Saturday, May 08, 2010

“GABE’S TREE.”

A SPIRITUAL SUNDAY POST

spiritualsundays MY GRANDSON WILLIAM FRAKER & MR. SCOTT DUBOIS  PLANT GABE’S TREE.”

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“Fort Miami Honors Student With Memorial Tree Planting
BY NANCY GAGNET — MIRROR REPORTER
A pine tree planted along the walk leading to the front doors of Fort Miami Elementary School during the Earth Day Celebration on April 30 will forever be known as Gabe’s Tree.
The tree was planted in memory of 8-year-old Gabriel DuBois, who attended the school before he was diagnosed in December with a rare form of lung cancer. He died on April 26.
“This tree is a symbol of all that he gave to us at Fort Miami and the Maumee community and will remind us that he is among us as he joins Claire and T.J. as protectors of the fort,” said principal Dwight Fertig, referring to former students Claire Rubini and T.J. Croll, who died in 2000.
Second-graders Seth Pasquinelli and William Fraker and Gabe’s father Scott DuBois helped scoop dirt on the tree.”

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A FEW YEARS BACK MY GRANDSON WILLIAM SPENT A COUPLE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL (BURST APPENDIX). GABE WAS A FREQUENT VISITOR AND EVERY TIME HE WALKED INTO WILLIAMS ROOM THE EXPRESSION ON WILLIAMS FACE CHANGED FROM GRIMACE TO BIG SMILE. THANK YOU GABE AND GOODBYE. 

WILLIAM IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN HE NEEDED ALL THE HELP HE COULD GET.

WMHOSPCOLLAGE
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MIRROR NEWSPAPER AND NANCY GAGNET FOR ARTICLE EXCERPT AND PHOTOS.

Colossians 4:7-18
This passage reminds us that God uses people sometimes children in accomplishing of His work.

WILLIAM TODAY:PERFECTGAMEWILLIAM

SOMETIMES GRANDPAS ARE ALLOWED TO EXAGERATE. LOL

100_4836 THE “KIDS” SAY,”THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.”

10 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I love your grandson's smile. Glad that he had someone to brighten his days in the hospital. What a great thing to plant a tree in honor of Gabe, and it was wonderful that William could help to plant it.

Whidbey Woman said...

This was a nice tribute to your grandson and his lost friend.

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful tribute to your handsome grandson and his friend. It sounds like that young man is safely in our Saviors arms. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

It is alway so sad to here of children dying from these diseases that they just cant control. What a wonderful thing the school did. Your grandson is a trooper. Thank-you for sharing this heartfelt post with us today.
Blessings,
Ginger

Renee said...

What a wonderful tribute to this young boy, Gabe. He was a blessing in his short life, wasn't he! May God be with all who mourn his death..Thank you for sharing this with us.

www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful post, Joe.... That is neat of them to plant a tree in memory of Gabe. Glad your grandson was involved. AND am glad that William is doing so well now.

Have a great day. We are home from the beach --and I will post in the morning.
Betsy

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing! It is very sad for children to die, but also wonderful to see God use their friends!

char72 said...

What a beautiful post. Yes, children can teach us so much about life. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

micey said...

aw!

Tony Letts said...

the tree is a great idea