Gabrielle is the daughter of some very good friends of mine. This is her cross and below is their story:
January 7, 2012 seemed like just an ordinary Saturday. It was the beginning of a new year, with new direction, new goals. For Gabrielle Fox, it was the day that the course of her life changed. Sitting in the emergency room of Cook Children’s Hospital, little did she know God’s plan for her life involved a life-threatening diagnosis of cancer. At 4 ½ years old, Gabrielle was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her journey to becoming a survivor started with almost two weeks in the hospital and will involve 2 ½ years of intense chemotherapy, during which she must give up some of the most precious childhood experiences…like playing with her friends and beginning Kindergarten.
A true fighter, and a sassy one at that, Gabrielle didn’t approach her diagnosis with fear, but with a true warrior spirit. Through every chemotherapy treatment; through every headache and stomach ache; through every birthday party she can’t attend…she sees a day that is one step closer to complete healing. Her journey is a long one filled with many valleys but it is a journey to complete victory over cancer. Her testimony of God’s awesome power will reach far and wide. Our prayer is that by age 7, Gabrielle will be able to say, ‘I am a cancer survivor.’ We are forever grateful for and humbled by everyone’s love, support and prayers for our precious daughter
1 Corinthians 15
This is Gabrielle’s Cross. Designed to illustrate her fight with the faceless enemy called Leukemia, and her emergence with a body renewed. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 15: “For this perishable body must put on imperishability and this mortal body must put on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory!” Gabrielle has a long fight ahead of her but we know through our faith in Christ Jesus the will of God will be glorified in her life and her fight.
Designed by Tina and Patrick Neuwirth for the Iron Chinchilla
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