Nothing Gold Can Stay.

Rest in peace, Gabriella.

You were a brave little girl in our community who found out less than a year ago that you had an inoperable brain tumor.

You decided to fight with passion and determination.

You launched your own letter writing campaign to Macy’s, and rallied a community together. This campaign drew thousands of people from all over the world to send their letters. You, my dear, personally was responsible for 250,000 letters and 36 wishes to children like you.

You got your own wish as well. You went to Paris and got to experience the city of lights. Not only that, you became a published author. You got your college degree. You founded your own foundation, Smashing Walnuts.

In a year’s time, you have done so much to raise awareness to pediatric cancer. And now you are gone. It was abrupt and way too soon.

Today we wear our gold shirts in remembrance of you. The girl who taught the community so much in such a short amount of time.



We’ll miss you Gabriella. We will continue your fight against cancer.



About OneLoCoMommy

I live in Northern Virginia and and I look like the stereotypical suburban mom, for better or for worse. My son plays baseball and takes karate (albeit adaptive). My daughter is a gymnastics diva but rolls with the boys in T-ball. I've been a Room Mom and Playdate Coordinator. I work full-time, try to work out, and love my Book Club. However, I also blog on my experiences on our ASD, SPD and ADHD journey while trying to be a better parent advocate. All in a life's work.
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5 Responses to Nothing Gold Can Stay.

  1. Denise says:

    So sad to hear.


  2. So heartbreaking. She sounds like she became an inspiration.


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