Gabbi is graduating highschool soon and her journey has been one to watch. Born in 2001, she hasn’t been able to achieve the “typical physical milestones” due to Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. But she is a fighter in every sense of the word.
My favorite example of this was when I came to see her after she came out of posture correcting back surgery. Even while groggy from the pain killers, she tried to open her eyes as wide as possible to see me. She probably doesn’t remember this, but I do, and I will.
She enjoys life. I’m was able to join her and her best friend at Vidcon as the “adult” and we had a blast. At this point I’m not even surprised when she tells me that she went to a BTS concert or any event for that matter. If there’s a chance to go; she will.
Much like many teenagers her age; she’s equal parts sassy-sarcastic and caring. And much like teenagers her age, she’s graduating soon. This campaign is my graduation gift to her.
Gabbi designed this butterfly back in 2009 during the first charity walk she attended. According to her, "a butterfly spreads beauty by pollinating flowers. My goal is to help create an equally beautiful effect by raising funds helping researchers find a cure." The design on the shirt is a digitized form of an original sketch she made recently.This campaign is designed for that. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to CureCMD; a wonderful organization that has helped her and her family.
We dedicate this campaign to our made-out-of-awesome godmother, Gabbi for her graduation, and all the people in CureCMD.
CureCMD's mission is to advance the research for treatments and find a cure for the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies. They will improve the lives of those living with CMD through engagement and support of the community.
Check them out at : https://www.curecmd.org/