Gabrielle “Gabby” Preston was born on July 16, 2000. She is the daughter of Dana and Joel Preston, and the sister of Jasmin, Madeline, Judah and Hannah. Gabrielle means “Warrior of God” and “Angel of God,” and her parents say that “God created her with a plan, purpose and a destiny. She is everything her name means. Her strong yet compassionate spirit reflects that “Gabby has a deep love for Jesus and loves to talk and sing about him. Her favorite song is ‘Awesome God.’ She knows He is with her on this journey called Life. Gabby is in God’s hands and there is no better place to be.”
Gabby was diagnosed in August 2005 with Anaplastic Malignant Oligodendroglioma. Surgery removed 70 percent of her brain tumor, but it grew back and spread within 21 days. She has gone through 32 sessions of radiation and several different chemotherapy treatments, including a research drug, and her doctors say they have done everything medically they can.
Gabby’s parents love her “amazing smile along with big, bright eyes. She always lights up a room. She never complains about her situation and has an inner joy. Her laugh is contagious. She has a joy and peace about her and the ability to appreciate the little things in life only kids can enjoy. She loves to be around her family, is very close to her brother and sisters.”
Gabby’s parents would like to thank the Children’s Cancer Lifeline, and Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.