She Fought the Fight

We Will Always Remember & LOVE GAIL

In December 2016, Gail Hamilton was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The prognosis for this type of cancer, with treatment, is about 9 months. 

Gail fought and lived... really lived, in spite of the cancer, for 22 months.

On October 18, 2018, Gail left this life and ran into the arms of her Savior, Jesus.

  Thousands of people have come to know Gail's story, and have been inspired, awe struck, moved and challenged by reading her blog, along with the blog of her husband, Don.  Gail, Don, and their family have been astounded by the impact their story has had on others, and there are no words to express how much your prayers and support have meant, and continue to mean to them.  You have held them up.


Gail's ministry and passion over the past few years has been Gail's Girls, a mission to educate, train,

and equip women leaders in Southeast Asia.  It was her desire to continue this ministry, and that is what we intend to do.  Below is a link to the Gail's Girls website where you can learn more and become part of Gail's Legacy.

Gail's blogs will be maintained on this site for all to read.  Don intends to continue sharing his journey.


Thank you for loving Gail!



January 9, 2019

Don's Journey

Written on December 25, 2018 and then again on January 8, 2019. 

I’m the first one up this chilly Christmas morning.  I didn’t sleep so well last night, but that is not uncommon the night before Christmas.  If you are reading this, you know that this is the...

December 3, 2018

Don's Journey

One of Gail’s “cancer buddies” died last week. 

Your first day on chemotherapy, when you have been told all the good it might do will ultimately not matter, is like walking into a torture chamber and being tied to a table and then helplessly watching while...

November 29, 2018

Don's Journey

I am presently in the Friendly Skies at about 30,000 feet.  The journey from Baltimore to Denver is about three-and-a-half hours, then about two on to Missoula.  For the next week I will enjoy the Big Sky with my eldest sister and her husband.  Today marks...

November 21, 2018

Don's Journey

Tomorrow I will share Thanksgiving with my children and grandchildren.  Of course, Gail will not be there in body, but I am so thankful that Gail's essence was not a frail human body.  Her spirit and soul are alive and well and she will enjoy the best Than...

November 2, 2018

Don's Journey

Gail died two weeks ago yesterday. In one manner, it feels like an eternity since I’ve held her, and in another way, it feels like this is still just a really bad dream.  I spent much of the night last night having bad dreams.  I awakened again and again,...

October 18, 2018

Don's Journey

I hate waiting.  Waiting for just about anything makes me crazy.  I’m ready to check out, so I briskly walk up and down the check-out isle surveying my possibilities. Which clerk appears fastest?  Who has the least number of items in their basket?  Does th...

September 5, 2018

Don's Journey

Another day in our lives.  It is Labor Day 2018.  I’ve always enjoyed the fact that we don’t have to “labor” on Labor Day!  I digress. 

Gail was unhooked from the chemotherapy pump yesterday afternoon after receiving the drugs all day Friday...

September 3, 2018

Don's Journey

We mark the progression of our lives through milestones.  Milestones are special places along the journey where we have stopped for few moments and recognized something important to us.  The experience may be joyful and wondrous, or, it may be sad and cont...

July 3, 2018

Don's Journey

Over the course of this journey with my wife, I have experienced a mentality that is sometimes exhausting.  Almost simultaneously, my heart and mind lead me in two opposing directions.  First, I want more than anything to keep the faith, to watch for Gail’...

June 24, 2018

Don's Journey - written on June 16

I am looking out across the white sands of Indian Shores to the beautiful green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  The sound of the ocean is peaceful.  I hear it when I awaken several times each night, and each time it sounds the same.  It...

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