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.
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006



A Few Updates and Prayer Needed

Things have been hectic, but generally a good hectic. We thank you all for your continued caring about Rebekah and our lives and for comming back to read what sometimes seems to us to be "not much."

There are some biggees to update you with, however. Rebekah's cousin Michael (3), has a lump in his breast that we are all a bit worried about. It showed up this last weekend and one doctor visit was yesterday with another one with an expert in the works. We don't know even what to think about it and right now the doctors are looking towards an endocrinologist (hormones and body chemicals) and not an oncologist (cancer dude). Prayer not only heals the patient but it also heals anxious family nerves and, given Rebekah's journey, there are lots of anxious nerves around. Please join us in lifting up Michael and his family.

We were able to get to Gage's bone marrow drive on Sunday and the turnout was huge. When we drove up to the grade school there was not a single parking spot (legal or illegal) and the gym was packed with people waiting in line. It took nearly an hour for mommy and daddy to have their blood drawn. What an AWESOME turnout. While, yes WHILE daddy was having his arm poked one of the local news channels was interviewing daddy and they aired that interview at 5, 6 and 11pm that night. It was such an HONOR to be the ones being able to do something, however little, to help someone else for a change.

Would you all please consider going to your local red cross (see previous post a couple below this one for details) and signing up for the national bone marrow donation list. SO many kiddos, and adults) are receiving life saving treatment because of people on the national list. It is very possible Rebekah could need a donation in the future too and we would love it so much if someone that was supporting her and the blog happened to be someone who could be a donor for her. Getting on the list is easier than giving blood once you figure out the right person to talk to and the right place to go.

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At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:16:00 AM, Blogger Mike&Mari Left a thought...

We would have come to Gage's bone marrow drive, but because of my weight I'm not a candidate, and obviously neither is Mike with his cancer. I tried to get on the national donor list several years ago, and was turned down. I'm glad it turned out so well, we will pray for Michael and his family, keep us updated. Love to all.

 
At Wednesday, November 08, 2006 5:27:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Woooooooooooh. Just read about Michael......praying now.....will look into being a bone marrow donor....and ask all three Tucker offspring adn Pete, too. Lindsey will be 18 in January and old enough to decide all these things......back to praying for Michael.....love, Jodi in OH

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

Unfortunately, I am not a candidate for bone marrow donation (MS is on the list of excluded diseases) - but I am praying for Gage and will continue to do so. Somewhere out there is the perfect match for him and I trust that God will make it know in His time.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 2:25:00 AM, Blogger Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) Left a thought...

I just read through Rebekah's story and photos and I am just speechless... (I had read some of it in previous visits, but I hadn't seen all the photos before.) I cannot even begin to imagine or understand any of what this must be like... I'm praying though... even though I can hardly find words.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 5:28:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Hi there - I hate to say this, but I'm not a candidate, either - however, I plan to mention this to friends, family, and clients as well. I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately, and continue to keep you in my prayers.

 

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