I have shared about Gabe’s inspiring story here before. She had a chance meeting with Chip Gaines earlier this year in NYC. From that meeting Chip decided if Gabe could be a runner, while fighting her fourth occurrence with cancer, her third with ACC, he could run a marathon. Yesterday she was there to cheer him on and together they raised $250,000 for rare cancer research like ACCRF for adenoid cystic carcinoma. It hit me today as I was driving that this type of money going to research may save a life, including mine someday. I couldn’t help but let the tears of gratitude flow.
Thank you @gigrunewald @chipgaines for taking this chance meeting and making something life changing out it. I am grateful to witness the beauty in all of what they have done, and Gabe continues to do through her non-profit, @bravelikegabe. Yes, Chip ran a marathon but his why behind it is what captures my heart. We continue to pray for Gabe, and every other ACC fighter, that someday we will have a cure for this life altering disease.
No matter your struggles, I invite you to join me to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
And may we trust that our struggles have purpose, like Gabe shows us. They don’t have to hold us down, but help us rise up into our greater purpose, which usually includes helping others💝
With gratitude and hope,