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.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another Week Goes By

It has been over a week without an update and we apologize. Life has been very hectic.

Rebekah is back to school though we have missed several days already with "snow days" and yesterday we received a phone call to come pick up her up 1/2 way through the day. She has been fighting something that is affecting her body in different ways (fever, tummy, tired, etc) but nothing is quite standing out. Obviously this has us concerned a bit as we are not sure what is up. But overall she is as happy as ever to be back in school.

Rebekah and Sarah continue to enjoy playing in their "new house" (the rental) and their big playroom. They were even able to go outside with mommy and make a snow man earlier this week.

I think, though am not certain, that the warm clothes they are in are all replacement gifts, thank you to whoever...

The realization that she is going to need surgery sooner rather than later on her eye is getting pretty strong. She continues to favor her good eye and even goes so far as turning her head to that side to look at things. At the last eye doctor's appointment they wanted to give it one more chance to see some benefit before going in and removing the lens that has been damaged by the radiation and replacing it with a man-made lens. Our biggest hope is that the damage is only to the lens. We know that is wishful thinking but we can always wish and pray right? And the lack of symetry on her face as her right side grows normally and her left side doesn't (again, a result of the radiation) is getting more pronounced which only means those surgeries are getting closer.

The burned up house continues to be an issue with Rebekah and she really doesn't want to go back there. Finally this week (1 month after the fire and still no lights or heat) the house is empty and we are ready to start tearing out the walls, ceiling, carpet, flooring, etc. etc. etc. The only thing being is that the insurance company check to pay the contractors with still has not cleared the bank. THANK YOU so much to those of you that have helped with donations to us or to Rebekah's Trust. All of this time spent trying to deal with the house means less income for mommy and daddy and even though things are insured, you pretty much have to put out of pocket first to buy the basics before the insurance company will reimburse you. It is becoming very clear that the insurance company trys to make it as difficult as possible just so you will go away, or not bother to document it all, or in many other ways just save them money. It is going to be a long process.

Again, THANK YOU so much for your ongoing support, prayers and words of encouragement. It really means a lot to us to know that Rebekah continues to touch people throughout the world even if we are not updating things as much as we might like here.

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At Friday, January 11, 2008 9:53:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

....still praying for you!!

At Friday, January 11, 2008 11:25:00 PM, Blogger Henderson Family Left a thought...

Scott, Frances, Rebekah,& Sarah

We just heard about the fire and are terribly sorry that this happened to your family. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to call.

Kimberlee, George, Katrina, Kevin Henderson

At Sunday, January 13, 2008 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Debbie Left a thought...

I check your blog regularly and always love to see a new post. You are all in our thoughts!

At Sunday, January 13, 2008 6:28:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Still praying for you all from OH!

At Monday, January 14, 2008 9:53:00 PM, Anonymous Teresa Left a thought...

Just popping by to let you know I am thinking of you and praying for you all. Expecting 2008 to be another year of amazing miracles and blessings for you all. Love,Teresa M.


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