MARION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: A Must Read!!
Marion Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.
As part of my cancer journey, I had a few pay forward goals that I established to help keep me focused and to raise awareness and support to fight this terrible disease. My first goal was to create a friends and family team. We did that last year with team Ride BBD. The second was to get the team large enough so we could participate in the Ride for a Child program with Pedal The Cause. This year we are currently at 13 riders and growing, and I am proud to say that we are riding for a warrior named Gabe:
Gabe loves Legos, playing outside, racing BMX, and making YouTube videos. He is a huge fan of Imagine Dragons and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Gabe was diagnosed January 4, 2018 and had a laminectomy the following day after being flown to Children’s. A follow-up MRI showed more growth, so he had an angiogram to block an artery surrounded by the tumor on February 27 and a suboccipital craniotomy on February 28. His neck was too unstable due to the amount of bone removed, so he had a cervical occipital fusion on March 6. Gabe spent eight days in the hospital the first time, two weeks the second time, and is currently undergoing 31 rounds of IMRT radiation. His brother and sister are staying with their grandparents at home in Springfield, so the family is 200 miles apart. His family just keeps looking to the future. Gabe hasn’t stopped smiling and being positive through it all. He hopes to get back on his bike when this is all over and make YouTube videos when he’s older. Gabe is an inspiration to so many people. The future holds great things for him. Gabe and his family would like to help raise money for continuing research to help others.
So please donate to my ride to help support Gabe and his battle. As you can see from his pictures he is an amazing little guy fighting with a smile on his face. His world has been turned upside down this year and I am sure knowing that the support we can give to him and his family goes a very long way.
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Thank you again for your support. Feel free to share this with anyone you want - we need to take this on for Gabe!!
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