Gabriel McAllister's family is from Boise, Idaho.
Today, we are trying to bring our baby boy home, just in time for his first birthday, to be buried in Boise, where he is from.
Gabriel was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as HLHS, as well as Trisomy 21, otherwise known as Downs Syndrome.
We have taken him on a journey, after being told he had a 1 percent chance of getting through his first heart surgery in Seattle, through 4 heart surgeries in his just under one year of life.
He was taken to Boston at 6 months in hopes of having a fully repaired heart at the number one hospital in the United States, and a full heart repair was almost completed when Gabe developed a serious infection.
Gabe's immune system stopped responding, and on August 23rd at 8:58 pm, Gabe was held off of life support as he said goodbye to our family, just a few days before his first birthday (the 28th of August).
Our family has been out of work during the past year, using up all our FMLA and medical leave and our apartment to fight for our son's life. We do not have enough money currently to bring him home to bury him and say our goodbyes.
We need to raise 8,000 dollars by Tuesday morning in order to pay for Gabe's body to be transferred from Boston to Boise, or he will be cremated at that point.
If you are able to help us get there, it would mean so much to our family. We will be back in Boise tomorrow night with our two year old son, Judah.
Gabe has a few websites
www.gabrielshope.net (with a donation page)