I’m outta here!

Rebecca passed away peacefully this afternoon . James and I were by her side. Rebecca’s wishes were for no wake or funeral, but for us to have a celebration of her life. We will post here on the blog when and where that will take place. No tears welcome.

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19 Responses to I’m outta here!

  1. Rob and Erin says:

    Written as she would want! :) She can now be at peace. We are both thinking of you all!!

  2. Jesse says:

    RIP Sweet Rebecca. Jen–that title is perfect–just as she would have wanted it.

  3. I’m so sorry. And yes – the title does sound just like she wrote it herself.

  4. Pandora says:

    I am so sorry for you all. Remember that she also requested her urn to appear at all fun functions. Maybe we can all write a fun memory on her blog.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Pandora, that sounds like a great idea. We need to figure out an inscription to place on the urn with her directions.

  6. Susan says:

    Jennifer, Rebecca would have titled this blog exactly as you did. I love it. She really meant a lot to me. I found this blog when looking for breast cancer patients that went to Dana Farber. After I found it, I realized that I sat next to Rebecca during one of my herceptin treatments. I remember thinking we had something in common – no entourage with us. When I read Rebecca’s description regarding the Dana Farber entourage, I laughed and laughed.

    I live on the other side of Massachusetts, but I would like to attend her celebration. I’ll look for the details here.

  7. Kelly says:

    I had been reading Rebecca’s blog for several years now. Sending thoughts of peace out to her and all her family and friends.

  8. Jesse says:

    Rebecca also use to say that she wanted to be taken on any family or friend’s vacations. She wanted to be a traveling urn. I think she just liked to see the look on my face as I tried to imagine taking her on “It’s a Small World” at Disney. Her humor is what will get us through all of this. Jen–you could always put her blog saying, “Fun like fondue since 2002″.

  9. Pandora says:

    Jesse: Good suggestion. I was thinking “Have Urn Will Travel”

  10. Just wrote a blog post. I hope Rebecca would approve. I want folks to go out and have fun in her memory. http://notjustaboutcancer.blogspot.com/2011/07/do-me-favour-honour-my-friend-by-having.html

  11. sara says:

    Rebecca all the times we tried to met for lunch. Your sense of humor about everything will be missed.

  12. Tom says:

    All I have to say is, I only knew her from the blog, but she will be missed. “If I had a star rating system (which I don’t), I would give her 4 out of 4 stars.”

  13. Jenn says:

    From the Doctor who did Rebecca’s pain blocks-
    Dear Jennifer,

    This comes as quite a shock to me, and makes me very sad. From the time I met
    your sister I have been captivated by her brave spirit. She had a species of
    courage that I havent seen before. She was always upbeat despite the horrors of
    this awful disease; her smiling and infectious good humor drew everyone to her,
    including me. She sent me emails detailing her progress and photographs etc and
    I will treasure them. She taught me a lot about how to live life.

    May God give her peace,
    Sanjeet

  14. Jesse says:

    All of her doctors and nurses just loved her for her humor and positive attitude. She was just incredible. This specific doctor would actually come into the office early in the morning just to fit Rebecca in. He really cared about her.

  15. Amy says:

    Rebecca was THE most courageous person I have ever met. She was so funny and very independent. She will be missed by all of us who cared about her.

  16. sally says:

    She…was… amazing. Rebecca, I miss you already. I can never thank you enough for all your help. Am going to take Laurie’s challenge and go to an early movie this evening. Probably Harry Potter; will think of you.

  17. Louna says:

    I’ve been following Rebecca’s blog for a while – ever since 2 young women very close to me were diagnosed with breast cancer. I never commented before but I always found her to be unbelievable brave, upbeat and courageous. Most cancers are not visible to the naked eye and I think having to deal with the visible external ravages of the disease on a daily basis must have been horrific. Rebecca managed to convey the horror and yet never succumbed to self pity or “woe is me”. I hope her memory is honored as per her wishes and I want to convey my deepest condolences to all her close friends and family.

  18. Angela says:

    I only knew Rebecca for a very little while – we had a couple of accounting classes together at CCCC; we never really visited together until we stood right near each other in line at graduation (there was maybe one person between Faulconer and James! lol)! I’ve been checking in every few weeks since then to keep up with her through her blog. . . and I just saw this for the first time right now. I’m so sorry for your loss. I admired her attitude about her illness, and loved viewing her perspective through her writing. She had a great sense of humor!

    I have a song going through my head right now, by Sara Groves: “I don’t know if there are harps in heaven, or the process for earning your wings; I don’t know about bright lights at the ends of tunnels, or any of these things. But I know to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord. And from what I know of Him, that must be pretty good.” Blessings to her family, and all joy to Rebecca.

  19. M says:

    I met Rebecca at Dana-Farber and won’t ever forget her courage and also sense of humor in the face of a horrific disease. She advocated for herself in a graceful way and was always expressed gratitude when clinicians showed how much they cared about her. Not many could endure what Rebecca did. She was not even aware how much her courage and attitude inspired others and she will be missed…