“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.”
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.
This passage reminds us that God uses people sometimes children in accomplishing of His work.
SOMETIMES GRANDPAS ARE ALLOWED TO EXAGERATE. LOL