The Faces of Rett

Gabriella(Gabby)

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Our pride and joy graced us with her presence on May 4,2013. Not only was she a week over due but she wasnt in a rush to make her entrance, labor was not easy and she didnt want to come out after 20 hours and her heart rate kept dropping,she was delieveried threw csection, not breathing and head was purple black, she had to be suctioned out numerious time and finally I heard my baby scream.She was perfect spent less then 12hours in heated bed to raise her low body temperature other then that she was fine. Gabby was diagnosed with Rett syndrome May 2015 at 2 years old. As her parents weve known since birth something was wrong with Gabby. She was very quiet and didnt move much.No docotor took concern till she was nine months.Gabby has never been able to sit, stand, walk, crawl, or talk.Can not bare weight in her legs,and has lost it in arms.She has always struggled with usefulness of her hands. She can only drink from a bottle and eat pureed foods.This past September 2016 she had a gtube surgury. She can still eat and drink from mouth,liquids just have to be thickened because she silently asperates. She used to choke on her meds and refused to drink water or anything besides almond milk and pedisure, so she was horribly dehydrated. We strictly use gtube for meds, water (hydration), and venting gas out of her belly. Since infancy Gabby has struggled GI wise with gas and constipation. Her acid reflex was out of control she spit up in vomited daily. Things are more controlled she rarly throws up but she still struggles with acid relfux. Today Gabbys biggest struggles is her sleeping. She suffers from obstructive sleeping and sleep apnea.Her tongue falls and covers her airways which is pushing and holding secretions in her throat resulting in her coughing, choking and breathing issues.She wakes numerious times a night struggling to breath due to blocked air way and choking on her secretions.She is scheduled for her second sleep study to be monitored and see what are next step is to help these issues and her to finally sleep. Sleeping is when our girls/boys feel and look the most free,but not in Gabbys case that is when she fights the hardest. Despite all of her challenges she is a spunky, silly, typical girl. She loves anything princess, Alvin and the Chipmunks and durning any melt down Tec the Tractor can make everything better.She enjoys evening walks,traveling to see family, and play dates with friends.She is always willing to try new things but her favorite thing of all is school.Being around all the kids and participating in whatever everyone is doing.She spends most days giggling and smiling. Her eyes and facial expressions say everything for her. She brightens every room she enters and leaves a lasting joyful impression on anyone she meets. She is a pure joy she teaches us about patience, acceptance and what true love is.She is our silent angel but we are her voice. We are fighting to set her and all the other girls/boys with rett sydrome free! We have faith and high hopes for a cure!We are close its going to happen! Thank you for listening to Gabbys story and please help her reach her goal to help find a cure!

Gabby journey

Our pride and joy graced us with her presence on May 4,2013. Not only was she a week over due but she wasnt in a rush to make her entrance, labor was not easy and she didnt want to come out after 20 hours and her heart rate kept dropping,she was delieveried threw csection, not breathing and head was purple black, she had to be suctioned out numerious time and finally I heard my baby scream.She was perfect spent less then 12hours in heated bed to raise her low body temperature other then that she was fine. Gabby was diagnosed with Rett syndrome May 2015 at 2 years old. As her parents we've known since birth something was wrong with Gabby. She was very quiet and  didnt move much.No docotor took concern till she was nine months.Gabby has never been able to sit, stand, walk, crawl, or talk.Can not bare weight in her legs,and has lost it in arms.She has always steuggled with usefulness of her hands. She can only drink from a bottle and eat pureed foods.This past September  2016 she had a gtube surgury. She can still eat and drink from mouth,liquids just have to be thickened because she silently aspirates. She used to choke on her meds and refused to drink water or anything besides almond milk and pedisure, so she was horribly dehydrated. We strictly use gtube for meds, water (hydration), and venting gas out of her belly.          Since infancy Gabby has struggled GI wise with gas and constipation. Her acid reflex was out of control she spit up in vomited daily. Things are more controlled she rarly throws up but she still struggles with acid relfux. Today Gabbys biggest struggles is her sleeping. She suffers from obstructive sleeping and sleep apnea.Her tongue falls and covers her airways which is pushing and holding secretions in her throat resulting in her coughing, choking and breathing issues.She wakes numerious times a night struggling to breath due to blocked air way and choking on her secretions.She is scheduled for her second sleep study to be monitored and see what are next step is to help these issues and her to finally sleep. Sleeping is when our girls/boys feel and look the most free,but not in Gabbys case that is when she fights the most in her trapped body.          Despite all of her challenges she is a spunky, silly, typical girl. She loves anything princess, Alvin and the Chipmunks and durning any melt down Tec the Tractor can make everything better.She enjoys evening walks,traveling to see family, and play dates with friends.She is always willing to try new things but her favorite thing of all is school.Being around all the kids and participating in whatever everyone is doing.She spends most days giggling and smiling. Her eyes and facial expressions say everything for her. She brightens every room she enters and leaves a lasting joyful impression on anyone she meets. She is a pure joy she teaches us about patience, acceptance and what true love is.She is our silent angel but we are her voice. We are fighting to set her and all the other girls/boys with rett sydrome free! We have faith and high hopes for a cure!We are close its going to happen! Thank you for listening to Gabbys story and please follow her journey.

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  • Julie 5 days ago $75.00
  • Ken 5 days ago $52.25
  • Anonymous 6 days ago
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  • John and Jennifer In Memory of John Spears 1 week ago $104.50
  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • Danielle John was like the biggest teddy bear. He always did for all his "kids" blood or not. He never even had to say a word, he showed his love to everyone. Thank you for putting up with all our shenanigans! Take care of Gabby Girl for us 2 weeks ago $100.00
  • Colleen Our Uncle John was such a happy guy - full of life and his jokes made even the grumpiest of people laugh! I can't remember a single time we saw him without a smile on his face. We are donating in his name, so that others have a chance at the joyful, happy 2 weeks ago
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  • Danielle Thank you all who participated and donated to Gabbys Garden of Hope November 2021 $2,452.00
  • Tommy Love you Gabby! From the Sno Belt Team! March 2017 $206.00
  • Tamara Gabby in my eyes you are a perfect little girl in every way :) your smile your little personality you are just amazing :) March 2017 $200.00
  • John and Jennifer In Memory of John Spears 1 week ago $104.50
  • Michelle April 2019 $104.50
  • Traci JJ and Auntie love you guys March 2017 $103.00
  • Mary & Wayne God Bless you Gabby, we love you March 2017 $103.00
  • Carrie Love you guys so much!! March 2017 $103.00
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