A mother in Brazil took one glance at her newborn baby and instantly rejected him. A rare congenital condition left the newborn baby with no limbs, but apart from lacking arms and legs he was a perfectly healthy baby.
After being sent to an orphanage, it seemed that the boy was left to an existence full of misery and hardships. However, when an American woman saw his photo in a supermarket she instantly fell in love with the child.
Her husband didn’t need much convincing in that they need to adopt this little boy from Brazil. Before long, the boy was a big part of the family. Thanks to his adoptive parents, Gabe is living life at its fullest.
His parents knew that due to his condition, life would always come tough for little Gabe. Many tasks that most people take for granted are simply Herculean for Gabe. That’s why the couple decided to try to teach him be as self-sufficient and strong as possible in the face of the many obstacles that Gabe will have to face every day.
By the time he was 13 years old, he could move independently at home and at school, dress himself, eat, write, work on a computer and even swim without aid!
Each morning Gabe climbs and descends the stairs twenty times to keep his muscles toned. Thanks to his strict training routine coupled with a love of swimming Gabe is always in top shape.
Gabe's spirit and willpower are truly an inspiration.