In Memory of Gabe Scialdone

Hi, my name is Melissa and I have been best friends with Jennifer (Allen) Scialdone since the 7th grade!  I have known Josh since they started dating many years ago.... they are not just friends, but family.  

Jennifer and Josh were blessed with 3 amazing boys!  Their oldest boy Gabe (14) was smart, funny, popular and had the gift of gab.  You could tell him a date and he could tell you what happened on that day!  He loved to fish and be outdoors and help his dad!  Gabe always looked out for his younger brothers, Jonah (13) and Josh (11)!  He was an excellent and patient big brother... as Jonah and Josh both have autism.

Yesterday, Gabe passed away.  As a parent, I cannot begin to empathize the pain that Jennifer & Josh are going through.  Not only are they grieving, they still have to have the strength to continue parenting their younger children, who do not quite understand what has happened.  

As I was visiting them in their home tonight, I saw the community of Camden, NC rally around their family and bring them food and supplies.  Many have asked what can they do?... just as I have... and I felt the best thing to do would be to set-up a fundraiser to help offset any funeral costs.

I hope you will consider helping out this incredible may have gone to elementary school with them, high school, college... You may have been a sorority sister of Jennifer's or worked with one of them... You may be a parent of a friend of Gabe's who isn't sure how to help..... this will help!

I will ensure that each donation (minus the minimal fees from to support this fundraiser) are given to them.

Thank you for your time and help!
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Melissa Hanbury Self 
Chesapeake, VA
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