Happy Christmas, Gabbie & Family!
This August, Gabbie and her husband Will lost their daughter, Anastasia. After a variety of complications, she was born at 24 weeks and lived just 13 short minutes. Her loss is felt every day. While still grieving, Will and Gabbie wanted to provide a normal Christmas for their three young daughters, but were struggling financially after this year’s medical and funeral expenses.
While her husband proudly serves in the Air Force, Gabbie stays home to care for her young girls. Meghan, who is five, was deeply impacted by baby Anastasia’s death. She acts as Mom’s little helper, caring for her younger sisters. Three year old Rylee has been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a degenerative neurological genetic malformation on the X chromosome which caused the loss of motor skills. Yet with her speech device, she loves chatting and telling stories and is an active little girl. Avelline, who is one and a half, has an aberrant right subclavian artery, causing difficulty swallowing. She is currently in intensive occupational and feeding therapy but is a happy toddler.
With the additional medical costs, providing Christmas gifts and other necessities for their girls this year seemed impossible. Yet, both Gabbie and her husband longed for a peaceful and magical Christmas for their daughters, putting the pain of the past behind them. So they reached out to the Earls Fam, applying for the Foundation’s Christmas Project. Gabbie originally found the Earls’ Vlogs after searching for military house tours when preparing her family for another military move. She has been following the vlogging family since their move to Ft Benning!
The Earls Fam Foundation selected Gabbie and her sweet family and partnered with the Earls Fam Community members to send the family clothing, games, and helpful therapy essentials. Gabbie says her whole family is “over the moon” for the love, support, and Christmas blessings. She says the family received so much more than gifts. They received a glimmer of hope and happiness and are “forever grateful for this Christmas miracle.”
Thank you to all who made this Christmas a little more joyful for Gabbie and her family. Join us as we continue to pray for God’s healing peace as this family continues to move forward, loving God, loving people, making a difference, and being thankful, in every circumstance.