Gabriella's Gifts", is a part of Gabriella's Smile Foundation, which will focus on providing children dealing with Cancer at local San Antonio hospitals and their families, an opportunity to experience joy and smiles in the midst of their difficult journey.
Gabriella received gifts all the time. During radiation, as she struggled to get through the 33 days of her treatment, our friends collected gifts for her to open every day. She had enough gifts to open one every day after she came home from her treatment. She also received packages every week with toys and gifts that would bring a smile to her face. While in the hospital, she received a gift almost every day she was there. Many times she would pick out gifts from her big stash and donate them to the prize room in the hospital. We've been inspired. Our friends inspired us. Gabriella inspired us. Now we are inspired to do the same for other children facing such devastating circumstances.
Since 2016, we have collected over 200 backpacks and delivered them to the oncology clinics at our local children's hospitals. The backpacks are passed out and given to brave cancer warriors and their siblings before school starts. The backpacks are filled with school supplies and are donated by members and supporters around the city of San Antonio. We couldn't do this without their support and we look forward to Operation Back to School 2018! See pictures of our 2017 drive on our facebook page.