About this Website
Welcome! This site was originally created during my pregnancy with Gabriel - for friends and family, a place for them to visit to find out how we were doing. Now it has become a place to share the story of our son through pictures, information, and my blog. After going through the hardest experience of my life, my desire is to bring hope and honesty to others going through the same thing. And so we begin...
When we were five months pregnant, our son was diagnosed with a fatal condition called Bilateral Renal Agenesis. This condition, also known as Potter's Syndrome, means his kidneys never formed. Our specialist urged us to terminate the pregnancy, trying to comfort us with the fact that there was no way he would live. We were told that if he was born alive, we would only have moments with him. My husband and I instead chose to carry him to term, allowing God to decide the details surrounding his birth and death. Gabriel was born at 36 weeks on August 21st, 2009. He lived for two glorious hours before leaving this earth to be with Jesus. His short life was filled with love, he was held and cherished before he peacefully passed away in our arms. He will forever be our son, our angel. "Imagine a love so strong that saying hello and goodbye in the same day, would be worth the sorrow." -Meghan
The Gabriel Fund
Young Life of Washington County is the recipient of all proceeds donated to The Gabriel Fund, which was set up shortly after
Gabriel’s death in August of 2009. This fund makes it possible for our area’s kids to get to Young Life camp each year, and
hear the amazing gospel of Jesus! For more information about Young Life, please take the time to visit www.washingtoncounty.younglife.org.
Donations to The Gabriel Fund can be made all year long! Checks can be made out to: Young Life, write "The Gabriel Fund" in the memo line, and mail to Young Life at P.O. Box 4606 Hagerstown, MD, 21742.