Erin’s Story

Site created on January 27, 2020

Welcome to Erin's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place and to give Erin an opportunity to share what is on her heart. 
On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 Erin was admitted to Chester County hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain. Initial scans showed that there were spots and a possible mass on Erin’s liver and pancreas. Further testing on January 24th confirmed the devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  The first began on Feb 3rd with her first round of chemotherapy, which was every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. On September 2nd, Erin underwent extensive surgery to remove her cancer. She continued to valiantly fight for 7 more months, and passed away on May 21, 2021. Erin was married to Steve, and they have 5 children- Cambre, Lane, Jesse, Mac, and Torren John (“TJ”). Erin's community was like no other. You all knew what an amazing human being she was and how much she still means to those who had the honor of knowing her and loving her. She was loving, generous, kind, and compassionate and because of the incredible impact she had on the community of people who surround her, the weight of her death is unbearable. However, Erin's positive attitude and reliance on the Lord for her strength was both encouraging and inspiring, reminding us to keep going, keep living, and not take a single thing for granted. What a gift Erin was to us all! Please stay informed on this web-site to find out what you can do to help! 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Lauren Wells

Hello to friends of our beloved Erin.😊 

We would like to invite you, Erin's community, to participate in a 24 hour prayer on Mother's Day, May 8th. You can imagine that, as both Mother's Day and the 1st anniversary since Erin's passing approaches, emotions are raw and terribly painful. We want to join together in prayer on the Selcher Family's behalf. Essentially, we seek to "pray them through" some difficult days ahead. As those who grieve a painful loss know all too well, special days and anniversaries often feel like a tidal wave of heartache. This is one small way for us to care for them.

Here are just a few things on the top of my head that you can pray for:

  • The kids' comfort and willingness to talk openly about Erin, their memories of her, and their emotions when they think of her. (Cambre, Lane, Jesse, Mac, and TJ)
  • Steve- wisdom for raising 5 kids without his partner, comfort when missing Erin, strength when feeling overwhelmed with the weight of grief and helping the kids cope with grief
  • Erin's parents/step parents, Dana (& Holly) and Carol (& Sam), and Steve's parents, Sam and Carol
  • Summer, the Selcher's au pair who is helping Steve to manage the kids and household 
  • Erin's close friends
  • Peace and comfort for all of them when grief seems unbearable; hope for the future
  • Joy in finding sweet ways to remember, honor, and celebrate Erin 

Feel free to add more in the comments! HERE IS THE LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A 15 MINUTE SLOT

Love to all the Hope Wagers!
Lauren 
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