Friday, January 13, 2012

Update on Gabriel's Fundraiser

Gabe, the cutest little blonde haired boy I've ever laid my eyes on.

Words cannot express the kindness and sincerity I've seen in the last week. The generosity of complete strangers, people who don't know me or Gabe and his family, who see someone in need and want to help them, just brings tears of joy. It's easy to forget that there are good people in this world. It's easy to forget to BE a good person. This little boy is so special that while he fights his battle, he is bringing people from all over the country together in hope, prayer, and flat out goodness. I have faith that Nick and Julia, Gabe's parents, will teach Gabe all about love, and kindness, and how to help others. I have faith that they will teach Gabe to believe, to hope, and to be sincere to everyone he meets. I don't know Nick and Julia personally (I know them through a mutual friend, and they happen to be here in WA), but I can tell that's what kind of people they are. I can tell they are kind people, who would come to anyone's rescue, who continually have faith in the Lord, who do good things in their daily life. If anyone deserves a miracle, it's Nick and Julia. Even if you can't donate to their fundraiser, please pray that God continues to heal little Gabe.

The fundraiser has been AMAZING! There have been so many donations and so many purchases... I never would have thought that it would be this successful this fast... and the donations just keep coming! "Thank you" just doesn't seem like enough! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped out... even if all you can do is to share the link and tell your friend's and family about Gabe and the fundraiser, even if all you can do is have hope or pray, you're doing a wonderful thing. I'm so grateful for each and every one of you, and it is just amazing to see so many people coming together to raise money for Gabe and his family. Thank you!

There are still a few items for sale. If you're in CA, MI, or VA, and you may be interested in a discounted photo shoot, three photographers have donated their time so that 100% of the proceeds can go to the fundraiser. There are still four bows available, along with a couple of blankets, a hat, and an entire 31 gifts party. You'll find all of that here.

If you would like to donate an item to the fundraiser, I'm accepting anything and everything, no matter how big or small! All you need to do is shoot me an email at with a picture of the item(s) and whatever information is needed (for example what sizes or colors are available, whether it's custom made or the item pictured, etc.). You can also make a monetary donation through Paypal by choosing "send money," "friends and family," and sending it to You can also donate directly to the family through Nick's blog.

Thanks again, everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

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