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.

Friday, June 15, 2007


It is hard to post after the last one. It has been up there for a while as our way of honoring Rachel and it seems that any post after that isn't nearly as important. Even though we did not "know" her personally, Rachel's passing has been emotional for us as we have been following her through a list serve for families with the same type of cancer as Rebekah. Rachel and her family have been the hopes and dreams of many of us - they were the ones who we looked to for hope with any recurrence. It may seem selfish, but we wanted Rachel to make it so there would be a chance for us if recurrence happens.

It has been a fairly normal week. Earlier this week we found out that Rebekah's summer classes are going to be at a different school than where she has been. Because there are "closer" schools our local school district who pays for her bussing decided they would not pay to transport kids to Rebekah's summer school. The alternative was to have her go to a new school for 1 month and not continue with the same teachers/staff who know her (she is already going to a new school for Kindergarten in August). It turns out the decision was a "general" one for all of their special ed little ones and a quick phone call and they made a special exception for Rebekah to continue with her class through summer. We have an awesome school district when it comes to helping.

Today mommy and Rebekah are at the eye doctor all morning trying to get a good exam and current update on damage. Next Tuesday is Rebekah's dental work under full sedation.

Today is mommy and daddy's 16th anniversary. I LOVE YOU HONEY!

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At Friday, June 15, 2007 9:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Happy 16 guys!!!!!!!Wishing you the best.
Mark Matteson

At Friday, June 15, 2007 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Hey Congrats!!! Happy 16 years!


At Friday, June 15, 2007 5:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

First of all Rebekah is going to be the one that parents and kids are going to look up to for hope. I'm still believing that she has been healed of this dredded cancer. Second a very happy anniversary to you. May God grant you many more. Blessings to all. Leanne from Pa.

At Friday, June 15, 2007 6:31:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Happy 16th!!!......Pete and I will celebrate #28 on June 23! Time marches on for all of us!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

Amen! I 'second' what my Mom said --Rebekah is healed --I'm believing it --and know that many others will look to her for inspiration and hope!

....and Happy Anniversary!! May God bless you with many, many more years together!!

At Friday, June 15, 2007 7:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Hi Folks,

Glad to hear you had such a normal week after all the excitement last month, and the recent sorrow.

Happy Anniversary, here's to many more!


At Saturday, June 16, 2007 6:35:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

A very happy 16th! I've been married almost twice as long - it will be 32 years for me in September! May God bless you with many more!


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