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Meet Our 2016 OKC Champion Child Gabe

Before Gabe’s second birthday, his mom noticed he suddenly wasn’t eating and it appeared he had a severe stomach ache. His parents took him to the hospital where they learned that he had a tumor on his liver. During surgery, the tumor, as well as more than 60% of his liver, was removed. He stayed in the hospital for two weeks and then had a slow recovery at home that included complications such as jaundice and high fevers. Gabe returned to the hospital for an additional surgery to re-route his bile ducts. Every August, he returns to the hospital for a scan to confirm that the tumor hasn’t returned. Today, he is happy and healthy. He’s started playing soccer and loves eating pepperoni pizza. When he grows up, he wants to be a monster truck driver.