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In honor of Eli’s birthday the Gibson family choose a tangible way to love. This family knows pain, and they also know gut-wrenching amounts of love. Every year, in the same month when they’re missing their son the most, they lean forward to love another.
This year, the Gibsons are rallying their community to create a new story of hope for a family in a conflict zone, to give someone else’s child a chance at life instead of death—by providing a lifesaving heart surgery for a child who can’t live without one.
This kind of love doesn’t make sense—the kind that experiences unbearable loss and, right in the middle of that pain, seeks to remake the world for someone else. The Gibsons will never be done missing Eli. They simply decided that no family should experience the loss of a child like they did.
Without surgery, the Gibsons know life will be cut short for children in war-torn countries like Iraq and Libya. They’ve decided to change that story, and make sure the parents will celebrate more birthdays than they ever dared to hope!
We are so honored to be part of the Gibsons’ story, to celebrate their love for Eli.
Join them in honoring their son—in making love a verb as they raise money this month to provide a lifesaving heart surgery for a child in need.