Gabby’s Gifts 2018, helping kids at the children’s hospital who can’t come home over the holidays.

Since she was little, my daughter, Gabby, has had a medical condition that has required frequent visits to the children’s hospital.  One of the more positive things to come out of this is that she has developed a deep sensitivity for children who don’t get to leave the hospital to spend the holidays at home.  At age nine, Gabby decided to start a program to get gifts for children who must remain at the hospital.  These gifts are purchased from a list provided by the hospital based on things the children have asked for which do not pose any medical or other risks.  Gabby delivers these gifts to the hospital where they are sterilized, wrapped and delivered to the children by hospital staff.

In 2016, I took Gabby’s initiative online in the form of a GoFundMe campaign and the response was overwhelming.  In a somewhat ironic twist, Gabby herself wound up in the hospital last year becoming one of the very kids she has tried so hard to help.  After months of recovery, I am happy to say that Gabby is doing extremely well.  Gabby remains very committed to this cause, and is again raising money for the 2018 holiday season.


If you are able to take a few minutes to check out her campaign, I would appreciate it.  I think what she’s doing is really incredible, even more so after our experience last year.  Gabby’s Gifts 2018 can be found here.


Thanks in advance for taking the time to check out her campaign and for sharing.



By Steve Sawczyn

Blind from birth, I do what I can to help make the world a more accessible and inclusive place for all.

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