Gabriel Taye Memorial Fund

$20,225 of $19,000 goal

Raised by 535 people in 30 months
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Gabriel Taye, 8, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away suddenly at his home on January 26, 2017. He was a third grade student at Carson Elementary.

Gabriel is dearly loved by his friends and family. He is survived by his mommy, Cornelia Reynolds, his daddy, Benyam Taye, and his sister, Eden Taye . He is also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Your kind donation will be used to fund Gabe's funeral and memorial.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

*Gabe's mommy would also like to ask that parents and caregivers listen to your children. If your child tells you they are being bullied, act fast. Don't stop reacting, even after notifying the school or the police. You are your child's first and last advocate.*
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We have received over 50 messages and emails from people requesting we reopen the campaign, since Gabe's story made the national news last night. Thank you for your continued support.

The video footage of an incident in which Gabe was injured and knocked unconscious two days prior to his death will be released by the police to the media within the next couple of days. We pray that each child involved in Gabe's victimization receives the help they need and that the others who are on the receiving end of the violence will stand strong and know they are not alone.

Cornelia continues to struggle with the loss of her beloved son. She and he have both been robbed - him of his life, her of the joy of raising him. The rest of us have also been cheated the opportunity to watch him grow up. Any prayers you can spare for Cornelia are truly appreciated.
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I want to personally thank everyone for their very kind support of this campaign.

Gabe and Cornelia are my family, and everyone who knows them is struggling right now to come to terms with this tragedy. He was a bright light to everyone whose life he touched.

I am withdrawing the funds and meeting with Cornelia tomorrow to pay for the headstone and balance on the rest of the plot. She really wants something special for him, and thanks to all of you, she will be able to do it.

Remember to talk to your children about being kind to others. If your child is the bully, put an end to it; help save that other child. If they are on the receiving end of bullying, do NOT stop acting. Be the advocate your child needs. It could save a life.

Again, thank you so very much.
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UniquelycreatedbyGods Hands
30 months ago

First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude, for the kind words and donations. I am Gabriel Taye's Mother and it hurts my heart to bury my child this soon. No parent ever thinks of burying their child. With this being said, no one has the right to post a comment about my child funeral arrrangements. Especially when they did not or isnt going to help. So , if you have it to give, the least amount Helps. A funeral is expensive and I just pray that everyone can come togther during this time of need. If you can't donate money donate a prayer. Thank you.

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Rexs Nana
30 months ago

Dear Gabriel's Momma and family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved child. I am navigating this same road with the loss of our precious first born grandson Rex age 11, on 2/11/16. Please feel free to reach out to me, it is a tough journey with no answers that ever seem clear or acceptable. My heart truly breaks and I hold you up in prayer and am so sorry you are a member of a club no one wishes to be in. There are no words in any language sufficient enough for child loss. The Compassionate Friends network may be of some comfort to you in the coming days. As stated, i will always be available should you need someone to talk to at any hour. Love and Hugs to you and your beloved family. Roxie ~ Rexsnana

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Mella Robinson
30 months ago
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Thank you for all who donates. My family highly appreciates this. Its not easy losing someone so soon, Over bullying ,Make it stop please. We love you gabe. Youll be forever be in my heart.

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Josh Jay Anderson Sr.
29 months ago
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Good afternoon first let me tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My name is Josh Anderson Sr my son JJ took his own life this past February 2016 at 12 years old. It is hard each day to come to any sort of understanding that he is gone or would do such a thing unfortunately it's happening way to often. My wife and I created JJs hello foundation to help prevent youth suicide in the wake of our tragedy we hope we can help others heal and stop from taking there lives. Again I am so sorry for your loss we are here to talk and help please visit us www.hellofund.Org for more information or to reach out.

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Tanya Kennedy Gill
30 months ago
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I'm SO sorry for your loss. I lost my sweet boy at only 19 months old. My heart just breaks for you that something so tragic happened! Please reach out in the future if you need someone to talk to.... Cayse Wright knows how to get in touch with me..... I'm praying for your family. I wish I could give more....

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Linda Wong
29 months ago
4
4

To Gabriel's family, it just made me sick to think that someone would have been unkind to your precious son. He was so young, and I hope you can find Peace eventually. For someone to be so mean to another, that the only way they felt an out was to end their life, is just so tragic! R.I.P. sweet boy!

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Samantha Sueiro
29 months ago
3
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I am so sorry for your loss. Although I do not personally know you or your family, I find myself in tears often thinking about the terrible and painful loss you're living through. On April 29th my college is hosting a suicide prevention walk, and I wanted to let you know I'll be walking for Gabriel. You have support networks all around the world, and strangers who love you. You're not alone, you're never alone

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Carrie Ann Bowman
30 months ago
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I'm so sorry to hear about your precious boy. My son goes to Carson .I have been praying for you and your family. I have many People praying as well. I pray for you And your family to find some sort of peace during this difficult time. God bless

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Holly Christopher
26 months ago
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My heart is broken for you. No child should have to go through what he did. I pray that God gives you strength to get through this, and I pray that God is holding your sweet son in his arms. I also pray that you get some justice. ❤️

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Leslie Montgomery
26 months ago
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What a beautiful, beautiful young man. I am so sorry any of this occurred. I will pray for you and your family during this time.

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Christine Eggers
26 months ago
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I want to say I'm So SO SORRY for Your Loss. your right a parent should NEVER have to bury a child. I'm so sad for you. Brings tears to my eyes. please know your in my prayers, I know he is in heaven with our father right now, no pain no sorrow, HAPPY. Take comfort that he IS Happy and in the care of our ultimate Father. I have no doubt, from his picture he's a very happy little boy, it shows his light shows in his face and his smile. Thank you for warning as my grandson starts school this next year I WILL talk to him and let him know what is acceptable from others as treatment. I'ts so sad we need to even think this way anymore. Again so sorry for your loss. All my love and prayers

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Kalyn Johnson
26 months ago
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2

I'm just sitting here in tears Your son looks just like mine and I am so sorry my heart is so broken for you! I pray the lord keeps your baby in his arms in comfort and that you all will please stay strong and I will continue to pray for you. Please let me know how I can write to you and I will be donating

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Catherine Mitchell
26 months ago
2
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Gabe's name is written on my heart. I'm sending you both love. Always. Be gentle with yourself. I wish I could take some of the pain away for you.

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Kristen Benedict
29 months ago
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Your baby is beautiful. God bless and take care.

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Claudia Gozberk
29 months ago
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My heart breaks for you! So, so sorry. A mother should Never go through this! Gabriel R. I. P.

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Louis Walker
29 months ago
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I am so sorry :'(

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Josephine Innan
30 months ago
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Brianna Ellen Eden Senteney my heart goes out to you baby. This is your aunt Josephine Aka go-go. I miss you and pray you are safe . We will have you home one day.

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Jada Green
26 months ago
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot stop thinking about your son. I pray the Lord gives you the peace you so much need at this difficult time. We will see him in heaven believe that! Beautiful baby.

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Josephine Innan
30 months ago
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Nola. Idk if that's spelled correct.. I am so sorry u have to bury that beautiful boy. I hope Brianna gets to say her goodbyes though Idk if he an she got to c much of each other since she's been away..

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Cassie Broshears
26 months ago

My heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you. I am so very, very sorry.

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$20
Amy Stewart
25 months ago

My heart and soul go out to you. I wish this never happened and that Gabe knew he was special, loved and cherished.

$50
Anonymous
25 months ago
$20
Jennifer Torres
25 months ago

Thinking of your sweet boy.

DD
$25
debbie dawson
26 months ago

this story hurt my heart... God Bless the family.. keep the mother lifted up Dear God... Sending support from Philadelphia.. Rest well Gabriel Taye...Sweet Angel..

$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
$50
Jennifer Torres
26 months ago
1
1

That beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Sweet Gabriel. I am so sorry for your pain. Mom, Dad, and dear sister I am so very sorry for all you have lost and all your pain. He will never be forgotten.

MR
$1,171
Mark Ranslem
26 months ago
6
6

I have felt incredibly impacted by this young boy's death, and I am happy to make this $1,171 donation to pull your donation drive up to $20,000. I live in Washington, DC, and when I first saw the report about Gabriel's tragic death I wanted to drive up to Cincinnati for his funeral but couldn't. His cheerful face is etched in my head, and I'm very saddened for the unimaginable grief his mother must endure. I extend to her my deepest sympathy to her. My prayers are with her. She had a special young boy who will not be forgotten.

FN
$20
Francisco Navarrete
26 months ago
$25
Anonymous
26 months ago
UniquelycreatedbyGods Hands
30 months ago

First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude, for the kind words and donations. I am Gabriel Taye's Mother and it hurts my heart to bury my child this soon. No parent ever thinks of burying their child. With this being said, no one has the right to post a comment about my child funeral arrrangements. Especially when they did not or isnt going to help. So , if you have it to give, the least amount Helps. A funeral is expensive and I just pray that everyone can come togther during this time of need. If you can't donate money donate a prayer. Thank you.

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Rexs Nana
30 months ago

Dear Gabriel's Momma and family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved child. I am navigating this same road with the loss of our precious first born grandson Rex age 11, on 2/11/16. Please feel free to reach out to me, it is a tough journey with no answers that ever seem clear or acceptable. My heart truly breaks and I hold you up in prayer and am so sorry you are a member of a club no one wishes to be in. There are no words in any language sufficient enough for child loss. The Compassionate Friends network may be of some comfort to you in the coming days. As stated, i will always be available should you need someone to talk to at any hour. Love and Hugs to you and your beloved family. Roxie ~ Rexsnana

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Mella Robinson
30 months ago
7
7

Thank you for all who donates. My family highly appreciates this. Its not easy losing someone so soon, Over bullying ,Make it stop please. We love you gabe. Youll be forever be in my heart.

+ Read More
Josh Jay Anderson Sr.
29 months ago
6
6

Good afternoon first let me tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My name is Josh Anderson Sr my son JJ took his own life this past February 2016 at 12 years old. It is hard each day to come to any sort of understanding that he is gone or would do such a thing unfortunately it's happening way to often. My wife and I created JJs hello foundation to help prevent youth suicide in the wake of our tragedy we hope we can help others heal and stop from taking there lives. Again I am so sorry for your loss we are here to talk and help please visit us www.hellofund.Org for more information or to reach out.

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Tanya Kennedy Gill
30 months ago
5
5

I'm SO sorry for your loss. I lost my sweet boy at only 19 months old. My heart just breaks for you that something so tragic happened! Please reach out in the future if you need someone to talk to.... Cayse Wright knows how to get in touch with me..... I'm praying for your family. I wish I could give more....

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Linda Wong
29 months ago
4
4

To Gabriel's family, it just made me sick to think that someone would have been unkind to your precious son. He was so young, and I hope you can find Peace eventually. For someone to be so mean to another, that the only way they felt an out was to end their life, is just so tragic! R.I.P. sweet boy!

+ Read More
Samantha Sueiro
29 months ago
3
3

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I do not personally know you or your family, I find myself in tears often thinking about the terrible and painful loss you're living through. On April 29th my college is hosting a suicide prevention walk, and I wanted to let you know I'll be walking for Gabriel. You have support networks all around the world, and strangers who love you. You're not alone, you're never alone

+ Read More
Carrie Ann Bowman
30 months ago
3
3

I'm so sorry to hear about your precious boy. My son goes to Carson .I have been praying for you and your family. I have many People praying as well. I pray for you And your family to find some sort of peace during this difficult time. God bless

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Holly Christopher
26 months ago
2
2

My heart is broken for you. No child should have to go through what he did. I pray that God gives you strength to get through this, and I pray that God is holding your sweet son in his arms. I also pray that you get some justice. ❤️

+ Read More
Leslie Montgomery
26 months ago
2
2

What a beautiful, beautiful young man. I am so sorry any of this occurred. I will pray for you and your family during this time.

+ Read More
Christine Eggers
26 months ago
2
2

I want to say I'm So SO SORRY for Your Loss. your right a parent should NEVER have to bury a child. I'm so sad for you. Brings tears to my eyes. please know your in my prayers, I know he is in heaven with our father right now, no pain no sorrow, HAPPY. Take comfort that he IS Happy and in the care of our ultimate Father. I have no doubt, from his picture he's a very happy little boy, it shows his light shows in his face and his smile. Thank you for warning as my grandson starts school this next year I WILL talk to him and let him know what is acceptable from others as treatment. I'ts so sad we need to even think this way anymore. Again so sorry for your loss. All my love and prayers

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Kalyn Johnson
26 months ago
2
2

I'm just sitting here in tears Your son looks just like mine and I am so sorry my heart is so broken for you! I pray the lord keeps your baby in his arms in comfort and that you all will please stay strong and I will continue to pray for you. Please let me know how I can write to you and I will be donating

+ Read More
Catherine Mitchell
26 months ago
2
2

Gabe's name is written on my heart. I'm sending you both love. Always. Be gentle with yourself. I wish I could take some of the pain away for you.

+ Read More
Kristen Benedict
29 months ago
2
2

Your baby is beautiful. God bless and take care.

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Claudia Gozberk
29 months ago
2
2

My heart breaks for you! So, so sorry. A mother should Never go through this! Gabriel R. I. P.

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Louis Walker
29 months ago
2
2

I am so sorry :'(

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Josephine Innan
30 months ago
2
2

Brianna Ellen Eden Senteney my heart goes out to you baby. This is your aunt Josephine Aka go-go. I miss you and pray you are safe . We will have you home one day.

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Jada Green
26 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot stop thinking about your son. I pray the Lord gives you the peace you so much need at this difficult time. We will see him in heaven believe that! Beautiful baby.

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Josephine Innan
30 months ago
1
1

Nola. Idk if that's spelled correct.. I am so sorry u have to bury that beautiful boy. I hope Brianna gets to say her goodbyes though Idk if he an she got to c much of each other since she's been away..

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Cassie Broshears
26 months ago

My heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you. I am so very, very sorry.

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