Gabriella's Smile Foundation was CREATED on March 30, 2016 in honor of our beautiful six-year-old daughter Gabriella
Elise, who so courageously and bravely fought DIPG, an inoperable brain stem tumor, for almost eight months. She smiled every single day and never once complained about having a brain
The incredible support from our family, local community, church, and other DIPG families and foundations, helped us through the
difficult journey that began on March 17, 2015, and ended too soon on November 7, 2015. It was this support that inspired our family to establish a foundation to help other families affected by
DIPG in the United States and families of children pediatric brain cancer here in San Antonio, Texas. It is often said that no one fights cancer alone and we believe that families are stronger
together. We believe it is this support that helps make us and other families STRONGER than DIPG and STRONGER than any cancer.
The foundation was established through CharitySmith in 2016 through a memorial fund. As of August 2018, Gabriella's Smile Foundation was approved as a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit foundation (EIN 82-4804148) in accordance to federal tax law. Donations made to our foundation are tax deductible.
Our MISSION is to help families, fund research and raise awareness for DIPG and pediatric brain
Our VISION is to help families and provide them with the necessary resources during the most critical times. No family should fight cancer