Rebecca’s Battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma


Rebecca lost her battle to Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 19, on February 28, 2008. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

As her parents, we didn’t know what to expect when we started down this path. We weren’t physically or mentally prepared for it, and our first feeling was one of disbelief. Cancer? Not in our family.

Nancy and I always believed we knew what to do for our children, what was best and in their interest. But now we were faced with a situation where we had no control.

No control.

That was, and still is, the hardest part about cancer.

You wake up and you go to sleep with that gnawing feeling of, “I should be doing something to make this better!” But what is there to do?

We were parents. We were supposed to protect our children–and now we were faced with knowing that, at least in this situation, we weren’t able to protect Rebecca. As her father, this was the worst part.

Rebecca and I had talked about our goal to write a book some day. I am sure many of you have thought about writing a book as well.

Many ideas came to mind, but have always lacked a real deep down passion to start writing. Now, for the first time in my life, I had something to write about that I was passionate about.

This is a story about our family’s journey down a path of uncertainty that was filled with new-found faith.

Rebecca’s story will promise you to take a look at your own circumstances in life and make you realize that true Peace and Joy come from within us through the Grace of God, as Rebecca understood. She never asked the ultimate question…why me?

If you would like more information on Rebecca’s story you can visit:  rarebookspc.com.

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