Updates on Gavin Morris
Welcome, new followers! I wanted to update everyone on a quick and easy link to the Gavin Strong Fund for Neuroblastoma Research! The new link was made to redirect you to the above fund. It's much easier to write down and definitely easier to remember. Please feel free to share www.gavinstrongfund.com to get to the fundraising page. The other links to his personal website remain the same.
We're another day and another dollar closer to finding a cure to one of the most devastating childhood cancers... And the cancer that took my sweet Gavin!
This is OUR story, but we're not the only ones in this situation. Please join us in funding a new treatment or even a cure by visiting gavinstrongfund.com and helping any way you can. 100% of money raised to this fund will go to fund Neuroblastoma research.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to each and every person who has supported us, donated to Gavin's fund, prayed for us, or paid something forward in Gavin's honor. This is only the beginning of yet another "adventure" and I refuse to stop until these kids get new treatments, new data, and a CURE.
Reading about how Gavin has touched people's lives has been inspiring to myself and Chad. My boys did a random act of kindness nearly everyday. Once it became apart of our daily routine, it opened our eyes to so many needs, struggles, and demands.
Paying it forward can be done in millions of ways, but it does not have to involve money. You can register as an organ donor, give blood, plasma, hold the door for someone, tell someone you love them, invite someone to dinner in your home. Actually CALL someone and let them know that you are thinking of them (texting just doesn't count sometimes). Mow your neighbors lawn, smile at someone,invite someone to church, LISTEN, cook a meal for ...
My baby Gavin became CANCER FREE this morning at 7:03 a.m. I knew he could do it all along. He NEVER gave up... He didn't know how to- it was not in him. I want everyone to know that he DID receive his miracle, long ago.
I want Gavin remembered for his handsome smile, contagious laugh, and his witty personality. His love for video games, his iPad and movies. His passion for cooking, his positive outlook on life, his wisdom beyond his years. His compassionate soul, his willingness to forgive, his thankfulness of EVERY God given day, and the simplicity and realism he brought to so many lives.
Please join us in celebration by paying something forward in his honor. I will announce arrangement details later... They will be happening in Philadelphia.
Gavin's viewing will be Wednesday 3/12/14 in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The timing may vary slightly but the plan is to welcome friends and family to celebrate Gavin's life with us from 3 to 6 p.m.
We are very adamant that we do NOT wish to receive flowers, plants, blankets, etc. Instead, we have chosen a way that we can all give in Gavin's honor. We have carefully chosen Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to donate funds to support Neuroblastoma research specifically. I will have a web link and physical address where proceeds can be sent to and will post it as soon as possible.
The address for the viewing is
Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home
145 Tennis Ave
Ambler, PA 19002
On Thursday 2/27/14, the day after getting the great news about his medication able to be altered... Gavin awoke to go to CHOP for his chemo treatment, only to discover he suffered a major stroke sometime in the early morning.
After a CT scan, we learned that Gavin had developed a brain tumor and he had active bleeding in his brain. After an educated discussion with his doctor, we decided the best option for Gavin was to help him be as comfortable as possible, as soon as possible.
He's comfortable. He's loved. He's peaceful. He's calm. He's in my arms. He IS GAVIN STRONG.
Please appreciate mine and our families lack of updates or responses while we focus on what's most important. Gavin.
Please pray for all of us to accept God's timing and to be as strong as Gavin through all ...<< MORE >>