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.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

In Loving Memory of Boey

Jenessa Nicole Byers (Boey), another sarcoma little one close to us lost her battle Thursday evening. Many of the world saw her and her family in October on Extreme Home Makeover.

Another mom described Boey in a wonderful way when she said:

Boey indeed heard the words ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant’ when she entered heaven (Matthew 25:21 NLT).

For those of you who didn't know Boey, she was only 8 and her bracelet says Cure Pediatric Cancer. In honor of Boey, I want to remind you of the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act Bill and how Boey made such a HUGE impact on Congress. There were 7 senators signed on to the bill before Senator Wyden spoke about Boey’s battle before Congress in Washington D.C on June 4th, 2007. Now there are 46 senators signed on! There are 176 cosponsors in the house (out of 435 members). You can find out more about this bill by clicking HERE.

Thank you Boey, for everything you have done to find a cure for cancer. You lived a life of significance and through the Lord, you are now healed in heaven.

If you would like to leave a word of encouragement to her family please do so at their web site/blog:Jenessa Nicole Byers (Boey) It would be nice if you let them know you came from Rebekah's Page.

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, December 29, 2007 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

So sad.

At Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Shocked. What happened?

Peace be with you, Boey.


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