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Gabriela’s Story

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3rd Liverversary

Today we celebrate Gabbi's 3rd "Liverversary." 3 years ago today, we sat and waited for hours while Gabbi underwent a liver transplant. It began a crazy week that included 3 more major surgeries (December 24th, 26th, and 27th). Reflecting on Christmas 2012 always makes the current one mean even more. As we look back on our Facebook memories today, your encouragement was amazing. 
The journey of the past 3 years has been a bumpy one, but we have so much to be thankful for. We are so thankful to God for Gabbi's health, for all of you for your prayers and support, for the incredible medical staff at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and for the family who gave the gift of life through organ donation. 
Celebrate with us today by signing up to be an organ donor:
And, Gabbi is doing great! A couple of weeks ago, her labs/liver numbers were the best they have been since her liver transplant! To celebrate today, Gabbi wants to go to the mall and to Bell's for supper.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!

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Darlene Beeler
By J Darlene Beeler
Praise God for your faith during such a terrible threat to your little one that brought pain to your entire family. You were a blessing to many and showed us how to face the worst this life can dish out. Praise God for His mercy and the good health of your precious children.
Pauline Jewell
How wonderful to get such news! God has proved faithful in your faith in Him!
May she continue to grow and serve Him always.
Blessings to you all.
Happy Christmas
Billy Smith
By Billy R. Smith
Congratulations Matt, Charla, Gabbi, and Connor! You have come so far in these three years, led by the gracious Hand of our benevolent Father. Thank you for your faith in Him that has inspired us all, and we thank Him for sending you for the great work He has given us to do at FHU. May the Lord continue to bless you today, and each day to come.
Shirley Freeland
By Shirley Freeland
WOW! So glad to hear that Gabbi's numbers are the best yet since her transplant. God is watching over Gabbi! Will keep her in our prayers. God bless you all and Merry Christmas!
Tony Kirk
By Tony Kirk
That's GREAT!!!
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Nova Quigley
By Nova & George Quigley
Thank you for posting this “flashback” and the current “doing great” report. Joy to the world; the Lord came to you in a special way and special need over a difficult time – and beyond. He will continue to be Immanuel, as he promises over and over throughout his word!
Bill Mills
Great news Matt. Hope Charla, you and family have a Merry Christmas.
Donna Cook
By Donna Cook
God bless you all at this holy Christmas Season.....and always!!!
Dot Washington
By Dot Washington
Praising God for answered prayers. So glad to hear that she is doing well. Prayers continue from Monroe, LA. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family.
Ron Freitas
By Ron Freitas
Great news Matt, She sure did have a bumpy ride!
Every time I see her picture I give thanks to God. You all are blessed!
Rejoicing in the great news, Ron