Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On September 30, Ellen Rachel was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. A biopsy and bone scan a few days later showed that the cancer had metastasized to her pelvic bone and right tibia. (Her right foot also has a bone-to-bone tendon tear that occurred while on vacation in Europe this summer.) The cancer has also spread to her stomach and liver.