The words “Thank You” are just that: Words. With those, we add a promise: We believe you will see the work of your kind donation in the lives of Pompe patients all over the world. The work that the team at Duke and other geneticists treating people with this disease are doing is beyond “work.” It is their Life Missions. We have faith that – just as we have seen with what they have collectively done just in the past 12 years – we will continue to see miracles in medicine. Since Gabriel’s diagnosis, we’ve felt that we have time on our side, while we are simultaneously in a race against it. Money put toward research and awareness of Pompe gives us the upper hand over Father Time. With your help, we win.
With gratitude beyond your imagination,
Cody and Donna
Gabriel’s Daddy & Mama
A HUGE SUCCESS -- Thanks to you!
Today is International Pompe Day and, while there is so much sadness in the world right now, there is so much hope!
It is with tremendous gratitude and humility that I, on behalf of the Gabriel’s Gale board, thank all of you for your kindness and contributions toward our 2019 Gabriel’s Gale Fundraiser.
Our goal was to raise $15,000.00. Guess what? Thanks to you, we did it! Incredible. This will allow us to write a $10,000 check to Duke Health to forward Dr. Kishnani and her tam’s work, give some financial support to a local Pompe Family (heading to Duke this year!) and have some money for the foundation’s expenses.
While many of you could not make it to our fundraiser, you helped make it a success by your donations. Every dollar (and Euro!) counts!
We are forever indebted to our emcee Kris Ketz. Huge thanks to those who provided our venue & food Brett Euritt Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Co. @panerabread as well as Hy-Vee for flowers & the amazing people who donated to our silent auction. Thank you Dr. Heese Children's Mercy for speaking & Dr. Kishani from Duke Health for sending a video. Thank you Magician Todd Lamanske for truly making us believe in magic! Endless thanks to our incredible board including Talia Evans Becca Silverman and Heather Bokelkamp. No value can be put on their hard work and - most important - belief in our mission.
Finally - thank you to the many of you who donated even if you couldn't come & for those of you who trusted us enough to buy a ticket and become part of the Force to Fight Pompe!