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!



March 3, 2018

Don's Journey

Yesterday, Gail and I returned from a few days at the Exponential Conference in Orlando.  I’ve always enjoyed this conference because it is all about church planting and the seats are filled with brave young men and women who will charge the gates of hell...

February 18, 2018

Don's Journey

I want to provide a quick update on our situation.  Since Gail did not have the chemotherapy treatment yesterday, we enjoyed an early dinner with friends yesterday afternoon.  Since she will not be ill with chemo this weekend, we want to take advantage of...

February 16, 2018

Don's Journey

It is 1:00 am Friday morning.  I am sitting in my recliner, alone in our family room.  I just silenced the television and the room is very quiet.  A few hours ago, Gail and I were in Lancaster with two of our daughters, enjoying dinner and a show at the Fu...

February 2, 2018

Don's Journey

So, we just got home from vacation in Florida.  It was 68 degrees when we left and 38 degrees when we arrived home.  I kind of feel like 38 degrees.  There is an old saying that goes like this, “You can run but you just can’t hide.”  Gail and I have tried...

December 29, 2017

Don's Journey

I wrote this entry last week before Christmas, but have just decided to publish these difficult words.  We celebrated Christmas and were very thankful that Gail was here to join us!  As suspected, I got over my anger and have moved forward.  Life is someti...

November 16, 2017

Don's Journey

I was sitting in the waiting area of the infusion room as I do every Friday morning at two week intervals.  We were getting a late start that day, which meant that we would be at the hospital until around 8:30 pm.  I don’t particularly like starting this l...

October 28, 2017

Don's Journey

It’s probably the most asked question and highest hurdle for many to cross, in order to make peace with a “so-called” good God.   Bad stuff happens.  Bad stuff happens to my friends.  Bad stuff happens to my parents.  Bad stuff happens to my spouse.  Bad s...

October 27, 2017

Don's Journey

It’s 6:45 pm and Gail and I are on our journey home from one of our favorite places in the world, New York City.  I’ve loved New York City since the very first time I came out of a subway tunnel from Long Island into Times Square, thirty-nine years ago. Th...

August 22, 2017

Don's Journey

One of my mentors was a man named Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.  Charlie had great impact on my life, as he did thousands of others.  One of his favorite sayings was, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet...

August 11, 2017

Don's Journey

So, I’ve not written for a long time.  I don’t know if you are asking, “Why?”, but I can tell you that I am not certain myself.  Honestly, I don’t know if I was a little tired of sharing my life with everyone even more than normal, or if I have been trying...

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