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, October 02, 2007



Way too close...



In Loving Memory of Angela O'Laskey

Way too close together to our last White Rose. Angela was a 14 year old diagnosed with Ewings (the same type of cancer as Rebekah) in January of this year. In March she found Rebekah's site and posted the following comment:

i was just diagnosed with ewings sarcoma 3 months ago it is in my leg and neck i am very scared i am 14 the blogs that i wrote were some of the most inspiring pieces i have read if you had time i wold like to write to you my email is mrpkhommie2@yahoo.com
sincerly
Angela O'Laskey


After that post, mommy and daddy shared some very inspiring emails with Angela and then they dropped off. We had not heard anything about her until today. She died 2 days ago. This was an extreme shock to us as she has been in the back of our mind ever since March.

Particularly touching to us today was a quote in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle by staff writer Meaghan M. McDermott. In this article about Angela, she wrote "On Sept. 22, schoolmates and others from the community made Angela "Queen for a Day" and held a special prom just for her and her friends."
8 days later Angela was gone. We can only pray that Rebekah is able to grow up to be as beautiful a lady as Angela and gets to attend her "prom."

Please lift up your prayers and continue to support these families and groups supporting them and kiddo cancer research. Enough is enough.

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 Tuesday, October 02, 2007 8:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Angela was a beautiful and special person. She blossomed into an incredible inspiration for all who knew her. She will be missed, but will live in our hearts forever.

 
At Wednesday, October 03, 2007 8:33:00 AM, Blogger Robyn Left a thought...

I know it's not your fault, but I hate seeing the white roses on your blog. I don't hate many things, and though the roses are beautiful I hate what they stand for. Still praying...

 
At Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:40:00 AM, Blogger Sarah Left a thought...

I am so sorry to hear this. She was beautiful. Prayers for her family and friends.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2007 9:18:00 PM, Anonymous Eva Left a thought...

Seeing her look so beautiful, it seems impossible that she could have been gone just days later. So very tragic.

 
At Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:58:00 AM, Anonymous Harish Left a thought...

feel very sorry to hear this... will pray to god for this.

 

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