Blogger: Rachelle Gardner
Dear friends, I am heartbroken to tell you that our dear friend, Books & Such client Rachel Held Evans, died early this morning at the age of 37. She became ill in mid-April, then took a serious turn on Thursday morning and deteriorated quickly. Rachel died surrounded by her family and her close friends — we sang and we prayed and we held her.
Rachel leaves behind her husband Dan, and their two children, ages 1 and 3. If you’d like to tangibly help the family, there is a GoFundMe page.
The official media story is here on Slate.
Here are Dan’s updates on the progression of Rachel’s illness the last couple of weeks, and his final statement after her death.
If you’d like to send a personal card or note to Rachel’s family, you can use this mailing address: The Evans Family, c/o Chaffee Management, 5020 Burke Trail, Nolensville, TN 37135 USA.
We are grateful for your prayers and for all the ways you have supported not only her, but her family, especially Dan and the kids.