Sara Talks about Vines & Vibes
August 26, 2018
Gabrielle was diagnosed with leukemia early in life and has lived with severe challenges from it including hearing loss and other health complications. She was nominated by her mother who told us: “Music is her escape from all of her problems and allows her to be free.”
We were happy to send Gabrielle to see Kenny Chesney in concert, where she was also able to meet him backstage before the show. In her words…
“The thing I remember most about the concert most would be feeling ‘normal’. For once I was able to forget that I don’t feel good or that I’m sick. I was around people who all wanted the same thing, to have fun and enjoy the night. The energy and environment was electric and fun. I have trouble hearing and at this concert I was able to hear everything. I know for most people this wouldn’t be a big deal, but as someone who struggles everyday to be able to hear what normal people are saying it was a huge deal. I was able to actually understand and sing along with what they were saying.
“From the bottom of my heart Thank You. I’ve been going through rough times lately and going to this concert helped me escape reality for a little bit and enjoy life. This is not something I will ever forget. It gave me the chance to spend time with my family. My mom and sister are huge supporters in my life and I was able to enjoy quality time with them while all of us were able to have fun. This experience also gave me amazing memories to think about in the future. Anytime I am going through a rough patch I can think back to the concert and remember all the fun times I had.”