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My Story

Hello Family and Friends,

We really don't know where to begin this story so we have decided to just start where we are at today.  Rachel has been diagnosed with a new brain tumor and will begin radiation treatments today, October 28th.  She will finish sometime mid December and then begin follow up appts with her oncology team.  We have been blessed by a fantastic team of doctors as well as a super
support team (all of you!)

We simply ask you for your prayers at this time.  Please feel free to leave Rachel messages of encouragement here as well.  I am not too technology savvy so it may take a bit for me to load any photos.  

One last note....We haven't found much to smile about these past months but when you find opportunities for laughter one must take them...when we found out today that she has a 5 hour clinic visit on Thursday, my comment and email back to our doctor was, "5 HOURS!!!  Some women have babies faster then that" (ok maybe not all women but some).  It made Rachel smile and even gigle just a bit....it was so worth it!!       

The Woell Family


Yvette Woell posted a new journal entry, "Memorials".

Hi Everyone,A number of people have inquired on how they can assist in remembering Rachel through memorials.  While we only ask for your prayers and remembrance of ... Read more

Ruth Travis signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Jamie and family -I heard about your lovely Rachel today and wish I had words to take away your heartache.  I can only offer my prayers for your family to the many ... Read more

Lon and Mandy Larson signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Yvette and Jamie,We just learned of Rachel's passing and her incredible journey.  So sorry for your loss.  You raised an extraordinary young woman.  Peace to you during ... Read more

Margo signed Rachel's Guestbook.

My heart is so sad that Rachel is no longer with us on earth.  However, she lives on in the lives of people she touched.  Every smile is a reflection of Rachel's ... Read more

Frank and Gina Weidner signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Jamie and YvetteWe we so sorry to hear of your beautiful daughter's passing.  Rachel will be missed by many but her memory will live on. May you find peace , the peace of ... Read more

Tammy, Jack and Rachel Mansun signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Yvette and Jamie.   Your daughter touched so many people and softened many hearts.  What a huge impact to have left in such a short life.  What a gift.  God bless you ... Read more

Valerie Halbur signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Yvette and Jamie, I was so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She touched so many lives and can now rest ... Read more

Kitty Gorman signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Rachel was such an amazing young woman.  Her presence always made students try harder and show tenderness and love.  She will be missed greatly, but her attitude and ... Read more

Juli Halverson signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Yvette and Jamie -Our hearts ache right along with you as we try to rejoice for Rachel and understand that she has achieved the ultimate Victory.  How fitting that her ... Read more

Lynn Richards signed Rachel's Guestbook.

Thank you for sharing Rachel with us. She inspired so much love and caring. Peace and grace to you. Read more

Yvette Woell posted a new journal entry.

Hi Everyone,Thank you so much for all your kind words and memories of Rachel here on CaringBridge.  We have been blessed by overwhelming love, support and ... Read more

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