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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Thursday, January 04, 2007



The BIG Announcement...

WHO: Rebekah, Dora, us, and hopefully many of you!!!!

WHAT/WHERE: Make-a-Wish has confirmed plans and is going to send Rebekah (the rest of the family gets to come too) to Ohio's King's Island Amusement Park to get to meet Dora and be a special guest in the park.

But even more important than that, while we are in Ohio we are going to be having a get-together/party of some sort for as many of our frequent visitors to the blog as possible. Rebekah will actually enjoy meeting you all more than she will the amusement park, but Dora is going to be hard to beat. We had tried to work with Make-a-Wish to sponsor travel and several gatherings in different places throughout the country to meet you but that just didn't fit into their picture so they are doing the amusement park and we are on our own for the party. One of our frequent visiting friends has agreed to help "host" the party. We were hoping to have some more details worked out before putting this out, but they will be forthcoming.

WHEN: We are flying to Columbus, Ohio on May 21st (2007) and returning on May 31st (2007). We are expecting that most of the first week will be at the amusement park and the party will be either Saturday the 26th or Sunday the 27th (Memorial Day is the 27th). The final couple days we will probably be in Northern Ohio until having to return back to Columbus to fly out.

As said, Rebekah LOVES people and it would be huge to meet as many of you as possible. Look at your calendars and if you think we might be able to see you while we are there (especially if you can come to a party on Saturday or Sunday) would you let us know that you are interested; you don't have to locked in but we would love an idea of whether it will be 3 or 30 people. Send notes to "family AT helprebekah.com" replacing the AT and spaces with @.

Sorry, it is not that mommy was pregnant - although we were a bit surprised how many of you (including our own immediate family) thought that was it. We have put some thought into this and it would be really hard to have another one after all of this but we'll save some of those thoughts for another post sometime.

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At Thursday, January 04, 2007 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Marla Bean Left a thought...

Wow. That is great news. It makes me wish I lived anywhere near Ohio. Make-a-Wish is a wonderful foundation.

I confess that I did think it was a baby announcement!

 
At Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:29:00 PM, Blogger Julie Q Left a thought...

That sounds like a lot of fun for Rebekah. Make a wish is a wonderful thing.

I live in Michigan, but find myself in my own surprise pregnancy and won't be traveling then. It would have been so cool to meet you all though!

Have fun!

 
At Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:14:00 PM, Blogger erinannie Left a thought...

I hope I can join you. Ohio isn't that far away! And any excuse to visit King's Island is a welcome excuse!

 
At Saturday, January 06, 2007 3:19:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Can't wait to finally meet all of you in person!!!

 
At Saturday, January 06, 2007 9:45:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh Left a thought...

Oh how exciting about meeting Dora and the party! I think it would be great to come to OH to meet you all. We're only 5 hours from Columbus!

I'll stay tuned for more solid plans. I never know how my work schedule is going to go.

:-)

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:05:00 PM, Blogger Lora Left a thought...

Wow, how exciting that is and how wonderful it will be for Rebekah. I too wish that I lived closer because Griffin and I would love to go to King's Island and meet you all. Hope that you are having a wonderful New Year, I am so happy for the good news. Take Care & Hugs to all of you!

 
At Monday, January 08, 2007 4:05:00 AM, Blogger thequeen Left a thought...

HOW AWESOME!!!!!!! That is so wonderful that she gets to meet Dora!!!! I wish I could make it to Ohio to meet all of you, it will certainly be an incredible event. PLease hug that darling angel of yours, as always I am sending prayers and positive energy.

 
At Monday, January 08, 2007 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Mike&Mari Left a thought...

Boy, I wish Mike and I could take a vacation and be there. Would love to see King's Island, and take in the Dora party. Neither of us have been in that part of the country. With Mike's situation, we can't really plan on travel, and with me working two jobs to meet medical bills, but it is such a great thing that Make a Wish is doing. You must promise to have extra fun for us!

 
At Monday, January 08, 2007 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Darlene Left a thought...

That's so awesome!

 
At Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Hello there,

It has been a long time since I have commented....but I read often.

I am sooo excited to hear you guys will be in MY hometown!!! I would love to meet you and your sweet girls!!!

I hope for more details.

Love always,
Jemmers :)
jfarley@amfam.com

 
At Friday, January 19, 2007 5:45:00 PM, Anonymous Teresa M Left a thought...

oh, how exciting for everyone, especially for Rebekah! Never heard of this park, will have to check into it. Would love to go, but not sure. Jeff and Scott could share the rides, LOL. Talk later guys.

 
At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:34:00 PM, Anonymous donna Left a thought...

I haven't commented here in so long, but come back often and read you and have kept Rebekah in my prayers....her story and the incredible christian community that came together to pray and support her was and still is incredible...she is a little girl I would love to meet.....will check back for details.

 
At Monday, February 12, 2007 8:48:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H Left a thought...

Don't know if I'll be able to make it to Columbus, but I'm certainly going to try.

 

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