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.

Monday, April 10, 2006

St. BALDricks Day

A good time was had by all of Team Maggie May. The "little" pub that opened their doors to this great fundraiser was packed all day long and, as they said, the hair was a flying.

With your awesome help, Team Maggie May (3 of Maggie's relatives and me, daddy, raised close to $4,200.00 to help fight kiddo cancer. The team was organized in Maggie and Nikolette's honor and that was a HUGE deal to me. The t-shirt above is what mommy and daddy made the night before.

Team Maggie May before:

and after:

Yes, it is true that, even when combined, we did not have "a lot to loose" but the spirit was very much there. In fact I was somewhat upset that they were using clippers only and not truly shaving. I would, now, like to see how I looked shaved but am afraid to let anyone (myself included) that close to me with a razor that is not a professional barber.

Obviously the memories of Maggie and Nikolette where only a part of why I wanted to do this:

It was totally awesome to be able to be there with Rebekah. There were lots of people we knew including nurses, docs, other kiddos and families etc. and Rebekah loved to go around and say "hi" to all of them, give huggs and love on everyone she could find. She absolutely loves crowds and people. We didn't realize it as much at the time but I think this is one of the reasons being couped up in the hospital room and having a low immune system was so difficult on us.

Today is another busy Monday for Rebekah (and all of the girls.) Speech therapy and school for Rebekah and while that is happening then mommy is going to be running a lot of errands including taking taxes to the tax man - early this year. ha ha! Then they will be home just in time to see daddy run off to drill with the fire department. THIS is "the good old days!"

10 Shared:

At Monday, April 10, 2006 9:34:00 AM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

so exciting to have "good ol days"; prayers for many many more

At Monday, April 10, 2006 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

WOW!!! such an exciting day for all of you. Hope your week is full of "good ole days".

Prayers going up for you all from Tennessee and Georgia

At Monday, April 10, 2006 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Carol Warlick Left a thought...

I am glad to hear Sunday went so great. It's a great picture of everyone, thank you for sharing. I am happy to hear everyone is feeling better and back to normal and doing things from the 'good ol days'. We continue to pray for all of you.

At Monday, April 10, 2006 5:04:00 PM, Blogger Darlene Left a thought...

You're all adorable! I especially admire the young guy--that takes alot of nerve, good for him.

At Monday, April 10, 2006 6:00:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh Left a thought...

THIS is "the good old days!"

Indeed! I said the same thing today!

At Monday, April 10, 2006 9:02:00 PM, Anonymous Teresa M. Left a thought...

We continue to enjoy reading your daily diary. We hope to come out and visit again soon. God Bless with continued grace and mercy.

At Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Stacey Left a thought...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! Glad to hear so much was raised toward the fight for cancer... Great job!!

At Tuesday, April 11, 2006 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

Glad all went well.

At Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:06:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

You guys look good with no hair! And to think you did it on purpose while my husband will soon have no choice in the matter! ;)

I'm rejoicing that life is getting back to "normal" for you --and praying that things stay that way!'re in our prayers daily!!
Love, Deb

At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 3:39:00 PM, Blogger Margi Left a thought...

My little girl died many years ago at six weeks. I discovered Rebekah today by accident while looking for somethingelse. I think she is adorable and she will always be in my prayers now.


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