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Join the Journey of the Amazing Gentle Giant Gabriel
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I loathe this month. Six years ago yesterday, Gabriel was diagnosed with Weavers Syndrome. Three years ago today, Gabriel was diagnosed with Stage 4 HR Nueroblastoma. Last year, and one day ago Gabriel was being rushed into emergency brain surgery. And this year in October, we found out Gabriel has relapsed.
My birthday is October 18th, just a week away. But every year during this month, all I feel is dread. I feel sick, because it’s almost as if I know something bad is going to happen every October. PTSD is a very real thing. And I struggle daily with it. I fight back anxiety. The urge to run and hide. Increased blood pressure. Heart rate through the roof. I cry and cry and cry. It’s like this month literally sucks the life out of me.
Today we know nothing more then we knew when they called us with Gabriel’s bone marrow biopsy results. We don’t know if our son will make it to next October. We don’t know if he’ll make it to Christmas. I’m so tired of being scared. Of hurting. Of watching my poor innocent son fight just to live. I want him to feel normal. I want him to be able to attend school every day. Play outside. Make friends and have a million birthdays. It just isn’t fair.
As of now, I’ve found a few clinical trials that might work for Gabe. I’ve found an integrative medicine hospital in Tempe Az. And I’ve found a mass amount of specialists who are ready to help at a moments notice. But right now it just isn’t enough. There is no definitive treatment plan for my baby. My heart hurts. Bad.
A friend of ours also found out her son relapsed and is making some hard decisions herself. Gabriel and her son went through their transplants at the same time. My heart is broken for them. Please keep them in your prayers also.
I just wanted to update you all. Let you know where we were and where we’re hoping to go.
We have asked that Gabriel’s Make a Wish trip be put on an emergency basis situation. Hoping to get him to Disney World as soon as possible.
Our family is drowning financially. We don’t have the money to make our bills, let alone save enough to get Gabriel where he may need to go in the future. It’s a lose lose situation at the moment. My husband is on unemployment and was actively seeking for a new job. But now he’s terrified to go back to work and miss even an hour of the time we have left with our baby. I don’t know how families handle this. But I can tell you, that I am positively not doing it right. I don’t know what to do. How to fix this. Where to begin. Sometimes I can’t see past my own sadness. Life is hard. But I will continue to update. And continue to keep all of our amazing prayer warriors in the loop.
Thank you for listening to my ramble. Thank you for loving my son. Thank you for supporting us in this very hard time. We love you all.

Credits: Gabriel's Giant Journey


Submitted by: Cassie Wilson
22,728 views Oct 25, 2017
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silvercreek02 310 points
I can't imagine going through this as an adult, let alone a little guy like him. He's a fighter, but we need to do everything we can to help him through this. Always in my prayers, little guy!
+8 votes
Oct 25, 2017
HeatherHimm 250 points
Gabe is such a superhero to my family. He is amazing kid who has been through things no one should every have to.
+5 votes
Oct 25, 2017
JACOBAK 230 points
I've been following Gabriel's story since my own son was diagnosed and fought cancer.  Gabriel is a fighter, he has conquered so many obstacles and deserves every possible chance to beat this horrible disease.  Love and prayers.
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
ashleyrachelle 260 points
I've been following Gabriel's story for awhile now, and I'm so impressed with how strong he's been despite what he's going through. He is mine and my family's little hero. This beautiful boy is such a fighter, he deserves nothing but good, and he deserves to be on Ellen. I feel it in my heart and he can fight this and beat this<3 So much love and prayers go out to this sweet boy always!
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
Pjtabor 230 points
This little guy is such a fighter. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
Svincent_99 220 points
Gabe is an amazing little man!
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
Emilydavis21 220 points
#teamgabe
Gabe is such a fighter!! I've followed his journey the last year or so. He & his family are some of the strongest people I know.
Much love to Gabe!
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
Lilbit2470 220 points
What an amazing little guy. Breaking this Moma’s heart. What a fighter.
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
The.grothensjj 230 points
We love u Gabe so much u have no clue little man
+4 votes
Oct 25, 2017
mlhardwick2 210 points
I can't imagine the thought of everything that little guy has been through. It makes me sad. My thoughts are with him and his family! You've got this Gabriel! Alright Ellen, give your viewers a chance to meet a true fighter!!
+3 votes
Oct 26, 2017
Lonniehess 210 points
I have been following Gabriel’s story for a while now, and I cannot imagine What he and his parents are going through.  Please know that there’s a lot of people praying for you guys.
+3 votes
Oct 26, 2017
Montanalynn 290 points
I know this little boy. He is amazing!! He has been through more in his short life, than some people ever go through in a lifetime. He IS a loving, funny, smart child.  He is just plain awesome!! Love him.
+2 votes
Oct 26, 2017
Emzgrl123 180 points
Gabriel is an inspirational child! I have his regular and PE teachers’ guest teacher. He is such a beautiful child who deserves to be a kid! He has been through a lot for someone so young! We need to help this beautiful child! Please pick him Ellen! Prayers Gabriel
+2 votes
Oct 26, 2017
GeorgiaMommy3 200 points
Hang in there Gabe, your a tough guy and such a fighter and inspiration to.many.. Many Prayers for you and your family
+1 vote
Oct 26, 2017
Mrsdent99 170 points
Been praying for your sweet family since day one. Sweet little Gabe. Rooting for you little guy
+1 vote
Oct 26, 2017
teresa north 170 points
Gabriel is my hero. He and his family amaze me, but they seriously could use any help they can get. Cancer is devastating in so many ways. Always praying for my hero!
+1 vote
Oct 27, 2017
Lolacabanalove09 150 points
I dont know Gabriel or his family,  I've been following this story for a bit.  What a strong, amazing family.  I pray for them, love conquers all.
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Oct 28, 2017
Ginahazen 150 points
Gabriel is my grandson and he has overcome so much. I just want you guys to know that he has a joy in him that goes beyond cancer. Even in the hardest of times Gabriel just exudes pure joy and love and kindness towards other people this world needs him as long as we can have him. So help in whatever way you can to get him on this show it might be the break he needs for his treatment.
0 votes
Oct 31, 2017
rmfink 160 points
your family is in my prayers Hope Ellen helps u out xo
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Oct 31, 2017