The youngest of five siblings, Gabriel is always able to make his siblings, friends, and family laugh. Seeing his kind smile, no one would ever guess that he went through rounds of daily chemotherapy and weeks of hospital stays to battle cancer - all before his seventh birthday.
"One story that demonstrates Gabriel's personality is when a boy in a neighboring room was newly diagnosed with leukemia, remembers Gabriel's mom. "Gabriel broke the ice by leaving notes on his door, and within a short time, they were playing video games together as they boy adjusted to his new diagnosis."
Gabriel finished his chemotherapy two days after Thanksgiving in November 2017. Now in second grade, 7-year-old Gabriel is an excellent student who enjoys swimming and playing soccer.
Dedicated to helping more kids like him, Gabriel is stepping up to serve at the Pittsburgh Market's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for 2019. In this role, Gabriel will represent UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Here's how it works
Extra Life is a fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
I'm joining thousands of gamers and will be dedicating a day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!
100% of the donations go to my local children's hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation.