Arms wide open childhood cancer foundation
Gabi’s full recovery and her return to dancing went seamlessly, and the story caught the attention of media across the country. This included Mike Gillette, the producer of the documentary of The Truth 365.
Gillette worked with Gabi to promote awareness for childhood cancer on behalf of The Truth 365. Gabi has remained with The Truth 365 since her first conversation with Gillette and now serves as a spokesperson for the organization, testifying on their behalf.
“It’s important to keep raising funds and awareness for this,” Gabi said. “The lack of funding is so horrible and eye-opening that it makes you want to give back to others.”
Gabi’s mission of giving back has been ongoing since teaming with The Truth 365. Two children diagnosed with cancer accompanied her at the Jennies game Saturday and because she understood their situation, she was able to serve as a mentor-like figure to each of them.
“Those kids are going to be just like her when they have a mentor like her,” Jennies head coach Flip Piontek said. “They can see what an individual can do give these circumstances.”
Gabi and her two protégés made their way off the court after the speech to the sound of a standing ovation, Piontek and the Jennies prepared for a third set against the Missouri Western Griffons, and the crowd at the Multipurpose building sat down and readied themselves for more exciting action. Those in attendance, however, might not have forgotten everything outside of the game, as is typical when watching the Jennies. There is a good chance that there was one thought they didn’t forget about this time.