Gabriella Lou Brown, daughter of Matt and Headi Brown, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in October. Gabby had just celebrated her 1st birthday and baptism on Sunday, October 7th, when days later everything changed. Gabby will be in the hospital for intense treatments over the next 6-8 months. Gabby has been absolutely amazing through all of this. She is still a happy little girl who plays and laughs just like she always has. All the doctors and nurses keep saying she is the best baby! We believe she will win this battle but she’s has to put in a hell of a fight.
We are thankful for the overwhelming support we have and will continue to receive through this journey. We may not respond to all the texts, messages, phone calls but please know we are reading every single one of them. We need all the strength and support we can get so please keep them coming!
Estelle’s will remain open during all of this, but Matt will be away quite a bit. You can still expect the same great food and service through all of this.
We live in such a wonderful community with so many offering ways to support us during this time.
Matt and Heidi
Listed below are some of the opportunities you have to help during this journey.
Pedal Pushers Cafe in Lanesboro – Grain Bowls for Gabby!
Saturday, November 17 from 11am to 7:30pm
Purchase a Grain Bowl for $12 and $8 dollars from each purchase will go towards helping 1 year old, Gabby Brown, and her family as she battles leukemia.
See more information here.
Usborne Books & More – Gabby Brown’s Party with a Purpose
Through consultant Kelli Jo Dornink
First Southeast Bank in Harmony
Accepting donations to help the family
The staff is also promoting “Jeans for Gabby,” which they pay $5 a week to wear jeans to work on Fridays.
T-Shirts through Big Girl Stickers & Stems
Order shirts here.
Past Benefits and News
Mabel-Canton Public Schools
November 7th, we will be doing a “Hat Day” fundraiser for Gabby Brown and her family.
There will be student council officers inside the main entrance, at the top of the hallway leading up from the big gym, Wednesday morning before school to collect donations. It is $1 to wear a hat.
B&B Bowl and Restaurant in Preston
Sunday, November 11 from noon – 8pm
Buy a Burger, Fries and Beverage (Pop or Beer) for $12. $8 from each sale goes to Gabby.
Jack’s Bar & Grill in Chatfield
Sunday, November 4 from 3-9 pm
Cheeseburger, Fries, and Drought Lift Bridge Rootbeer for $12, of which $8 goes directly to the Gabby Brown family. A donation basket will also be on site during this time.
Click for more information.
Acclaimed Twin Cities chef heads to Harmony to help his niece with leukemia
Read the story from the StarTribune.
Everyone is rooting for Gabby
Read the story from the Fillmore County Journal
Fillmore Central Elementary School
Pancake Breakfast held on Sunday, October 28
Chatfield Lutheran Church, a candlelight prayer vigil
See the story on KIMT3 News