What's Up with Tiffany?
Mid-spring this year (96), our pastors' 8 year old daughter,
Tiffany Hall, began acting very sick - massive headaches,
vomiting, sleeping 21 - 23 hours a day (this is your
basic, high-energy 8-yo, normally). The doctor, of course,
said it was just a sinus infection. They finally
got a doctor to do some real tests (gotta love them HMOs),
which got someone's attention so that they did a brain scan.
One each, lemon-sized tumor on the brain stem.
The whole story (see below), documented here
through on-line prayer requests, discussions with friends,
etc, is pretty wild, and well worth reading.
For now, though, here's the...
7 Apr 97 (00:55 PM):
Almost a year from the day Tiffany was first operated on,
she died. The family, and all of us, were hit really
hard by this. We are still struggling with what we heard,
and with what has happened. We covet your prayers.
The Halls still owe gazillions in medical bills
that insurance refused to cover (not unusual with
cancer). Any help you can
give will be greatly appreciated! And whether
you help with the finances or not, please keep
What can we do?
I would rather you not redistribute this document.
Instead, point people to this web page, or have them send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the
latest details. That will help prevent this from turning
into another Craig Shergold fiasco! If you do redistribute
this, please make sure they contact Hope Chapel or myself
before they send anything, or before they pass it on! Feel
free to link to this page. Thanks.
This is all heavily tied in to the vision He's given
us for revival (from the beginning, he showed Tiffany's
mom that this was something bigger than just Tiffany
(as if that isn't enough!), that He was going to bring
revival through the situation). That as we really seek
Him, and dwell in His presence, prayers for healing will
naturally flow, and the healing (many types, and not
just Tiffany's) will supernaturally flow. This is
what we saw happen at youth camp
this year, and He told at least two of us that
what we saw at camp was a foretaste, and in a way a
vision, of what He wants to be doing throughout the
church. And He means "the church", not just Round Rock Chapel. And it's happening!
- Pray. The Halls need your prayers and support. They
have, however, specifically requested "no calls, no
visits" at this time. They need to focus on rebuilding
their family, and need time to hear God and stay
immersed in His word. If you wish to communicate with
Dennis & Vicki, they have requested that you do so
through the Round Rock Chapel office; you can call
(1-512-388-2200) or leave anything
you wish taken to them.
Round Rock Chapel
2000 North Mays
Round Rock, TX
- There is a fund to help pay the medical bills and some
other incidentals. Even with insurance, cancer costs
a fortune to deal with. You can contact Hope Chapel in
Austin (the fund was set up though this, our sister
church) at 1-512-453-7012 or send a
donation directly to:
Hall Family Trust Fund
c/o Hope Chapel
6701 Arroyo Seco
Please don't try to contact the Halls directly. They
are busy enough right now. You can contact the Round Rock Chapel office at 1-512-388-2200
or just contact me via email.
- A fund has been established in Tiffany's name at Austin
Bio Med, a laboratory which collects blood plasma.
Donors are paid for their time. Those of you around Austin
who wish to help with the Hall's medical expenses can call
ABM at 255-8855 to set up an initial
interview. That first appointment takes about 3 hours,
but donation time after that is usually only an hour. You
can donate up to twice a week, with $20 going into the
Halls' fund each time, and helping others as well.
You can also see the previous status
Last but hardly least!
If you or your church, prayer chain, mailing list, or
whomever is praying for the Halls, please let me know
the name and address (email or post) of the person,
church, or other group. It is an encouragement to
all of us, and a testimony to the world. Round Rock Chapel and the Halls would also like to be able to
send a thank you.
The Halls really appreciate the prayers and gifts. And I
wish that I could also thank each one of you who has
prayed, written with encouragement, or sent a love gift.
God bless you, every one!
Tiffany was very, very special to my immediate family.
In many ways, all of the Hall children are like other
children to us. Their open arms and open love helped
sustain me during the time I was away from my family,
waiting for our house in another state to sell so that
they could join me.
This page is part of
Tiffany Hall Memorial Webring
Last updated: 04 February 2002
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