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, April 05, 2006

Getting Back to "Normal"

We seem to be recovering from our illnesses. Rebekah has been back in school this week (they were off for two weeks for spring break which coincided with the worst of her illness/infection). She also had speech therapy on Monday and we have occupational therapy scheduled for tomorrow. She continues to have diarrhea, but we've now completed the antibiotics and the infection seems to be better so I hope that the diarrhea will come to an end soon.

We want to thank those of you who have donated towards Daddy's St. Baldrick's head shaving event in honor of Maggie May and Nickolette - the Warlick Family, the Dunham Family, the O'Kane Family and Anonymous (we don't know who you are, but thank you). He has nearly met half his goal and that is great progress! It is a big encouragement to us, so thank you. We look forward to seeing many friends at the event, many of them touched personally by children's cancer. If you would like to join us, please do. We would love to see you there! It should be a great bash with lots of family fun.

We had a couple of visitors yesterday - Marita and Beth, Make A Wish volunteers. We are working with them on putting together Rebekah's Make A Wish. Make A Wish is for Children who have a life threatening medical condition. Rebekah's cancer diagnosis qualifies her and we thought we would try to get something going. Please realize that nothing has changed with her condition, we just want her to have a special treat and take advantage of the opportunity. We haven't decided, yet, what to do but we expect it to be Dora related since she seems to adore Dora. It is fun to think about doing something special.

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At Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

So glad she's feeling better.

At Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Stacey Left a thought...

Good to hear everyone's back on the mend for now. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead!!

Can't wait to hear what the special make a wish journey is going to be.
I think it's great that they do that for children!! What a blessing, huh?

At Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:41:00 AM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

We've given to this foundation for years and now monies will be used for our dear cousin, Rebekah! YEAH!

At Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I haven't posted a comment for some time but continue to check on the progress of your family. Praying that all the illnesses are soon gone and you will all be in the pink. You are still in my prayers and thoughts daily. You are such a courageous family and I know you will be blessed by the Make a Wish Foundation. Leanne from Pa.

At Friday, April 07, 2006 5:36:00 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Wow, please let us know what Make A Wish does for Rebekah.

Glad to hear she's feeling better.

At Friday, April 07, 2006 10:23:00 AM, Blogger Julie Q Left a thought...

Wonderful to hear everyone is feeling better. :)

And wonderful to hear about Make A Wish. Rebekah deserves a wish after what she has gone through for sure. And Dora sounds like a lot of fun! :)


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