Gabby Valdez

Gabby Valdez

Born at 23 weeks, Gabby weighed in at 1 lb., 4.5 oz. and spent her first eight months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Gabby arrived so early, her parents had no name picked out for her. Medical professionals told Christina her daughter would never walk and would likely need to be institutionalized. Christina confesses, “I want her to do things they said she would never do.”

Today, Gabby is doing just that. She can stand and walk short distances, communicates with her eyes and expresses happiness by clapping.

Designed to support Gabby as she grows, her ramp will enrich her daily life, granting her more time to just be a kid. “Awesome, helpful, and understanding” are words Christina associates with her experience with our Home Accessibility Program. “It’s a big stress reliever, and Gabby picks up on it” reveals Christina. Home is now safer and more accessible.