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The Get Well Gabby Foundation was founded in 2012 with a passion and courage to fight for a cure for Childhood Cancer in memory of Gabriella Vogel.
Gabby was a vibrant, and happy five-year-old girl. She started having trouble with her balance and her speech. On Memorial Day of 2011, she became a patient at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Gabby was diagnosed with an explosively aggressive, malignant tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Gabby fought with such braveness against this terminal diagnosis. At 8:15 pm on September 11, 2011 – with her family by her side – Gabby lost her battle against these tumors.
No child, parent, sibling, family member, or friend should have to go through this. But, the sad reality is, they will. On average 46 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children and 7 children lose their life every school day. Pediatric Cancers are the leading disease killer of children. Many of these cancers don’t even have a known cause let alone a cure.
Gabby was a fighter, and in her memory we are fighting too. We are fighting this monster that takes away the joy of childhood and makes these children fight for their lives. Join us in this fight.