HOMETOWN: OMAHA, NE
DIAGNOSIS: RARE BRAIN TUMOR
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS: 2021
CURRENT STATUS: STABLE
Gabe was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in 2021. There are only about 10-12 cases of his type of brain tumor in the United States. He underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation at St. Jude in Memphis. The treatment was very tough on Gabe, but he made it through and is getting back to doing the things he loves, and is learning to deal with a new normal. “He loves anything when he’s outdoors. He’s crazy when he’s outside playing,” his mom, Shannon said.
Recently, he has had new symptoms appear which include stuttering and hearing issues. His parents are great advocates for him in school and in life to be sure he’s getting the help he needs. Shannon said, “with everything that he has been through, to see him try to pick up where he left off, is truly amazing.” Gabe returns to St. Jude for scans every three months and they continue to monitor his symptoms.