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, June 08, 2007



In Loving Memory ...



of Rachel Lynn Hansen (April 20, 2000 - June 8, 2007)

Please keep the Hansen family (mom Jodi, dad Mark, big brothers Lance and Blake) in your prayers. Rachel lost her many year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma today. We can only imagine what the family is going through right now. Our heart it breaking for them.

Edited to Add: This is particularly difficult for us too because Rachel and her Mommy and Daddy have been our hope and inspiration. We have looked up to them for their fight and their ability to go beyond, far beyond, what the doctors have told us could ever be possible. Please check her site and, if appropriate for you please add to her guestbook.

For right now there are a couple of things in their post today that jumped out and we wanted to share here: (Please see their who post at the link above or to the right.)

"And so I write one more journal entry that I never thought I'd have to write. As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I wonder how so many of us misinterpreted our "promises" from God. We are thankful for all of the angels that filled our home and gave Rachel peace. We truly feel that Rachel wasn't telling us the full story about what the angels were telling her. Her and the angels had secrets. I guess that's okay because what would we have done with the information?
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Rachel is perfect and whole. Rachel will never again endure any pain. Rachel is with our Lord Jesus Christ and with her Nana Eide and her Papa Hansen. We are thankful that they were there to guide her passing into the next dimension. We're pretty positive that Rachel went running into their arms and once she saw how beautiful it was there, she chose not to come back. We can't say we blame her."


The beautiful white rose that has touched so many of us in so many ways is by and used with permission from Australian photographer Lisa Hocking Please see her blog and thank her for its use.

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At Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:53:00 AM, Blogger KC's Blog Left a thought...

My heart is filled with sadness that this beautiful little girl has passed away. We will keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers,
God Bless

 
At Saturday, June 09, 2007 8:45:00 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

So very sad.

 
At Saturday, June 09, 2007 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Robyn Left a thought...

It always breaks my heart to see that white rose on your page. I've been following Rachel's story since you posted about her a month ago. Her family's faith has been so inspiring to me! Thank you for sharing the stories of other kiddos, and I'm so sorry to hear about this loss!

 
At Saturday, June 09, 2007 9:39:00 PM, Blogger annb Left a thought...

I'm so sorry for Rachel's family and am praying for them!
annb

 
At Saturday, June 09, 2007 10:29:00 PM, Blogger Shannon Left a thought...

I've been following Rachel for a long time and my heart is also broken...

 
At Monday, June 11, 2007 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Shannon Left a thought...

Hey Rebekah (Well, Scott) Thanks for coming by Javad's page! I actually go to "Math Camp" with Rebekah's grandma, so have been checking on her for three years! :) Please stop by often and we'll do the same!

Shannon
Javad's mom

 
At Monday, June 11, 2007 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

Words fail. My heart goes out to this family and what they've endured! I know in part what it's like to pray believing in healing, only to have the Lord take them home anyway - we lost my cousin's mother this January after months of prayer and believing in healing - and even many, many people saying they believed the Lord showed them she would be healed. But I still trust in the Lord and know that His ways are higher than ours - and though I don't understand, through tears and sorrow as well as in times of joy - I trust Him. And my heart goes out to you as I know you must continue to feel such mixed emotions as Rebekkah does pretty well and you are thankful for the victories, yet hurting for the other little ones still in such dire circumstances. So I pray for strength for you as you minister to them.

 
At Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:46:00 AM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

So sad and sorry for their loss.
I can't even imagine the death of a child. Praying for the Hansen family.

 
At Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:25:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

We are praying for Rachel's family.

And praying for you as always.

Sending a hug....

 

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