Gabriel is a 5-year-old boy who lives every day with a big smile and Cerebral Palsy! Gabriel was born at just 25 weeks and has Cerebral Palsy due to HIE and a stroke shortly after birth. He also has a trach and a feeding tube due to his extreme prematurity. Gabriel talks with a communication device or by smiling or shaking his head “no”. He has us all wrapped around his finger! He loves music, Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and his family (in that order!!!) Gabriel is also adopted! I first met Gabriel when I was working as his nurse in a pulmonary rehabilitation hospital, it was love at first sight. When I was told he needed a foster family, my husband and I signed right up. He came home from the hospital for the first time when he was 18 months old, in April of 2017. From that moment forward, we were a family. Gabriel was officially adopted by us in February of 2020. He continues to bring light to our lives every single day and we are so blessed to spend each day with such a sweet, sweet boy.