Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Rebekah Is A Sparrow

I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free.

For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me... (Thank You Jodi)

This is the entire student body at Yamhill/Carlton High School. YC is a small high school in another country town about 30 miles south of us. This was taken at their assembly today where they "adopted" Rebekah as a Sparrow through Sparrow Clubs. There will be a lot more in the future about Sparrow Clubs but basically it is an organization that helps put students, corporate sponsors and families in medical crisis together. The corporate sponsors put up funds, the students "earn" the funds through community service and the families (sparrows) benefit from the funds.

We received a phone call from the director of Sparrow Clubs last week. He had seen Rebekah's web site and wanted to talk to us about becoming a Sparrow. Last week we completed their application process, had it signed by our doctors and got it off to them. Monday when we were still over in Sunriver (very close to their offices) we met with their staff. And then today, Wednesday, Yamhill/Carlton High School had their opening assembly to learn about Sparrow Clubs and to introduce them to Rebekah.

During the assembly Rebekah ran around free throughout the gym. She was enjoying herself more than anyone could imagine. She LOVES people and there were LOTS and LOTS of them for her to enjoy being around. She played ball with many of them. She handed out her cards. She shook many many hands. And most of all, Rebekah said "Thank You" more times to more people than she has ever had a chance to before. Some of the kids brought Rebekah ballons and some of them, below, stayed after the assembly into their lunch time and played with Rebekah (and Sarah) for nearly 45 minutes.

Again, there will be more on Sparrow Clubs and the students at YC as time goes on. But for now, welcome all of our new friends at YC as readers of the blog and PLEASE comment and tell us where you are from!

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At Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:15:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H Left a thought...

Wow. God is good.

Congrats on becoming a family of Sparrows!!! Blessings without number continue to shower upon you all.

At Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:30:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Reminds me of lyrics from an old hymn------I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free. For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

At Thursday, March 16, 2006 3:21:00 AM, Blogger Alison Left a thought...

Wonderful news!!!!

At Thursday, March 16, 2006 3:51:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

AWESOME news :)

God is very Good!

love that song :)

have a blessing of a day:)

At Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:17:00 AM, Anonymous Shann-San Angelo, Texas Left a thought...

Congrats one the Sparrow news! You are all in my prayers!


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