Stand by Gabrielle

In early 2016 Gabrielle was diagnosed with Lupus.

Before Lupus

Gabrielle is a caring, giving, and loving woman.  She is always going out of her way to assist, and care for others, family, friends, even someone she has just met. She has lead a life of compassion, honesty, and gratitude.

Gabrielle loves her job, she's volunteer's in her community. She enjoys traveling.  

As a single mother of two young men, one a Restaurant Manager and the other in his 3rd year at Indiana University, she leads by example how hard work pays off.

The Diagnosis

Gabrielle, usually full of energy and always healthy she began experiencing unusual symptoms. She was bruising easily and often, developed lesions on her skin all over her body and face.  She thought it strange, but when her hair began falling out in clumps she knew something was really wrong.  She began numerous doctor visits only to be told she was just having anxiety.  Doctor visit after doctor visit she was no closer to answers, then finally after being wrongly diagnosed with MS, she was given an answer;  Gabrielle had Lupus.



A Changed Life

Most days Gabrielle is weak and exhausted unable to  even get out of bed.  On a good day she's able to make it to the couch or to sit at the table. In the past 18 months she has been in and out of the hospital 25 times, and had a major surgery resulting from issues with Lupus in hopes of helping reduce the Lupus Flares she was exerienceing.  However, complications from that surgery returned her to the Emergency Room where she was sent home twice without treatment and was treated horrifically.  ER staff ordered her to leave the hospital after examining her and leaving her bleeding on an exam table.  They went so far as to bring security into her room to escort her out of the hospital, thankfully at that time a doctor arrived in her room and examined her and quickly informed her she needed emergency surgery, which ultimately saved her life.  Unfortunately, the trauma to her body from the second surgery so close to the first surgery has put her recovery off for how long her Dr. can't say, She has been diagnosis with
IBS-D. Lupus is attacking her body and doesn't seem to want to stop or slow down. Gabrielle is currently unable to return to work and under the stress of being ill and worrying how her expenses are going to be paid, insurance, medical co payments, rent, lights, and gas. She been unable to sleep and give her body the rest it needs to heal itself and regulate the Lupus.  

We are trying to raise enough money to help Gabrielle with the monthly cost of living for the next six months to a year. It is with sincere gratitude that your donations are accepted.  



  • Andrea Lee 
    • $30 
    • 44 mos
  • Daniela Corgan 
    • $30 
    • 45 mos
  • Ann Marie Daiuto  
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Anna Davis 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Gladys Watson  
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
See all

Organizer

Michelle Green 
Organizer
Delray Beach, FL
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