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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Sunday, December 09, 2007



THANK YOU ALL...

...for your kind outpouring of prayers and thoughts. We don't know whether to say again, or still. This is getting kind of old and sometimes we do have to wonder "why us?"

This afternoon daddy's fire department put on a birthday party for Rebekah to replace the one she didn't get last night. It is difficult to call 911 and tell them your house is burning down. But it is FAR more difficult to call Grandma and say we can't have Rebekah's birthday party. Not only did the fire department save our house but today they saved Rebekah's birthday.



Rebekah received just a perfect mix of some clothes, stuffed animals, baby dolls and other fun items. With all of the people (especially the other little kiddos) and the food and presents she and Sarah were both quite happy.

Today mommy and daddy were on the phone with the girls. Mommy and daddy stayed in the trailer last night (oh no, the trailer again!) at the house. It got down to 23 degrees and was snowing, burrr. The girls stayed at Grandma's. Anyway, while on the phone Grandma asked if we were going to stay "at the house" tonight and Rebekah in the background could clearly be heard saying "Not my house. My house boo boo." It was cute and sad all at the same time.

Today has been very difficult going into the house. You can't turn around with crying. Then we come back to the trailer and see all the support from all of you and we can't help but crying even more with joy. The first salvage guy came today for an initial view. The belief is that just about everything is going to have to be stripped to the studs and rebuilt. All of the attic will need replaced. They believe they can clean all of the clothes okay but the food is gone as are most of the toys.

Many have been asking what they could send or do to help, or about paypal. All of this notwithstanding, we are going to have Thousands of dollars of medical bills out of pocket the first couple of months of the year as Rebekah's trust is about empty. You can still donate to Rebekah's trust (www.HelpRebekah.com for info) and that will help. Money donated to her trust can not be used for our general every day needs and if you really wanted you can send to daddy's paypal account (paypal AT attorney adams DOT com - of course deleting the spaces and using the characters instead of the capitals.) Or you could send gift cards to Toys R Us, Costco, or Target. We don't like asking but we also don't like telling you nothing when you ask about helping.

Most of all, we need your prayers as this is becoming really REALLY stressful.

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At Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:50:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Still in stun-mode in OH...already praying and will send some form of help soon...love to all, Jodi

 
At Sunday, December 09, 2007 9:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Wow you guys I just now read this. Kind of like waking from a bad dream, I had to ask myself, "Did this really happen??"...Unfortunatly it's not a bad dream. I'm am SO sorry for you guys. It's so shocking. I will pray and thanks for telling us how we can help.
((Hugs))
Kelli W

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 1:39:00 AM, Blogger Suzy Left a thought...

Thank you for letting us know how we can help. Continuing to pray x

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 9:34:00 AM, Anonymous Kristen-ORG Left a thought...

Hi Scott-- heard the house fire call come over the net control out in Vernonia, but didn't realize it was your place! Here I was hoping the floods and winds spared you guys, and then you get hit with this.

Please know that the rally community considers you family, and that we're pullng for you. Let us know if you are in need of anything, and you know we'll bring it out to you, pronto.

Hope Rebekah and the girls are doing okay! Keep your chin up, your friends are praying for you.

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

I hadn't checked the blog over the weekend...Mom just called to tell me the news.

Please know that we are praying!

Olivia has already prayed that "Jesus will help you get everything that you need - all your clothes and all your toys - and for Rebekah to still be free of that nasty cancer."

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 1:42:00 PM, Anonymous Mark Matteson Left a thought...

Scott and Frances - Uh...wow. Yes, we will pray. Please also tell of any specific needs by direct email. Not been sure if I should call or not since you are obviously up to your necks right now.
Sending our Love,
The Matteson Family

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 6:17:00 PM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

Hey guys.

Let me know what I can do. I talked to Tiff yesterday. As always, our prayers are with you.

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 7:22:00 PM, Blogger byhisgracealone Left a thought...

Praying for you...I am in disbelief...but praying for you...
love to all of you.

donna-in-ny

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 10:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

When I first read you blog I was overcome with grief and tears for you. I tried to respond then but couldn't find the words to express my feelings. The tears just wouldn't stop. I have since been praying for you that God will supply all your needs for His mercy is everlasting and He promises to never give us more than we can bare. I have been in touch with Lori and she will let me know if there is a Lowes or Home Depot near you that will give gift cards. I am continuing to pray. Leanne from Pa.

 
At Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Scott and family our family prays for you all daily. The fight over cancer is bad enough but the fire has to be hard. We know as we still are working toward getting back to normal almost a year after our fire. It will not be easy but you are tough and hardened in faith. Draw on it , use it and lean on your friends.Do not hesitate to holler if ya need anything,it gives us a chance to give back as we were taken very good care of in our loss and wish to pass it on. Your friends ,Burley and family.

 

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