2005 Guestbook Archives


Hi ....I have spoke to you before about my brother having Friedrichs. Was just wondering how you were doing? Hope all is well with you!

Rhonda G.

posted by Rhonda G. on December 21, 2005 09:17 PM

Gabe it's me Sara from Westfield, WI. I just want to say thank you! for all you have done. I have already seen a change in our school. and I thought it was impossible for you, let alone anyone, to change how our "small town" bullying is. But you have proved many people wrong. Some students have came up to me and the the PSST members and just talked to us about how they don't get bullied as much anymore, and how they want you to come back. And in my own words of you I would call you a HERO. You are an amazing woman and I know everything you do will work out for you. And just thank you SO much!!
Sara F.

posted by Sara F. on December 11, 2005 12:42 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy I think it is very unfortunate what happened to both of you. Gabe, you didn't need to be hit or bullied by anyone. When you visited my school, Springton Lake Middle School, I really think that you left us if a good message and I hope you and Izzy someday get better. You didn't deserve what happened to you. Izzy I hope you get better because no dog should go through that! I really thnik that you have really helped Gabe so don't let her down and I know you won't! Best Wishes,
Evan H.

posted by Evan H. on December 10, 2005 09:40 PM

GABE AND IZZY,
HEY I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING TO MY SCHOOL LAST YEAR. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE YOU GUYS AT OUR SCHOOL. I LOVE IZZY. YOU ARE REALLY PRETTY GABE

posted by HANNAH on December 9, 2005 09:23 PM

hey gabe and izzy you came to pwms like a week ago and i thought you were great it almost made me cry when you showed the pic. and you where soooooo strong for standing up in front of our school some people made fun of you because the way you talk but i have a cosin thats like that to and people make fun of her to and its sad well ill talk to you later so bye and have a very nice and great day and merry chritsam love your new friend sarah m.

posted by sarah .m. on December 7, 2005 03:05 PM

PLEASE WRITE BACK A.S.A.P.

posted by BRAD H. on December 7, 2005 02:28 PM

Hello,
My name is Ariel. You were just at my school about 1 week ago(Pioneer Westfield Middle/High School). I also seen you and your mother in Portage at wal*mart and i was with my friend Amber. I really like that you came to my school. It was almost like meeting a celeberty. Also your story was very touching and sad. I think my school has improved sence you have been here. Some people still are mean but it's the usual person that no one cares what they have to say. Thank you for comming to my school i loved you story and i hope to hear from you.

posted by ariel on December 6, 2005 06:35 PM

hi love u u r the gratist e mail me im form westfeld

posted by becky on December 6, 2005 06:18 PM

You guys came to my school last Friday at Westfield, WI. I loved the presentation. I was also sad to hear about your sister's friend.
-Much Love: Bucky B.

posted by Bucky B. on December 5, 2005 08:13 PM

hey gabe and izzy,
i really enjoyed having you at our school(westfield middle school) you are an inspiration to me and a lot of other classmates.you are my hero for fighting your disease and coming to our school to talk about it...that must of took a lot of guts sittin up at the stage and telling us your story.thankyou. please write back soon. i love you. Beth

posted by Beth B. on December 5, 2005 04:57 PM

I just wanted to thank you so much for visiting the Pioneer Westfield School. You really touched me with your story. I wish you many more happy days and good luck with your apartment. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Brittany

posted by Brittany on December 4, 2005 10:51 PM

Hi thatnk you for coming to our school. I really enjoyed your visit. I am really sorry for what happened. It was so sad i had tears in my eyes. well Thanks again.
Your friend kayla (westfield middle school)

posted by kayla on December 4, 2005 04:52 PM

hey this joey from westfield P.S.S.T. i was at the basketball game and i was talking to you after the game i really liked your thing about bullying
your friend joey PS. i like ur dog she is really cool

posted by joey d. on December 4, 2005 03:23 PM

Gabe and Izzy came to my school in Westfield, Wisconsin to speak yesterday and I found her story to be truely inspirational.

posted by Nicki J. on December 4, 2005 02:08 AM

Hi Gabe, (and Izzy)
I am a sophomore at Pioneer Westfield Highschool. (Wisconsin) You came and spoke to us on Friday the 2nd of December. I just wanted to say thank you, and your words really touched me. I just wanted to go up by you and give you a hug. You made a big impression on many students in our school.
Thank you,
Amanda R.

posted by Amanda R. on December 3, 2005 07:56 PM

thank you for comming to Westfield Pioneer Middle School. i really appreciated it. i hope that we can keep in touch.
sincerely,
Amy of Westfield, WI

posted by Amy-Jo F. on December 3, 2005 07:47 PM

hi gabe and izzy,
im a student at Bamber Valley Elementary and i would like to say that the presentation you gave at our school was incredible. i was very touched when you told us about the bully hitting your legs and i hope that will never hapen to anyone at our school. thanks for the visiting our school.
from,
mayura o

posted by Mayura O. on December 3, 2005 04:56 PM

Your story really got to me...I used to be picked on in elementary school because I was short and I had...a...bladder problem (if you know what I mean).

posted by Heather H. on December 2, 2005 09:42 PM

Hi, Gabe and Izzy! I just wanted to thank you for your visit to my school, i think it was very inspirational to me as well as my fellow classmates. I know we all appreciated you coming into our school and telling your story, thank you and God Bless.

posted by Jaquelyn on December 2, 2005 08:50 PM

Hi,Gabe and Izzy!!! I just wanted to tell you that I think your speach that you gave today was very inspirational, and I think it touched many of my fellow classmates as well as me, I thank you for coming to Westfield and sharing your story. God Bless.

posted by Jaquelyn on December 2, 2005 08:45 PM

hey gabe&Izzy u came to my school to day 12/2/05 westfield middle school i just want to thank u for comming i think it will help the building in my school it was very sad please e mail me back
alyssa

posted by alyssa s. on December 2, 2005 08:00 PM

You came to my school (Westfield) this morning and I thought you were great! Izzy is so adorrible too! I really think your speech has had an effect on the whole school. When we first watched the movie, at first, naturally I thought you were weird. But into the movie and when you were giving your speech, I didn't even notice you sounded different or couldn't walk well. You just seemed really cool.

posted by Jillian on December 2, 2005 07:04 PM

hey gabe and izzy thank you for coming to our school today you were great! i know some kids can be mean and i dont know why. i hope you can keep writing to me so we can talk! thank you and we are very happy to have had you in our school i hope you can come back to our school. bye have a very nice day! love your new friend

posted by sarah.m. on December 2, 2005 06:41 PM

We were truly touched by your story and it is unbelievable to us the progress you have made since kids bullied you in high school. it's horrible that anyone would do that and how you've overcome your obstacles amazed us. Not all kids are like the ones that you went to high school with and we are living proof. We encourage you to keep going to schools and spreading your word ecause if it affects students even half as much as it affected us, then it will be a success. Izzy too has given us inspiration to do the right thing and stand up against bullying. Thank you so much and good luck in the future. Sincerely, Jenna and Ashley

posted by Ashley and Jenna on December 2, 2005 06:26 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy. I was one of the studants at Westfield. I have a question. There is this one kid at school and nobudy likes him. I have a problem with being popular and if i don't make fun of him everybody will turn me down. I don't mean to be maen but i don't want to be made fun of. What should i do? I thought your assembly was great. You and your dog are so cool. Thank you for coming to our school. You guys are so nice. Don't you have a book. If you do than i want to get it. P.S the boy who gets made fun of is allways threatning the school and he likes my best friend by my best friend is scared of him and hates him so if I be nice than she will be amd at me. Help!
Thank you
Micayla C.

posted by Micayla on December 2, 2005 06:05 PM

Hey Gabe, I wanted to say I think it is so cool that you don't let your diesease get the best of you. you and Izzy are a perfect match. Hats off to the both of you!
keep fighting, Stephanie (from Pioneer Westfield Middle School)

posted by Stephanie on December 2, 2005 06:03 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy!
You visited my school on 12/2/05. I want to tell you your story is truly inspirational. It was amazing! If that ever happened to me, like you said that others did, I think I'd just feel sorry for myself. It's really cool that you talk to people about your disability. I'm sure many people have taken it to heart. I know I have!! It's sad you can't dance anymore, but at least now you have Izzy. Thanks for coming! It was a great experience.
Sincerely Your New Fan,
Alex

posted by Alex B. on December 2, 2005 06:00 PM

I hope that you and Izzy can come visit Westfield,Wi again. I thought that you story was amazeing and how you recovered from what creul people did to you. I hope that you and I can stay in touch. I gave you my e-mail I hope you can write to me. I have a STRONG feeling that you, your story, and your dog has changed my to be a better person than what I was.
i luv u and izzy soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

posted by alex k. on December 2, 2005 05:40 PM

I hope that you and Izzy can come visit Westfield,Wi again. I thought that you story was amazeing and how you recovered from what creul people did to you. I hope that you and I can stay in touch. I gave you my e-mail I hope you can write to me. I have a STRONG feeling that you, your story, and your dog has changed my to be a better person than what I was.

posted by alex k. on December 2, 2005 05:32 PM

Hey Gabby,
You came to our school Bamber Vally.I like izzy alot.My favorite animal is a dog.That is the first coonhown I have ever seen.I think izzy was the one best dog I have ever seen.

posted by Bailey on December 1, 2005 05:47 PM

i feel bad for you that pepple bulled you.

posted by autumn l. on November 30, 2005 08:48 PM

that speach was realy cool

posted by on November 30, 2005 08:40 PM

Hello,Gabe my name is Emma. I am from Bamber Valley Elem. school and I was vary inspired by your speech and video. When I herd your speech and I watched your video I made friends with a girl and boy I had been fighting with before.I felt so happy after I heard your tale. I wanted to make friends with everyone in my class. But I think I`ll just take it a few at a time...for now. How is Izzy doing? well most important is how are you doing? I think your wheel-chair is pretty cool. Do you want to know somethig that is not cool? I just got Head-gear on Tues-day November,29. But the good thing is it does not hurt...yet. I`m asking alot of questions because I was in the back row and I did not git called on. Do you want to be my pen-pal? If you do not know what that is...its when we send letters back and fourth to each other.And if you do not have any time for that I would totaly understand that.well...eather way please write back With lots of love,**Emma**

posted by Emma P on November 29, 2005 09:09 PM

hi i love you so much you are so inspirering you have taught me a great lesson in life and i hope that i wont be a bully amymore cause it isnt nice and if im not nice then santa wont bring me any preasents cause i really wany an elmo doll i love those cause they can talk to you and it is pritty kool hahahaha! thank you for coming to saint johns please come again some people make fun of me cause im in the 8th grade and i beleve in santa and the little elves but my momma said that they are real and i like them cause they can bring me my elmo doll cause elmos are kool i also like to watch barney on tv he is kool well talk to you later bye bye santa is coming to town! Bye Bye I love You!

posted by Nolan S. on November 28, 2005 10:05 PM

hey iam sorry to hear what has happen in your life
all i could say is u beautiful nomatter what people say or do to hurt u follow your dreams and stand up keep your head up allways sweetie

posted by hibo m. on November 28, 2005 08:53 PM

Hi!I loved your story,I was in the front row,the blonde.I feel very sorry for you and your dog.Thanks for coming to my school!(( Bamber Valley)) I think what your doing is a really good thing !! You are helping kids have an easier life and treated equally even if they might be a lil different! You have imspired me to always stop bullying and be friends with everyone!Good luck!!Thank you for coming to Bamber Valley!! :-)

posted by Edina on November 28, 2005 08:28 PM

Hi Gabe, this is Taylor you came to my school today , Bamber Valley and i just wanted to say thanks for the saying!!!! well see ya later!! ~*~tAYLOR~*~

posted by Taylor on November 28, 2005 07:53 PM

YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.

posted by autumn l. on November 28, 2005 06:36 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy. I loved your talk about bullying. I think more kids should not bully and stand up for kids who are being bullied. Thank you for coming to Bamber Valley.

Love Alex

posted by Alex T. on November 28, 2005 06:08 PM

Hey Gabe! Its really good to finally get a chance to visit this beautiful site. We met through your wonderful mom in the Genessee Valley Mall parking lot earylier this year. Do u remember me, lol? I want you to know that I admire your strength and courage, and that your always in our prayers. Grace and peace be with u and your family in abundance.

p.s. write back and let me know if u're enjoying the book.

posted by Torrey H. on November 28, 2005 11:31 AM

Hi,

I read your story and just had to say how sorry I am about your experiences in school. I can't fathom how someone as beautiful as you are could have gone through school without being popular.
As a male, I went through the same thing, though, on a different level. I was weak, thin and lacked endurance. I couldn't play sports or be in the "in crowd." This resulted in much ridicule.
Only recently (20 years later) have I found out the problem. I have a mitochondrial disease.
Thanks for advocating anti-bullying.
KT N.

posted by KT N. on November 28, 2005 12:42 AM

THX FOR COMING TO OUR SCHOOL (st johns) thx u inspired a lot of people!!! U AND IZZY ROCK!

posted by on November 23, 2005 08:49 PM

i am a srudent that u guys visited not to long ago at springton lake middle school...My daddy is a vet at township line animal hospital and he loves animals... i used to be alergic to them but i still love them im still allergetic. I saw the whole video and i know how you feel. people sometimes make fun of me well one girl and i HATE it. i feel like there i sno where else to run to. I feel like you are sooo strong for standing up for yourself and your mom and i tought me that the strongest person you can be is by NOT retaliating at the bully i love you r doogy . I really love you guys your my heros!

Love your new fan,Janna s.

posted by janna s. on November 21, 2005 05:38 PM

hi my name is taylor and a few months ago u came to my school(Springton Lake), I just wanted to say hi and thanx for comin it was really great to see u
-Luv always Taylor

posted by taylor b, on November 21, 2005 05:37 PM

hey Gabe & Izzy !!

Thanks for coming to my school!(( st john fenton )) I think what your doing is a really good thing !! You are helping kids have an easier life and treated equally even if they might be a lil different! You have imspired me to always stop bullying and be friends with everyone! thank you for coming to our school! good luck!!

love
Sarah D.

posted by sarah d. on November 19, 2005 09:23 PM

hi my name is devinne g. from st.john school. you came and talked to me about bullying and the thing is, there was bullying in our school and you do help some of it. so many people came back to class saying postive things such as how pretty you are not negitive things like i feel bad for her. our school has changed and you are part of the reason. you gave me and so many other people some thing that we will remember for a very long time. thank you so much!
Love, Devinnne

posted by devinne g. on November 19, 2005 06:07 PM

Hey Gabe and Izzy! My name is Devinne G. you came to my school (St.John's) a couple weeks ago and i just wanted to tell you thank you. You really taught me a good lesson about bullying someone or getting bullyed. Your presentation was really good everyone in our class was going around huging people. I will always keep you in my prayers!

Love, Devinne

posted by Devinne G. on November 18, 2005 10:57 AM

thank you for coming to st john school

posted by jessica on November 17, 2005 12:43 PM

hi
yu came to my school
not to long ago.
`jillian

posted by jillian s on November 16, 2005 09:42 PM

I think you are a wonderful and strong person and I am from ore creek middle school.

posted by Marielle on November 16, 2005 04:33 PM

Hey Gabe (and Izzy)! My name is Laura S. You came and visited my school last Wednesday, St.John School in Fenton. I really enjoyed your presentation. You really influenced me about how it feels like and what you went threw as a teenager. It inspred me alot. I'll always keep you in my prayers! Thank you so much for sharing your story! It meant alot to not only me, but our whole school.

Love,
Laura S

posted by Laura S on November 15, 2005 07:19 PM

Heyy Gabe & Izzy!
How are you 2 AMAIZING wonderfun people doing? Thank You SOO much for comming to ORE CREEK! which was in Hartland, Mi. I also thank you for commming to our school and showing us ur amaizing dog and all the pictures u had and the stories tht u told us! Im sorry for what happened to you, all the bullies out there they're so mean! well try to email me back if you can! I HOPE U FEEL BETTER!!

Love Always,
*Briana*

posted by Briana on November 15, 2005 04:35 PM

Hi, when you came to my school (ore creek Middle school) I was really touched by what you said. Thank you for coming. I think that everyone enjoyed it!

posted by Brooke on November 15, 2005 04:03 PM

Your so nice when you came to my school. I still can't beleive that all those mean kids bullied you because your so pretty. It makes me want to cry when i think of how mean people can be. Its devestating. Im so glad your doing well now!!
I LOVE YOU!
-bree

posted by brianna on November 15, 2005 03:39 PM

I am wrighting from ore creek middle school to tell you that your assembely was great and I think it came through for alot of people including me. I think now that all 7th graders will try an help people in need. Our principal said that every day there are kids that are sitting by themselves. I am glad that both you and Izzy could come to our school to talk to us.

posted by Dakota R on November 15, 2005 02:01 PM

I thought that you had a great impact on everyone in our school. I hope you can visit schools all over the country.

posted by Anneke H on November 15, 2005 01:54 PM

I think you did a great job speaking at our school, Ore Creek Middle School. I think you made a great impact on a lot of people in our school. The day you came I didn't see anyone bullying anybody or anyone getting bullied. I want to thank you for what you have done for our school. I hope you can go to as many schools as possible to help them have an anti bullying program. I think the story of you getting bullied was so sad. I tried not to cry. Because I can cry very easily. I didn't want people making in fun of me for crying.

I hope you can continue to visit schools across the country.

Love,

posted by Anneke H on November 15, 2005 01:53 PM

Wow,
You are really inspiring Gabe. After watching you at our school (ore creek middls school)I was touched. I almost cried. It was so nice to see you there and to hear your stories, they broke my heart. And when I was listening to the slide show program, the song just was really emotional for me. If it weren't for you coming, none of us would probably understand how hurtful it is to be bullied. Our school is so blessed to have you and Izzy come. It probably changed all of our lives. Best wishes to you and Izzy, keep telling schools about bullying. It will really make a difference. It sure did for me.
Love
Kayli P
You are awesome, I dont know how you could of gotten bullied you are the sweetest most kindest girl I have ever known.

Please write back to me if you can I would really like to see how you are doing in the future.

Thanks again for coming to our school!

posted by Kayli P on November 15, 2005 10:38 AM

I think that you're a very brave person going through school always being bullied.I'm glad that people no longer bully you anymore.

posted by David on November 15, 2005 10:37 AM

Thank you for coming to ore creek and giving our school your great spech and teaching those who bully to stop! your show was awesome and very inspiring kids around the school to make new friends and stick-up for those that are different.

From your new friend,
Calvin Bourdo

PS. you to Izzy

posted by Calvin Bourdo on November 15, 2005 10:37 AM

hi,
i thought that your story was really sad. i really enjoyed when you talked about how you stood up for those two people when you were in school. i find it really inspiring to listen to some one who is not always as fortunate as others or more fortunate to others because i really think that they are the lucky ones. i couldn't possibly think that people could be so mean you are a really nice person with a lot of expierience with bullying and can help deal with it.

one of your new friends,
james s

posted by james s on November 15, 2005 10:36 AM

DEAR GABE.,
thank you for everything you have done....you really helped a lot of people and you really made a lot of them think.....you also helped a lot of people and i wanted to thank you and Izzy....so thank you and i hope i will see you again but i dont know!
i'm very sorry for what happened to you and i wanted to say that you dident just help one person you helped most all of them....
plzz dont put this up for every one to see...thank you....xoxoxox

posted by Renae a on November 15, 2005 10:35 AM

Thanks so much for coming to Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek today. You've shown me what bullying can do to people and I'm really sorry that people did those things to you. I hope you feel better about yourself now that you talk to schools about your disease.

posted by Melissa M on November 15, 2005 10:34 AM

Hey Gabe,
Its ashley from ore creek middle school! I really had a great time when you were here i bet you changed a lot of kids life in our school you could see all of the kids not taking there eyes off you it was the most amazing a loving speach i have ever heard and i just want to let you know you deffenitly changed the way i look at people thank you so much gabe & Izzy!
Sincerly,
Ashley E.

posted by Ashley on November 15, 2005 10:34 AM

Thank you for coming to our school and giving us that speach about bulling. I think that your speach will stop bulling in my school. thank you very much and have a good time traveling to all the other school.

posted by Robbie on November 15, 2005 10:33 AM

Gabe, i really think that you are right, that no one deserves to be bullyed. I don't know why anyone would bully you, i mean, your pretty, and it suprises me that people were mean to you. i know how you feel about being bullyed. People bully me because they think that i'm ugley. I'm really tall so my pants are always too short on me, people also are mean to me because of that. I know i'm pretty, but people still call me ugley. I really liked your slide show too. i think that the song was sooooooooo nice, it really touched me. - love Anna

posted by Anna R on November 15, 2005 10:32 AM

hi! my name is destiny but you can call me desi. the presentation you did was awesome. i've had alot of people talk about me behind my back including my friends. tell izzy she is lookin good. well, bye
desi
(your new friend)
ps:e-mail me

posted by destiny on November 15, 2005 10:32 AM

Hi,
Today you came to my school Hartland Middle School (ore creek.
I liked that you came to my school and spooke to us. It was fun listing to you. You dog and you are ment of each other. Thank you
for coming to are school.
From, Jaclyn Morcom

posted by Jaclyn Morcom on November 15, 2005 10:31 AM

Hey gabe and Izzy,
How are you? im really glad you came to our school (ore creek middle school in hartland michigan) it was an amazing speach! thank you so much i bet its going to way the people treat other people now thank you very much and i hope you have a wonderfull life
Sincerly,
Ashley

posted by Ashley on November 15, 2005 10:30 AM

My students enjoyed visiting your website! They like reading the articles and seeing your photos. Izzy has been an inspiration to them and I am grateful that you came to our school to discuss bullying. It provided for a unique educational moment for all of us to experience and learn from. Thank you!

posted by Ms. Spicer on November 15, 2005 10:30 AM

thanks for coming to our school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Craig S on November 15, 2005 10:28 AM

I like your very cool dog. Sweetness!

posted by nathan d on November 15, 2005 10:28 AM

Gabe&Izzy, You have recently came to my school, in Hartland Michigan, and i was touched by your stories. I will try to stop bullying myself now, because i now realize how important this issue is.
Thanks for everything, Love you lots, Sarah

posted by Sarah S on November 15, 2005 10:25 AM

Hey Gabe,
I am excited that you will be coming to our school tomorrow. I can't wait I know that this assembly is going to be awesome! See, sometimes our schools assembly are boring and I thought well this assembly is gonna be boring too. But once I read your story I felt bad for you and now I can't wait till you come tomorrow. I know this assembly is going to be worth it.

Kayli

posted by Kayli P on November 14, 2005 10:33 AM

Hi,
I think that Izzy is the best dog for you. Izzy is a cute dog and I think that you choose the right dog for you.

posted by Jaclyn M on November 14, 2005 10:32 AM

Hi Gabe,
My name is ashley and i'm am very glad your going to come to our school (ore creek) and make the speach about be made fun of because i think it will change some of the people in our school and i just want to say thank you for doing this for Me and these people.

Sincerly,
Ashley

posted by Ashley on November 14, 2005 10:32 AM

I am sorry that you had to go througt this I know how it feels to be bullied

posted by jack t on November 14, 2005 08:34 AM

Hey Gabe, we both appreciated how you took time out of your day to come and talk to us about bullying. You'd be surprised at how bad schools can be these days. I think that you really touched everyone hear. Thanks again.

Mike and Pat

posted by Mike D & Patrick O on November 12, 2005 01:40 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy. I loved you coming to our school, St. John school. I have been teased so much and i have been so depressed. It seems like ever since you came to our school I haven't gotten teased. you really have inspired me to become a stronger girl. I know that a lot of people get teased it just seemed like I got bigger than my share. I feel so happy that you are now in my life. You are such a great role-model and you make me feel so great. I love and you are so great. I dont know if you remember me but i was the one with really dark eye liner on and i said you were really pretty. You are really pretty. I hope that you and Izzy stay the way you are and always care about everyone like you do now. i am 11 years old and ive had a pretty rough life but you are making things easier. Thanks. Jessica K.

posted by jessica k on November 10, 2005 09:36 PM

Hi, I loved when you came to my school and talk to us about bullying!
It really showed me what bullying can do to people! I learned to stand up for myself and others against bullying! I think every school should have you speak because it really teaches you about bullying!
Thanks for the great experience,
Lexi

posted by Lexi on November 10, 2005 04:50 PM

You really inspired me when you came to talk to our school, Indian Lane Elementary. I am article about your talk for the school paper. I am sorry that you got teased and have (FA), but I am glad that you are doing better and have more friends.
Your (new) Friend,
Francesca

posted by Francesca D on November 9, 2005 08:05 PM

I ENJOYED YOU COMING TO ARE SCHOOL!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRITTANY C

posted by BRITTANY C on November 8, 2005 07:44 PM

I love you so much i am soooo glad that you came to st. johns to talk about bulling beacuase we really needed a good spirit to come and tell us what bulling can do to people i hope that i can hear from you soon..... i am always your friend no madder what!

posted by Jerry C on November 8, 2005 04:39 PM

You had a very great influence on my life and i thank you and love u and hope all those evil people that hurt u pay it may sound kinda harsh but i know u went through more then u told and i will pray for u and i hope u stay strong

posted by Bryan o on November 7, 2005 08:55 PM

your show was awesome and very inspiring

posted by taryn m on October 30, 2005 02:07 PM

After you came to my school i didn't get teessed again by the bullies
Thank You
~Lauren

posted by lauren b on October 30, 2005 08:51 AM

Thank you so much for coming to Marticville Middle School on VERY short notice today! Your presentation was exactly what our kids needed to hear, and I wasn't the only one with teary eyes after watching your video. Now we have an excellent reference point when we are talking to our students about bullying: "Remember when Gabe and Izzy came to talk to us...?" You will certainly make a difference in the lives of many of our students. Bless you for caring enough to make this heroic effort to share your story!

posted by Nancy Johnson on October 28, 2005 05:51 PM

Dear Gabe,
I feel sorry for what happened to you. I can't believe what those kids did to you. It was sad that you had that disease, and they didn't understand. I learned that you shouldn't hurt other people. They used to do it to me too,, but I think now they have learned their lesson. It was fun to pet Izzy, and that song touched a lot of people. It was country, and George S. sang it. Thank you for coming. Sincerely, Wyatt F

posted by Wyatt F on October 27, 2005 01:05 PM

hi gabe and izzy i really feel bad 4 what happend to u
i dont really know why people did that,people used to bully me
but i was mean back so they stoped. They bullied me because i had stiches and freckels. but they soon got board of bulling and moved on in life well anyway i hope they stoped bulling ualso thanks for visiting our school please come again. best of luck Randy

posted by Randy on October 27, 2005 01:03 PM

Hi gabe and izzy,
this is Chris Naegele from Springton Lake Middle School. we have some bullies in our school and i think that we need to do something about it. your story deffinetly helped. i will be making an effort to stop the bullying at our school.

P.S. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME WRITE BACK.

thanks a bunch,
Chris N

posted by Chris N on October 26, 2005 07:57 PM

Hey!!! I loved your assembly...I go to Springton Lake Middle (Rose Tree School District)...(you came on the 24th of October)! I think Izzy is adorable and you are lucky to have a dog like her! :)I think your assembly will make a difference and hopefully a big one... i have never been bullied but i really want it to stop...i feel so bad for those who do and i try and stick up for the people who are bullied ( when i see it ). I thank you sooooo much for coming to our school! I think your story is incredible!

xoxo Mattie C

posted by Mattie on October 26, 2005 01:15 PM

Gabe,
I go to Glenwood Elementary School. I feel so sorry for what happened to you. Where did you grow up? How old where you when you got Izzy? Where you crying yesterday? Hope you have a nice year!!!

posted by Katie Y on October 26, 2005 07:29 AM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
My name is Kelly Owens and I go to Springton Lake Middle School in Media,Pennsylvania.I am in the 7th grade. You came to my school yesterday. Thank you so much for coming I think you really touched alot of kids in my school. I think that everyone felt bad for you and know I felt soooooooooooo bad for you. I was so excited all day to see your assembaly. When you said you had a web site and that you wanted comments and i knew that i would write to you! I feel terrible for what happened and i wish that if i were your age i could have told those bullys to stop. When that boy kicked you all the time did you fall or did you try to get away as fast as you could? i think you are very pretty and that izzy is very cute. I think you are one of the bravest people to have been bullied. You are such a good infulence on the schools these days. It makes me feel good that you care about everyone and dont want people to be bullied like you. Where are you and izzy going next? I hope that you can come to springton lake middle school next year. I think that your t-shirts are nice! You are so lucky to have a mom that cares and that will travel with you where ever you and izzy go. Did you go to collage? You are so smart. Thanx again for coming to my school. I think you did alot for all the bullys. i dont think we will have alot of bullying anymore. In your spare time could you please write back. Thank you again.
Love,
Kelly O

posted by Kelly O on October 25, 2005 07:22 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy! Izzy,you are soooooooo adorable!Gabe you are such a good role model for anyone.I WILL e-mail you. you came to my school today (glenwood elementary)my dog has seizures once a month. it is really scary!!!! by the way the e-mail address I gave isn't real,I will e-mail you.I said bye to you.I had an orange shirt on.

posted by on October 25, 2005 07:14 PM

Dear Izzy And Gabe!

To Gabe: I think its NOT FAIR that Every one teased you! You really needed some friends. And its WRONG that they abused you. I think its great that you go to share your story. I even have some MALE friends who cried. I think you relaly reached out.

To Izzy: Wow izzy your lucky. You've got the best owner ever. Gabe really loves you and so does her mom if they're willing to haul you around the house! Lucky Ducky...errr doggy :) Any way you little princess enjoy the rest of your life! YOU TOO GABE!!1

LOVE DEENA :-D

posted by Deena on October 25, 2005 07:08 PM

Hi this Ian you came to Lansing schoool thax it help the school

posted by Ian on October 25, 2005 05:38 PM

Dear Gabe,
Thank you so much for coming to visit our school, Glenwood Elementary
Rose Tree Media School District Media, Pennslyvania. You were wonderful and absolutely beautiful! Thank goodness someone is speaking out against bullying. I hope you no longer feel the pain of what you were put through. I know you can never forget it. I wish and pray for many good days for you, izzy, your mother and family. Thank you for all the good you are doing! Sincerely The K

posted by Teresa K, Emily K, Kimi K on October 25, 2005 03:55 PM

hey gabe and izzy, this is christy from pennsylvania. i go to springton lake middle school. you visitd our school today, and i couldnt wait to get home and go on your website. i am really glad that you came to springton lake today to talk to us about what happened to you and also about bullying. i know that there are a lot of bullies in my school and now i know that your talk with us will change everyones bullying. i am really sorry for what happened to you and izzy. that must have been really hard for you. izzy is so cute!!! i cant blame you for wanting her so badly! i would too! well i have to go, but thank you so much for coming to slms! i hope you can come again one day, maybe next year! thanks again!!

love, christy

posted by christy on October 24, 2005 08:22 PM

hey gabe my name is melissa and you came t our school i think you are a wonderful person, i think all the people that bullied you hould be ashamed. how could someone do such a thing. i think you are nice to everyone and shoud not deserve all this stuff that happens to you!

i love you

Melissa

posted by Melissa M on October 24, 2005 07:45 PM

Dear Gabe,
Me and some friends think it's cool that you came to the school today(Springton Lake Middle School). I got to pet Izzy, I was the 7th grader with a grey sweat shirt with the orange hood(on the inside of the hood) brown hair and brown eyes.Plus my unibrow. And some of us includinme think you're pretty.

posted by Christopher D on October 24, 2005 06:53 PM

Hi Gabe, I go to Springton Lake Middle School and today you came to my school. I think that you helped out with bullying at my school a lot! There is some bullying at my school and now that you warned me about it I am going to keep a good look out for bullying. Well, thanks for coming to my school and talking to us...tell Izzy that I said hi!
Love,
Morgan L

posted by morgan l on October 24, 2005 06:08 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
I saw the assembley today at Springton Lake Middle School. I'm in 7th grade. I just wanted to say that Izzy is soooo cute! Your story touched me so much I cried. I actually did say sorry to the people that i bulied cause what you said wa true, that bullying will scar people for life or at least for a long time. I hope that you write back! Thanx soo much for coming to our school!!!

sincerely,
Nicole H 7th grade

posted by nicole h on October 24, 2005 05:57 PM

hi gabe and izzy too, i want to thank you so much for coming to sprinton lake middlle school. everyone loved your performance. i love what you are doing to try to stomp out bullying. thanks,
Lauren

p.s. my motto is: smile 4 fun!!! so keep on smileing

posted by Lauren on October 24, 2005 05:54 PM

thank you so much for visiting springton lake today.you were a huge inspiraton.your story really touched me and i know it touched others too.i can't believe people treated you the way they did.i'm sorry you had such a hard time.i know it hurts to be bullied.what you and issy are doing is great.i hope you get to go to many more places to spread the word about not bullying.i hope you can find the time in your busy schedual to write back.let issy know everyone thought he was so cute. thanks

posted by lauren w on October 24, 2005 05:05 PM

Hi Gabe,
I did add another comment by accident when I was trying to type this, but anyway, I am Cassie, a 12 year old girl from Springton Lake Middle School with red hair. I don't think you remember me, but you were at my school, (of course) and you told our school about bullying and how people treated you, and I can not believe people would do that to you, before you said, you GOT upset a lot before Izzy, and would too, I would feel like nobody understands me, but there's always a plus side to all of the anger and frustration, I would just say, when all goes bad, it will turn around better! (plus, when everyone saw you, they said, "Gabe is pretty, and Izzy is cute", and I agree with that too!) :). I hope you can e-mail me back when you get the chance!

posted by Cassie on October 24, 2005 04:55 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy! I loved your show today at Springton Lake Middle School. I think it is amazing how you got through all of the rough times you had. You are very lucky to have a dog like Izzy. Izzy is so cute! I was very happy that i got to pet her. Thanks so much for coming to Springton Lake to talk about your past and how it is not nice to bully. I really learned an important life lesson.
Thanks!
Nicole

posted by Nicole K on October 24, 2005 04:42 PM

Dear Gabe, and of course, Izzy,
I would like to thank you for coming to Springton Lake Middle School on October 24th. I'm in 7th grade, and even though we have a bully prevention program, that didn't seem to help stop the many bully's my school. After you spoke, I went to the hall to see everybody apoligizing, and being nice to each other. Your talk about your personal experience made a huge impact on everyone at my school. Thank you so much for helping us become a better place. Say hi to Izzy for me.
Thanks

posted by Michele on October 24, 2005 04:40 PM

Hi this is amara from Springton Lake Middle School we hung out with you while you ate your lunch and did the cheer for u. I really think that it is a great idea for u to go to school to school talking to kids about your problem and how you were bullied. I also think that is great that you have such a great mom and izzy to help you through and all that they do for you like your mom goes with you from school to school with you thats just great. Well i have to go now so bye for now and i will talk to you later

Please tell izzy that i said hi and please contact me back.

posted by Amara D on October 24, 2005 03:43 PM

Hi Gabe,
This is Heather from Springton Lake Middle School, in Media. I just wanted to say you are a amazing person! Your story really ment a lot to me. People have bullied me before too. I'm the person who really hasn't been bullied a lot because i'm sort of popular in my school but that means nothing to me and when i was bullied because i was very pale it really hurt me. Now I know how it feels to be bullied and I proboly dont notice it but I proboly bully other poeple in ways im not seeing. So now im really going to try harder to be a lot nicer to people because of what you told me. I'm can be really stuck-up sometimes and braty to people because of my popularity and money that I have but that is going to stop now. Thank you so much. I really learned from you. You are a amazing person and never forget that!
P.S. I also wanted to say that you are really pretty, And Izzy is such a cute dog!
Your Freind,
Heather H

posted by Heather H on October 24, 2005 03:42 PM

Wow, you did a great job on this site! BTW I loved your presentation at our school today! :) I drive up to Michigan every summer, so I know how long a drive it is, but Izzy is much more patient than my dog, Nikki. She can barely sit through the 10 minute trip to the park. And she'd never make it on a plane... She's got similar colors like Izzy, only Nikki's a mix.

posted by Kat on October 24, 2005 03:41 PM

Hi! I'm Megan and I go to school in Media, PA at Springton Lake Middle School!! Today Gabe and Izzy came and spoke at my middle school about bullying. Our school is really against bullying and I think this was a great way to start off the year. I just want to thank Gabe, Izzy, Gabe's mom and everyone else for helping to make this possible. It was a great assembily and I hope Gabe can reach out to everyone in the world about bullying. GOOD LUCK!

posted by Megan B on October 24, 2005 03:40 PM

Hi this is amara from Springton Lake Middle School we hung out with you while you ate your lunch and did the cheer for u. I really think that it is a great idea for u to go to school to school talking to kids about your problem and how you were bullied. I also think that is great that you have such a great mom and izzy to help you through and all that they do for you like your mom goes with you from school to school with you thats just great. Well i have to go now so bye for now and i will talk to you later

Please tell izzy that i said hi and please contact me back.

posted by Amara D on October 24, 2005 03:39 PM

you came to my school today (10-24-05) Springton lake Middle school. i really liked your talk with us and Izzy is adorable! I think that you really sent out a good message about how bullying is mean and wrong.


Best Wishes: Alice :-)

posted by alice on October 24, 2005 03:27 PM

Dear Gabe,
I go to Springton Lake Middle School, thats the school that you are visiting on Monday. I hope to be up in the front row because since they told us that you and Izzy would be coming to the school, everyone is looking forward to it. I'm in 7th grade so My group will probably 2nd or 3rd to go to the assembly. I think its really cool that your trying to stop bullying because we have a lot of bullies. Please e-mail me back so I can tell my friends about this.
Sincerley, Christopher

posted by Christopher D on October 21, 2005 05:05 PM

Hey Gabe and Izzy,
Our school told us that you were coming to visit us on Monday October 24, 2005. I heard a lot of good things about you and izzy helping the community, and i think that, that is really great. Can't wait to see you and izzy!

posted by Christi on October 20, 2005 05:28 PM

Hi Gabe, I'm from California and I go to Vandenburg Middle School.
I am Chris Hooker's grandaughter. They are here visiting and they brought us some of the braclets. I have mine on now. Our school has MANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bullies. And she said I should e-mail you to see if you could come to our school to help out. That would be great. Please e-mail me so I could talk to my teachers about it. Thanxs!

posted by britley on October 10, 2005 07:17 PM

Hey, Gabe & Izzy
I, too have friedreich's ataxia, as do my brother and sister. I have experienced the same bullying that you did, and Im glad Izzy helped you through.

posted by Annie E on September 29, 2005 07:59 PM

i am a friend of chris hooker i am 10 &i think what you do at school is very cool.

posted by madeline b on September 6, 2005 05:55 PM

hi gabe
i hope you get better

love madeline

posted by madeline on August 25, 2005 09:58 PM

Hi Gabe!I was just reading your article in MDA's Quest Magazine.I have Congenital Muscular Dystrophy,I found your story truly an inspiration and I love what you are doing to help other people.Keep up the good work and may god bless!

posted by Holly on August 16, 2005 01:22 PM

I've had symptoms for years, but me and my doctors were still puzzled over a few symptoms. I have Fibromyalgia also. My brother called and told me my sister and cousin both have HNPP (it comes from my father's family). That answered a few questions about the numbness and weakness, but it also started even more questions. I've been doing some research since then, at least I'm not alone.But I wish I were so many others wouldn't suffer so.

posted by MFEM on August 8, 2005 08:22 PM

hi gabe, your finance guy at canever. your animal planet story was awesome and very touching, wow!!!!!!!!! the world needs more people like you. pet izzy for me. mark

posted by MARK TOLBERT on August 4, 2005 04:16 PM

Hi Gabrielle :), I'm Mike in Florida. How are you? I hope very much that you are doing well. How is Izzy? I first sent you an e-mail, in August or September of 2004 in which I described my medical condition (a form of muscular dyatrophy) to you, and you replied (you mentioned that you had been watching the 2004 Olympics). What's new in your life? I do hope that very soon cures and treatments for your Friedreich's ataxia and my form of muscular dystrophy will be discovered.

My best wishes to you:)

>Mike

posted by Mike on August 3, 2005 08:16 PM

Hello whoever ends up reading this,

Gabe and Izzy came to speak at my school today, everyone emotionally touched by what Gabe said. How she could endure that much torment, so much disapointment, and come up on millions of stages and tell the world how HORRIBLE it feels to be bullied. Gabe, if you ever read this, I am in awe of you, you were the best speakerI have ever heard, you showed so much passion, and you freely expressed your emotions.... YOU WERE AWESOME!!!! You are the only speaker to get a standing ovation from lansing middle school, EVER!!!!! I wish I had gotten a chance to speak to you, but hey, life is a game of chance, take your cards and so the best you can.(AKA:do what did, make the best of the life your given.
Gabe, if you read this please e-mail me back. My e-mail is joannafb@twcny.rr.com

Best wishes (to anyone who read this),

Joanna Barrett
Lansing Middle School

posted by Joanna Barrett on August 2, 2005 11:00 AM

Gabe whats up?

I hope you and your family had a good 4th.

When are you coming to beantown? aka Boston MA

posted by Brian Donovan on July 6, 2005 09:37 PM

gabe,izzy is so cool!you are so lucky to have her.i wish i had a dog like her.

posted by julie on July 5, 2005 07:13 PM

Hi Gabrielle, how are you? why don't you plan trip to India and also impart lectures here in schools and colleges.We will be delighted to recieve you.

posted by Parimal waghmare on June 29, 2005 10:49 PM

Hey what'z up you are really cool thanks for coming to dexter school Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Kaylee

posted by kaylee on June 25, 2005 05:19 PM

I really hope that you can come back to Lansing Midle School again!!!!! I Loved your speech and so did many others.

posted by Amber Williams on June 21, 2005 02:58 PM

Hey, It's Me again
Thank you for comeing to Dexter Elementry School. It really helped some kids to stop bullying. They really learned something.

Love, Kaylee

posted by Kaylee C on June 18, 2005 01:41 PM

Hey, It's Kaylee
I really enjoyed your lesson. You taught us how to stop bullying from happening. I am sorry about you disease. I hope you had a safe trip home. I hope you will come visit soon. Stay safe and healthy!

With Lots Of Love, Kaylee C
P.S. How Is Izzy Doing.

posted by Kaylee C on June 18, 2005 01:32 PM

do ya remember me????????????? please email me!!!!long time no see!!

posted by chrystal o on June 14, 2005 09:10 PM

It was special that you talked to us at Lansing Middle School! Thanks! We used the shirts of this site to promote people to raise money for some special programs. Thanks again!

posted by Caroline P on June 11, 2005 02:23 PM

thank you for coming to are school i liked your presentation.

posted by mason g on June 7, 2005 11:12 AM

I just wanted to thank you for making such an impact on our children. I have heard from several students that you really touched them and made think about their own actions. My son was one of the fifth graders and he has talked to me several times about you and your cute dog. It was a wonderful for you to come and share how you felt and how it effected your life. Children forget that what they say and do can have a lasting effect on those they have hurt /or on the other hand helped.
Thanks again,
Debbie Ryan

posted by Debbie Ryan on June 6, 2005 11:06 AM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
Thank you so much for coming to our school (Lansing Middle School)
You really touched my heart when you told us about your life story...I am a dancer too!! I love to dance.. I took it for 6 years and then I had to quit because I move to lansing this school year. Though I like it here people still make fun of me even though I try to be the best person I can possibly be. But people still talk about me and make fun of me. I am really glad that your life is going well even after your what you have gone though!!You enspired a lot of people at our school!! Even ones who you wouldn't think of!Thanks again for coming to our school it really was a heart warming experience.

With love,
Ally K
Lansing Middle School
8th grade

posted by Ally K on June 3, 2005 01:14 PM

Thank you so much for coming to our school.(Lansing Middle School)Your story was really sad, but I think all those bullies out there learned just how much it hurts to have someone bully you. I think it's really ironic that you and Izzy have the same sickness. I think a lot of people were influenced by your story, so keep up the good work!

posted by michelle c on June 3, 2005 01:09 PM

Gabe and Izzy,
Hi Gabe and Izzy my name is Taylor P. You just visited my my school a few days ago(Lansing Middle School). You touched my heart and my brothers. My brother is in seventh grade he goes to Lansing Middle School too. We both cryed.I couldn't belive my ears when you said people bulled you. I was wondering what if there were not any people in the world as nice as you? What if all the people in the world were bullies, earth would be terrible. You inspired me, I think you inspire everybody you are a super great role model! Also, you were a friend to Izzy you take care of him really well. Izzy's head is really soft! I hope you will be my friend.

From Taylor P

posted by Taylor P on June 2, 2005 04:31 PM

Gabe and Izzy,
When you came to Lansing Middle School and told your story,it made me wonder.Who would bully such a nice person like you? Your story made me cry and it still does. The song that played during your DVD "Don't Laugh at Me" made me realize we should all be nice. My name is Megan and im a fifth grader at Lansing Middle School ,and i was inspired by your story ,and i wanted your e-mail so i would have a friend to talk to. I hope to hear from u soon!

Sincerely,
Megan D

posted by Megan D on June 2, 2005 03:21 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy, I really did enjoy you and your dog!! You really did touch me and my friends i really do hope that you will come again, words cannot tell you how touched i really was.

posted by Amber W on June 2, 2005 01:08 PM

You were increadable. I am from Lansing Middle School. I was one of the girls who came up on stage and saw you. I LOVE YOU

posted by desi b on June 2, 2005 01:06 PM

dear Gabe and Izzy, I really enjoyed your speech on not bullying you really touched my heart.

posted by amber w on June 2, 2005 01:04 PM

Thanks for coming to Lansing Middle School! We thought your speech was touching. We hope that people got your message about bullying because we did. We're glad that you and Izzy have each other. Good luck and please come back in the future!!!

posted by Stephen Kilts/Mrs. Sheldon on June 1, 2005 01:55 PM

HI

U came to ur school (LMS) and u touched my heart and many others :) I fell in love w/ ur story

-Brittany B

posted by Brittany B on May 31, 2005 06:20 PM

Gabe, you had a very touching story, and was felt by many people in my school. you were recently at my school, in lansing, new york. i know one bully, well, former bully, just hearing you speak that day made her realize that what she was doing was wrong, and she apologized to all those people who she'd been so mean to, myself included. you left a long lasting impression on a lot of those bullies here in lansing, and i wanted to thank you for it. it must have taken a lot of guts to go up there and speak to us, but you did a great job. so, great job, and keep it up! :-)

Love,
Amanda

posted by Amanda N on May 30, 2005 09:36 AM

Hi! You and Izzy were great when you came to Lansing on Thursday! Your story is very touching and I'm sure it made an impact on many of the kids at our school. I hope you had fun at The Field.

Thank you,
Sarah M.

posted by Sarah M. on May 28, 2005 05:07 PM

Hi, You came to our school on Thursday of this past week. I wanted to congradulate you on your wonderful assembly, and say I'm glad you came. I hope the other students in my school were as moved as I was and I hope that you have a great life.

Love,
Tiirana

posted by Tiirana on May 27, 2005 08:07 PM

Hey you came to lansing middle school today and I thought your message wasreally good. You and Izzy were GREAT! ^_^

posted by Robin P on May 26, 2005 05:32 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy,
I loved your motivational speaking at Lansing Middle School I am a 5th grader there. Great job!! p.s your story was very touching!
Izzy: you are the cutest dog!!! I will remember how you were such a help to Gabe! Nice Work!!

posted by Tory P on May 26, 2005 05:11 PM

hi gabe im a 7th grader from lansing the school you just came and talked at.I wanted to let you know that your story was very touching. I wanted to say thanx you and i did want to send a treat for izzy your dog but im emailing this so i cant anyway give her my love and hope you will e-mail me back

your friend always
AURORA

posted by Aurora on May 26, 2005 02:43 PM

you are really cool

posted by megan on May 22, 2005 06:18 PM

Hi gabe,
I heard about you from my friend alexis.
i will bye one of your braclets their really cool!!!!
your lucky you have izzy i don't have a dog but yours is REALLY cool!!
i WANT A DOG REALLY BAD!!
Love,
Megan W

P.S. I hope you write me back!!!!!

posted by Megan W on May 20, 2005 07:45 PM

Gabe--

You were at my school at the beginning of the year. I came here and posted in this guestbook. I just want to tell you that it meant so much to me when you emailed me saying that you remembered me.

I hope all is well, with you and Izzy.

Love, Hayley

posted by Hayley on May 20, 2005 02:17 PM

Hi Gabe & Izzy

I hope you are both doing well !! I read your article in Quest (received it from a friend who lives in the US)...It was so heartwarming, so beautiful written with lot's of emotions.
I have also a muscle disease, and can surely relate what you had said in your story. In Izzy, you had find your soulmate !!
It was meant to be that you 2 someday just met each other, and share such an amazing connection !! You two are a fantastic 'team' for the world !! Never give up your dreams...even if it seems very difficult sometimes...

Thanks so much for telling the story...it had gave me courage and hope !!

Greetings

Belgium

posted by Belgium on May 6, 2005 06:05 PM

dear, gabe,izzy, and family
i (erica s) eyrekra s im sorry about what our school had posted to your web site. we appoligise for our mean and crul misake and promise to never do it again. i hope you will forgive us. we had a great time raising money for you and izzy. we also had a great time when you came to our school to teach us about bullying. but i feel we abused our privlege but posting what we did. i know you are disepointed in our school and we are so sorry. please forgive us.

remember always,
Eyrekra S

posted by Eyrekra S on May 3, 2005 04:29 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy! Sizzy can't read tell her I said "hi". How are you doing Gabe. I really wish you could be here right now speaking to us everyday. I really think this school has made an improvement about bullying. Sure there are a little bit of problems but we still worked them out so they would not do it again. So how are you doing since you have been gone? I hope you are doing really good and talked to many other schools about being BULLY FREE! Talk to you later or when i get the time. Chow!

posted by Mitch D on May 3, 2005 04:27 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy I apologize for my behavior I should have never have wrote that on your guestbook please write me a letter so I can see how you feel please forgive you do inspire me thank you bye

posted by joey l on May 3, 2005 04:22 PM


HI

posted by VERONICA on May 3, 2005 01:16 PM

hey gabe, wats up well i want to thank you for coming that one time it really inspired a lot of people to stop bullying. The sad thing is that in my group of friends there are problems for name calling but i think that with the support that you told to all of us i wont let it come to me and also affect the people around me! Thank you soooo much for coming and we are all very sorry for the inappropiate emails
thank 4 coming!!!! sincerely b~l~e

posted by Bialy Q on April 29, 2005 04:45 PM

hi gabe and izzy yall are cool.

posted by loenel g on April 28, 2005 04:39 PM

u inspired my to stand up for my self

posted by chelsea w on April 28, 2005 04:33 PM

Dear, Gabe and Izzy
hi our names are stephanie b and eyrekra s we loved your speech here at dexter middle school. You would not belive how much you help us with our bulling problem. We are in leadership and we were he ones who were in the homec room where the pizza was. I even pushed you back to the class room. your mom is a wonderful person, and your sister is a butiful neopoleon HA HA HA HA. well good luck in your life and may god bless you and your family.

remember always,
Eyrekra S(erica)
& Stephanie B

posted by eyrekra s & stephanie b on April 28, 2005 04:32 PM

Dear, Gabe and Izzy
hi our names are stephanie b and eyrekra s we loved your speech here at dexter middle school. You would not belive how much you help us with our bulling problem. We are in leadership and we were he ones who were in the homec room where the pizza was. I even pushed you back to the class room. your mom is a wonderful person, and your sister is a butiful neopoleon HA HA HA HA. well good luck in your life and may god bless you and your family.

remember always,
Eyrekra S(erica)
& Stephanie B

posted by eyrekra s & stephanie b on April 28, 2005 04:32 PM

hi,gabe,izzy and family i think highly in what yall belive in to stop school bullying.my friend stephanie and i eyrekra met you when you came to dexter school . we were in the leadership class to stop school bullying.we appreciate you coming to the assembley to help, you were a great help. also you made a wonderful difference in our hope to be very soon bully free school.we will pray for you and your family and we hope you will pray for our school and for us.
remember always,
Eyrekra S(erica), and Stephanie B

posted by eyrekra s and stephanie b on April 27, 2005 04:58 PM

I really appreciated you coming to Dexter Middle School. It has taught alot of stuff to us. I really hope you and your family will go to many other schools and teach the school to be bully free. I will try to email you later. Bye!

posted by Mitch D on April 27, 2005 04:55 PM

Hey my name is Chantal Weldon and i attend Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C. I am 16 years old and i'm at sophomore at Southeast. I'm very athletic and play softball for the school. At Southeast, i am taking a biology class. In biology we are during projects on genetic disorders and i choose to do my project on myotonic dystrophy. While during this project we have to have a pen pal that we can be able to write and keep in touch with. i was wondering if you could be my pen pal. if you could that would be a great help for me and i will really appreciate that. so just in case you decide to, here is my email address: //////

posted by chantal on April 27, 2005 04:12 PM

Hey my name is Chantal Weldon and i attend Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C. I am 16 years old and i'm at sophomore at Southeast. I'm very athletic and play softball for the school. At Southeast, i am taking a biology class. In biology we are during projects on genetic disorders and i choose to do my project on myotonic dystrophy. While during this project we have to have a pen pal that we can be able to write and keep in touch with. i was wondering if you could be my pen pal. if you could that would be a great help for me and i will really appreciate that.

posted by chantal on April 27, 2005 04:09 PM

Gabe what's happning.

Havent heard from you in awhile, hope everythings goin good, talk to ya soon

Brian

posted by Brian Donovan on April 26, 2005 05:28 PM

i watched your movie a while ago i now understand why not to bully so i won't do it anymore

posted by becky on April 21, 2005 09:41 PM

Hey,this is Brooke Steen from Dexter Elementry School. Thank you for coming to our school you talt me a lesson not to do bullying . I'll keep you andyour family in my prayers allways.I love ya'll.
Brooke S

posted by Brooke S on April 17, 2005 08:59 PM

Hey this is Casey from dexter middle school. I thank you for coming and i appriciate you and your mothers strength and commitment in those times of hardships that you face. im praying for you and your family, God Bless You we love you.
Casey S

posted by Casey S on April 17, 2005 08:43 PM

thanks for comeing to dexter yesterday we all hope you liked it here.


Taylor W
I hpoe that your trip home is great

posted by Taylor W on April 16, 2005 10:48 AM

Dear Gabe and Izzy, well i would like to thank you for coming to our school today "Dexter". WEll i know you must get alot of comments form kids all around the country, but i just wanted to say that your presentation made me think aobut bulllying..I would like you to know i am not going to ever do it again.

posted by Cole S on April 15, 2005 08:07 PM

Dear:Gabe and Izzy FROM:COURTNEY M\
AT DEXTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
I rilly liked your presentation on friday. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO ARE SCHOOL .

posted by courtney m on April 15, 2005 04:52 PM

Gabe andIzzy thak you for coming to DEXTER SCHOOL I really injoy you

posted by cesilia e on April 15, 2005 04:46 PM


Hey,
Gabe and Izzy Gabe I know your sister Madeline H and I know about you and I go to Madeline's school well see ya later

posted by Emily on April 12, 2005 04:32 PM

Hey Gabe I have a question How do i get a shirt can i call a # or something or can i have a order form amd send you money or some thing? I wanted one for my birthday which is April 18th

posted by Tiffani H on April 11, 2005 08:28 PM

Hi its hannah again.I really enjoyed listening to you on friday.I know you know me from the valintines day.I think you are the sweatest girl on the face of the world. Im never ever going to builly anyone.I bought a shirt and bracelet with you and izzy on the shirt.Well I have to go now.

Your Friend,
Hannah C

posted by Hannah C on April 9, 2005 02:41 PM

Hi Gabe today I found a trutle Inamed it Redy because it was red. My dog ran away yesterday, she's a lab named Cocoa.
sincerly,
Madisen

posted by Madisen Dicks on April 8, 2005 07:24 PM

Hi Gabe today I found a trutle Inamed it Redy because it was red. My dog ran away yesterday, she's a lab named Cocoa.
sincerly,
Madisen

posted by Madisen D on April 8, 2005 07:22 PM

Gabe&Izzy

You two are so insperational.You both have hearts of gold.I hope that one day someone will find a cure for Fredricks ataxia.I know how you feel,when I was six I had glasses and got picked on.I wish you and Izzy only the best of luck and may god bless you and guide you through all of life's many adventures.

posted by Olivia H on April 7, 2005 07:02 PM

GABE you are so lucky to have izzy I think izzy is the best dog in the world and your cool too I can't waite until you come on friday got to go by

posted by ALEEXIS F on April 7, 2005 02:06 PM

Hi gabe madeilne told me to write. i'll write tomorrow madisen

posted by on April 7, 2005 02:00 PM

I think that madeline is so lucky to have a sister like you and a dog like izzy! I think that you are going to be my roll model


Yours Truly,
Lauren

posted by Lauren F on April 7, 2005 01:55 PM

hey gabe im good friends with your sister madeline.i cant wait for you and izzy to come to our school tommorow April 7 2005.you are nice for taking time to talk to us.Hope you come soon.I really am looking forward to seeing you.Im sure the rest of the class does to.
madilines friend mary g

posted by mary g on April 7, 2005 01:52 PM

Hi Izzy and Gabe I'm really glad that you get to speek to us abuot scool bulling. To tell you the truth I never bullied anyone.But a boy chalened me and I won.But I didnt hert him. I dont think its nice thant people bully you just because you cant walk very good. Please say hi to Izzy for me. I hope people are more nice to you know than befor. I hope your speaches change the other people treat eachother. Are you and Izzy doing well.

Yours truly,
Hannah C

posted by Hannah C on April 7, 2005 01:51 PM

dear gabe and izzy im madeleans friend abby, you will see me when you visit tomeak.i inspire you so much' i agree no bulling.by

posted by abby on April 7, 2005 01:49 PM

Hi Gabe,yesterday I watched your video.It was really insperational.I can't wait for you to come to Tomek!Tell Madiline Olivia said hi.

posted by olivia h on April 7, 2005 01:46 PM

By watching the movie, I think that you and Izzy are both warriors and very inspirational! You to made me cry, but madeline made me laugh when she got dragged by izzy when she held the leash! I also wanted to tell you that I too think there should be no school bullying! I hope you are exited to see us, but I bet by the time you read this you would've already been there! so I hope you keep being inspirational! Well,I wish you both the best and you are the coolest!

posted by Lauren F on April 7, 2005 01:45 PM

hey gabe i cant wait until you come tomrrow and i cant wait until
izzy comes two


love madeline

posted by madeline h on April 7, 2005 01:44 PM

dear gabe,
i feel so bad for you.i wish there was something i could do.Madiline tells me all about you.see you later

mary

posted by mary g on April 7, 2005 01:40 PM

Hi Gabe I'm Madelines friend Hannah I'm rally actsited to see you and hear what you have to say.I think that you should be treated just like everyone else and not difrently. I hope you help people realise how mean it is to bully.

posted by Hannah C on April 7, 2005 01:37 PM

Hi Gabe im one of Madelines friends we are writeing about a super hero and i picked you i think you are such a super hero.You are very brave and inspirational.I hope you don't mind if i write a book about you?your whole family is lucy to have you and Izzy.

Love.Kensingten

posted by Kensingten Schmid on April 5, 2005 08:03 PM

Hi Gabe im one of Madelines friends we are writeing about a super hero and i picked you i think you are such a super hero.You are very brave and inspirational.I hope you don't mind if i write a book about you?your whole family is lucy to have you and Izzy.

Love.Kensingten

posted by Kensingten Schmid on April 5, 2005 07:59 PM

Hi Gabe, met your mum in the Keys last weekend and had a touching conversation. Your mum is a warm and caring person who is extremerly proud of you! I have MS and it took me a while to accept the diagnosis and the fact that I am wheelchair reliant. However I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Florida and am back home in London (UK.) Say Hi to your mum and take care!
Jinntz

posted by Jinntz on April 3, 2005 01:38 PM

Gabe hi,

hey my sites almost done, Robin did it all, Shes awsome!!!!
well I havent heard from you lately, I just hope all is well
hopefully talk to ya soon


Brian
http://www.themasscalproject.com

posted by Brian Donovan on April 2, 2005 11:55 PM

Hi, my name's Bethany and I'm 21, in college, and was just recently diagnosed with FA. It is still such a shock, and before I knew what I had, I did try to hide myself because being off balanced and not walking straight was really embarrassing and drew a lot of looks! I read your story and it's just nice hearing other people's stories. It makes everything not seem so bad.

posted by Bethany Safstrom on April 2, 2005 11:10 PM

HI Gabe,
I was trying to google myself and you're web site came up!? Anyways, I have wrote before, and well since im here I would like to say howdy. I am afflicted with a form of muscular distrophy as well(CMT). My doctors have told me new research is making headways and hopefully it be able to help us soon. It just a matter of time and that time is right around the corner.
hang in there kiddo were almost there!! Morty :D

posted by morty chinnock on March 31, 2005 12:33 AM

guerita muchos besos de tu amigo
Rodolfo

posted by Rodolfo on March 26, 2005 08:23 PM

hi there, i am a 19yr old girl with fredrichs ataxia and i am not copin very well (even though i was diagnosed 6 years ago), i was wondering if you knew pf any good sites/chatrooms i could go on to find people the same as me ?
thank you
lynne

posted by lynne on March 22, 2005 10:22 PM

you are amazing Gabe!!! i wish i could meet you and Izzy sometime! You are a true inspiration to everyone!!!

posted by joe on March 22, 2005 10:06 PM

can some body teel me how to get a progam to help me pay my medicare preium im 100% disitily my wife work outside the home for health insurance the medcad here in ky said we make to much money that a laugh i can,t the state of ky to help on any thing disibilty man need help thank you

posted by larry on March 19, 2005 05:10 PM

hey gabe call me sometime and how are you

sister madeline

posted by sister madeline on March 7, 2005 11:18 AM

hey gabe its madeline i was wondering if you could call me some time!!!!!!

posted by madeline on March 7, 2005 11:04 AM

Amazing! You two are such an inspiration. Even through all of the hardships you endure there is one very evident quality you emit, and that is love. The love shines around you like a golden halo. You are very special.

posted by gail donley on March 2, 2005 02:10 AM

HAY GABE,
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MY FRIEND?I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND.

posted by JACOB MCGRATH on March 1, 2005 11:37 AM

Dearest Gabe,
Despite what life has given you I'm happy to see it hasnt held you back. I was diagnosed with Friedrichs Ataxia when I was 7, now 20 alot has changed. You and Iz have shown me that there are people out there like me who know what I'm going through. -Joey

posted by Joey Pomykal on February 8, 2005 09:34 AM

my name is AMEGBEBOU Komi Kplola , I am from West Africa , in the
country TOGO , for capital Lomé .
am young boy , of 15 years old and l was born on june 17 , 1989 .
My hobbies are writting long letters , cooking , listening to music .
During my free time , l love playing basketball.
Ilove learning languages and new things .
Ispeak french and english.
I look the friend for penpal

posted by AMEGBEBOU Komi kplola on February 7, 2005 08:50 AM

Gabe -- I knew you as a always smiling wonderful girl. It looks like you have not changed a bit!! Do you remember my daughter Jessica? She has wanted to contact you a number of times but has been afraid you would not remember her. She also had problems with kids in Jr.High and High School. Kids and Alduts can be unthinking and mean! I am so sorry that you have had to put up with any of that. I remember when you went to the pet shop with us to get Jessica's puppy -- you wanted a dog with long ears then too! I am so glad that you have Izzy. We still have dogs and cats. Horses too if you ever want to go out to the farm to see them let me know. Warm thoughts, best wishes and prayers to you and your mom. T.

posted by Terri on January 22, 2005 01:28 PM

Hi there this is the student for daily ele.mrs.smith

posted by Eyranique Dixon on January 21, 2005 05:18 PM

gabe

I get abou 5 emails a dayfrom different people that say the same thing...

posted by Brian Donovan on January 14, 2005 10:00 PM

I was really touched at your story, when you came to visit us at the skillcenter for Mr.Crawford's class. It is really amazing what you are doing. Keep going, you will change the views of many.

posted by Katy Wilson on January 11, 2005 12:02 PM

Oh man, I missed the show today. Hey girl, my Verizon email address finally expired so I don't know if my last email made it to you or if you've sent anything recently so just use my new/old Comcast address........neicom2003@comcast.net

Hey, I finally signed your guestbook. :-)

Neil

posted by Neil on January 10, 2005 09:21 PM

Hey Gabe! I saw your story for the first time today on Animal Planet and was deeply touched by your beautiful spirit. I immediately went on the internet and started looking for some information on how I could help. I was happy to find this site and now I have it bookmarked. I will make a donation soon and visit your website regularly to keep up with what's going on in your life. God bless you and your family and you keep the faith!

P.S. Me and my friends think you're a babe:-)

posted by J.T. on January 10, 2005 06:10 PM

Gabe,
I just saw the re-run of you and Izzy and your story on the Animal Planet. I wanted to say that you have to be one of the most wonderful women I have ever seen. You are so strong and I know I could never say, "I know how you feel". I just know how you feel when it comes to the love and devotion of a four legged friend. Although I have never had an obstacle like you, mine was an abusive husband. Strangely enough, he brought home a puppy he intended to be a guard dog and when "Frisbie" failed in his expectations, Frisbie fell under the same fists as I. Frisbie was all I had. No friends or neighbors would talk to me due to this man I married. He moved me 400 miles from my family and would sometimes even take the phone from the house to prevent me from calling. Frisbie became my world. We had everything in common. Love for each other and a terrible hatred for my husband. One day, due to unknown reasons, my husband came home and like always went off on me. Frisbie snapped and attacked him like I had never seen him do. In fear for Frisbies life, I took him and ran. We never went back.
Frisbie died 16 years ago. I will always feel like I owed him my life. Since then, I have always surrounded myself with animals. I have 3 mixed breed dogs and a new addition...a Great Dane. Magic (16 years) is anemic and deaf. Dallas (14 Years) had bone cancer but I think we caught it in time. He lost a toe though. Beau (11 years) has COPD and siezures. I know they think they need me but not near as much as I need them.
You should be so proud to have found a friend like Izzy. She is very special......just like you. :)
Take care and hold your head high. You have every reason to.
Sincerely,
Trena Evans

posted by Trena on January 10, 2005 01:23 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy
Saw your very inspiring story on animal planet today. I have never b4 been so motivated as to write after seeing someone's story on television. I don't even know how to word what i want to express...
You are by far one of the most courageous people i ever got to know about.

Hope you and izzy stay together for a long long long time to come.
keep smiling..

posted by Surabhi on January 10, 2005 01:15 PM

hi i hope you got my letter form my teacher i just wish i got to meet you i saw you and iand izzy comeing in to ore creek i was sick i just wanted to meet you and izzy so bad i also have a disorder i have three i have ADHD and ADD and OCD i thank that you going back in to the public was perfict and you saying that bullying needs to go for good i have been bullyed all my life people call me dumb stuped and all other names. I all most ranaway because i got thretend to be killed by two students at my old school and the pricabel did nothing he said he would do some thing the next time they threten me and they did it agan and he still did nothing. I reely like what you do for us please email me back i would like to be friends i live on hartland rode mi my mail box number is 3920 please email me back or please send a letter thank you agan you are the nicest person i have ever seen ever i meen this my name is justin wilkinson i am 13 going on 14 soon bye hope to talk soon

posted by justin wilkinson on January 5, 2005 05:03 PM

Gabe and Izzy
By the way your dog is adorable. I just lost my dog on December 22nd. She was sick. Then one morning she had a seizure. So my Mom took her to the vet. She had internal Bleeding so they put her down. I was and still am Heart broken. Well talk to you later