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!



September 25, 2018

Gail's Journey

We had been praying for me to be here for our daughter, Kristin’s and Mike’s, wedding.  It was a beautiful event and I was able to fully enjoy the day.  I’ll admit I was exhausted by the end, but so were a lot of people who were healthy! Weddings are a lo...

August 19, 2018

Gail's Journey

Some of you may have already heard that my cancer marker number increased by 20 points as of yesterday.  This is the highest we have seen it since chemotherapy brought it down near the beginning of treatment.  I’m having more swelling in my abdomen and le...

August 11, 2018

Gail's Journey

"Where do cats go in a drought?"  This is a question that was asked by my grandson, Finn, this week.  His mother, Rachel, shared the whole conversation. He said, "Where do cats go in a flood?" Rachel said, "They go to high ground, like mountains."  Then h...

July 7, 2018

Gail's Journey

So, I started to lose my balance on an escalator a few days ago.  I try to avoid having something in both hands anytime I’m on stairs, as I need to hold on to the railing to keep from falling, but I didn’t follow my own rule this time.  Don was with me an...

June 8, 2018

Gail's Journey

Wow!  Last week God blessed us with the surprise of finding out that my sonographer from December 16, 2016, has been praying for me since that time.  I wrote about it in my last blog.

This week, I received yet another blessing.  My sister, Julie, has...

May 31, 2018

Gail's Journey

I have been struggling lately about what to write in a blog.  Many of you know that my largest pancreatic tumor has grown.  However, on Friday the cancer markers were stable!  The tumor growth raises a lot of questions about the continued effectiveness of...

May 3, 2018

Gail's Journey

I am in a fight right now!  I received some news on Friday that was not very good. Unfortunately, the primary pancreatic tumor almost doubled in size.  The CT scan also showed some soft tissue changes in the mass, even though there may be fluid changes in...

March 25, 2018

Gail’s Journey

I am sitting in our family room looking at a foot of snow! How can this be?  It started snowing yesterday, which was the first day of spring!  This does not meet my expectations of sunshine and warmer temperatures.  When it comes...

February 27, 2018

Gail's Journey

I love to ski, although I have not done so for several years now.  With this cancer I cannot ski anymore.  I shutter now just to think about being in the cold as the chemotherapy has made me so cold sensitive.  Don and I have some great memories of skiing...

February 3, 2018

Gail's Journey

With this cancer I have realized how important it is for me to keep moving forward; whether this be forcing myself to get up and put one foot in front of the other on a bad day after chemotherapy, or battling negative thoughts and attitudes, or continuing...

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