Tonight a Brave Young man is fighting for his life. He may have days, months or minutes left. I put my daughters to bed tonight after sitting on Gabby’s bed, came downstairs, and became angry. My family has been through so much. We said “See you later” to Gabby 5 months and 1 day ago. I’m not angry because of that. Devastated, yes, angry, no. I’m Angry because Oliver fought for over two years and is in pain. My girls ask about him daily, Katie draws pictures for him. He loves Harry Potter. When we went to universal studios and walked through The Harry Potter World both girls kept saying how much Oliver would love seeing everything they were seeing. I’m not angry with God, I’m angry because I want this little boy to live. I haven’t met him but if it would save the pain from his parents I would give up my life. Any of these children deserve a longer life. They need to go to the Prom, get bad haircuts and wear what us as parents might call silly. Instead there are so many that fade away without ever seeing the world. Oliver we are all sending you our strength, courage, and positive energy. But believe me when I say this buddy: You are stronger, braver, and more positive than most people in this world. We never say goodbye in this house, just see you later. And Oliver I would be honored to see you later my friend.
This is a subject that most people don’t want me to talk about. Remember it’s just my thoughts. I don’t judge others and call them wrong, so try not to judge me.
I believe in God. He didn’t give Gabby Cancer and neither did Satan in my opinion. When I started writing I was angry with God, I doubted God. The priest of my parish came to our hospital and said pray for the doctors so that they could take care of Gabby. At first I didn’t understand this. I over thought it. In my mind they are just tools of God, if he wanted he could give them the cure.
I was wrong. That’s not what the priest meant. I know that now. Gabby had cancer; nothing was going to change that. The environment, the water, a freak accident of cells in her brain. Who knows? I don’t and most likely never will.
God didn’t give Gabby cancer, but I do believe he was with her, gave her strength and courage. He helped us and keeps helping us wake up and deal with the hand that life dealt us. He can’t cure cancer, what he can do is stay by our side as our children and loved ones fight it. He helps make it possible to go on when all else seems lost. Not because we want to, but because we have no other choice. A person once posted that “God needed her for something more important than this silly thing we call life” I also don’t agree with that. God was with her and she is somewhere right now watching us. I’ll see her later. I however refuse to believe life on earth is silly. Life is precious, every minute, and every breath. Don’t forget that. It’s easy to take it for granted. It’s easy to say I’ll play with you tomorrow, or we can see that movie next time. I sit here writing this looking at a penguin we got gabby in the hospital sitting on her chair. It hurts so much but I remember the way Gabby hugged it in the Hospital, she was happy for a few minutes. Precious minutes. Remember that while you sit and watch the Grammys, or get your oil changed. How amazing it is to be alive, to feel, and to be able to make a difference.
Making a difference with the foundation.
A difference… that’s what The Get Well Gabby Foundation is all about. Making sure every voice, every name is heard. Making sure we see advancements and a cure one day. So donate on Gabbys web page or send in donations to make a difference. If you have no money, it doesn’t matter do something else. Help spread the message of warriors like Gabby and Oliver. Perform a random act of kindness for a stranger. Appreciate life. That’s all we ask. Be like Gabby, Oliver, Logan, Trey, Luca, Guiliana, Lexi, Miette, Victoria, Mackenzie, Valentina, Maddie, Nathan, Espn, and the many other children that have fought and are currently fighting for their life!! Be a hero to them because they are heroes for all of us.
Goodnight Oliver the wizard and I’ll see you later
Believe in Oliver
Believe In Gabby
Believe in all the kids that have fought and are fighting
Believe in a Cure