Gabrielle Alexis had a spirit that shined through so bright, you couldn't turn away when she was in the room. Gabs, as her family and friends called her, loved bubbles, horseback riding and her grandmother's cat, Pumpkin. She would eat chips and ranch dressing (dressing - not dip - she would correct her mom when she called it dip) for every meal if her mom and dad let her! Gabby, another one of her nicknames, absolutely loved going to birthday parties and would sing Happy Birthday for days before and after the party. When you heard Gabs sing, your heart smiled. She made others happy by giving kisses and hugs, talking on the phone to her grandmother and aunts and asking everyone what their name was.
Gabs would have been 8 in January. She suffered from a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Her seizures started when she was a just a baby. Dravet Syndrome stole a lot from Gabs and her family but they never let it steal their joy and love for life. Gabby went everywhere, did everything that a typical, well child would do. She swam, rode horses, went to camp, was even taking ice-skating lessons. Her parents made sure Gabs had everything she needed to succeed and most importantly, that she was happy.
One day, there will be a cure for this horrible disease, but today, today we need your help to make sure that Gabby's mom and dad do not have to worry about funeral expenses. Please consider donating to cover the costs of laying this superhero to rest.
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