Gabriel Smith fundraiser

$45,855 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 537 people in 38 months

Gabe is an 11 yr old boy from Avoca Beach who loves to surf. A few months ago Gabe was unwell at school with headaches and vomitting. Gabes mum insisted on an MRI which confirmed her worst nightmare - a large brain tumor. Gabe was immediately rushed to Randwick Children's hospital for an extremely risky operation on a very rare and aggressive brain tumor. Unfortunately the surgeon could only remove 50% of the tumor and sadly, Gabe had a small stroke in the operation which has paralysed his left side. As a result, he is unable to walk, move his left arm and see clearly on his left side. The biopsy of the tumor has confirmed the tumor is a very rare childhood cancer (ATRT) and the treatment is at least one year of chemo plus radiation.

Rachel is a single mum with a 14 year old daughter as well. Gabe cannot be left unattended so therefore Rachel can no longer work. The rent and bills keep coming in and the cost of running back and forth from Avoca Beach to Randwick is taking its toll.

Any small amount can help ease the financial pressure that should not even have to be an issue when you are in the fight of your life.
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GABE UPDATE: Raych has asked me to update you and to thank you so much for your meals, prayers and support through this extremely difficult time.
Gabe's surgery went fairly well where they removed 50% of the tumour, however, Gabe has been left with some limited movement on his left hand side as a result. Gabe is a fighter and has an amazing attitude and sense of humour that will see him recover swiftly with the help of physio.
Sadly, the latest news is that the tumor is a very rare form of cancer and will need extensive treatment for 1 year. As you can imagine, this may have many implications on family, logistics and finances so I am urging our community (Local and global) to support Gabe throughout this journey. You have permission to share this post and rally as much support as you can for this deserving family through "Go Fund Me".
Your continued prayers are very much appreciated.
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Memphis Hilditch
38 months ago

thank you to everyone who has donated, it means so much for my family and especially for gabe... he is staying strong thank you so much xxx

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Rachel Hilditch
38 months ago
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I can't believe the generosity of everyone !! Can't thank you enough from the bottom of my heart , I love you all and Gabe says a big thank.... He has surgery on Thursday please pray for him ... He is so brave ... Xxxx

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Esther Davidson
38 months ago
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Over the target already but keep it coming. Just travelling back and forth to hospital in Sydney can add up as well as all the other bills that keep coming in. We love you guys. Xx

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Ali Lento
38 months ago
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Dear Gabe's parents, I study integrative medicine. An excellent way to kill the brain tumor is to have it injected with sodium bicarbonate by a natural doctor. It disentegrates the tumor. I personally have two friends who have recovered from multiple brain tumors this way. Much safer and cheaper than chemo!

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Matthew Smith
38 months ago
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To everyone out there that has donated, thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and support. We are still in ICU with Gabe but he is recovering and is stable. With everyone's love, kindness and support behind Gabe we know he will fight this. Thank you again Matt and Jen xx

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Bakes Stephen
38 months ago
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What a bunch of super amazingly kind and wonderful human beings, to all of u we're so very thankful... Prayers to all of u.

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Rachel Hilditch
33 months ago

My heart is over joyed and thankfull beyond what you can imagine .. I have a full heart after having tough few days !! You are all blessings I'll never ever forget your generosity xxxx

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Karen Tomic
38 months ago

Thanks for organising this Charlotte. Anything we can do on a daily basis as well.... please let us know. Karen & Shelley (Glamazon Beauty )

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Louise Carpenter Gledden
38 months ago

Hi there , Central Coast Kids in Need can help with accommodation costs and travelling costs if the child lives on the Central Coast, let me know if CCKIN can help you

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$10
Anonymous
14 months ago
NJ
$20
Nathan Jones
14 months ago

Another one of Eskimo Brothers doing our bit. Sorry we could not be there for your day at Action Paintball Champion hope you had a BALL.....pew pew pew pew.

JT
$50
Jake Trindorfer
14 months ago

Gabriel I am a Paintballer and I read about your story on facebook. I am sending good vibes to you and your family. I have donated a small amount as well and I hope you have a top day tomorrow. I have had many positive experiences and made many friends within the sport of Paintball, welcome to the Paintball community Gab :)

DG
$50
Damon Gorrie
14 months ago
MM
$25
Mark McElligott
14 months ago

Gabe, awesome that you love paintball, great game and great people. I'm with well The Eskimo Brothers paintball teams and we hope you have an amazing day at Action Paintball on the weekend!!!

JA
$20
Jamie Angus
14 months ago

Gabe, We heard you loved paintball, well from Australian Pro Team The Eskimo Brothers we hope you have an amazing day at Action Paintball on the weekend!!! Much love little Brother!!!!

JG
$20
Judy Gooding
16 months ago

Thinking of you keep fighting young man .I am Rachel’s Mum who helped at Salisbury Little Atheltics where your Mum attended.

$600
Suzi Cutcliffe
16 months ago

This donation is from the Sanctuary yoga Community, sent with love and best wishes xx

$5
Sarah Sundman
17 months ago

Lil'Mamas ♡

BC
$100
Ben Connally
18 months ago
Memphis Hilditch
38 months ago

thank you to everyone who has donated, it means so much for my family and especially for gabe... he is staying strong thank you so much xxx

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Rachel Hilditch
38 months ago
8
8

I can't believe the generosity of everyone !! Can't thank you enough from the bottom of my heart , I love you all and Gabe says a big thank.... He has surgery on Thursday please pray for him ... He is so brave ... Xxxx

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Esther Davidson
38 months ago
5
5

Over the target already but keep it coming. Just travelling back and forth to hospital in Sydney can add up as well as all the other bills that keep coming in. We love you guys. Xx

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Ali Lento
38 months ago
4
4

Dear Gabe's parents, I study integrative medicine. An excellent way to kill the brain tumor is to have it injected with sodium bicarbonate by a natural doctor. It disentegrates the tumor. I personally have two friends who have recovered from multiple brain tumors this way. Much safer and cheaper than chemo!

+ Read More
Matthew Smith
38 months ago
2
2

To everyone out there that has donated, thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and support. We are still in ICU with Gabe but he is recovering and is stable. With everyone's love, kindness and support behind Gabe we know he will fight this. Thank you again Matt and Jen xx

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Bakes Stephen
38 months ago
2
2

What a bunch of super amazingly kind and wonderful human beings, to all of u we're so very thankful... Prayers to all of u.

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Rachel Hilditch
33 months ago

My heart is over joyed and thankfull beyond what you can imagine .. I have a full heart after having tough few days !! You are all blessings I'll never ever forget your generosity xxxx

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Karen Tomic
38 months ago

Thanks for organising this Charlotte. Anything we can do on a daily basis as well.... please let us know. Karen & Shelley (Glamazon Beauty )

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Louise Carpenter Gledden
38 months ago

Hi there , Central Coast Kids in Need can help with accommodation costs and travelling costs if the child lives on the Central Coast, let me know if CCKIN can help you

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