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Rachel’s 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

Latest Journal Update


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 Rachel, we do realize that some of you would like to do more.  We are thinking of setting up a scholarship fund in Rachel's name.  We have not worked through any details on that but will do so in coming weeks.  In addition, memorials to the Totino-Grace Angel Outreach or Humor to Fight the Tumor are also causes that were near and dear to Rachel's heart.

Thank you so much again for all your love, support and prayers.    

Jamie and Yvette
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Kathryn Haidet
By Kathryn Haidet
We think a scholarship in Rachel's name is a wonderful idea and would certainly help others in years to come. Rachel and you two have helped so many already by the witness of your lives -- a scholarship would perpetuate that witness. Keeping you in prayer...
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Pat-Monica Duffy
By Pat, Monica, Kevin, Colleen & Rachel Duffy
Thank you for taking the time to update. What a wonderful blessing your family is. We will see you on Thursday and are praying for you of course. Please take care as best as you are able to.
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