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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Friday, May 25, 2007



A Brief Update...

...with more to follow after a bit of a rest.

Yesterday we decided we had had enough at the park. We called the local Make-A-Wish office and asked them if we could come see them and thank them personally. Today we met Beth and Kate at Danato's (sp?) pizza for lunch. It was AWESOME to personally get to thank the people that have done so much to make this possible. The are lovely and very kind ladies. Rebekah spent a lot of time playing with them as well as trying to just be little miss mischievous the whole time. Our only regret is that we totally forgot to get pictures with them until we were back in the car and heading out.

Late last night and continuing into this morning it was becoming more and more clear that we had to go back to the park one last time to see Dora. Rebekah and Sarah both kept asking for more, more and more Dora. So after we left lunch we headed straight there. We did one ride (the Swiper's Sweeper that they love so much) and then straight over to the theatre for the 2:00 showing. We were a bit early and got really good seats. Rebekah was again recognized by much of the staff. We had prepared Rebekah again for Dora being too busy to come talk with her but we were told that some of the staff wanted us to stay after the show so they could come talk with us.

As we got there, Jessie (who posted some comments in the last thread) came out to see us. She and Rebekah had just a few minutes with each other but became good friends. They talked, danced and Rebekah even sat on her lap. As Jessie said in her comment, she is a really close friend of Dora's, REALLY close...


After the showing we again waited around and out came Dora and Boots and they wanted to spend some time with Rebekah. This time all we shot was video (and I don't remember right off how to put that up here but will eventually look into it) but you can imagine the scene with hugs, kisses, dancing and a general good time being had by all. Rebekah and Dora are now good friends to and Rebekah (and Sarah) are calling her "My friend Dora." Rebekah gave Dora a Make-A-Wish Pin, a Make-A-Wish Bracelet, and one of Rebekah's Reach The Day Bracelets for Dora to remember Rebekah with. Hopefully Dora will let her friend Jessie wear them all the time. We know that Rebekah and Sarah will definitely remember it. Again, THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE STAFF AT DORA'S SING-A-LONG THEATRE - YOU ALL TRULY DID GIVE THIS LITTLE GIRL THE BEST GIFT OF HER LIFE!!! Thank you. Thank you.

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At Friday, May 25, 2007 3:00:00 PM, Blogger erinannie Left a thought...

I am so happy for you and your family! I wish so badly that I could have made the trip to Ohio to meet you all. Rebekah looks so grown up these days! Enjoy yourselves!!!
Adios!

 
At Friday, May 25, 2007 4:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Dear Rebekah, I am so glad that you and your sister and your family got to meet Dora and Boots! Here in Oregon, the only monkey I ever see is McKenna's brother Caleb (just joking about that one!) Have fun for the rest of your trip. See you in Oregon. Believe it or not, the sun is waiting for you. Best Regards,
Mark
www.caringbridge.org/visit/mckennasangels

 
At Saturday, May 26, 2007 6:33:00 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

What a neat story!

In about two and a half hours, it will be our turn to meet you guys! We're excited!!!

 
At Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:36:00 AM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

She (and Sarah) are having the time of their life!! I am so glad we have always supported Make-A-Wish and now I see directly how wonderful this foundation and it's organizers are!! They have made a little girl's wish come true!
See you in Akron with family on Sunday! Anxious to meet the girls!!

 
At Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I am so glad the you got to see Dora and Boots. I love to see them on tv. I hope you had a great time at your party. I am glad such a special little girl got to have a special party like that. I hope you are doing well.

Love your friend in Georgia, Abby

 
At Monday, May 28, 2007 8:49:00 AM, Blogger Jessie Left a thought...

Hey Rebekah and Family! I am so glad that I got to meet you Rebekah! I had so much fun getting to see you before the Dora Show the other day and I had so much fun dancing with you. I hope you and your family are having a great memorial day. Dora told me to tell you and Sarah that she says hello! Have fun this week!
Your Friend,
Jessie

 
At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 4:51:00 PM, Anonymous Laurean Left a thought...

Dear Rebekah and family,

As a friend of Boots, he just wanted me to let you go he was really happy that he and the other nicktoons got to play, and hang out with you and your sister. Everyone at the show was really eager to see you all, and we're glad you enjoyed yourself (even with a mishap here and there).

Best wishes to you all, and Boots says to keep jumping for those stars!

 
At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:47:00 PM, Blogger Rebekah Christine Left a thought...

Thank YOU Laurean AND Jessie. You and your close friends really made a little girls life special. You really did.

-Scott (Rebekah's Daddy)

 

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