Gabriella Matlak is a spunky four-year-old girl. Like any little girl, she loves to dance, sing, and play with her dollies. She loves spending time with her brother and sister and is always willing to help no matter the situation. This little girl will put a smile on your face the moment she greets you and I am one of the million that are so blessed to have her in my life.
On June 7th, 2019, while at a friend’s house my niece Gabriella, had an accident and fell into a pool. As her dad, Tim and friend, Charley were able to remove her from the pool, they immediately started to perform CPR. Unfortunately, Gabby was not breathing and was transported to St Joes. Upon arriving to St Joes, it was decided that she was too critical and needed to be airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital. Gabby is currently in critical condition and fighting as hard as her little body can but at this time her brain has put herself into a coma. Gabby is currently going through multiple tests and being watched at all times. Gabby’s parents have been told that she is having seizures which is causing harm to her brain. The next few hours are going to be very critical for our little girl and this is where you come into the picture. Tim and Paula work hard to provide for their family and as this time is spent in the ICU; Gabby’s parents are unable to work. Gabby’s siblings will need consistent 24/7 care as we all take part in caring for Alex (6) and Lilly (2) and as everyone would suspect, being with Gabby during this difficult is very important. We ask that if you have anything at all that you can donate, it would help the Matlak family so much. We understand that not everyone is able to donate, and all that we ask is if you can send big prayers to our Gabby.