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Benefit for Gabriel's Journey to a Miracle
Benefit for Gabriel's Journey to a Miracle

Gabriel Isaac Dehen, born October 16, 2014 at Metro Hospital, came into this world fighting and has a long journey ahead of him and his parents, David & Christina Dehen.

Gabriel was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around one of his arms that was completely limp. After ineffective respiratory efforts, he was placed on oxygen but then doctors noticed unusual movement of his arms that appeared to be symptoms of seizure activity. He was then transferred to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for the next 42 days.

Gabriel was diagnosed with Severe Epilepsy & Neuro-Degenerative Disease, meaning his brain cells were diminished from his brain as well as his brain stem. He is now on 3 different seizure medicines.

Both David and Christina never planned to have her off from work for so long; her job granted her 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid leave for baby bonding time. Since that time she is only able to work a few hours a week due to Gabriel’s needs and care.

This family needs your help with expenses and friends and family are having a benefit to help raise money. It will be held at St. Peter & Paul School Gym at 1433 Hamilton NW in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:30pm. Admission is a Free Will Donation. Food will be available; build your own grilled burgers, brats, and hot dogs. There will be a DJ, raffles and an auction.

Anything you can give in the way of something for the auction or raffle or money would certainly be appreciated. For more information go to jjfundraisers.com or call 616-785-3240.

Let’s turn out and support this family in their time of need.