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Gabriela’s Story

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I often forget to post on here, so here is what I've put on Facebook in order from the most recent:

Yesterday, June 10: We got home from Pittsburgh a little while ago. Gabbi's procedure yesterday went fine and they downsized her drain. If everything still looks good, they will remove the drain in July...which would mean no more monthly trips to Pittsburgh!! We are so ready for that. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.

May 19: Happy 5th Birthday to Gabbi!

April 28: 
Gabbi's procedure went fine, but they did not remove the drain. They are going to try to gradually downsize it before they remove it. She has to be back in Pittsburgh for another procedure in 5 weeks. We have a lot to be thankful for! Thanks for your prayers!

April 27: 
Gabbi will have a procedure in Pittsburgh tomorrow morning. We are really hoping that they'll take the drain out. It has given her a lot of trouble lately (lots of leaking) and we are all pretty tired of it. We want what is best for her, but we are ready for it to be out if possible. Thanks for your prayers!
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Terri Capps
By Al and Terri Capps Schlundt, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
So glad to have finally found you! We have been wondering about y'all since we read about you in the Christian Chronicle. Two of our sons and we came down in the summer of 2011 and worshiped with you at your prior location. Son #2, Walden, returned as a RN in 2014 and 2015! Glad to see through the grace of our loving God that things have definitely taken an upwards turn! We will keep praying for your beautiful family,
Scott Reynolds
By Scott Reynolds
Matt, thanks for remembering all of your non-facebookers as well. Congrats on Gabbi's continued progress and joining you in prayer that you can make many less trips to Pittsburgh in the very near future. I praise God for another year of life to celebrate as well- a life well lived and a testament to God's love and mercy as well I might add! Love you guys and look forward to the time I can see you all face to face again.
Tio Scott
Pauline Jewell
By Pauline Jewell
My, how the time has flown passed, and how she has grown! And looking so good too! Prayers for the drain to come out in July!
Love and God Bless
Darlene Beeler
By Darlene Beeler
Good news! Certainly praying Drs can remove the drain in July. I see from the picture that Gabby is out there ready to enjoy summer play in her adorable, big heart shoes! Prayers for your little girl to soon be rid of the drain and repetitive Dr visits and a very, very long and healthy, happy life!
Beverly  Simmons
By Beverly Simmons
That is great news! Thanks for sharing. Will be praying the drain can be removed.
Shirley Freeland
By Shirley Freeland
So glad they may take it out in July. Glad she doesn't have any new problems. She looks really healthy! She is so cute. Will keep her and you all in our prayers.