAppy Birthday to your wife. Cheers

  31. guys, will write a special intention for you at the Mount Shoenstatt Chapel in Mulgoa(I know a lot of prayers have been answered there).I pray for a full recovery.x

  32. oh wow.. i wonder how many tears have been shed over that video. probably nowhere near as many as you have over the past twelve months.. i am glad you have this blog to release your thoughts and worries to, and i see you have followers who are going through a similar journey. i hope with all my heart that you make a full recovery kristian.

  33. This would be one of most honest, romantic and painfully beautiful things I have ever seen.n You really did speak from your heart and its so evident what an amazing life you have made together. I had a dear friend who parted this world too soon and left behind a wife and baby and so I wish you all the longevity in the world so you can spend many more birthdays together.

  34. Hi Kristian, thank you so much for putting this out there. Having followed a similar Blog who’s wife did not survive her fight with breast cancer, all I have to say is fight and keep fighting until you have nothing left. Fight for your wife and your two beautiful boys. Good luck to you!!! and keep your smile

  35. Kristian, that was a touching and wonderful video you made for Rachel… you are both very lucky to have each other. I wish you all the best with your journey…

  36. Genious and beautiful! Happy birthday Rachel, may you enjoy the love of amazing Kristian! Greets from Holland

  37. oh my , that is just so great.
    i’ll hope my writing isn’t to bad( i’m from the Netherlands!)
    i’ve never seen something so romantic.
    hope you have a nice birthday, and a very long and happy, healty live together.

  38. Beautiful. Happy birthday Rachel. You have a gorgeous family. Kristian, wish you all the best.

  39. A friend put up a link on Facebook to a news article about this and I followed the link to your website. Your story made me cry! I have never met you but I just prayed for you. And I am reminded of Jeremiah 29:11. I hope your wife had a lovely birthday and you were able to enjoy it with her. God bless you and your lovely family.

  40. Kristian, what a wonderful message you made for your wife. I’m moved to tears while watching your film. I wish you all the best. Also a very happy birthday for Rachel. May you both have a very happy and healthy future.

  41. What a wonderful way to show just how much you love your wife Rachel.
    It is the most touching video I have ever watched thank you for sharing it.

  42. You are a inspiration, stay strong my thoughts are with you and your family, take care

  43. Kristian, I just became aware of you this morning while reading the news on the internet this morning. Beautiful video to your wife. I’m writing you from Dallas, TX. I’ll be keeping up with your blog and want you to know that you’ve got a brother in Dallas praying for you and your family. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, so that we can learn from you and see God glorified.


    Darrin Diffee

  44. I haven’t been following your blog, I was directed here by The Daily What on Tumblr and now I’m sitting here openly sobbing. This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, and you are both very lucky to have such love for each other.
    Wishing you all the best,

  45. Wow! What a blessed lady that Rachel has to be for being blessed greatly with a husband like you. God bless you and I hope that the cancer that is in you now will disappear so that you can live the life that God has planned for you. Keep your head up high and don’t give in. You are an inspiration. ♥

  46. Kristian, may you and your lovely Rachel have many more years together – you and your family are beautiful. Bless.

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  48. Well gee, thanks for making me cry at my desk at work!! I joke but seriously, that has to be the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Your family is beautiful. The hearts of the world are with you and your wife and kids. You are a fighter. Continue to fight. Peace and love, NYCgal.

  49. Hello, I found your story on The Daily What and shared it with all my friends. You have a crap ton of college students here in California rooting for you! I know you can beat cancer and we wish you the best!

  50. Kristian, may you, Rachel and your beautiful kids have many more happy years together. God bless.

  51. Such a beautiful, wonderful gift made with so much love – had a few tears at the desk myself :). Very special for you all. Be safe – be strong. hugs to you all.

  52. Hi Kristian, what an awesome & lovely video you did for your Rachel very inspirational to us all & teary eyed i must say! What your going through now must be so hard but i can see that having an amazing wife helping you through your pain is awesome! I will follow through on your progress & i wish you all the best & hope you can spend more birthday’s with your beautiful family. GOD BLESS & WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALWAYS!!! Alofa’s to you & the family!!!!

  53. As I was reading the news online in NZ today, I came across your story. Before reading this I was having a every average morning, but now I realise I have nothing to complain about thanks to you! You are truly an inspiration to everyone who follows your story and I have no doubts that you have helped many others by putting your story out there! You are a courageous battler and this is such a beautiful story, not only does it show your termination to fight such a horrible illness but it shows your love for Rachel and your family! You are an amazing man, and I wish you and your loved ones all the very best! Please know that my thoughts and best wishes and love are with you all!

  54. God’s deepest peace and richest blessings to you both and to your sweet boys. Happy, happy birthday, Rachel!

  55. […] Sydneysider Kristian Anderson was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Despite his illness, […]

    One can always hope, thank God it’s a great hope we have and one that returns on His promises to us! We will live forever, death will never have a place in our lives.

  57. The most romantic thing I’ve ever seen/known a guy to do. This video made me cry. It shows just how much Kristian loves Rachel. I wish that your family have a lot more happy years together. God bless you Kristian and your beautiful family.

  58. Wow. What a beautiful thing you have done Kristian. Stay strong and keep on fighting your fight. Happy birthday Rachel, what a lovely husband you have!

  59. Oh my..the tears….
    What a wonderful man you happen to honest, so loving so caring…I wish you well…I wish you many,many happy years with your gorgeous wife and beautifil children…
    Never ever give up the fight…life is precious.
    I will say a prayer for you! 🙂

  60. Beautiful!! Stay strong! Happy Birthday Rachel x Saw the video on Channel 9, but not all, just had to take a look at work, and yes I cried like all the others.

  61. it was a lovely story and the video make me cry. all the best and god bless.

  62. Kristian, this video is easily the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Stay strong.

  63. Spine tingling and breath taking, tears streaming down my face and chills running all over my body. From one total stranger to another – Sending you all my love and strength to keep fighting and holding on and on. Love to you and the boys also Rachel.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the world wide web – You are such an inspiration to everyone. Miles of smiles

  64. Sorry i also forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL this will be a memorable one!!! Your one lucky lady!!!! Would like to read about her response to this!!! Have an awesome day!!!

  65. your amazing… ive been following your blogs, and ill continue to read and watch. what you are doing is astonishing…and it just reminds everyone to put their lives back into perspective. so thank you.

  66. I will keep you all in my prayers. You and your family are just beautiful, please take care.

  67. It’s amazing how one simple video can capture the pure emotion felt in one’s heart. The video was..there’s no other way to describe it but beautiful and truly touching. I and the rest of Australia wish you and your family all the best. I’d be suprised if anyone watching this didn’t have a tear in their eyes.

  68. That’s a brilliant message, so beautiful. Came via NZHerald
    Keeping fighting with your strong spirit.

  69. OMG!!!! That is the most beautiful, most romantic, most heartfelt thing I have seen!!! I’m sitting here openly sobbing after watching this, as I’m sure many others have. I wish you all the best and I will be praying for you and your beautiful family. May you all have many, many more birthdays together!! God bless you all ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  70. Oh Wow! You caught my eye on the today show today. What an inspiration. I have sat here this morning reading your blogs – my heart is with you and your family. Keep fighting your amazing battle. Now I can tell my sister that I am fussy about finding a man cause I am holding out for a romantic like you. Me and my 3 kids are praying for you and your family.

  71. You are Truley an amazing person! I saw your story online in NZ and watched your brought tears to my eyes. Life is so short as it is and you are cherishing what you have..its heartwarming to see how much love you have for your partner and children.
    My parnter and myself have recently been going through bad times together and your video promted me to call him and tell him how much he means to me and how much I love him. Thank you 🙂

    • Dear Kristian,

      While reading a french magazine, i came across your story and video..Tears came to my eyes..You will be in my prayers..I am a lebanese lady, visited Australia for a year..Fell in love with your country and people…Please let me introduce you to a Saint from Lebanon called St. Charbel..Website
      I pray that he will take good care of you and your family,,,Happy Birthday Rachel..God bless you all

  72. so beautiful and so touching. hoping you are together forever. What a beautiful family you have….


  73. SO so touching and sad and soulful and happy all at the same time.It made me cry.No matter what happens your family will have that for ever to keep and weep and laugh over if they feel like it. Stay brave and positive and fight the bastard inside!

  74. Kristian, You rock!! Keep up that fighting spirit.

  75. Dear Kristian, this is just beautiful! My thoughts are with you and your family. God bless!

  76. What a beautiful and loving soul you have… you’re bringing the light in to others, and also yourself, may you be healed by it xxxx

  77. Hi Kristian.
    I lost my mother 2 years ago to the same cancer. She too ignored her bowel symptoms – mainly cause she was too embarrassed to have a doctor “poke around up there”. It went to her liver, however being in both nodes and the size of the cancer, she could not get it removed.

    Every day counts, keeping your spirits high and making yourself get up and about every day helps. My mum treated every day the same way as before she got sick, she even wore her chemo bag to work, against the advise from her doctor…. she wasn’t going to let it beat her.

    It finally did beat her, but I’ll forever have the memory of someone who had the ultimate battle for life, and I’ll cherish every second I had with her.

    In the 2 years since she’s been gone, we’ve found out me 31yr old brother, now has cancer also, so we begin the battle again….

    Fight for yourself, fight for your beautiful wife, and fight for those darling boys….. whatever happens, will happen, but you’ll all know that no one gave up, and so long as there is love in your life, then how bad can it be?! Good luck and and keep smiling!!

  78. Thank you for sharing this message and allowing us into your family life with such a wonderful expression of love. I wish all the above words of comfort could heal and the combined positive thoughts bring positive outcomes for you. Best wishes, Michelle.

  79. Oh dear! Where are the tissues!!!!

  80. Best wishes to all four of you from upstate New York, USA. May you have many more happy birthdays together.

  81. wow, this was beautiful! I wiah all the best to you, your wife and your beautiful little boys! Rachel is really lucky to have found a man like you. I hope you get better! Happy Birthday Rachel!

  82. I just wanted to tell you how beautiful this was. Your love for your wise is so apparent and it makes me so happy to see. Tell Rachel Happy birthday all the way from Athens, Georgia. I wish you the best and keep on fighting because a strong person can survive anything!
    p.s. this made me cry.

  83. What a fabulous man! What a lucky woman! Happy Happy Happy birthday to Rachael. All my very best wishes for your health. Peace and happiness to you and your family x

  84. love it! goosebumps & tears x

  85. You are a beautiful man, I keep writing things and erasing them because it does not give you justice, keep fighting and loving my families love and prays go out to you. I do not know you but wish I could give you all a hug xx

  86. inspirational…….thank you and so beautiful. What an incredible birthday gift. Life is so precious…….stay courageous and your lovely family.

  87. Yu’re amazing and I wish you and your whole family all the hapiness in the world. Thank you for moving so many people.

  88. Your beautiful gift brought tears to my eyes, as I am sure it did many others, but it made me realise how lucky we are to have loved ones in our lives. Thank you for reminding me of that. God bless you Kristian x

  89. Kristian, I am also from Dallas, Texas, and became aware of this video and through it, your blog. What a beautiful gift you have given your Rachel. May God continue to bless you and your family, my brother.

  90. I’m the sort of person who keeps my emotions on the inside, but having seen that video this morning I couldn’t stop crying!! Hope you don’t mind but I also read every single post you have made, and would love to follow your journey even further. Best wishes, you are a wonderful man!

  91. Hi Kristian,
    I hope that your new found ‘fame’ doesn’t scare you off! I have enjoyed reading your posts the last few months… was quite suprised to see your video on a NZ news website!

  92. Kristian,
    I had the honor of watching the video for your wife on another website and clicked the link for your blog. I have spent the last couple of hours reading all of your blog entries and learning about your odyssey. You have inspired me and I thank you for that and for sharing. I will pray for you and your family tonight and forever. God bless,
    California, United States

  93. Kristian, you are a beautiful man with a beautiful soul. You are what i call a true Hero. Thank you for sharing your story with us. This has touched me more then you know. i will never forget you and what you did for your wife, and my prayers go out for your beautiful family. You are very special indeed.

  94. hy ! i am emma from romania and i want give you a hope : god still make miracols . belive me ! my doctor says to me one day : you don’t have mor then 3 month to live . it past 12 years and i’m verry happy for my life . GOD MAKE MIRACOLS !!!! ALL THE BEST ! I PRAY FOR YOU !!!my mess. address is YOU CAN WRITE TO ME SOME TIME! MERCI !

  95. Just seen your video in the UK press made me cry and appreciate what Ive got. Best of luck to you and your family!

    and happy birthday to Rachel

    Simon, France

  96. Hi Kristian. Mate, you are an amazing guy and a true inspiration. I’m completely speechless! Like many people who’ve writen on this site, I too struggled to hold back the tears while watching the video… it was outstanding (even though John Key was in it he he) and all people in love or having doubts about their love should watch it.

    God bless you. All the very best.
    Dave (in NZ)

  97. Hi Kristian,
    A very moving video and as a fellow cancer sufferer, too close to home. I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts) two years and three months ago at the age of 47 (I have a wife and three kids) – it’s been quite a battle. Had a left hepatectomy and bile duct reconstruction and have had a total of about 18 months of chemo. All the while my CEA 19-9 has slowly trended back up,and now about 5 lesions are visible in the scans of my liver. The window of opportunity for surgical removal passed but they have tried a new treatment on me – SIRT. I would imagine this is a possibility for you as it is most commonly used on liver secondaries. Do you have too many or has it spread further? Google it for more info – it was pioneered here in Perth. I did it 7 weeks ago – I have a scan in about 4 weeks to see if it has been beneficial. Very few side effects.
    The mental battle is the hardest one – you just have to get on with life. Good luck and best wishes to you and your family – you are not alone. Stay strong.

  98. Dear Kristian
    I have spent 35 years working in health and your personal story has resonated with me like no other. I find it hard to write this amongst the tears.
    Your strength and honesty is so amazing and a tribute to whoever influenced you to become the person you are.
    Mary (NZ)

  99. Dear Kristian,
    I would like to share a little sometihng with you, on the down days I hope this will bring you back up

    Your a kind man with a kind heart and I too pray that you win this battle and you and your wife grow old together, watching your children have children and enjoy every day.

  100. My beautiful partner made it through a tough couple of years with cancer. Your message to your wife made me cry for the scare that noone should have to go through. I love my partner and will love her for the rest of our lives.

  101. I’m sorry but my english is very bad… But I want you to say that you will live forever for your familly and for those like me who had been touch by your video… Take care…

  102. Hello Kristian,
    An incredibly moving video. I am in almost identical circumstances to Rachel. My husband is 35 with metastic colorectal cancer which has spread to his liver. We have three kids, 6, 3 and 1. It is an absolutely heartwrenching experience as you well know. I firmly believe that cancer is not all bad though, through the darkness there is most definitely moments of pure light and joy that would not be otherwise seen. My love to your wife and your kids – and yourself of course.

  103. thoughts and prayers are with you and your incredibly beautiful wife.
    shannon, in germany

  104. Beautiful video….. My thoughts and wishes are with you getting better and your wife and children who are there with you. You and your family are so lucky to have each other, and this video serves as a good example to the rest of us how important peace,love and family are. You and your family are truly amazing and special people and it’s in my deepest wishes that you make it through this so that a splendid person such as yourself can spend a happy healthy lifetime enjoying the beautiful family have.

  105. WOW that was the most touching beauitful things i have ever seen , it makes you really think about what is important in our lifes ,we get caught in the busy life of work to busy to stop and look and love what we have.we need to Stop play with our kids ,sleep in on a sunday ,not go to the gym ,turn off the computer,but most of all spread the love thankyou for the reminder of how precious life is ….. happy birthday Rachealxxxx god bless you and your beauitful family

  106. Hi there,

    I just wanted to leave a note to say how incredible this is to watch…. Rachel appears to share the same birthday as I do, and this year was particularly tragic as I lost my Father to the same cripling disease that you are having to deal with, only 4 months ago. You look and need to stay strong. Rachel is very lucky to have you and you her 🙂 I hope there are many many more special occasions that you will be able to share as a Family, because no matter how old, or how much time you have with each other, it is never ever enough.

    Thank you for sharing this, it is so inspiring to watch despite the tears.

    Melissa (NZ)

  107. Kristian, Your birthday video to Rachel has gone right round the world. There are a lot of people out there rooting for you and your lovely family. May luck stay with you.

  108. You are such a beautiful man, I hope you’re feeling better. Happy birthday Rachel x

  109. What an amazing tribute to your wife 🙂 A video she will cherish. God bless you all.

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  111. Non mollare! Lotta fino a che ne hai le forze! Lotta ogni giorno, ora, minuto, secondo! Può sconfiggerlo!! Un grande abbraccio dall’Italia.
    Giovanni (ITA)

  112. hi, i just know about u. Think u re really strong. Sorry for my english, i m from Buenos Aires (Argentina). But now, i see that past few days from your last post. How are u, and how it was the birthday? hope all is ok. saludos desde el sur! Gabriela

  113. Dear Kristian,

    I came across your beautiful and moving story while reading Paris Match, a french magazine on internet.
    All my prayers and though are with you..I am from Lebanon..Please let me introduce you to a saint from my country..his website is,,I know he will take care of you and your family..Happy Birthday Rachel..God bless you all

  114. Dear Christian and Rachel .

    take care of eachother , it’s worth it
    all the best

    Jan from Holland

  115. There is a maori proverb that sprung to mind as I read your blog ” Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind.” I pray as you turn your face to the Son, the shadows for you and your family fall behind you. Kia kaha xxx

  116. Bless you.
    This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen and I hope you both spend many more birthdays with one another.

  117. This video is magical & has had me thinking about your situation ever since viewing it. Though I have not had cancer, I have had some other injuries that have led me in the direction of hololistic care & with success. You are clearly a very spiritual person & faith in the divine God is a large part of the battle. If you have not already, I invite you to look into the energetic side of disease to compliment your other treatments. I have recently finished a book by Caroline Myss “Anatomy of the Spirit” which discusses the similarity between Christian, Judaism & Hindu spiritual healing. I think it is a great intro into learning about the spiritual side of disease & injury & may guide you to different treatment options. Also, check out Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O. & his alternative medicine insitute ( which suggests that negative/toxic energy stores wihtin the organs & leads to illness. Alternative therapies have also saved peoples lives.

    Best of luck to you & your family in your journey
    God bless,
    Courtney (MA, USA)

  118. The only thing I can say is… wow… With tears welling in my eyes and my heart full, I send greetings from Nova Scotia, Canada. I wish you and your family strength and lots of hope.

    Thank you for sharing your wife’s birthday video and for sharing your story.

  119. […] Today is Rachel's birthday. She's heading out the door to church with the boys and I'm staying at home…. supposedly to do some house work and also because it's only been a week since chemo and I'm *cough*cough* not feeling too good *cough*cough*. Truth be told the last 4 weeks I have been on a marathon planning crusade to organise a surprise party as well as a few other bits and pieces. Rachel is a very social creature, not like me at all in th … Read More […]

  120. Dear Kristian

    Can i just day WOW …wonderful Video (Belated Happy Birthday Rachel)

    Keep fighting the good fight ..and may the road always rise to meet you.

    Warmest Regards

    Maria & Family Ireland

  121. She’s lucky to have you.

    Happy birthday to her

  122. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved your video and I think you look like an amazing family. Your video brought tears to my eyes. I really wish you all the best of luck. So many people go through life and don’t really appreciate what they’ve got, but I think it’s so important to make the most of every single day, regardless of whether or not you have cancer. I’ll be thinking of you and your family, I hope Rachel’s birthday went well =)

  123. Please don’t give up. Please look at Tommy Johnson, Sr.’s story on how he is an 11 year cancer survivor after his doctor’s told him there wasn’t any hope.

  124. Please do not give up. Click on this link to read Tommy Johnson’s amazing story on how he is now cancer free for 11 years after his doctor’s told him there wasn’t anything more they could do. Good luck! Be strong!

  125. Kristian & Family-

    My husband was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2009, 3 months before our wedding. His cancer is currently in remission but I know first hand exactly how hard these times are for you and I will keep you in my prayers. It is amazing to see people faced with such hardships are still able to count their blessings and celebrate the important things like love and a beautiful family. Your video is so touching and I am certain good things are in store for you all.

    Sarah (US)

  126. This video was so beautiful and touching! Your wife will cherish this for the rest of her life as well as your children. Your legacy will be one of love! Thank you for touching so many people by sharing your life with all of us! I wish you all the strength and courage in the world….be well.
    Sara (USA)

  127. I’m cryng, frist time from almost 20 years

    good luck

    Mat (Italy)

  128. Hey Buddy, I just want you to know, I’m a firefighter in the United States, specifically Kentucky. I have been some pretty hairy situations, but I want you to know how much respect I have for you, your wife and your kids. You are a tough bunch and you love the hell out of each other. That’s something that’s exceedingly rare, cancer or no. Take care of each other, hold fast, god speed…

  129. A soulful message that simply resonates the power of love…God Bless

  130. How was the party?! Would love to hear about your wife’s reaction to the video and surprise. Your video has touched so many people across the world and is spreading like wildfire on Facebook and youtube.

    You have a beautiful family and your wife is an extremely lucky woman. I hope the chemo works it’s magic and you can be 100% healthy again!

    MJ (NY)

  131. God bless you, Kristian, Rachel, and your boys. May you find the cure, and have many many years together. Nicole (USA)

  132. SPEECHLESS!!!
    Just an amazing video and a gorgeous family.
    May GOD bless you and stay by your side through this difficult journey. I have faith that you’ll overcome this horrible disease and watch your boys grow. Keep your head up. Happy belated birthday Rachael! You have an amazing husband!!! Handsome too 😉

  133. Its funny how different people touch without even knowing them..I feel like i do though with such emontion you showed just with words…So refreshing knowing there is people like you..Prays are with you and your beautiful family.!!! Keep smiling 🙂

  134. This really touched my heart. How many women would wish for something as beautiful and heartfelt as that for their birthday (or any day, for that matter).
    I am sending love & best wishes to you, Rachel & the boys from eastern Canada.

  135. Godspeed to you and your family.

  136. Amazing gift and amazing family…

  137. Wonderful ! What you did for Rachel’s birthday is amazing, and what you do everyday with the cure is stronger.
    Good luck from France !

  138. Happy birthday Rachel! What a wonderful guy you have. I pray that love does really conquer all because if it does you will have many more birthdays to share. Thank you for sharing something so precious. I wish you and your family a lifetime of happiness.

  139. Wow, Beautiful…B/Day hugs to your beautiful wife…Tlee Bris Australia

  140. What a beautiful birthday video, I cried the whole way through it, I was so touched. Sending you lots of strength to get through the hard days and lots of warm wishes for the future.

  141. What a remarkable person you are.
    The beauty of your message to Rachel is so heartfelt and touching and poignant in its honesty…you had me sobbing.
    I hope that you and Rachel and the boys have much more time for love and happiness to grow together.
    x Felicity

  142. WOW, what a trult amazing thing you have done for Rachel, this has touched my heart so much as my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 rectial cancer in April 2009, so i know what both you and rachel are going through. keep fighting with every thing you have, we both have 2 children aged 2 and 6 and we fight for not only us but for them. Rachel i know what your feeling and as hard as it gets never give up and it gets harder before it gets easier. i will continue to follow your blog, your are truly beautiful people

  143. Your prayer chain just got so much larger. I’m in awe of the strength and faith you’ve shown during this Odyssey. The birthday tribute to your wife and all your blog posts have touched me in a way that can’t be defined. Stay strong, Kristian. Praying for you in California.

  144. A beautiful video that had me in tears. Thank you for sharing your gift. I send all your family my warmest wishes and hopes for your future.

  145. Good on you Kris. You honour God, your parents, you wife and your children and you inspire the likes of me.

  146. HI kristian, Just wanted to make contact with you as I want to share with you what I did to recover from bone cancers in 2007 & it could make you feel a whole lot better real fast, you have a beautiful heart & a beautiful family & you deserve to get better fast!!!(I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT OUR BODY’S ARE SMART & ABSOLUTELY KNOW HOW TO HEAL THEMSELVES they just need the right conditions to thrive!!!)in 07 & 08 I had two operations to remove tumours from my bones & then they returned the docs deemed me inoperable & as a last resort in 2009 sent me to the peter mc callum cancer institute in melbourne I was to undergo a chemical drug trial (with some pretty nasty side effects & it would make me sterile) as I was only 27 & had no kids I didn’t want that so I went looking for answers & I found them. Iv gradually improved & got the all clear in my scans 6 months ago. I took Dr hulda clarks 3 harmless common herbs (which kill the human fluke parasite – its the #1 thing present in all cancer patients & the herbs wipe out the parasites + viruses within 24 hrs its like natural chemo without any of the side effects ,these same herbs were once given at 6 monthly check ups to patients in the u.k by docs up until the 1940s but they stopped it & boom the cancer rates skyrocketed) the parasite is very common & sucks the life out of your immune system & allows cancer to flourish. once its gone then your body is no longer under attack & can start the repair & rebuild process (i did this repair & rebuild by drinking lots of live enzyme juice. Carrot,beetroot & wheatgrass mainly – 3 x a day + I also made sure I got enough pure water,undisturbed sleep & 10 mins of sunshine & a bit of lite exercise + I cut down on all nasties. cancer feeds off sugar (working as a plumber I was eating lots of take away food, coke & pies for lunch on the job site) so I had to wean myself off the crap & my taste buds adjusted quickly & I grew to love the juices & now im addicted to the wellbeing feeling I get when I down them…ITS A FACT CANCER CANT SURVIVE IN AN ALKALINE BODY & filling up with lots of juice makes your body alkaline & cancer shrivels up & dies…its not rocket science & its not a thing your doctor would probably tell you (mine didn’t tell me & they are not interested in how I fixed myself either) If you already know about these things that’s great !!! (but i feel its wrong not to share my information as It worked for me & I have the scans to prove it I just wish someone told me this stuff back in 2007 then i would not have big scars & bones full of bone cement) If you want to know more please drop me a note as I have of learnt lots of other stuff I can share with you but what I have told you so far I feel was key to my recovery email – (also if you want to try the 3 herbs there are now organic aussie growers & you can get them at 100th of the price of you health food store I can give you the contacts (or i can send you some of mine free if you want to give it a go…i got it in bulk & have lots left so let me know … also the live enzyme juicer that i used is a twin gear that produces living nutrition (the domestic centrifugal juicers just don’t cut it they heat up the veg & kill the nutrition like cooking it) I use the angel juicer (they are not cheap but you can get them on ebay second hand from time to time – If you don’t have the $$$ I would be more than happy to send you mine for as long as you need it & your whole family can juice together everyday & be supper healthy….love to hear from you ,cheers & all the best Neil.

  147. You´re THE MAN!!! My best wishes from Argentina!! I hope that all be OK and thanks for sharing this and show us that life make sence.

  148. Your video is absolutely amazing – You are an inspiration to us all Kristian. I’m looking forward to finding out how Rachel responded to the video – I hope you caught that on camera too! 🙂 It a beautiful video which, I confess, made me very weepy.
    I just wanted to wish you, and your family all the very best for the future. You’ve got thousands of people watching out for you and keeping you in their prayers. Me included …
    Never give up – You and your family are stronger than you know 🙂 Take care of yourselves and each other.

  149. Your Birthday video to Rachel was posted on a blog I read. Wow! I think I also saw a wedding video of the two of you. I’m in awe of the true love that you showed your wife for her birthday. Thank you for sharing it for the world to see. I lost my mother in July this year to brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family all the way from La Vista, Nebraska.

  150. Beautiful.

    Kick cancer’s butt Kristian!

  151. I’m not going to add a cancer story or offer prayers. Just a thank you for making something beautiful and a late happy Birthday to your wife. I hope there are many many more birthdays that you get to celebrate together.

  152. Happy Birthday Rachel! and you man.. respect for can win!!!
    from Holland

  153. Kristian and Rachel; Thank you for the sharing your love with the world. My heart is full for the love YOU share. May the Lord’s plan for you include many many years of improved health and continued growth of your love for each other. Please know I care and will pray for you daily. -Chandler, Arizona, USA

  154. Praying for you, Kristian. Your beautiful gift has touched so many people. God is our Healer.

  155. Your love is a beautiful thing. Cherish life. You have inspired so many people. Keep on fighting. The Lord will hear your prayers. 🙂

  156. Kristian,
    I came across your blog from and have spent this afternoon reading through your whole blog. Your posts are very touching and I struggled to hold back tears when reading and watching your video to Rachel. I will be following your progress on here, flight that cancer with every ounce of strength you have.
    Mate you’re a legend.

  157. ❤ awesome guys

  158. I found you via your video.You are an awesome husband.The video made me and my husband cry it was beautiful
    now reading your blog from Denmark

  159. happy birthday Rachel

  160. Like so many other strangers around the world, I found your video so amazing; it moved me to tears. I saw my dad go through a battle with cancer and I just wanted to send you and your family all my best wishes and hope for the future. You are truly inspirational. Wishing Rachel a very happy birthday!

  161. i like many people on here has wept a little tear in my eye. its a amazing thing you’ve done for your family, shows true love at its best. many thanks

    god bless

  162. Dear Kristian, I also found your video and blog via-via and I want to tell you it’s beautiful. You are an inspiration for many and I hope you’ll win this fight. I wish you and your family all the best and lots of love and hope to get through this.
    With love from Holland,

  163. Mate you’re the best romantic lover I’ve never seen, without the cancer you’re what we call a real man, someone who don’t care about being ridiculous saying simply what he really feels for his wife… I don’t what to say then… A real man

  164. Joyeux anniversaire !!!

  165. I don’t know what to say ….a moving and beautiful tribute to your wife. I thought such love only existed in movies. I wonder if you realise what a truly special man you are Kristian. Keep the Faith, God is with you. Love and prayers for you and your family 🙂

  166. I’m sitting here crying my heart out not out of sympathy but about how bloody romantic you are! Well done and best of luck in your treatment. Emma

  167. Wonderful ! Just keep finghting, keep loving. We’re with you.

  168. Hi there. I’m from France, and I just saw the video you made. That’s really beautiful and so much courageous to see how you handle ‘it’. I wish you the best for you and your entire family. My thoughts are with you all.

  169. I was in tears. This is the way my husband has loved me (and told me about it) for 23 years. I feel as young as when we started and I resonate and vibrate when I see true love around me.
    Kristian, I believe there is a cure for cancer. The chemo is all good and probably did its job, but try to give your body an infusion of life with raw food. Try the Hippocrates Institute in Florida. I thought it was an information worth spreading.
    Good luck to you and your family! You did a wonderful thing with this video.

  170. Wonderful vid… you’re a beautiful couple and we could touch your genuine love for Rachel.

    Fight fight fight everyday to beat the beast… hope you’ll have many other birthdays to celebrate together.

    Prays for you from Italy

  171. God bless you and your family.
    You brought tears in my eyes with this.
    This video and these things that you have done for Rachel shows real power of love.
    Rachel, happy birthday 🙂

  172. Beautiful!!

    N. from Paris.

  173. Kristian,
    You’re amazing, this video is amazing ! This video gave me tears in my eyes.
    I wish your family a long life filled with happiness.
    God bless.

    Carole from France

  174. Awesome husband, Good father and Nice dude ! Be sure That we’ll Share your video in my country…Give u all our power for the cure !!!
    Paris (FR)

  175. Your video is so adorable and beautiful! I wish you to celebrate many more birthdays together.
    My heart,my prayers,and thoughts go out to both of you at
    this difficult battle and May God grant you the courage to
    get through it.
    Take care 🙂

  176. Biggest support from Dijon, France.

  177. Your emotions and strength are stunning. Though we might not know each other, the tribute was inspiring and I sincerely hope life gives you the upswing you deserve.
    Sam [Malaysia]

  178. Awesome !

  179. I don’t know you, but I’m your sister, because we follow the same God. And I can tell that as much and as deeply as you love your wife (and your love for her is very clear in the beautiful film you made), you love your Savior more, and that no matter how this battle your fighting turns out, Jesus Christ has already won your war.

    Happy birthday Rachel. And may you win your battle.

  180. This is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen. So romantic and cute and lovely… I pray for your health. Big greets from Bosnia. And happy birthday to Rachel 🙂

  181. every man and woman deserves someone as wonderful as you.

  182. Go on Kristian !! Many days, years wishes from Normandy ! And happy birthday Rachel 😉

    Much love,


  183. Rachel is a very lucky lady.

  184. Seeing this video from France … I’m not usually the guy who cries easily but I have to admit I cried watching this video. You are AMAZING ! I’m 24 and my english is not so bad so I read your articles … keep on fighting dude !
    Thank you !

  185. what a f*cking disease, but it’s such a wonderful video !!

    I wish you the best,

    God bless you, Kisses from Corsica (France)


  186. I hope life will be kind to you and never separate you from your beloved wife and children. Keep fighting, keep living.
    Happy Birthday Rachel.
    Ben (Paris – France)

  187. J’ai failli pleurer. Reste fort mec

  188. Hi!

    I just want to thank you, for showing your wife (and the rest of the world) what true love is. Your video brought a tear to my eye. I wish you, your wife and children all the best. You deserve it.

    Happy Birthday, Rachel!

    XOXO from Hungary

  189. Hello, I’m Lili and I’m french. I just watched your video and cried so much. This is one beautiful gift you gave to Rachel. She’s so lucky to be your wife. Happy Bithday Rachel!

    Kristian, you have a lot of courage and strengh to fight this illness. I will never forget this wonderful video.

    So sad. So unfair…

    From Paris, with love.


  190. Very Good video man! i’m a director of short and doc movies and even yours is kitch, you succeded to give a real feeling of what your heart thinks and yells.

    don’t give up! you’ll beat the cancer!!

  191. Believing with you and your family for God’s amazing healing touch. In the meantime, man, He’s using this birthday and vid to tell people around the world about love. Beautiful birthday suprise. Your wife is truly blessed. Phoebe, Australia

  192. Uplifting, touching, and glorious. Even I have goosebumps, and tears from eyes. God Bless Your sweet souls. Absolutely, a wonderful MAN and HUSBAND and DAD!!! Artfully done and Breathtaking…
    I’ll try to tell the world about this, has posted this. I promise I will be praying for you Kristian. And Rachel you truly are a wonderful woman to have a Man like that love you.
    God Bless You and your WHOLE FAMILY, may the Lord touch your soul like you have touched mine. PS thanks for the idea, I plan on purposing to my girl soon.

  193. Kristian, it’s certainly the most beautiful proof of love I’ve ever seen. Rachel, you’re lucky to have met this man. Courage and Happy Birthday Rachel

  194. Hey Kris. Not sure if you remember me, we used to work together at FSM. I see you haven’t lost your wonderful creative streak, what a lovely video. I’m so sorry to hear of your illness… I am praying for you, and I know you will overcome it.

    Kindest wishes and positive thoughts,

  195. What an amazing man you must be. I wish you all the best!

  196. Hi Kris – Your story is truly inspirational, you are a miracle in yourself. Since you have a strong faith, not sure if you’ve tried praying to Mary Mackillop -

    She’s known to cure people of their cancer. Worth a try?
    All the best and much love

  197. Happy birthday!! Rachel!!
    I come form Taiwan, I saw the video on news !!
    It’s so amazing, your boys look so handsome !!
    I wish you all the best!

  198. It’s 9 O’Colck in the morning, it’s sunday. I live in France. I check the net not really waking up… You made me cry there’s so many emotions.

    I wish you all hapiness & the strengh to fight this disease.

    Sorry for my english… (and for my french accent 😉

  199. She’s a lucky person to have someone as caring as yourself. Get better soon mate, and good luck.

  200. What a beautiful video! SO romantic! My prayers are with you and your beautiful wife and children.

    From France, with much love.


  201. Hi Kristian, I’m Chinese and I live in Auckland. I wish my fiance could be the man like you… All the best wishes.

  202. even if my word does not mean a lot… Belgium is on your side…

    keep on going further!!

    bless you

  203. cure for cristian

    (run from the cure)

  204. I love the way that you have made such a great present for your wife. Every woman needs to feel special and you just went and raised the bar for all the poor blokes out there! Your story is a hard one but you truly seem to be living the best life you can. A lesson to us all.

  205. Your strength and faith is really humbling. Please stay this way and take care!

  206. Extrêmement touchant. Une belle preuve d’amour. Je ne pourrais malheureusement dire autre chose qu’un vulgaire “courage”! Mais celui-ci est sincère.
    Charles. Paris (France)

  207. Courage ♥

  208. I literally am in tears watching this. Happy birthday to Rachel, and you guys will be in my prayers for sure. Very touching.

  209. Kristian, j’habite en France et si je te laisse ce message aujourd’hui c’est pour que tu sois certain que d’ici, depuis l’autre bout de la terre, on te soutient. Ne laisse rien tomber ! Je vous souhaite le meilleur ainsi qu’un Joyeux Anniversaire a Rachel ! Courage ❤

  210. Hello Kristian, I’m a teenage girl from Tunisia and I just read an article on some website about you, I saw the video you made to your wife so I wanted to take a look at your blog. I just wanted to tell you how brave I think you are. You are fighting against cancer and I hope from the bottom of my heart that you will win this remarkable fight 🙂 I have a feeling you will. I wish you, your wife and your kids all the best ! I hope you’ll be there for her 100th birthday ! you seem to me like a great man. Thank you for letting us know there are still people who are kind, sincere, faithful. Thank you so much for making us believe in true, incoditionnal love. God bless you, Kristian Anderson.

    From Tunis, with love.

    P.S. : I’m sorry if my english isn’t perfect, it’s only my third language 🙂

  211. i hope that you will fight this stupid cancer, your video is the best present that we can give to his wife. Positive thoughts from a tunisian girl in Paris..

  212. Hi, I am Judit from Hungary. I have seen your video. With such a nice family wife and kids I wish you a long life. The video is perfect. I have me onw war with cancer too. I was ready with my 5. chemotherapy cyklus yesterday. It is hard, but please never give up. Good Luck!

  213. Rachel my birthday is also 22 August so we are leo babies together, I spent mine on the lounge after emergency surgery and after seeing you gorgeous husband’s struggle and his selfless thoughts to only making your day special, I take back all my miserable birthday day complaints. I will think of you next year and send all the deepest heartiest ‘get healthy’ thought I can Kristians way. All the very best, Ness

  214. I saw your interview this mornin g on the TODAY Show….you are a really beautiful couple….when i first saw the video for your wife, i sent it around on Facebook to my friends all over the world just to make sure they would see it…..
    I to once was a wife of a Cancer sufferer just like is hard on the partner, especially when you see how hard your partner is battling the “fight of their life”…you feel so hopeless that you can’t do anything but just be there and take care of them as much as possible…
    Take care you sweet loving man….I wish you all the very best…NEVER EVER give up…Staying positive is just the beginning.. 🙂

  215. ما أجمل هذا، أكيد أنك شجاع جداً وأنا اتمنى لك الشفاء العاجل

    عيد ميلاد سعيد يا راشال

    I don’t speak english as I do french or arabic, just wanna tel you that it is an amazing video. God bless you for your family inshalah and Happy birthday to Rachel.

    Cette vidéo est très émouvante, j’ai tenu à vous écrire en arabe pour que vous sachiez que vous avez touché des personnes partout dans le monde, qui parlent d’autres langues; qui viennent d’autres horizons mais vous êtes touchant dans votre façon de vous exprimer. Je vous souhaite une prompte guérison et beaucoup d’amour auprès de votre épouse et vos enfants.

    Latifa (algerian)

  216. Hi Kristian and Rachel,

    We used to attend c3 oxford falls and remember you guys well. I never usually turn on the T.V in the mornings but must have meant to this morning as I saw you on the Today show. No words can really express how we and I’m sure many others feel watching you guys go through this. One thing is for sure.. God Loves You and will never leave you.

    We will pray for you and may God’s peace that surpasses all understandng touch your hearts today.

    Thanks for sharing this incredibly hard piece of your lives and I sense that many others will be touched by this too.

    In God’s love, Steve and Vicky Pollard

    P.S. Happy Birthday Rach!

  217. Thank you, Kristian for showing your love for your life, your wife and your children to the world. Your video is truly touching. My thoughts are with you all as you go through this very difficult challenge.
    And a belated ‘Happy Birthday’ to your beautiful Rachel. I hope her party was everything you dreamed it would be.
    What an inspiration you are for your boys.

  218. I would love for you to have a look at
    I have experienced amazing miracles and perhaps you would like to give it a try…click on the ESB video by dain heer…you will be amazed…

  219. Ahh dude..don’t know what to say.

    I have no faith, but uh, maybe for some weird reason I temporarily misplaced my keys before work, which allowed your story to catch my eye on the Today show.

    Still haven’t found my keys, haven’t gone to work, but I have read your blog from start to finish. Man..Haha, fighting back tears is hard! I’m only 21 and thought I had a pretty good grasp of life and living but you’ve uncovered a whole unchartered depth of appreciation.

    Just wanted to let you know that the amount of respect you have in my eyes is enormous, keep doing what you do and please – don’t everrr give up.

    Ps – happy birthday rach!!

    If you read this kristian it’d be awesome to get In contact.

  220. I watched this video at the beautiful Burswood Casino in Perth WA-could I see the beauty around me during those 3 minutes and 9 seconds?? NO!!!!! Too many tears!! Rachel-you must be an amazing wife-Mother and human being for you to be so loved! Enjoy your special times and draw strength for the tough times you may have to face together. Know that the best wishes of a complete stranger go with this message and all the luck in the world. Kristian-you are beautiful!!

  221. What an amazing, romantic and beautiful thing you have done Kristian. Your video brought me to tears, the beauty and honesty in it is inspiring and touching.
    I wish you all the best with your treatment and will pray for your speedy recovery. Know that Jesus is alive and working in our lives today and He heals just as he did 2 thousand years ago.
    Keep the faith and keep fighting.
    Rachel, Kristian loves YOU!
    God bless both of you and your children. May he guide your path through a long and beautiful life together.

  222. Wow, loved the video! Praying for you- may God continued to be glorified in your life. Keep clinging to His promises.

    “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:11-14

  223. Kristian, you have a heart of gold! This video was extremely touching and it was beautiful to see how much you cherish Rachel. I am praying for you and your family. Hold your head up- God will get you through this =) Lots of love katie

  224. I just watched this…God bless you and your gorgeous family.

  225. Beautiful video.
    My mother died from Cancer in March after a very brave journey. She was also a Christian. I find it really helps to remember that God’s purposes are eternal. He has a plan in all of this and He can be trusted. Be comforted by knowing that although you suffer now, you have the enormous privilege of revealing Christ in a very powerful way. I’ll pray for you and your family.

  226. You are what this world needs more of. You have what this world needs more of. You believe in what this world needs more of. You have just left in me what i need a little bit more of. Thankyou and may God bless you both

  227. That was one of the most beautiful and moving things I have ever seen. We should all be as blessed to have a love like yours. I wish you and your beautiful family all the very, VERY best. I truly hope with your beautiful nature and your family by your side that your battle is victorious!

  228. From the unmarried, non-Christian perspective of a 19 year old, you’re an inspiration & an incredible role model. The world is lucky to have you!

  229. Hello,
    I am French and your video circulates on Facebook.
    Bravo it is a beautiful video and one moment so moving.
    Still thank you for this lesson of humility.

  230. I myself have had cancer (although a different kind) and I was directed to your blog by a friend. I applaud your video and recognise your need to show your wife that you love her and are amazed at her incredible support of you.
    My husband was and is my pillar of strenght, he pulled me (and our two boys, 1 1/2 years and 5 months old at the time) through. When I tell him that he is amazing, he just shruggs and says that it was a normal thing to do: that’s what you do when you love each other. Rachel probably says the same. But you and I know how amazing it is to have someone love you that much and take care of you in your time of need. I think your video is a wonderful way of letting her now how special she is. From me to her: Rachel, you make a huge difference. You are a role model for your sons and I am in awe of you.

    Kristian, I wish you all the love and hope and health you so deserve. Live life as much as you can, not because it could end, but because it is beautiful.

  231. Hello,
    I am from France and I just want to say that here, at the other side of the world, people are supporting you and wish you keep your incredible strenght.
    “Joyeux Anniversaire” to Rachel (even if it’s a bit late today).
    Hang on, and thank you for this beautiful moment of life.

  232. Hello there,
    I’m writing to you from Hungary, wishing you all the best and happy birthday to Rachel. I was crying while watching your video, you are very special and romantic guy. Wishing you strength to beat cancer.

  233. The most amazing message I have ever seen.I am a cancer survivor nearly 7 years now.Hang in there I will pray for you and your family god bless you all.Be strong stay positive and enjoy life.

  234. What an inspirational person. Just watched the video and you had me in tears…i cant imagine how Rachel felt when she was watching it.
    I have a friend who battled cancer and has 2 children similar ages to yours. thankfully his battle was one with a happy ending.
    May God Bless you beautiful family and keep you all strong.
    ps Happy Birthday Rachel

  235. Happy Belated Birthday, Rachel!

    Kristian, you did an incredible job! Thank you
    for sharing this touching video. It’s truly refreshing to witness this kind of love and passion.

    I wish you all the best in your journey to overcome cancer.

    (Nova Scotia, Canada)

  236. hello kris,i’m tunisian and i have 16 years old,and i just want to say that you are a HERO for me,keep fight kris…you gived to me a real lesson of life and bravery…i wish all the best and i hope see you you in heaven :))

  237. Je ne vous connais pas, mais par le biais d’internet j’ai découvert votre blog et ce magnifique message pour votre femme. Je n’ai aucune doute sur le fait qu’elle sait combien elle a de la chance d’être aimée ainsi 🙂

    J’espère de tout coeur que vous vaincrez la maladie et en attendant, vous souhaites tout le courage et la force du monde.


  238. You have amazing video skills and amazing faith. I hope so very much you get well.
    Love and hope from a Brooklynite in South Africa.

  239. I probably don’t need to say this, but you have touched so many people in Australia today – you have the support of the world! Getter better soon! Oh and you’ve made so many girls jealous of Rachel, including me haha. You’ve just set the bar a whole lot higher for all the guys out there!

  240. Amazing!!! I am sure Rachel had a gr8 birthday! Kristian good luck on ur recovery mate!

  241. I’m an American Grandmother, have non Hodgkins Lymphoma and just finished my first round of treatments….reading your blog was like listening to myself – even to the ‘God, help!’ prayer. God is the only way we get through these treatments and days of ‘waiting’. God BLESS you and your precious family. As I am fond of saying ‘I’m in it to win it’….I do whatever they tell me to do and pray ceaselessly…..when I think of you all I will offer up a prayer for your health and family.

  242. Nice video, don’t understand why you needed a Hugh Grant or the PM of NZ in the video, wasn’t this about you and your wife?
    Other than that, nice video, hope you get well soon…

  243. Rachel was my teacher at school ( Oxford Falls). I can positvley say she is the most patient women i have ever come across. Although we weren’t always the best class, we always thought she was wonderful. Infact i remember each time i saw i could have sworn she was pregnate with another baby. even if there is only two! She has a irreplaceable glow about her and the most beautiful smile. I am a girl by the way, so dont worry, im not hitting on your wife ! Best of luck to you. However i do know you will beat this, you have too much to live for.

  244. Wow you touched my heart, you brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful way of thanking your beautiful wife. May god bless you and find a cure for your illness. With love from Wagga Wagga

  245. You’ve touched me deeply. Thank you. My prayers are with you and your family.

  246. Good Luck guy and big free hug to you and all your family from TUNISIA !!!

  247. Wow.. just wow… you are just so lucky to have one another. keep fighting… GOD is with you… sending you love and prayers all the way from Israel

  248. keep the faith dude , keep the faith
    big kisses from France

  249. Hello,
    Your video is awesome. I wish you to get better and hope cancer’s cure research will be able to help you because you deserve it.

  250. Hey kristain.. How are you feeling today? Uodate us on how Rachael reacted to the video and of course on your health…

    I am praying for your quick recovery and good health.. Regards to Rachel and your lovely kids
    Becky from London

  251. Dear Kristian, I really admire your mindset. So keep on being faithfull… God, yourself, your family, your friends… all combined bring the strength needed for your journey. And I send you some more in case of ;-).
    Have you tried acupuncture? I have a Chinese one who asserts she cured patients with cancer, without any help from chemo. Maybe it worth a try… Good luck anyway!! Julie

  252. Thank you for sharing this and for giving us the opportunity to send positive thoughts and prayers your way!

    And Hugh Jackman? Good touch, Kristian. 🙂

  253. Hi kristen I saw you on the today show I did send the today show an email offering my support I was diagnosed in 2008 with bowel cancer and would just like to let you know there are a lot of us out there feel free to contact me as sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has had a similar experience in the mean time sending positive vibes and many warm hugs a a prayer or 2 cant hurt 🙂

  254. What an amazing video you have made, this brought a tear to my eye. Cheers for sharing something so special with us. My family & i will be thinking of you and wish you well on your road to recovery. kia kaha xx

  255. What a beautiful video – thank you for sharing. My very best wishes and hopes for you and Rachel and your two boys. Keep your positive attitude and wonderful spirit Kristian.

  256. oh that is a beautyful video.. you are a good husband and you wife is a very lucky woman 😀 you have a beautiful fam. and i wish you all the best ♥♥♥♥

  257. Dear Kristian,

    Words cannot express how much your story touches and inspires me.

    I cannot imagine what it must be like for you to battle your illness, but what I know is your bravey, love, dedication and attitude surpasses that of most people.

    The video was fantastic. If ever there should be an epitome of how actions speak louder than words, this would rank among the top.

    God’s plans are beyond our mortal comprehension. There is a bigger plan, and a reason for everything that happens. You and your family are beacons of God’s light in a dark world, and I thank you for showing that light to a backslider like myself.

    You and your family will always be in my prayers and in my heart. Get well soon mate.

    God bless.

  258. […] kept a blog to chronicle his journey since becoming diagnosed with cancer. It’s called “Days That Matter.” I invite you to follow his journey. Something tells me that as this video goes viral, he […]

  259. This not only inspires us all to stop and appreciate what’s really important in life, but also to make the time necessary to get a cancer check-up.

    You’ve inspired countless people Kristian. And you’ve also moved us deeply. There are hundreds of thousands (and, soon, probably MILLIONS) of people world-wide who will be offering their thoughts and prayers on your behalf.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. May God be with you and your family in the days ahead and see you through this.

  260. Splendid and touching video… God bless you and your family

  261. This is just beautiful…had me in tears and speechless.

    I have read through your story and you are in inspiration.

    May God bless with you and your family through your days ahead.

  262. Dear Kristian,
    What a beautiful legacy. This brought tears to my eyes and a longing to my heart that all marriages would contain and portray this depth of love blended with the love of God above. My prayers are with you and your family, that Yeshua, Jesus Christ, by the power of His Holy Spirit, touch and heal your body while making all of you stronger in spirit and in His love. Miracles can and do happen. Keep your faith and love for each other strong. Happy belated birthday Rachel. What a beautiful family you have.

    Prayers and heartfelt thoughts from Tucson Arizona, USA

  263. A beautiful and loving tribute to your wife. This shows true love, faith and belief in the healing power of God. You will be in my prayers.
    Dorothy from Victoria, B.C. Canada

  264. Just saw your video on Fox New Channel. A good friend of mine (a female police officer) in Fishers Indiana died last year in September 2009. I just wanted to tell you to keep the faith. Live Laugh and Love every moment you have of every day. GREAT job on the video.

  265. BEAUTIFUL ❤

  266. Thank you for sharing this with us. It touches my heart at its core. I’d like “check in” on you from time to time via this blog, and I will be praying for you and your family and sending y’all warm thoughts always.

  267. Hi, I am from the UK and read about your story in the news today and had to find the whole vid to watch! What a beautiful and amazing thing to do and something Rachel will have forever regardless of what happens. My Nana had and fought Cancer 3 times throughout her lifetime but when she was 78 she got it a 4th time and was too old to fight it 😦 You are doing an amazing job and I pray that you will beat this and get to enjoy your wife and children for many many more years. Always in my thoughts, love to you all xxxx

  268. you are the most taughtful person i think i have ever heard about i came across your video on youtube and i bawled my eyes out, my taughts and prayers are with you, this mornin you made me think about a lot of things i hope you are keepin well xx ❤

  269. I have cried a million tears. God bless every one of you, you’re all so blessed to have eachother xxxx

  270. Your video to Rachel is simply wonderful. I too was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in Sept 2009 at the age of 44. I believe that a positive attitude helps immensely and you seem to have it bucket loads!

    I now help run a small charity called “Support Your Bowel” on a voluntary basis and have posted your video on our web and facebook sites – Simply Inspirational! Good luck Kristian.

  271. A very lovely video & moving gesture….
    …hope things work out for you all…
    …Keep believin’…xxxx

  272. WOW I am completely lost for words. That was unbelievable! I’m from Ireland and came across this on Sky news. Brought tears to my eyes. You’re an inspiration to us all! x

  273. Hi – I just watched your video and cried all the way through. It’s just lovely. Best wishes to you & your family. Hope you get better soon and make more romantic videos for your lovely wife.

    Jo xxx

  274. God bless x

  275. You’re a total credit to the human race Kristian – keep fighting. My immediate family have battled cancer with one of our closest relatives over this summer and your video is inspirational. Sky News have shown your video in all their bulletins in the UK and Europe today too, so Rachel you and the boys have truly gone global now!! All the luck in the world to you..

  276. Good on ya mate! Keep the faith in fate.

  277. Beautiful 🙂

  278. wishing you and family a ‘MIRACLE’. Kristian u are a great man and Rachael is an angel u got . May God bless u all.

  279. Had me in tears……..

    Keep the faith up and never lose hope!

    Warm wishes from Holland

  280. I just watched your video and i cried like a baby the whole way through. I pray that you get better soon. Best wishes to you and your family xx

  281. Love always wins.
    We’ll pray for you.
    Greetings from Rome (Italy).

  282. What a lovely video! It pulls at your heart strings, well done, it was beautiful. All the best to you all
    Suzi UK

  283. Kristian – just saw the video today. I hope you are healing well and I’m sure Rachel had a very happy birthday. Here’s a song I wrote called: “I wish you Love” I think you’ll enjoy.

  284. Just seen the video – beautifully made, beautiful thoughts, keep fighting – with this spirit you will beat it

    p.s Happy Birthday Rachel

  285. Dear Rachel, Dear Kristian,
    I wish you lots of health and strenght to carry on. May you find the cure in the love that hold you and your family together. Very touching video, very touching story. Happy belated birthday to Rachel and many warm greetings from Brazil. Barbara

  286. True love lasts forever. She loves you too. In the interview, whenever she looks at you, its there to see. It runs strong and deep so hold on to that strength during your battle.

    Live to love and love to live.

    Heartfelt thoughts to you and your family from Jackie (UK)

  287. The video is absolutely amazing and I cried because it was so touching. Wishing you all the very best as a family. Stay strong! You guys are clearly so in love that you can get through this together as a family. Wishing you lots of strength and many more wonderful birthdays together like this one.

  288. Thanks Kristian. Don’t give up.

    Italy loves you 🙂

  289. One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. – Sophocles.

    I wish you and your family all the best.

    From a stranger in England

  290. Simply amazing, Kristian! No gem could ever be worth this video of yours… Chapeu mate, and good luck!

  291. Hey Kristian, hope you are well!!
    I’m from Brazil , but live in London and just saw your video on sky, and loved it!!
    I think you did a fantastic video to show your love to Rachel. If i where a woman and you where not married to luck Rachel, i would ask you to marrie me…lol (joking).I’m sure she is a lovely wife and mother.
    You did a wonderful thing, love is all that matters.
    My girlfriend now wants me to do something similar…OMG…i said “a genius like you, we only see in a million years”
    Wish you all the best, from Brazil and i know you will beat it…love is a powerful weapon.
    and i really wanted to say this……..”HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL”!!!!!!!!

  292. Such a beautiful way of expressing love without words, i felt my eyes well up and had goose bumps all over.. Love and strength conkers all.. God bless to Kristian and Rachel and your two beautiful boys x Marsha x

  293. I’m speechless! what an amazing video. I really hope you find a cure, if anyone deserves it, then it’s got to be u and ur family. A lot of people on here don’t know you guys, but you’ve not just touched the hearts of your family and friends, but of ALL the people who’ve seen this video. you have an amazing gift, and i really hope you make a full recovery. Enjoy every moment with your family. Best wishes from FRANCE.

  294. Firstly. Happy Birthday Rachel, and congratulations on being a Fabulous Wife & Mum.
    Kristian, that was an amazing video my friend. Heart wrenchingly amazing!
    Be strong, & continue to fight there is light at the end of the tunnel, i’ve been trough it & out the other end with the support of my Wife, Friends and Family.
    Good luck buddy!

  295. Dear Kristian,
    Someone who holds a really special place in my heart shared this video with me in hope of trying to get a point across. Watching this video made me realize something- “That no matter how hard you try to make it through this life on your own, it’s just so much more beautiful and worth living each moment for when you have that someone who makes it all worth it”. You have really touched me and moved me in way that I cannot describe. I’ll pray for you, your wife and those two adorable little boys! I hope God gives you the strength to endure this and bless you with health and happiness. With all my love luck and prayers.
    Anam Toseef

  296. You are a truly wonderful guy and represent everything love and marriage stands for. Keep fighting and you will get through this, don’t give up. All the combined prayers will help you to be stronger. Rob and Kaz (England, UK) x

  297. Beautiful 🙂

  298. […] Néo-Zélandais, John Key. Hugh Jackman apparaît aussi.Séquence émotion : L’article sur le blog de KristianEt pour ceux ou celles qui se le demande, la musique est de Train – « Marry […]

  299. Mate, I got diagnosed with leukemia last October n had 4 lots of chemo to try n beat it. Thankfully i’m in remission but I know how hard it is n what strain it puts on your family who have to watch u go through it. You have a gorgeous wife n kids, keep fightin mate, good luck to you.

  300. He loves you Rachel!

  301. So beautiful! Praying for you and family. Hope Rachel had a lovely birthday.

  302. Thank you so much for showing us the light. Today and for the rest of our lives we will remember your deed. Im writing this in tears but energised by your love. Im not that tough anymore. We love you and good luck.

  303. Very moving message, Happy Birthday to Rachel and Good luck Kristian, you have a lot of positive energies from all over the world now, and combined with your strength this will have a very happy ending, best wishes 🙂

  304. Just saw the video on the UK news so you made it pretty much around the world! Not bad for a birthday message and hope it furthers cancer awareness and resurch.
    Best wishes to you all and hope you have many more birthdays together


  305. Oh, Kristian, I do so hope you get well. And your film is utterly beautiful.

  306. Hello from the London – your video made our news today and almost made me cry on the tube to work! Happy birthday Rachel, you have such a wonderful family x

  307. Hope you guys get to spend many more birthdays together, love from Dublin x Your all over the news here, about time there is some love in the news, keep strong man!

  308. […] l’interprète de Wolverine lui-même, Hugh Jackman, figure. Depuis sa mise en ligne, Anderson écrit avoir été submergé par un tsunami d’amour de la part des […]

  309. You are an amazing man. That is love, and nothing beats it.

  310. Whish you all the best, really. Don’t give up!

  311. Wish you all the best, really. Don’t give up!

  312. wow Rachel is a lucky lady to have someone wwho loves her so so much. She musta love you and her boys too. God bless yo all and keep you safe. may that cure be just around the corner. X

  313. Beautiful – every single second of it. This is what life is about. Video encapsulates everything good about why we are here. And its worth a thousand words! I hope you are all happy and fighting the good fight!

  314. Love can move mountains…

  315. Kristian & Rachel
    Keep your faith & never stop fighting. Remember, every day, that the doctors & specialists haven’t seen everything, I know this from personal experience, my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor 8 years ago. There are things our bodies are capable of that defy medical explanation. Believe the diagnosis not the prognosis. Keep your faith, keep fighting & keep a positive attitude, as hard as that is some days.
    God Bless You & Your Family. We wish you all the best.

  316. Don’t give up.
    Beautiful. I can’t not find the word.
    Keep going, we are with you.

    Anik (Canada)

  317. May your Light shine even brighter as you journey down this difficult path. You have touched many hearts with this video and reminded all of your viewers that Love is what this life is all about. Remember He is walking beside you always!

    Now I have to wipe the tears from my eyes…..

    Lin Fowler, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  318. I am with you….

    Falco , London, UK

  319. you are great… be strong ok? … be strong!

    stefano from Verone (romeo and juliet city) – Italy

  320. great video…and great present for your wife!!
    keep fighting!

  321. I can only imagine what your wife felt when she saw this, as it made this grown man weep. A beautiful way to show your wife how much she is loved and to strengthen her resolve for the ongoing fight.

  322. I discovered that vid on a french website and that touched me. You’re beautiful, this is beautiful, keep going and good luck my friend.
    best wishes from Paris

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  324. Heard about this on ITV news in UK last nightHave just watched it again on YouTube. I was in tears both times. Have not emailed it to all my friends asking them to watch it & send prayers & blessings your way. What a wonderful tribute to your wife & hopefully one that you will BOTH enjoy watching on her birthday for years to come. I will keep you all on my prayer candle. Never lose that love you share. It can climb mountains. Jean xxxx

  325. Hi Kristian Rachel Cody and Jakob. What a thing it is to have and to give love like this.
    Inspirational. I hope you take the love and support you are receiving and turn it into the strength you need to fight against the illness. Much Much love from my family to yours.

  326. […] Today is Rachel's birthday. She's heading out the door to church with the boys and I'm staying at home…. supposedly to do some house work and also because it's only been a week since chemo and I'm *cough*cough* not feeling too good *cough*cough*. Truth be told the last 4 weeks I have been on a marathon planning crusade to organise a surprise party as well as a few other bits and pieces. Rachel is a very social creature, not like me at all in th … Read More […]

  327. Hey, im just 15 but i fell very touching when i saw your clip ^_^ Keep Fighting, big man ^_^ Represent from Viet Nam, Love power can win anything, right ? ^_^

  328. beautiful. just so very beautiful

  329. I bow before you… This is love!!! I can´t find the right word for this…
    I wish a lot of energy into another fight, Rachel you have the greatest man on the world, consequently in Australia 😉
    greetings from czech rep. Katka

  330. Absolutely one of the most intensely beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Hands down. I’m bawling; I’m so sad for your struggles, but so happy that you have love.

    I’m going to be a regular visitor. I’m interested in your journey and I care about anyone who can put this much love into the universe . Thank you. Really, thank you.

  331. Fantastic video for a birthday present. Keep fighting and God Bless U.. Singapore

  332. Kristian, may God keep you, Rachel and your little boys in the palm of his hand. With love from Dublin, Ireland

  333. That was a wonderful gift you made for your beautiful wife. Keep fighting! Best wishes to you.

  334. I too am incredibly touched by this video – where did you find the music? it’s beautiful!

  335. Very Touching! All the best to you in your fight against cancer^^

  336. […] [photo from Flickr: [inspired by: Days That Matter] […]

  337. Hi Kristian, I don’t know you, however I have just read about your short movie in Czech news websites. It’s very nice. I hope you will win your fight… Your wife must be happy she has the man like you. Have a nice day. And the link to Czech webpages:

  338. That is so beautiful. your love for each other is amazing and it has to give you the strength to get through the burdens that have been put on your shoulders. I like so many others will be praying fro you and your lovely family.

  339. Dear Kristian, your video is very moving, I hope (and am sure, with such a huge love inside and around you) you’ll get through this cancer. Speedy recovery from Hungary, and have faith, because lots of people are with you, praying and meditating for you. Let all the healing energy of the Universe surround you, warm you and heal you.
    All the best: Agnes from Budapest, Hungary

  340. It’s been said that a cure for cancer is something very hard to finf… although There have been so many people who have exceeded…. all you need is have some faith… I know she will be exceeded … you deserved and also she…. there are very few people who have the capacity to love … and show the way you’ve done
    Despite the time that has passed chile miners are alive, all thanks to the grace of God and the faith that has its people ….
    Your wife is very supportive and that’s you …. With such support it will not surrender
    miracles can happen…..
    sorry for my english I’m from chile and I don’t know some words…


  341. […] Comme cadeau d’anniversaire, elle a eu droit à une très belle déclaration d’amour en vidéo mettant en scène son mari, ses enfants, l’acteur Hugh Jackman et le permier ministre de son […]

  342. kristian I am not sure how to get in touch with you but there is a product that has been shown to shrink cancer cells. i saw the beautiful video for you wife with your kids. I will continue to pray for the healing touch of Jesus to be on you. you can reach me on this webiste

  343. Dear Kristian,
    I was so deeply moved by this video. Rachel is really lucky to have you in her life.
    I wish you all the best and I hope genuinely and heartfully a soon and complete recovery.
    I don’t believe in god but I surely do in the strenght of true love and unconditional support from your cherished ones.
    You’re someone extraordinary.

    Elisabeth (France)

  344. Love can make a miracle 🙂 I’m really touched, and this video makes me cry. It’s true, and beutiful. Good luck, enjoy every single moment. Marta from Poland.

  345. I cried while watching the video too. Rachel is a lucky and beautiful woman and your two precious ones are simply gorgeous. Good luck and may you get well soon. Hui Kheng from Singapore.

  346. Kristian,
    this is the most amazing birthday gift a person could ask for! I wish you and your family all the best!!
    Best Wishes,

  347. That is a beautiful video, with a testament not only of your love for your wife and your family but of your courage and thoughtfulness. We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers and wish you wellness blessings abound. Good bless you and your family during this trying time. Danielle from New York State


  349. omg.. i cant help but shed a tear for this video.. beautiful! God will always be there for your family.. He will catch u Kris everytime u fall and will teach u how to fly if He cant catch you! GOd bless you and your family always…

    i think (if i am not mistaken that rachel’s bday is Aug22) rachel and me have same birthday… she’s definitely a very tough woman like me!

    you both can fight!! never never never give up! 🙂

  350. i just saw your video. its heart warming. a friend of mine has a cancer too. if you have time please browse through this site. this may help you. its a hospital in china that specializes in curing cancer.( may know about this already. i takeit now as my mission to help people to fight cancer. thank you for being an inspiration. 🙂

  351. You ‘re a great man! And I strongly hope you can fight and win this! I am sure you’ll have the necessary ammunition, provided by Rachel and your kids. Love from Cyprus!

  352. It’s hit Facebok in a HUGE way – everyone is playing this video – god bless and good luck – your children in the video were the icing on the cake 🙂 Beautiful family and lucky man! Cheers from Canada

  353. May your entire family be blessed by God. Have faith that your are already healed.

    Happy Birthday Rachel. You have an amazing husband and family

    May God follow you through this.

  354. Hi Kristain I just saw the video on Youtube and I was nearly cry. Be strong and i hope with all my heart that you make a full recovery. God bless you and your family.

  355. I think that this is the most wonderful, touching, fantastic, amazing, heart wrenching, tear jerking, beautiful gift anyone could ever receive. A truly unique and amazing gift that shows not only a huge amount of love but also appreciation for your wife. I wish you all the very best, may you truly get better and be able to spend the rest of your lives in utter happiness and bliss together. May you beat your cancer and get healthy too!

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  358. greetings from singapore! the birthday video is v nice. hope u will win this battle with cancer. stay strong.

  359. have never meet you & your family but wanted to wish you the best of luck & keep fighting never give up! Your husband is truly amazing & can see he loves you to peices — this video is beautiful very touching

  360. Ooooh, my god!! It’s so beautiful!!! Such a birthday-present!! I wish you from Hungary (from Budapest) just the BEST!!!
    This is your fight, but we ALL stand by you.
    With lots of love, Cecily and Zsolt from Hungary

  361. Oh wow that is so beautiful, you are truley blessed Rachel and he is as well to have you beign such a big support to him. Keep strong and safe the pair of yo as this is a long and tiring journay for you both. I have been there myself with mum but love gets you through so many things. God Bless you both on this path in your life and keep strong, cherish your time together as a family as these are things you can both look back on in your later years and say we got through that we can get through anything. Takecare and God Bless.

  362. Hi Kristian, Rachel, Cody & Jakob,

    May God be with you in your time of need, and thank you for sharing your amazing story with the world.

    Please stay strong and I hope with all my heart that you make it through this tough journey to grow old gracefully with your Rachel and to watch your sons grow into fine young men just like their Dad.

    Kindest Regards

  363. Hallo,

    ich bin aus Tschechische rep.. Ich spreche nicht englisch, aber eine will ich sagen. Rachel, du hast einen tollen Mann. Alles gute zum Geburtstag. Zusammen schaffen Sie alles!!



  364. So, so touching. Sending prayers and love to you and yours.

  365. Hi my name is Magdalena and i saw you video on tv. I am from Poland and i tell you that good karma will bring you helth. I know it just like that simple and sure. People who gave so many reason to say i love you can not leave this earth. You are numer one hero. It this days it is not easy to be him. You are the most strong guy don`t you dare to think in other way. Your love when love is not so popular now days make people be close to eachother. You didn`t afraid say that cancer batlet is hard sometimes but you have ass views. We will always watch your movie so when you feel bed and less strong to fight say it at loud WE WILL LISTEN AND HELP YOU AS MUCH ASS WE CAN.


  366. That is the most beautiful thing I have ever ever seen.

  367. Rachel is a very lucky woman, and your kids are adorable!

    May God give u the strength, love and spirit to go through this. God bless u always!

    Love always,

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  369. […] Kristian Anderson, who made a birthday video for his wife Rachel, you can see it here on his blog, how the light gets in. Kristian was diagnosed with cancer last year. I ended up reading his entire blog from the start […]

  370. That’s really a very touching video. Pls fight hard on. I hope my girlfriend who just left me will return to me after seeing your video, because I love her like how you love your wife & kids. My friend. keep up and fight forward !!!

  371. Oh my word, what an amazing birthday gift! What an incredible love! I found your blog via youtube and May you both be showered with an overflow of God’s love and grace!

  372. I am 17, and so touched by this. When I think of your story and your words I feel a burning, a desire and hope. I realise If I could wish for anything in this world, it would be for you to be well again. Looking at this makes me want to scream at everything I hear at school all day – the complaining, the moaning – it makes me so angry. Your story, and your blog has the power to change the world. It seems today when we flick on the news, it is full of hate.
    This is one of my favourite quotes:
    “Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.”

    It reminds me of you, because out of the pain, the sickness – there is something so beautiful – the love of your wife and family.

    I only wish that one day, as I continue to learn about the world – that I can be like you – determined, faithful, and love someone with all my heart.

    Thank you Kristian, I hope you get to read this – you have changed my life.
    Love Cat

  373. Keep fighting my friend!! your lovely wife and your beautifil kids need you!!! all my best wishes

    PS. he really loves you Rachel


  374. I just want to thank you for sharing this special birthday wish with the world and for touching our hearts, what a beautiful family xo

  375. I’m a french girl who’s so touched by your video and all the love inside ! I’m clumsy with the words , but i wish your health will be better .
    Good luck from france !

  376. Hello Kristian,
    I have just seen your video for the birthday of your wife. It’s really touching my heart, you have a wonderful family and I wish you to heal quickly to live a long and happy like with your wife and kids. I know that you will never give up and that your wife and children will help you with all their loves.
    I will think of you every day to wish you a good health and also to all your family.
    With love, from France

  377. Wow Kristian. I posted the Train song on my wall on facebook. Then my friend game me the link to your bday video!! I can’t watch it enough. You have got to be one of the sweetest guys in the world. Thanks for giving me hope 😉 Rachel is a very lucky woman. Happy Belated Birthday Rachel! And I wish you and your family many healthy happy years.

    Kelly – Chicago

  378. Beautiful, amazing and so touching! Thank you for sharing this incredible video.

  379. What a gift you both are. I just heard about you thru NewstalkZB. Rachel’s father rang so I got up to see video.Don’t have the required plugs!! As a christian who has also witnessed the death of muched relatives struggle with cancr you are truely an inspiration. As you all continue this journey not knowing where it will lead, be assured that God has you all in his care while each of us holds you in our hearts. Mary

  380. To say that chills have crept up the whiskers on my arm would be a complete understatement to seeing this video. My heard is touched, and in a time where your world is full of so much hurt, I am enlightened by your resilience. You are my friend, are an angel. God gave you to your family and to this world to touch others. I have no doubt in that, and you certainly have pounded on the door of my world. My prayers will forever be with you and your family.

  381. I watched your story on the Oprah show today. and thought you could benefit from something i saw on the tele. a young man suffering with a rare skin cancer and was healed, please go to AWMI.NET to watch his journey and miraculous recovery. the date of the airing was 1/19/2011.

  382. Wow! Please say hello to Rachel for me. It’s been years since we’ve been in touch, but I have thought about her often. Will be praying for you. – Maria (Wabush, Labrador, Canada)

  383. Kristian, this was such a wonderful thing for you to do for your wife. You make those around you smile. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for making me believe in life, love and family, things that are more than often taken for granted. I wish you the best of luck and pray for a miracle better yet, promise to put in as great as an effort as possible to find a cure for cancer-for you, and for all those out there. ❤

  384. Kristian – thank you for such a beautiful video! My thoughts are with you! I don’t know what you are doing for healing but please please watch the documentary just out called “Cancer – The Forbidden Cures”
    You can watch here
    Whatever path you decide to choose I wish you your full health and happiness!

  385. I just watched Oprah & im in tears from your story – I just had to come on youtube & find this video to wish you the best with your treatment & stay stong!

    The most touching story ive seen in a long time 🙂

    I wish the very very best for you & your family from the bottom of my heart.


  386. That is one hell of a romantic, touching and heartfelt video. I had tears streaming down my cheeks as I watched it. I can only imagine what Rachel thought of it. I saw you both on the Oprah show which was recently filmed in Sydney and seeing you both together was amazing. I wish you both many, many more years of happiness and togetherness. Take care xxx

  387. true beauty!

    love is all…

  388. This is one of those “SPECIAL MOMENTS” that you never wanna let go.
    The LOVE for your WOMAN, and the SONS that you both share will be in the HEARTS of EVERYONE that was felt throughout AUSTRALIA ON OPRAH SHOW. As I watched with my husband in HAWAII with tears. God be willing please REPLY back it is very important to your FAMILY. I could feel that the LOVE is so VERY STRONG. Don’t you just LOVE
    Ms OPRAH, much love and kisses to her. PLEASE PLEASE reply
    Me Kealoha Pumehana, Aunty Hilda of Maui

  389. She must be AMAZING!

  390. Kristian and Rachel, I saw your story on Oprah and then it was mentioned this morning by two members of our church here in Calgary, Canada – Ryan and Rebekkah Padar – who said they know you from when they lived in Australia. How cool! I just wanted you to know that we are praying for your family here in Canada and we are so excited to see God’s tremendous power as He blessed you via the Oprah show.

  391. With love anything can happen, and you have it in abundance. I hope it is OK that I’ve reposted your video on my facebook page – many people sending love to you and your family.

  392. Truly beautiful. There is simply nothing more beautiful than the expression of pure love and this man has it. She must be a wonderful and beautiful person to have this made for her. I wish only good things for you 4.

  393. wow! That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Kristian, you hang in there cause those gorgeous little boys look great with your arms around them and to the gorgeous Rachael, You take comfort in knowing you must be the most beautiful kind of wife to have inspired such a video. Everybody has rain but I hope that you guys get the biggest rainbow from yours! And then I hope you have sunshine for the rest of your lives 🙂

  394. Hi Buddy, remember me…from premiere productions, i lost contact with you when you left to go east and now I have found you, I nearly choked and cried when I saw you on TV last night and I said to my self this cant be true, now my positive energy is focused on your recovery and remember my old friend Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.


  395. Take care brother, get well soon and God bless you and your beautiful family. What a great and very beautiful video.

  396. Let me first say what a video! It was beautiful. The $250 000 you got was well deserved. I hope you win your battle against cancer. Have a happy life with your wife and children!

  397. this is beautiful…

  398. Since the first time I saw this 10 months ago until now, this is my inspiration. No, actually, you are my inspiration; this is just one of the more obvious examples of why you are.

    It’s your honest approach to life, your fighting spirit and the admission that some days you don’t feel much like fighting anymore. It’s the hope and faith and love and fear and sheer will that you have while fighting something I can’t honestly imagine that inspires me.

    I think of you every day. I worry if you go a few weeks between posts, worrying that we may never hear from you again, and praying that we will.

    I remember you in my prayers, and I remember Cody, Jakob, and Rachel, because while I don’t know any of you, you’ve all touched my life so deeply. I know God knows how special you all are and I look forward to the day when He answers all the prayers around the world for you.

  399. Dear Kristian,
    Firstly, a thank you to you for sharing such a moving video with us all. Personally, with this one video, you have humbled me by teaching me two things. One, that there Are great men out there, who are spiritual, loving and devoted in the most perfect way to their family; and two, that one person’s positive actions can truly resonate around the world, and move people to become better Human beings. Never have so many tears flowed from so many people from such a sense of love, support, and admiration. You alone have inspired me, and moved me, in a way that no one has in a very long long time. To me you stand for dignity, strength, love, God, devotion and a quietly determined spirit. As a former nurse, who worked on a colorectal-oncology ward for over 4 years, I can say our admiration needs to also extend to your wife. So often it is the partner of the cancer patient who provides the necessary strength to see you through all the dark and frustrating days. To do it with such dignity is also a testament to Rachel’s character. Your children are blessed with two such wonderful role models. God bless.

  400. […] **I ["rezbladex"] am not Kristian Anderson, for full video on Kristian Anderson’s blog: […]

  401. I am speechless that is so beautiful….I hope your family has many many more treasured years together..bless you all

  402. Dear Kristian, thank you for such a beautiful video! I know God knows how special you all are and I look forward to the day when He answers all the prayers around the world for you. God Bless you

  403. Happy Birthday Rachel!

  404. Praying for the best for you, Kristian…

  405. absolutely breathtaking… i sat here and cried. What an amazing amount of love xxx wishing you and your family the best in your courageous fight

  406. I read your story in my favourite mag “That’s Life”, I went straight to the sight. Amazing, breathtaking, wow, I showed my husband who was moved to tears also, we wish you and your family all the love we share with each other, and more. Not a lot of people are lucky to have the love your family has. We are praying for you all. Happy Birthday Rachell. xoxo

  407. Just so beautiful all the best to you all. Rachel you are right about needing tissues. Kristian you are an amazing man.

  408. […] his last entry on his blog How the light gets in, posted by his wife after his death, Mr Anderson reflected on his battle with […]

  409. I am merely but a stranger. I am deeply saddened by your passing, no words can explain. Yet we are complete strangers. I’m battling Leukaemia for the third time in 5 years…. I am so proud of the person you were, and the man you were to your wife and children. God has chosen other plans for you, rest in peace.

  410. ❤ My heart goes to kristians family. I was deeply touched today seeing it on the news all the best kristians family…

  411. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ to one beautiful family,

  412. Your life journey ended today, but not your spirit. Your courage and family values will remain. It has touched a whole world, and this is what we live for. May the after life be gentler on your body. Wish you well . x

  413. Rest in peace. you have changed many peoples life and many people will remember you as a good husband and good father.

  414. R.I.P 😦

  415. Sending much love, light and laughter to your family following this time of darkness. We know they will be devastated for a time but they will come out better at the other end because of having known a stellar man such as yourself. What a role model you have set for your sons. RIP Kristian

  416. We have just seen on the news here in NZ the sad passing of Kristian…our hearts go out to you Rachel and your boys…..the video is AMAZING….a young man not ashamed to let the world know how much he loves you….I dearly hope Kristian didn’t suffer too much…..all the best Rachel….you certainly have felt/feel TRUE LOVE…..thinking of you all tonight xxx

  417. R.I.P brother

  418. rest in peace Kristian, I know the good Lord is looking over Rachel and the boys!!

  419. Thoughts are with you Rachel and your children. RIP Kristian!

  420. my heart goes out to you and your children Rachel, may Kristian be at peace, you shall be reunited with him at a later time, until that time comes he will be looking out for you and the boys like an angle from heaven.

  421. […] Kristian presented the video to his wife Rachel in August of 2010 while she had gone to church with their sons. He posted it on his personal blog. […]

  422. and she will be in peace Kristian lord is looking over your beautiful wife and children<3

  423. That was the most beautiful thing I ever seen. I will pray that you and your family have a million more happy moments, thank you for sharing than one.

  424. Reblogged this on American Freedom and commented:
    Kristian was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away in January of this year. He made this video in 2010 as a birthday surprise to his wife. What a wonderful man! Rest in peace Kristian.

  425. I can not believe I have only just seen this on utube. I saw Racheal on Sunrise this morning as I am home recouperating after thryoid surgery and went searching for the birthday message on uttube. I know that oneday Racheal and the boys will be able to look at this birthday message and smile remembering a love that we all wish to have in our lives. A complete, beautiful love that envelopes you and you will carry with you for the rest of your life. This was the most inspiring beautiful video of love I have ever seen thankyou for sharing this with us all may God care for you all.

  426. […] many others around the world as well! What a touching story! To view Kristian’s blog, click here, or check out his twitter page @KrisPA! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to […]

  427. I have just finished reading your book ‘Days like these’ and would like to thank you for sharing such an intimate time in your lives with me, a complete stranger. God bless xxx

  428. Reblogged this on DreamMoreDreams.

  429. Just stumbled upon this way old entry and bawled my way through. Too late to wish Rachel a happy birthday but never to late to congratulate her that she has a man like you by her side. Kudos for this… grand gesture. Hope you kicked cancer’s butt and feeling good now. All the best for your family!

  430. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. All the best

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