2007 Guestbook Archives

Hello how are you doing?The other day I was walking outside looking at nature and I was thinking about all the other people who couldn't do this and i thought of you. I know you can go outside but not anless someone is with you and i felt really bad for you! But anyway I hope izzy is ok and I guess that is all I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you! bye bye bye

posted by bobbi on December 29, 2007 03:08 PM


posted by COLLEEN on December 28, 2007 01:53 PM

hey! i dont think ull remember me but im one of the bully busters(peer counselors) of madison, in. i was the one who sugested the i love u gabe an izzy song. well anyways thanx 4 the GREAT talk! u c, my cousin is autistic and cant talk, and he's 8yrs old! he was also suppose 2 never walk but he defeated the doctors words and can walk on his own without braces 2 hold him up or anything. anyways, thx 4 everything!!!! =)
P.S. hope u had fun in the parade!

posted by Megan on December 20, 2007 06:59 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
Thank you so much for comeing and visiting our school Madison Jr. High!! You did a great job and i thank every school should welcome you to there school. Your speach was OWSOME!! I really enjoyed it!! YOur picture was great lol you made the front page of the newspapper if you didnt know it!!Ok well hope you and Izzy have a nice christmas! Merry Christmas.
Becky form Madison Jr. High

posted by Becky on December 12, 2007 08:25 AM

i loved it when u come to my school

posted by marissa on December 12, 2007 08:23 AM

i loved the assembly here at franklin monroe

posted by Caitlyn on December 10, 2007 02:51 PM

I loved the presentation! It was really inspiring. Mrs. Risk would have loved it too. Izzy is so adorable. I saw you in the parade. Thank you sooo much for coming to Madison Junior High School. Keep up with the good work!!!! Leila C.

posted by Leila c. on December 9, 2007 03:20 PM

Hello Bobbi again! I still think you are such a great person and for all you do. If you didn't notice your town is kinda small and when you came i think it made a big diffrance to alot of people. Also i really wanted to ask you a question at the production and i couldn't i am kinda shy but i wanted to know if you could walk at all or are you all wheel chair? Well Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!1

posted by bobbi on December 9, 2007 10:54 AM

hey gabe this is jennie from madison jr high. i just wanted to say how nice of u it was for u to come from michigan.You are awsome.I think people all around the world should here your speech about not to bully. p.s. izzy and your other dogs are soooo cute thank you soooo much for coming to madison jr. high
-jennie w.

posted by Jennie on December 7, 2007 11:00 PM

I am in 3rd grade, and you visited my school today with Izzy to give your NO Bullying speech. I was very touched by your story. I was sad to hear how you were bullied. I am so sorry that you had to go through all that. I wish I could have been your friend then. But it is so wonderful that God blessed you in so many ways like being able to share your story so other people could stop hurting each other. You are a hero for what you do to try to help other kids. I told my family all about your story and how you inspired me. Please email me back. Lauren

posted by Lauren on December 7, 2007 07:24 PM

Gabe you are an incredible young lady! Thanks so much for coming to Spencer today. After you left I had several classes in the school library and the students were all very excited about your visit. I had one student make a negative comment about himself (in a joking manner) and one of the girls turned and looked at him and said "you shouldn't bully yourself like that!" Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to you.
Margaret Adams
Spencer School Librarian
one of your setup helpers :)
(former Fenton resident)

posted by Margaret Adams on December 7, 2007 05:28 PM

Hey Gabe I cant belive so many people from Madison Junior High sent you messages im in the 8th grade. Today was supposed to be Mrs.Risk's Birthday so we got 61 balloons (how old she would be) and some of them we got to write messages on then we went outside and someone read a poem they wrote about Mrs. Risk and we sang Happy Birthday and then we realeased the Balloons. I would stand out in the cold millions of times for Mrs. Risk again.

sincerely Courtney

posted by Courtney on December 5, 2007 07:37 PM

Hey this is bobi and you came to my school madison junior high and i thin you are a real big insperstion to alot of people. You would think you would only see those kinds of things in movies and stuff but never in real life. I can not belive what all you went through and I think you are so amazing to alot of people and i want to be just like you! YOU ROCK!

posted by bobbi on December 4, 2007 07:42 PM

you where so cool i hope you can go to over 1000 schools and that will make such a diffrent i mean the other day the person who bullied me said sorry! i felt so good P.S. thanks 4 comming 2 Madison Jr. HIgh

posted by ~brooke t.~ on December 4, 2007 04:48 PM

I would like to thank you and your mom for showing so much respect for Mrs. Risk when you came to our school and I would also like to thank you so much for walking in the pirade with us peer councilers. I hope I can some day make as much a difference as you are. Mandy

posted by Mandy on December 4, 2007 09:23 AM

You are so cool i love that you came to our school!You really inspiered me!P.S i love your dog and i think your mom was right every one has a angle!But me i havent found mine yet!Keep up what you are doing!

posted by ~brooke t.~ on December 3, 2007 06:45 PM


posted by TAMARA VORIS on December 3, 2007 05:34 PM

Hi Gabe,
My son Albert was diagnosed with FA in August of this year, he is 11 years old. He is so sad about not being able to "keep up" with the rest of his peers. Your story is so encouraging. I would love to have you come to our school.
Cassie Richard

posted by Kathleen on December 3, 2007 04:30 PM

I loved your program!You came the day after our coulselur Diana Risk died.I think you came at just the right time.Mrs.Hinsleir said that everyone deals with death diffrently.Bulling could be what people result to.Oh, and thanks for being in our Christmas parade! You came to my school on
November 30,2007. Thanks for visting Madison Jr.High School!Most of my friends made comments on your sight.Me and abunch of friends are getting a foundaiton together to give money to people with the same disese Mrs.Risk had its called: RiskRockz!You rock my socks too Izzy!Feel free to e-mail me anytime.I would love it if you could.

posted by Abby on December 3, 2007 03:04 PM

Hey my name is Whitney I go to MJHS. I think that Mrs.Risk would of really loved that program. You are such an inspiration. Your dog Izzy is so cute. When you played that slide show I started to cry. Now I love that song by Mark Wills. Well thanks for coming to are School. Bye-Bye

posted by Whitney on December 3, 2007 01:35 PM

i loved the presentation you gave us at the madison jr. high school it was amazing thank you so much

posted by haley on December 3, 2007 12:53 PM

I admire you for going through what you been through.

posted by Brienna on December 2, 2007 04:56 PM

Thank you for coming to our school it was fun and had helped us figure out why people bully.Your dog is cute.You came to my school on November 30,2007.We really injoyed you visiting our school.Mrs.Rady is very nice and she really cares.The school was Madison Junior High School.

Thank you,Emily

posted by Emily on December 2, 2007 04:11 PM

gabe alot of people look at you and think of you as someone they don't no.but after you talked to us ,made alot of people think about what they've did that might of hurt them or someone else. i think of you as a ro-modle for the madison schools and other students.tell your mom rhonda hey and that mrs.risk thanks her for coming to talk.so see ya gabe and izzy.

posted by brooklyn on December 2, 2007 01:40 PM

Hi we are Katelyn and Ireland. We go to Madison Jr. High School.You came on Friday Novemeber 30. It was very enteresting to listen to what you had to say.The dog is so CUTE!Ireland said she felt like she was meeting a famous person.Keep rock'n schools with your speeches!

posted by Katelyn and Ireland on December 2, 2007 01:19 PM

hope you have a safe trip through life

posted by cassy on December 2, 2007 08:36 AM

hi gabe i just wanted to say thanks for coming to my school friday at the madison jr. high i thought you did a good jod and i think your dog is really cute and maybe you can come back to my school every year.well hope you have a safe trip. sincerly cassy..6th grade

posted by cassy on December 2, 2007 08:28 AM

Nice meeting you, I hope you found a hotel for the night and got to michigan safe.

Aboite Township firefighters you meet in Ft Wayne, In.

posted by Mike on December 1, 2007 11:53 PM

Gabe you came to my school on Friday (Madison Junior High School)I wanted to say that what you have been doing in schools is a very amazing I didn't get to say that I have cerebral palsy ( a very mild case) but I can understand the hardships you have went through in your life but luckily no one has ever made fun of me. but I just wanted to say what you do in schools probably takes a lot of courage to do so I just wanted to say thank you for coming to my school.

posted by Jared on December 1, 2007 09:44 PM

Gabe,wow your presentation was so amazing...you are really really brave....you are so pretty gabe i dont understand why people would treat you that way....no body in this whole world needs to be treated like that...im just glad you found a friend and you two work together like a team.i think your speech will have a grat impact on our school.alot of us cried during your slide show..because we know deep inside that bullying is wrong we do..... keyshia from madison jr high

posted by Keyshia on December 1, 2007 08:44 PM

hey gabe,
I just wanted you to know that what you did on friday at madison jr high school has really changed some kids atitude and i think we will think about you all the time. God bless you and all your family.
thanks brookltnn 6th grade at madison jr. high IN.

posted by brooklynn on December 1, 2007 04:48 PM

thanks for comming to madisonjr.high

posted by brooke and bobbi on December 1, 2007 04:30 PM

im so glad you came to my school,Madison Junior High.me and all my friends loved your presentation.when i whatched the DVD you showed us in the gym,i cryed.i hope you come back next year!

posted by cheyenne on December 1, 2007 04:00 PM

hey Gabe! my name is megan i am one of the bully busters(or peer counselors) at madison Jr. High. I hope you enjoyed the parade! it was really cold this morning. I want to again thank you so much for coming. Mrs. Risk would of loved hearing about you coming. she would of further more enjoied meeting you, you will leave a great influence on our school.it was an honor to meet you!

posted by megan on December 1, 2007 03:44 PM

hi gabe,hi izzy!My name is April! I am Tasha niece the girl that you meet in the wheel chair that goes to madison junior high in madison indiana! I also attend madison junior high ! im in the 8th grade! I think what you are doing is a really good thing because there are so many bullies out there ! I just wanted to let you know that my niece tasha felt like there was a connection betweeen you two! she has talked about you every since she meet you yesterday at school! You really touched her! there are people that make fun of her all the time and when yuo played that song at school yesterday that made me think harder about bullying myself i think it is so wrong because i love my aunt so much and i dont care that she cant walk! i want to think oyu so much fro touching her life and mine as well its people likje you that makes our world a better place to live in! i jhope to see yuo again soon! you have our numbetr! i live with my g-ma and g-pa and my bothers and last but not least my aunt tasha and i know she would love to hear from you ! thanks for being so kind to her !
April , 14 madison , indiana
p.s i think you are so pretty ! thanks again

posted by april on December 1, 2007 01:49 PM

Thank you so much for coming to Madison Junior High! I really think you got your message across to others. Hope you have a great Christmas..........Izzy was adorable!!!

posted by Emily on December 1, 2007 12:28 PM

Hi Gabe, Hi Izzy!
My name is Madeline, same as your sisters, (i figured that out today!)
Thanks for marching in the parade with us today. I had a wonderful time with you and meeting you. What you do is amazing. I heard some people were going to make a comercial on you and what you do, right here in Madison. Thats really neat. I'm going to watch TV until i see it! Hopefully you'll come down and see us again or Mrs. Rady or someone like that. I hope you have a wonderful day!

posted by Madeline on December 1, 2007 11:37 AM

I really liked your program at Madison Junior High School. I'm a 7th grader at Madison, I have been a victim of bullying because im a little kids think im fat but actually I weigh the same as my friends and im a little husky. I have a lot of friends to hang out with. I'm also a student council member, after your speech I decided to stop bullying if i see any at my school.

Thanks for coming to our school!


posted by clay on December 1, 2007 10:18 AM


posted by Michelle on December 1, 2007 09:40 AM

Hi gabe this is brooke again! i just cant leave your site. i mean its so awsome.I really like how you came to MAdison Jr.High school.And I heard your mom say something about Mrs.Risk I really appireated that! she was a nice person!
well thanks alot love you both gabe and izzy!

posted by brooke on December 1, 2007 12:38 AM

Hey, I just wanted to tell you how much I really injoyed having you at my school and taking time to speak with us. You are so pretty and I'm not kidding you could be a model.I'm so jealos,but anyway You had a lot of courage to come and talk to all of us and thank you again.
Your Friend
Madison Jr. High School

posted by Whitney on November 30, 2007 11:51 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy. Thank you for coming to our school which is Madison Junior High School. I really had a great time listening to you! I think listening to you changed my life and always know I will never forget you two and you will always be in my heart. I hope you liked the peer counselor shirt! It might just keep you warm for winter! I hope you have a Great Christmas!!!

posted by Hannah on November 30, 2007 11:24 PM

Hey thank you soo much for comeing to our school we are all very happy that you could make it..And Im very sry about your disability but it seems that you have handeled it very well..better then wut i could do=) Oh and I am from madison Indiana and I am a peer counselor..Also your dogs nails were very pretty..lol...Also if you want to add me to your myspace..()Well i have to go but again thank you very much...
Sarah=)Also it would have been very hard to talk infront of that many ppl bout it...You are truely blessedHope we can be friends..!!!!

posted by sarah on November 30, 2007 11:13 PM

Hello Gabe. and izzy. (even though you can't talk or anything. you are like a person to gabe)..
you came to my school today. i was on of the peer counslors.
i loved your presentation. it was amazing. you are a wonderful person and have a very strong heart to be able to get up there and do that. i will see you at the parade tomorrow. i hope you have fun in madison, and thank you so much for coming.
Love, Emma.

posted by Emma on November 30, 2007 09:30 PM

Hi Gabe! You did a fabolous job talking at MJHS. You were just an inspiration to everyone at our school. You truly changed my life
Thank you so much for coming! God bless you!!

posted by Jessica on November 30, 2007 09:27 PM

Hi Gabe Hey Izzy i was just righting you to say hi and that it is a great thing that your doing and that i think that it will really help us kids at Madison Junior High School. i am shure we all apreaciate you coming down. i would also like to tell you that i was sorry that i couldn't make the christmas perade. i will try to update you every so often on here your sweat and helpful and im sure this will help
sincerly your friend

posted by katrina on November 30, 2007 09:18 PM

I saw you today in madsion IN at the Madison JR High school.You changed alot of kids minds.Izzy is a sweet dog i love dogs to i have 5 dogs.Thanks alot for coming to are school we all enjoyed you coming.We watched your story on animal planet .

posted by natalie on November 30, 2007 08:51 PM

i really enjoyed your speech at madison today.
i would love to go in the parade with you but i cant.

just maby i can come


posted by Lindsey on November 30, 2007 08:46 PM

hey. my name is macky. you came to my school today and i petted your dog after school, the black one that looked like a pug. you probably dont remember me but you were a real inspiration. all the people that bullied you probably look back and wish they didnt because you have been on tv and have gone all around the united states and thats something they never could have done. i always look to the positive side so i think maybe something good came out of you being bullied from all those kids. you got izzy and you got closer to your mom. you have a lot more self esteem and you should be very proud of yourself. everyone else is. a lot of people are going to add you now on myspace. haha it will be fun though. if you get the chance then message me back and we can talk more. i understand if your too busy though. its ok. god was with you the whole time and you should be happy. i pray for you now and maybe we can keep in touch. maybe i will see you again.

Michaela or Macky

posted by michaela on November 30, 2007 08:40 PM

Thank you for coming to the Madison Jr.high here in Madison IN
I liked hearing your story....
thank you Michelle 8th grade

posted by Michelle on November 30, 2007 08:36 PM

i was happy to see u at my school(madison jr.high) i also loved the song u played with the video u really made me think about everything and some of the problems that other people thank so much gabe say hi to izzy for me byebye

posted by alyssa on November 30, 2007 07:48 PM

Hey Gabe, i just wanted to thank you for speaking today 11/30/07 at Madison Junior High School in Indiana you and your dog are truely gifts from God and you speak from your heart.Thanks for coming and saying it was for Mrs.Risk she would of loved to be there to see you

Thank you so much for talking at are school
with love Courtney

posted by Courtney on November 30, 2007 07:34 PM

Hi Gabe! Hi Izzy!
You probably don't remember me, but you came to our school today in Madison, Indiana. Do you remember?..Madison Junior High School? Well I wanted to let you know that your speech was amazing and I learned so much. All of the peer counslers were blown away and I'm so glad you came to our school. Izzy's the sweetest dog. Shes soo down to earth. haha. Well i hope you can come back to our school sometime.
-Maddie, 8th grade, Madison JR High-

posted by Maddie on November 30, 2007 07:02 PM

hi you just talked with my school madison jr. high. i just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to come all the way to madison to talk to us.we all love you and your dog. i love your site to.oh and tell your mom i said hi.

posted by brianna on November 30, 2007 06:56 PM

Hi Gabe, its Hannah here from Madison JR High School.Your speech was incredible.You must be so proud of yourself(and Izzy).When your mom started talking I almost cried!We all miss Mrs.Risk terribly and it was nice of you guys to reconize her and how great she was!I was sitting on the ground,in the front row,by your mom.You must be so brave to talk about your past bullying experiences. Well thank you so much for taking your time to come to our school. You touched alot of kids. Once again, thank you sooo much. - Hannah 11/30/07

posted by Hannah on November 30, 2007 06:41 PM

Hey Gabe Hi Izzy i think it is a wonderful thing that your doing i think it will help the kids here at Madison Jr. high i would like to keep in touch and try to up date you on the school by righting you on here your kind and sweet and doin good keep it up

Your Friend

posted by Katrina on November 30, 2007 06:22 PM

Hay thanks for coming to our school in Madison Indiana.

Thanks for coming

posted by Aaron on November 30, 2007 05:53 PM

My name is Alex and i go to Madison Middle School.
I really enjoyed your presentation today!
Thanks so much!

posted by Alex on November 30, 2007 05:37 PM

you came to my school on friday november 30th. you are the best and you made the biggest bully in the 6th grade cry. she was so amazed how bullying can impact peoples lives so much. thanks gabe and izzy.

posted by samantha on November 30, 2007 05:14 PM

hey gabe,
i liked your prsentation it was
the best i wish you could have stayeds longer.
welp i better go.
ALLIE @madison jr.high

posted by Allie on November 30, 2007 05:06 PM

Hi I was at the speeking you made at Madison Jr High school today.
I was also one of the people who was petting your small dog after school.

posted by David on November 30, 2007 05:05 PM

OK well this is Me again the girl who asked u y did u pick the dog?Well your dog is so CUTE and i think your mom was right your dog is your angle.I belive every one has a angle but i havent found mine yet but im glad you have! WRITE ME BACK AT

posted by brooke on November 30, 2007 04:35 PM

hey gabe we love having you at our school!!!We are from Madison,In .we just wanted to say that you were great!!!

posted by Katie and Miranda on November 30, 2007 04:24 PM

hey gabe... i thought your presentation today was really interesting! i really enjoyed hearing your story and i think that your moms speech was soo touching!!! thanks so much for coming to MSJHS!!!! it was really fun!

posted by molly on November 30, 2007 04:21 PM

well today 11-30-07 you came to our school.!! im the girl who asked you why did u pick a dog? well any way im so glad you came to our school because i use to get bullied but after you left the bully told ME sorry i thought that was imposable!! well any way PLEASE write back to me, but really really thanks for comming to Madison Jr.High school p.s im a 6th grader lol

posted by brooke on November 30, 2007 04:20 PM

Thanks for coming to Madison Jr. High today.After Mrs.Risk passed we needed something else to think about.I think its great that you are trying to help prevent bullying.You were a great motivation to me.
-Katy 6th grader at Madison Jr High

posted by Katy on November 30, 2007 04:10 PM

Hey Gabe!
I loved your speech today at our school.
You are beautiful!
Izzy is a really cute dog.
I am sure she is very great dog!
well thank you so much for coming to our school today.


posted by Tori on November 30, 2007 04:10 PM

you and Izzy were very inspirational especially to my sister who cannot walk and has gone through some of the stuff that you went through.
there has been really rude rumors and people talk about her behind her back and alot of the stuff that you went through.thank you for coming to Madison Junior High School and talking to us Good Luck. Oh and feel free to email me and talk to me some time

posted by Kyla on November 30, 2007 04:05 PM

Hey Gabe, This is Alex and Megan i saw you today speak at our school, You and izzy have been through so much you awesome ant you are very insparational. Thanks form MCHJS madison indiana. WE LOVE YOU

posted by on November 30, 2007 04:00 PM

Hey Gabe and Izzy!!! You came to my school today, Madison Jr. High School. I watched the video about you and Izzy Monday when you were on Animal Planet. I am a 7th grade bully buster/peer counselor. I was so excited to hear you were coming. I was like "the person from the video is coming to OUR school." I thank you so much for dedicating the program to Mrs. Dianna Risk. She would have really enjoyed it. It touched my heart how you are going to different places teaching about not bully and safer environments. I hope to see you in the parade!!! I will be there with the peer counselors!!! I can't use words to describe you...you are truly an amazing person. You have a place in my heart and you have touched it too. It sounds weird since I don't know you and you don't know me but it is so GREAT what you are doing. Thank You for coming to help prevent and stop bullying. God Bless You, Izzy, and your WHOLE family.

posted by Rachel on November 30, 2007 03:57 PM

Heyy.you were at my school today Madison jr.High school.i think what you said made alot of people think about bullying and to not be so mean to people.and you are rlly pretty.but thats all i have to say.


posted by Shaye on November 30, 2007 03:57 PM

hi my name is sadie from madison jr.high i dont have much to say but THANK YOU!!!! sadie

posted by sadie on November 30, 2007 03:04 PM

I am a student of madison junior high school. My name is Katlin and i would like to say that i was so inspired by your talk you had with us!! I am a part of the bully buster program so it ment alot to me. I also would like to say thankyou to your mom for the nice things she said about Mrs.Risk. She was trully a wonderful person and itment alot to me to hear those things. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Thankyou -Katlin

posted by Katlin on November 30, 2007 03:03 PM

Gabe & Izzy,
You recently visited Madison Jr. High in Madison, Indiana. It was an awesome presentation and it touched us all! We really enjoyed it and, being only 6th graders, we all get picked on a lot. We understand what you went through, just in a different way. We are GLAD to honor you as one of our Bully Busters! Everyone appreciates what you are doing. Please visit Madison again. WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
Please Write Back,
2 6th graders at Madison Jr. High

posted by becky&delanie on November 30, 2007 02:59 PM

We can't wait to see you on Friday November 30, 2007. We have watched a video about you and Izzy and we are also very exicted to hear you speek to us!

posted by Meghan, Whitney, and Kassie on November 29, 2007 11:24 AM

Hey my name is Tessa Gibson and I live in Madison Indiana. We have just learned about you and Izzy. Wow this really touched my heart. How do u get up in front of schools and talk like that? That would be so embarissing, but you are a really strong and a strong person. So what do you model for?

posted by Natessa on November 29, 2007 08:46 AM

hey gabe, i just wanted to say i think what you are doing is just amazing. You are truly blessed to be able to talk about being bullyed.We watched your show on the animal planet in school monday. I was so excited to hear that you and Izzy were going to be coming to the Jr.High school on friday. I can't wait to see you!! Well I hope you have a safe trip here. God bless and take care.
Alex Barnes 8th grade from the madison JR high school in IN

posted by alex on November 27, 2007 07:20 PM

Hi Gabe! Hi Izzy!You came to Franklin Monroe on
Thursday.I really enjoyed listening to you talk
about bully's and all that.It made me mad that
people would do that to you when all it made you
late for class!I would really like to be friends.


P.S.I was the boy in the right in front of you.

posted by Matthew on November 9, 2007 05:18 PM

hello gabe how are you my name is kiersten i go to franklin monroe elem. i loved your speech hows izzy? i learned that you should never bully anyone and if you get bullied to tell someone and never fight back. i feel so sorry for what happened in the past years take care!!!!!!!!!

posted by Kiersten on November 9, 2007 01:40 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
Thank you for coming to Franklin Monroe Elementery school.I think your show or "speech" was very fasinating.I'm glad that you made a friend that used to be a bullie.Thank you for leting us pet your bulldog and Izzy.I have two questions number 1:do you drive a car (van)?Number 2:do you belive in Jesus Christ?Email me with the answers Plese.
Your Friend

posted by Landon on November 9, 2007 12:17 AM

Hi Gabe Izzy! Im am not sure if you got my last comment. If you did I was thanking you and Izzy for the lesson that you gave us. I think it made others peoples lifs more better because you told us the right thing. We should not bully people around. That made my life much better.

posted by James on November 8, 2007 09:07 PM

Hey Gabe the program you did at Franklin Monroe Elementary was awsome. when i was watch the DVD i cried. I really enjoyed you and Izzy coming to my school. Thank you Gabe

posted by Summer on November 8, 2007 07:45 PM

Hello Gabe! I was at the school that you just visited.(Franklin Monroe Elementary, in Ohio, Mrs. Biesner was my principal.) I really liked how you talked about how your schoolhood was. I really liked the video. Although it was very sad,I liked it. I have bullied some people in school, and I've went along with my friends whenever they did it; but I want you to know that you changed my life by telling about how you were bullied and I'm going to say sorry to those that I did it to. I will stand up for other people too. Thank you for coming, visiting my school and talking to us!! Pet Izzy for me!!

Your friend, Emily Weaver

posted by Emily on November 8, 2007 06:57 PM

Your lesson thought me not to bully people around. When you go to other schools and talk to them ,I would hope they would listen to you by not to bully and make fun of people. Now if a kid is by him self ,I will go up to him and say, you can go with me. You set a great example for other people not to be mean. You and Izzy can make other peoples life better. I hope you and Izzy do well toghter. Thank you for lesson.

posted by James on November 8, 2007 06:38 PM

Hello Gabe, I saw you today at Franklin-Monroe Elementary School. I thought your story was very ineresting, and it made me very sad to learn about the things you've gone through. I, too, had a dog who ate poison, but he did not make it. Thanks for sharing.....
Love, Cody

posted by Cody on November 8, 2007 05:18 PM

Dear Gabe and izzy today i seen your show at f.m. what day in december is izzy's birthday? Also what day is gabe's birthday?

posted by Parker on November 8, 2007 04:56 PM

Good luck in all that u do.

posted by kayleO-Franklin Monroe school on November 8, 2007 04:03 PM

HI Gabe and Izzy,
Thank you so much for coming to franklin monroe.You did a very great job on your speech.I will never bully and stand up for the ones who get bullied.Thanks once again for teaching us a valuable lesson.

posted by kayleO on November 8, 2007 04:00 PM

Hi I feel so bad about what you'v been through.Well see you later!!!!

posted by maliej on November 8, 2007 03:47 PM

Hi, this is Emilee.You came to my school. It is called Franklin Monroe.i hope you get better!your dog izzy is so cute!i hope izzy gets better too!i am thinking about you everyday!

posted by Emilee on November 8, 2007 02:56 PM

Thanks for coming to our school today!! I liked what you said, and I dont think ive bulied anyone before, but it certainly made me not to think of bulling anyone EVER :)
Thanks again
Krista from Franklin Monroe

posted by Krista on November 8, 2007 02:13 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,

Thank you so much for sharing your story with our school. You really helped us learn a few ways to handle bullying. You're the best. We love your dogs!

Miss Koeller's Class
Franklin Monroe Elementary

posted by Mrs. O'Dell on November 8, 2007 12:55 PM

I love your dogs. They are so cute!!!I am in elementary school.I am 9 terning 10 july 12. bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. i might see ypu next year...

posted by Allegra on November 7, 2007 04:00 PM


posted by COLLEEN on November 7, 2007 03:04 PM

Thank you both very much for coming to our school. I was very touched by your program. In fact, I am one of the kids that has been bullied. I am not one of the "cool" kids in my school, but I can somewhat handle it. Anyway, I hope that both of you will keep in touch with us.

posted by Spencer on October 28, 2007 04:35 PM

Your program taught me not to bully. I hope you and Izzy teach more people not to bully. I also hope you two are doing well. I emailed you once and I was happy when you wrote back. I hope we stay in touch.

posted by Joe on October 28, 2007 04:33 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy, What you came and talked about took a lot of courage. We thank you very much. The program really made me think. My friends and I really get along much better. We welcome you back to Cameron County any time. Hope you enjoyed the scenery.

posted by Breanna on October 28, 2007 04:31 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy, The day you guys came and had the assembly, I told my parents that people were bullying me. They did something about it. You gave me courage. Thank you.

posted by Tyler on October 28, 2007 04:28 PM

We, the Olweus(anti-bullying program)committee at Cameron County High School in Emporium, PA thank you for visiting with our student body recently. Thanks and keep up the great work!

posted by Cameron County School District, Pennsylvania on October 28, 2007 04:26 PM

Hey! um.. i saw your assembly and i think your amazing! I go To Hartland Middle School hope you guys have fun! BYE!!!!

posted by Claire on October 26, 2007 05:16 PM

Gabe you were at my school today and i liked what you said.Also i am sorry that you had to get the disease but think about it in a good way you got your bestfriend out of it Izzy. I think you are awesome!!!!

posted by kayla on October 26, 2007 04:19 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy! you came to my school today at hartland ore creek middle school and told us about bullying and you were a real inspiration to me! thanks for coming

posted by Nick on October 26, 2007 03:39 PM

hea gabe and izzy!
I saw you today at ore creek middle school, you did great at performing! Can Izzy do any tricks? I am happy to see that your wheel chair isn't holding you back from changing the world. I just wanted to say I am glad that you have the courage to go all over the nation and do this. please e-mail me back!!!
with lots of love,

posted by Claire on October 26, 2007 03:24 PM

Hi my name is Ella and i would like to tall you that i lite you speech that you did at my school about your life.And i would like to tall you how much that that mANT TO ME YOU LOOKED NICE and i liket the ribens on Izzy . That wous farie nice of you to take your time and come to are school .That same week that you came my dog wous sike and we thot that we were going to lose her see coud not even move at all but we stil have her this farie day and she is a pug and see is just like the one of yours .Last wikeen my mom want to fileie to wake the 3day brase canseer wock because my grate grandma had it and my grangma had it 2 sowall that is all for now and just to lat you ton ime in 6 gad i wil rite you a gan your friend Ella so by for now.

posted by Ella on October 14, 2007 08:55 PM

Gabe, I just wanted to say hello, I met you at the MDA telethon this year and you really made me stop and think. You have a disability but don't let it get you down. Instead you make the most of it and go on to inspire, teach and help others. I think what your doing is brave and inspiring and I just wanted to let you know it was an honor to meet you. I am going to give the name of your website to my daughters school in Reese. It would be great if you would be able to talk to the kids there. There is always bullying going on and I'm sure it would help to hear what you have to say. Thanks again for doing what you do and for being so courageous. Jill Weber

posted by Jill Weber on October 10, 2007 06:06 PM

hi gabeandizzy I saw you at my school on Spet.21,2007

posted by EMILY on October 8, 2007 02:29 PM

thanks 4 comin to are school. i wish people wouldent bolly people like that expesially if they have somthin wrong with them.o and im glAD I FOUND MY CUZANTS CUZ I NEVER GOT A BRACLET WHEN U CAME TO R SCHOOL.

posted by brett on October 4, 2007 08:00 PM

You and Izzy are a perfect match and if you ever get split up even I will be upset.

posted by Kassidy on October 3, 2007 06:33 PM

When you came to my school, you were such an inspiration. Thank you!

posted by kiley on September 29, 2007 01:38 PM


posted by LAKIN on September 28, 2007 08:58 PM

hey i just got the wrist band u gave to my school thanks!! i will never bully anyone i promis!!=)

posted by alyssa on September 27, 2007 03:48 PM


posted by EMILY on September 23, 2007 04:29 PM

I love your stories and i feel bad for you and Izzy you both have trouble walking and Gabe you have trouble talking i like that you talk in schools about bullying.

posted by Madison on September 22, 2007 10:34 PM

hello gabe and izzy! i feel the same way about bullying as you do. i really admire how you can speak about all of this bullying and stuff. please email back- Joe

posted by Joe on September 22, 2007 09:21 PM

hey, i loved the program on friday (yesterday) i almost cried at the end when you guys showed the slide show!! I think its great that you didn't put izzy to sleep like a lot of people would. Well take care byez!

♥/cheyenne, emporium PA

posted by cheyenne on September 22, 2007 04:03 PM

Hello Gabe and Izzy!!! :)

posted by Joe on September 22, 2007 09:23 AM

thanks for comeing to my school what you told us helped me and others alot you are awsome you are going to help alot more kids like me and my friends i think that is cool thanks again for comeing to Cameron County High School

thanks alot Gabe & Izzy

posted by Matt on September 22, 2007 12:02 AM

i loved the program

posted by desirae on September 21, 2007 06:59 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy i want you to know that you and Izzy are really cool i wanted to know if you and Izzy wanted to be my friend your friend Cali .P.S. please E-Mail me back as soon as you get my messeges.

posted by cali on September 21, 2007 04:44 PM

u were at my high school today im in 7th grade
and u are a good inspiration

posted by Chris on September 21, 2007 04:09 PM

I liked your program at the schol on thurday sep 20. Me and my friend almost cryed. I think you are pretty and izzy is so cute. I have lond blond hiar and i was wearing jean capis with a wight shirt it had a brown fuzzy strip ocross the cest and i had glasses. I would want to be your sister becuse my sister is mean o me. I dont like my sister.I had a fun time.I will right again.BYE!!!!!!!!

posted by Allegra on September 21, 2007 03:56 PM

I miss you gabe and izzy.


posted by allison on September 21, 2007 07:38 AM

Gabe like you i suffer from two rare diseases. sterge weber and port wine syndrum. i've had these since birth and the only cure is lazer surgery and even then it is still visible and affective. it can cause problems of speech, eyes and facial damages and cancers. luckily i was not effected by these horribly. i have a common eye problem known as "glacoma" witch will affect my eye in many ways. i've had 2 surgerys already were they have put stunts in my eyes and now i'm afriad that soon i'll need aouther.i have taken speech classes in my younger days of early elementary school and progressed. last year i fortunetly was highest in my english and reading class and are now taking spanish 1. port wine syndrum is a condition that will slow down parts of your body. like for me was my teeth witch if you were to look at my mouth will never perfectly straight due to the port wine syndrum. this also caused a red birthmark the whole way down my body. like you i have a dog named zoe "witch me wild and free" and believe me she is. shes a golden retriever and the runt of the liter she is not and never will be full grown. she also has lime disease. that at one point did effect her walking and bathroom problems. one day as a puppy she could not get up me and my friend tiffany and to carry her to my car it took both of us. i also have a old cat named mittens and a new baby kitten named toni hes an instagator. but my point is i know what its like to be pointed at excluded unwanted and bullied. my friends arn't exactly the most popular peaople pr the most pretty or even athletically stable i know i'm not. i'm picked last usually. i'm the slow one the clutsy one all of that but what gets me through is my friends and my smarts. we look out for each other. my one friend lives in the middle of nowhere and has a hunting upsetion. my other friend dousn't know when to shut up. my other friend is to prepy. my one friend is shy and inclosed. my other friend super quiet i have a athletic friend and i'm the middle the the atlete if i'm needed i'm the mathlete to study with and my shoulders the one thats soaked with tears because mines the one to cry on. you came to my little school in cameron county pa the little itsy bitsy town and spoke to us. you encoaraged me to becme one of the things i always wanted to do public speek. and maybe i ill

billy grade 8 cameon county highshool thank you gabe and izzy

posted by billy on September 20, 2007 09:43 PM

Hey gabe I hope you will get beater and I hope that people will look up to you because I now I do and I hope that you will stay with izzy for ever!!!!
Emporium, PA

posted by trae on September 20, 2007 09:36 PM

hey i like the prrogram today i think izzy is cute and i feel really bad about you being bullied i would never do that cause then i would feel really bad.

posted by lexi on September 20, 2007 08:31 PM

hey gabe i hope u have fun going all around the world to schools to talk about bullying!! P.S. i made a new friend because they were being bullyed and playing by them self and she is soo nice thank you so much.
your citizen,

posted by alyssa on September 20, 2007 08:19 PM

Gabe i love your dog and you are pretty please e-mail me back your friend cali p.s do you want to be friends :)

posted by cali on September 20, 2007 08:15 PM

Hey Gabe and izzy,
I really enjoyed hearing about your story:) It was very inspirational to me and my sister! You made a differance in all of our lives. It was so nice that you could come to our school! I have a couple questions if that is ok? Well here it is : was it hard to talk in frount of everyone at first?, wasit hard to get around in your weelchair at first?, my sister wants to know how long have you had dominick? Please write back:) Thanks your friends Erin and Grace P.S.Izzy and dominick are soooo cute:)

posted by Erin on September 20, 2007 08:06 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
I loved the program!I was so excided to go to the program!

posted by Kate on September 20, 2007 06:18 PM

hey gabe love u coming to my school cameran cuonty woodlend elamentry school ur dogs are so cute!hope to see u sometime again.!!!! =)

posted by alyssa on September 20, 2007 05:49 PM

Hi Gabe you were just at our school on 9-20-07.I was so happy to have you at our school and talk about bulling. I am so sorry that you had to be bullied in you life. I just wanted to say I hope you and Izzy live with each other for a LONG time.

Thank you soo much for being a role model for soo many kids.


posted by Kacie on September 20, 2007 04:25 PM

THANKS for coming to our school and sharing some of your storys with us.

posted by Brandon on September 20, 2007 03:57 PM

Hey Gabe I liked your program today. I thought it was really cool and inspiring.

posted by marleigh on September 20, 2007 03:49 PM

Gabe, you are a lovely inspiration and a lovely woman. It was such a privilege to hear you speak at our school. You have incredible strength, and I was blessed to find out about your obsticles and the way you overcome them. Thank you so much!!!!!
-Kate, grade11, Mackinac Island Public School

posted by Kate on September 12, 2007 10:00 AM

I had a lovely talk with your mother on the telephone today! I work part time for Joni and Friends. What a wonderful inspiration and a delight to speak with your mother. Mom's are special...I'm thankful God gave me such a great one! My daughter, Naomi Grace, is a brittle diabetic (www.hopethroughyoga.com) and I know the power of family support! Bless you and your family! What a MIGHTY GOD we serve!

posted by Jean Kingery on September 6, 2007 03:37 PM

I am in 4th grade on Mackinac Island and I think it was really great you could make it up to the island and speak to us. I won't be a bully and I will stick up for other kids that are getting picked on and be thier friend. I hope Izzy is with you for a long time and I hope you both had a wonderful time on the island.

posted by Keely F on September 4, 2007 06:55 PM

Hey Gabe!
I just wanted to write you and tell you that I find you very inspiring. I was at the Telethon yesterday when you were interviewed. I attend it every year. I also have Muscular Dystrophy. I have had it since I was born. And I love the fact that, like me, instead of letting it hinder you . . . you use it to help others and inspire other people. You are a great example of overcoming adversity. I just wanted to write and tell you that I think you are awesome and if you'd ever like to write me back, I left my e-mail address.
Thanks for helping to inspire many with MD and just being real.
Feel free to write me anytime.


posted by Todd G on September 4, 2007 10:49 AM

Gabe you are so Beatiful! I have F.a. also. Can I contact you thorgh private email??? -Geo

posted by George on August 31, 2007 08:32 PM

Dear Gabe,
Thankyou for coming to South Vermillion Middle School and speaking to us.

posted by Forrest on August 21, 2007 01:41 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy I am a student from South Vermillion Middle school. I am very glad you came to our school and talk to us about bullying and it was very cool to pet Izzy. sencerly,Caleb

posted by Caleb on August 21, 2007 01:41 PM

Hey,my nameis Brianna. I am in 7th grade at South Vermillion Middle School.I appreciate u and Izzy very much.You are very inspiring to everyone.I think thatu are a wonderful and thankful person.The reason you're thankful is for the fact that you were made to have courage, and most people don't have courage the way you do. I think you have made our school a better school,because I don't see hardly any more teasing or bulling. I thank you for everything that you have taught my school.You should be proud to have a dog like Izzy because she feels for you.

posted by Brianna on August 21, 2007 01:40 PM

Hi. My name is Tyler. I wasn't at school to see you and Izzy, but I did see a video about you and Izzy. I think that you did a good thing when you got a dog. Well I hope you and Izzy live a long and happy life. from Tyler

posted by Tyler on August 21, 2007 01:40 PM

Thank you for coming to South Vermillion Middle School. I know that it takes a lot of courage for you to go out and speak to people like that,so thank you again so much! Your story was very touching.

posted by Megan on August 21, 2007 01:39 PM

Hi Gabe I like youre speach and slid show presitation.I also like your dog izzy

posted by dakota on August 21, 2007 01:39 PM

thanks for comeingto soute vermilioni liked peting izzy

posted by Reese on August 21, 2007 01:38 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy! I am a seventh grader at South Vermillion Middle School in Clinton,IN! Thank you so much for coming to our school. Everyone enjoyed you talking and I think you made a difference!!!!!
Thanks so much,

posted by Kathleen on August 21, 2007 01:38 PM

Hi my name is Taylor.I go to South Vermillion Middle School. You are a strong and brave person to be able to talk to that many people. I really look up to you. Izzy is the same way. You are so lucky to have a dog like that.
Thank you so much

posted by Taylor on August 21, 2007 01:37 PM

I like your program. I like your younger sister. I hope you come back some time. I hope you feel better. I like you and your sister.

posted by Robert on August 21, 2007 01:37 PM

Hi, Gabe & Izzy i really enjoyed you guys coming.You'r so brave coming talking to our whole school.I admire you so much.If any kids werent touched i don't know what will.I will see you later please please come see us agian. BYE

posted by Nate on August 21, 2007 01:36 PM

Thankyou Gabe and Izzy for coming to our school. I admire you for having the courage to speak in front of our school at South Vermillion. You were very inspiring to me and to all of us here at South Vermillion. I hope your can tell this story to other people so they can cherish it as much as I did. THANKS!!!

posted by Taylor on August 21, 2007 01:36 PM

Hi Gabe I Jist Wanted to thank you and Izzy for coming to South Verillion middle School to talk to us.

posted by Tanner on August 21, 2007 01:35 PM

Hi! Izzy is a cool Dog. Gabe,I hope you get Better. Bye!

posted by Terry on August 21, 2007 01:32 PM

Gabe and Izzy,
I just wanted to let you know how your story impacted our students and staff at South Vermillion Middle School. Thank you for your courage and determination! Your mother is such a fighter and an inspiration as well. So many parents give into their children's wishes too easily (even when they are making harmful choices). Thanks again, Lisa Vicars 7th grade teacher

posted by Lisa Vicars on August 21, 2007 01:14 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy u Just Resently Came To My School South Vermillion Middle School In Clinton Indiana i really loved ur speech,ur slideshow,and ur thoughts about bulling ur story really touched me I Liked Petting Izzy And I Gave U a Hug and i really like u and Izzy!!! And u are Very pretty i went home and i told the whole family about u and how pretty u r but i got to go now but i will miss u guys!!!PLEASE COME AGAIN!!!!!

posted by Cailee on August 18, 2007 04:22 PM

Thursday, August 16, 2007
South Vermillion Middle School
Gabe and Izzy's Visit

My name is Linda Whiteman and I am a teacher at South Vermillion Middle School. Today I met Gabrielle and Izzy...my life is changed. In my 30 years of teaching, I have never been as inspired as I was today by anyone. I will cherish the picture my school took of Gabe, Izzy and me. It will remind me of what real strength and determination is all about. Gabe is a truly remarkable young woman, and I know, as a mother, how very proud and blessed you are to have her for your daughter.

Thank you all for coming to my school to share her story and message to our students. I wish the best for your future endeavors.


posted by Linda Whiteman on August 18, 2007 10:02 AM

Do you remember going rosedale school IZZy.I told you i whent coonhuing.

posted by Dustin on August 17, 2007 06:08 PM

Thank you for coming to Rosedale Elementary.I really thank you and Izzy to talk to me.And now I know what to do when I get bullied or my friends get bullied.Your my biggest #1 fan.

P.S.Tell your sister I said Hi! Your Friend Miranda

posted by Miranda on August 17, 2007 04:20 PM

Hi Gabe,my name is Nicole you came to my school South Vermillion Middle School.I was in the sixth grade.It was a pleasure to have you at my school.I cant believe I got to meet you in person.You are so pretty.Izzy is so cute.Thanks for letting me pet Izzy.She seems nice.Hope to see you again.Love, Nicole!!

posted by Nicole on August 16, 2007 08:44 PM

hey! thank you very much for coming to my school today, by the time you read this it probably wont be today but who cares! i go to south vermillion middle school in clinton indiana. but i just wanted to say thank you and that you were an isperation.

your bullieless girl,

p.s. give izzy a pat for me!!!

posted by chloe on August 16, 2007 08:15 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,

I would like to thank you for coming to South Vermillion Middle School. I've learn alot about being bullied by people. I will take it to heart and help to try and stop bullying. I've also learned that a disease can have its ups and downs and that made me decide to become a doctor so I can help people with a disease like "Muscular Dystrophy." Thanks a whole lot for teaching me about you.

Your admirer and friend,

posted by Aric on August 16, 2007 07:00 PM

Hi my name is Whitney. Thank you very much for going to Montezuma School today! i really enjoyed your presentation!!! I really think that Izzy i cuite!! well better go!
P.S. write back ASAP!!! :)

posted by Whitney on August 16, 2007 06:46 PM

hey thanks for coming to South Vermillion Middle School and speaking to us. we know how it feels to get bullied. bullying isn't really a problem in our school but people can still be hurtful. kayla and i are best friends like you and izzy so we know how it feels to have someone you can tell anything. thanks again for coming to our school we think you made an impact in our school because they heard how it hurt you when they bullied you.
thanks again
Gretchen and Kayla

posted by Gretchen and Kayla on August 16, 2007 06:41 PM

hey i hope you come to montezuma school again o and i whated to tell you that i think izzy is really petty tell everyboby in your house that i said and thank you for coming to our school i think you were a really good dancer what i saw in the show and i think you are really brave to go to schools i talk to them about what happen and i have two dogs and i really love my dogs to but you problly love your dog more then me i promise when i see someone geting bullyed your sitting or playing by there self i will remember what you did and i will always be thiking of you and izzy i love you gabe and izzy bye

posted by marissa on August 16, 2007 04:01 PM

ur dog is soooooooooooo cute good luck in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by megan on August 16, 2007 10:44 AM

Thank you so much for coming to south vermillion middle school on August 16th. The students really appreciated your message, and will be better able to deal with bullying if it occurs at our school. I hope you and Izzy are able to travel to many more schools this year and to get the message out-- every living creature has value!
Charlie Jackson, SVMS

posted by charles jackson on August 16, 2007 10:28 AM

I had the great pleasure to meet Gabe,Izzy and her family a few days ago at a Dog the Bounty hunter meet and greet. I cannot tell you what a wonderful family they are and count myself very blessed for the meeting. Thank you for your kindness and continue the great work!! Gods Love and mine, Stacey

posted by Stacey Evans on August 13, 2007 12:36 PM

Hello Gabe! My name is Melissa and im an eighth grader at Barre Town School. i just want to thank you for coming and talking to us all about bullying, i think it really made a lot of people think. You are very brave to travel to so many schools and tell your touching story. Also i couldn't believe how much more beautiful you were in person! Izzy was simply adorable, im so glad i got to pet her!! well, i'm glad you worked out some of your bullying problems and hope your problems in the future are minimized now that most know your story!
Best Wishes,
Melissa =D

posted by Melissa on May 20, 2007 01:28 AM

hey Gabe thanx for coming to barre town school. i loved ur speech it tought me alot about bullying and how people feel when they r getting bullied and i will stop picking on kids because now i know how they feel!
P.S write back!PLEASE!!

posted by caitlin on May 19, 2007 07:24 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
thank you sooooo much for taking the time just to teech us about bullying!!!!!~!!!!i apreceate it now ik how people feel when they get bullied.

posted by caitlin on May 19, 2007 09:10 AM

Hey Gabe and Izzy,

How are you doing? So, where is your next big travel to?? E mail me back!
Thanks, you two are amazing..thanks sooo much!!

posted by Kailey on May 18, 2007 07:08 PM


posted by kerisha on May 18, 2007 07:08 PM

I just loved your speach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by amanda on May 18, 2007 05:09 PM

Hey Gabe, Your speech at Barre Town was spactacular. You changed a lot there about bullying. I think you are very nice. I hope to hear from ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Katie :-D

posted by Katie on May 18, 2007 03:00 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy! Our sixth grade class really enjoyed your assembley!!! Thank you for coming to Barre Town Middle and Elementary school in Vermont! Our class really enjoyed the role playing that we were able to do after your assembley! Thank you again for coming!!

posted by Emma on May 18, 2007 02:54 PM

I loved the the talk you gave at my school Barre Town School.It gave me a lot of facts about bullying because I too am being bullied at my school.I have talked to my parents,my teacher,and my older sister,but they've only helped a little bit. I've told her to stop,but she hasn't.She has hurt me emotionally and physically.What should I do and how should I.I even have other people to help me.


posted by on May 18, 2007 02:17 PM

You are so inspirational and you are one of my idols. You have gone through soooo much and are soo nice. Most people that have things happen like you did are very miserable and hate life. But you are a whole different story, you care about people, you teach people very knowledgable things like not to bully and if something happens to someone help them out. You came to my school on May 17,2007 and I have learned many things from what you have said. Thank you soo much for teaching my school [Barre Middle and Elementary School] sooo much about what bullying can do to people and everything else you had said. I hope you had a great time in Vermont. I hope to meet you again!!! :) I hope that someday you will be abe to teach people around the world like you want to, it would be so cool!!!!!!!!!!!! I love having a dog, they can bring so much joy into peoples' lifes. When my parents got divorsed {sorry if I didn't spell it right} I got two pupies but when they got passed away we didn't have a dog for about three years. I hope that Izzy lives to be over hundred years old!!! :) I hope to talk to you soon. BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Samantha Keene [Sammy, Sam]

posted by Samatha on May 18, 2007 02:15 PM

Rhonda,Thank you also for coming to our school May 17,2007! The speech you said was great! We learned more about Gabe and Izzy! It was nice of you and Gabe to come to our school in Vermont! Barre Town Middle and Elementary School!

posted by Amber on May 18, 2007 02:14 PM

Dear gabe and izzy ,I am a 5 th grade boy at Barre Town Middle and Elementy school. I would like you to know that you and izzy set a great example for the student body. Did you have a safe trip home? That was the best assembly ever. Write back Ryan.

posted by Ryan on May 18, 2007 02:13 PM

Dear Gabe+Izzy,
I realy enjoyed u coming out to Vermont and talking to our 5th and 6th grade class.If u would come again that would really be awesome!!!! Bullying is a big thing in our school not to B doing or talking to a counciler. We also have peermediaters to talk to like peermediation but, its not a punisment. U just came 5/15/07 and we made special coloring pages about ourself and how we think of our self AKA(self of steam).
Izzy is aspecially cute and adoorable!!!!!!!OH YES SHE IS i would really love to hear back from u! if u do read this it would be real nice
love ur friend,

posted by Emily on May 18, 2007 02:13 PM

Hey Gabe, I think you are really pretty and really nice. I hope you come to our school again! Thanks for teaching us about bullying. Katie

posted by KATIE on May 18, 2007 02:11 PM

Do you still like hockey? Also, does Izzy like hockey?

posted by Karli on May 18, 2007 02:08 PM

Gabe, thank you for coming to our school May 17,2007! You taught this middle school alot on bullying! Izzy is a very cute dog! I have a Black lab her name is Kera! You are very lucky to have such a special dog like Izzy! I hope you enjoyed coming to Barre Town Middle and Elementary School! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

posted by Amber on May 18, 2007 02:08 PM

Hi gabe and Izzy thank you for coming to our school in Vermont. I think that you are a very brave person. I can see why you didnt want to go to go out or anything like that because i wouldnt want to do that eigther. you are just like my papa but he died of a type of cancer you both are stong fighters and you can also do things that you fear. if i was sick like that i would be so embarest but you just would not give up!!!!!!! thanks again and a lot for coming to my school.

posted by Jessica on May 18, 2007 02:08 PM

i think you gave us a good lesson on bullying when you came to are school her at barre town thanks for a great lesson because i learned it thanks so much.

sincerly celyn

posted by celyn on May 18, 2007 02:07 PM

You just came to our school in Barre,Vermont it was very exciting. Izzy is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you had a good time in Vermont. ithink you should come and visit us again. Our school was very excited to see you. I think everybody loved Izzy. Izzy is very soft to.

posted by Karli on May 18, 2007 02:05 PM

i realy in joyed you speach and what you had to say

posted by kayla on May 18, 2007 02:03 PM

I think you really taught us a good lesson on bullying when you came to our school.

posted by Lindsey on May 18, 2007 02:01 PM

Thank you for coming to our school and teach us about bullying. Izzy is such a loyal dog it sounds, and you must be a great owner. I hope you come to our school again because you seem really nice. Love,Katie

posted by KATIE on May 18, 2007 02:00 PM

hi gabe! this is sarah from barre town school! you did fantastic. i loved your video on animal planet also. i have one question though.what gave you the idea to start going to schools to talk about bullying?-sarah-

posted by sarah on May 17, 2007 07:49 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy just came to my school,Barre Town Shool. Thanks for comming it was nice having you come into our school and teach us about why it is bad to bully people. It was so sad that it almost made me cry. Bye. :-)

posted by Shannon on May 17, 2007 07:21 PM

Dear Gabe:
I come from Barre Town School in Vermont. When you spoke today at my school I felt that you reached out to many kids [even myself.] I used to be bullied physically and mentally. They would only pick on me because of my height and sadly, that made me have to try to fake sick so I didn't have to go to school. He made me feel like I wasn't any good so everyday if I didn't give up my seat on the bus, he would try to hit me on the head, arm or back. Thank you so much for teaching me that I'm not the only one who used to be bullied.

posted by Jenny on May 17, 2007 06:36 PM

Hey Gabe I really loved your talk with the Barre Town School I really enjoyed it and I hope every one else did. I wish thatI could help make your dreams come true, but I know that it can't be changed or get better. I also learned alot from your talk and I like fooling around with kids like the way you got bullied and when you talk about it I felt bad and I said sorry to alot of those kids that I was being mean to, and I never new that it was bullying. Now that you have taught me all that good stuff I am going to stop doing what I did to bully kids. Thanks for helping out my school yo stop bullying and I will be sure to stop.
Thanks Gabe,
P.S. Write back so I can learn more about you and Izzy, and how you got bullied and how I can stop. Bye.

posted by Kevin on May 17, 2007 06:16 PM

gabe and izzy, you both are such an inspiration. when you came to my school I thought you were an inspiration.YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

posted by courtney on May 17, 2007 05:06 PM

Gabe and Izzy,
You just came to my school today,Barre Town Middle and Elementary School.You were amazing! I really liked that video of you and Izzy!I really feel bad about what happend in your schools.Your story was very inspiering to me.Izzy is so cute!You are very beautifull to.Coming to all of these schools and speakng in front of big audiences(Sorry, dont know how to spell it!)is a great you are doing!~
Your friend,

posted by Bailey on May 17, 2007 04:11 PM

Dear Gabe,

Thank you so much for coming to my school- Barre, Vermont- and speaking to the kids. You have no idea how much it means to us all, and I think it really makes us understand bullying. You're story was great and it takes a lot of courage to get up in front of a large group of students and thell it. You are a true hero.

Have fun with all other travels and good luck!

Thanks again Gabe,


posted by Andrea on May 17, 2007 04:10 PM

Hello Gabe and Izzy,
You came to my school today, Barre Town in Vermont. I wanted to make a very special thank you to you both. You really inspired me and my friends! I think our whole school really enjoyed you and Izzy coming, I know I did! Thanks!

posted by Kailey on May 17, 2007 03:57 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,

You guys were such an insporation to all of us at Barre Town Middle and Elementary School. Your Journy through life uplifted us to become better people. We now know what it is like to be bullied if we were bullies and maybe you guys stopped some of the incidents of bullying at my school. Your story brought me to tears because I know that some bullies got that message clicked in their brain and now I might not be as teased as much to be as overweight as I am and things like that. I hope you guys have a safe trip back, and hopefully you remember your first trip to Vermont. Thank you sooo much Gabe and Izzy

Mariah of Barre Town Middle and Elementary School

posted by Mariah on May 17, 2007 03:50 PM

hi issy and gabe it was so so exsiting axually seeing you in reall life!!! wow you had a hard childhood and you lived so did issy!! thats awsome. we met at barre town middle and elamentary school and i was the one that asked the questyion "how old were you when you first were dinosed with your disese" and u said you were born with it and didnt find your synthomes of it till u were about 12 u said. it was amazing the way you put your lifgestory i didnt take my eyes off you one bit. it was a fasinating story to be heard and was probably to be said as well!! you are a brave young women and you should keep it that way!! evan no im 12 years old i will allways remember you!!!


posted by meaghan on May 17, 2007 03:40 PM

hi gabe! im sarah from barre town schhol in vermont. You and izzy are so nice. I really liked the assembly that you gave us. It really means a lot. Thank you for coming to our shcool! -sarah-

posted by sarah on May 17, 2007 03:05 PM

I feel really bad for you and i hope that what you are doing is going to help the kids of the schools you visit.
thank you for coming to our school
eveyone at Barre Town School had a good afternoon with you
Thank You

posted by Ian on May 17, 2007 02:12 PM

Hi Gabe and you too Izzy Gabe I'm that girl that asked you if Izzy still played with you at Marshall Elemenary school. People make fun of me just because I'm over weight. please Email me back.Thanks

posted by Tabitha G on April 23, 2007 06:11 PM

You just came to my school, Marshall elementary school and i thank you for coming to my school. It was fun. Do you know if izzy is getting better yet? If so, tell me because i would like to know. Bye.

posted by kaleb on April 22, 2007 09:02 PM

I think what you are doing is great!!! I want to use your color scheme at my sites...

posted by Lorenz on April 22, 2007 05:39 PM

Hi again you were awsome you made mrs.crombie cry you awsome

posted by Dayne R on April 22, 2007 09:28 AM

Hi Gabe and Izzy I was one of the kids from the marshall assembly

posted by Dayne R on April 22, 2007 09:20 AM

Dear Gabe,
I thought you were very inspiring!!!!! I love how you can keep telling your story without a single tear come out of your eye (if I told my story like that I would be in a huge ocean of tears I would cry so much!!) I just love you and Izzy!!! Izzy is a very inspiring dog too because how she has that life threatning disease!!! I felt so bad for you when you were telling your story because for me if I got bullied like that I would cry so bad!!! You have a great message to send to everyone!!! Again I love you and your dog Izzy, you both inspired me to become a better person and because even if you have something wrong with you, you get past that and still live life how it was before like nothing was ever wrong or happened!!!

posted by Amanda on April 20, 2007 10:25 PM

Dear gabe and Izzy you came to my school in Marshall Wisconson yesterday and i really enjoyed it.You really inspired me i think what you do is awesome.It made me feel sooo bad that people did such horrible things to you.You are a great role model and you should be proud of yourself its not your fault that you cant walk.You are also very beautiful i love the way your hair looks.Thank you sooo much for coming to my school you are a great person gabe you are my hero!!!

posted by hailey on April 20, 2007 04:54 PM

gabe you are so cool you came to my school and you were awsome i love
you and izzy im also against bullying.

posted by Jenny on April 20, 2007 04:50 PM

Today you spoke at my school in Marshall Wisconsin.You are a great role model and you are my Hero

posted by Ellie on April 19, 2007 05:20 PM

Gabe- I saw you on TV in Toledo when you came to visit Toth Elementary School in Perrysburg. You are beautiful young lady and as a parent of a child who was bullied.. you have a wonderful message to send to students in our community. Keep up the great work. Give Izzy a big hug!

posted by suzy on April 18, 2007 10:01 AM

Thank you for coming to Toth Elementary on April 13, 2007. The students and staff appreciated your message about antibullying. There were many insightful discussions today about your visit and message. I believe our students really listened to what you had to say. We will continue to follow up with discussions to keep your message fresh in their minds.

Good luck to you and Izzy! Come for a shopping trip.

Beth Christoff, Principal
Toth Elementary

posted by Dr. Beth Christoff on April 16, 2007 06:52 PM

Dear Gabe,
I saw you at Toth school in the gym. You talked about being bullied. You and Izzy make a great pair because you have almost the exact diease. I think that the things people did to you we sad and awful. I think that dogs are the best animal there is. You what is it like to be so famous. We were really excited that you were coming. I'm happy you came to our school Friday. Please write back at our e-mail address. maybe we can even be pen pals(or in this case e-mail pals.

Your friends,
Sara and Olivia Miller

posted by Olivia Miller and Sara Miller on April 15, 2007 09:57 AM

Thank you so much for comming to Toth Elementary. I really enjoyed your presention! Izzy and you both inspired me. I hope you keep going to other schools so u can inspire them to. Best of Luck to You and Izzy!!!!!!!

posted by Sophia on April 14, 2007 03:35 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
I thought your show was cool...I learned alot about you!And Izzy.But I wish I would of got to pet Izzy the 4th grade didn't because of time.Thanks for coming to Toth!!!

posted by haley on April 14, 2007 12:03 PM


posted by Ella on April 14, 2007 09:49 AM

We enjoyed your visit and were inspired by your message. We think you really connect with the students in a special way. You have increased awareness of bullying and how to prevent and cope with bullying. We are working on getting the video for you. We are the couple who talked with your mom when you were leaving. please send the address where we can deliver the video. Good Luck!

posted by Kadee and Mike Anstadt on April 14, 2007 08:18 AM

hi Gabe you reclently visited my school.Toth Elementary,i was very sad when you started talking about you being bullied.Its hard to belive that people could be so mean.I love your dog, Izzy when i looked at him he reminded me of my dog Chessi because my dog has very long ears like Izzy.Chessi is an Cocker Spainel.She is os full of energy.I also ride horses im going to a horse show tomorrow.Im going to get a new saddle!I lease a horse named Billie he is a appalosa.I love him to pieces.I love animals.I have been asking my mom for another dog.She is very similer to your mom she likes her house clean!
I also have a cat named Jz im not sure whehther it is a boy or a girl.It is a barn cat.I would have alot more animals if i was aloud to.I also had hamsters.Well i got to go thank you for coming to our school.!byebye

posted by Madi on April 13, 2007 10:46 PM

Hi!!! You came to my school yesterday the name is Toth. I am sad to hear how kids bullied you in school. I loved your vist and even though i didn`t meet izzy she seems like a very good dog. me and my buddie ride horses we love them.In your movie yopu said you liked horses. I have an american bull dog with 3 legs he is 6 his name is Duke.

posted by Alaena on April 13, 2007 10:34 PM

You and Izzy rock!!!

posted by Maia on April 13, 2007 07:17 PM


My children, Gabrielle & Nicholas, saw your program today at their school, Toth Elementary. I just wanted to let you know how your story has inspired them. I admire your strength and hope you continue to visit schools and talk to children about bullying. I wish you the best of luck! God Bless You!!

posted by Lisa on April 13, 2007 06:35 PM

ha my na me is haley an i have lazy eye and a hearing lose disorder do you have any advise for me

posted by haley on April 13, 2007 04:37 PM

Thank you so much for coming to my school.(Toth Elementary, Perrysburg OH) I learned a lot about bulling. You are very pretty and i am glad you and your dog Izzy pulled through your diseases. Thank you again for coming to my school! You are awsome!! Your friend, Olivia

posted by Olivia on April 13, 2007 04:29 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
I was so glad you got to come to Toth Elementary!I really felt bad for you when you told us about those bullys.They were being real mean!Well best of luck in everything!You are so cool!!!!!

posted by Madison on April 13, 2007 04:18 PM

I would like to be your friend I know it is not a comment but I really want to be your friend. Could you call me back at .... please please call me.

From a third grader and I was the girl who gave you the dog and the letter.Thank you

posted by Ania on April 13, 2007 04:09 PM

you and Izzy are my HEARO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Toth School

posted by Ella on April 13, 2007 03:53 PM

Thanks for coming to Toth scchool i really enjoyed you presentation.

posted by Ethan on April 13, 2007 03:47 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy your very pretty and Izzy very cutie! Well will you right me!! Your Friend,

posted by Maggie on March 23, 2007 08:04 PM

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Alex on March 23, 2007 07:51 PM

Hi Gabe,
The assembly at Tippecanoe Middle School was absolutely amazing and i think that there is nothing better than what you are doing. The DVD was fantastic and it really made me learn something. I will remember the day you came to my school for the rest of my life!

posted by Trent on March 23, 2007 07:48 PM

I know exactly how you feel. people make fun of me all the time because I have big lips. But I dind't tell anyone,but your speach encouraged me at Tipp Middle School. your a true hero. Just be confident.

posted by Tori on March 23, 2007 07:42 PM

Dear Gabe,
Today you came to our middle school and told us about yourself. I think that you were so brave to do that! I really think it's awesome that you are taking a stand against school bullying. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you are doing, and I hope to get your book, Still Dancing, when it comes out.

posted by Jess on March 23, 2007 06:36 PM

I just wanted to say that after you came to our school, (Tippecanoe middle school) I thought that it was very insperational and that I was bullied alot for not being cool or doing something that other people have not seen before, and that you are my heroe for not giving up your dream. Thanks for coming to our school


posted by Connor on March 23, 2007 06:32 PM

Hi,Gabe I really thought that your story was sad. I hope that a lot of people really take in what you have said to them. After your speach I heared some people saying sorry to people they have bullied. I hope that I see you again.

Your friend,

posted by Jessica on March 23, 2007 06:12 PM

you came to my school today. tippacanoe middle school. i just wanted to say that your very inspiring and i really hope that the kids at our school will listen to what you said and change. i get bullied everyday. and it really hurts. and its to the point were all my friends have turned on me.i know how you feel.it really does hurt.

posted by brittany on March 23, 2007 05:51 PM

Hi! i am Hailey from Kyle School. You were at our school on March 23,2007.I thought you where the nicest person I have ever met!!!You were the prettiest person I have ever seen!!I thought who could ever bully you???!!!!!

posted by Hailey on March 23, 2007 05:43 PM

Hey well you came to my school TMS i loved wat you had to say about everything it was awesome! and you are so pretty
love drew

posted by Drew on March 23, 2007 04:44 PM

I enjoyed the show at kyle school.

posted by Cameron on March 23, 2007 04:37 PM

I hope you and Izzy get better

posted by Cameron on March 23, 2007 04:30 PM

I just wanted to tell you how truely amazing I think you are.

posted by on March 23, 2007 04:05 PM

3/23/07- I wanted to thank you for coming to my school, Tippecanoe Middle School, today and talking to us about bullying. I know that even though kids went through the halls like nothing happened, nothing changed, maybe something did. People in our school act like it never happens, but it does. And your story, it touched people at our school, even if they don't let it show. Thank you so, so much.

posted by Michelle on March 23, 2007 04:02 PM

Hi Gabe...
you came to our school today and i watched your program. After you left, everyody was talking about it!! I think you really changed people today!! That video almost made me cry :[[ I really like that song that you played I even added it to my myspace!! Youre so pretty!! Thank you so much for speaking today!! :]]

posted by Kelsey on March 23, 2007 03:53 PM

Hi this is Marry you came to my school thursday the 22 and i loved your dog does she still have the liver problem?and is her disease the same axact as yours? i wanted to tell u that i have been bullied before it is not fun and i know what you went threw if you want please e-mail me.

posted by Marry on March 23, 2007 03:41 PM

~Hey Gabe~
I am a student at Covington Middle School. And I want to Thankyou for coming and sharing your story with us. Your story was very interesting, and it really meant a lot to us to have you there! well anyway, Thank You!


posted by macy. on March 23, 2007 03:34 PM

Hey I am a student from covington middle school and i wanted to thank you for coming in and sharing your story.


posted by shelby on March 23, 2007 03:31 PM

I thought the assembly you gave a tipp city school's was very moving and Powerful.It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of a bunch of people and talk and i dont know even if i could do that.
Thanks for coming

posted by Connor on March 23, 2007 03:28 PM

Hey Gabe & Izzy you came to my school Kyle I gave to a huge. And Izzy is so so cutie I know why you picked her I would of pick her too! But I have three dogs I dont need any more three is good! Well I hope you will right me back! bye Gade & Izzy
Your Friend,

posted by Maggie on March 23, 2007 03:04 PM

Heyy, it was very nice to see you today! I'm Kayla from covington, Ohio. My Friend and I were devestated when we herd about your disease. My Family wishes you the best of LUCK!
I send all my love to you.. ohh just to let yo know no matter what happends to you, You will always be as beautiful as you are now..and forever!!
So When i got on to your website i admeditaly went to your pictures..You look so beautiful.. when you were a little kid you were gordouse...I wish you the best of luck...and i wish to here from you thanks and i i wish i were there to see you and give you a big hug!!

posted by Kayla on March 22, 2007 08:50 PM

Dear Gabe,
I really think it is great what you and Izzy are doing. Today you came to my school. I loved to here what you are doing to stop bulling. You are very brave to be able to stand up in front of millions of kids. You are one big step to a better world.

Thanks for comming

posted by Jordan on March 22, 2007 07:14 PM

Hi Gabe and Izzy,
You guys came to my school on the 22 of march and when I heard your story it was touching. I think you should keep doing your thing and never stop beliving in yourself. God Bless You!
Your Friend Brandon

posted by Brandon on March 22, 2007 05:48 PM

Hello Gabe and Izzy.My name is Brittany you were at my school today. Covington Middle School. It was really great having you there. I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be praying for you. You impacted my life today, letting me know I should stand up for people even if they bully me. Well thanks for letting us be able to see you and Izzy today. It was a great blessing and honor. Hope to see you again soon.

posted by brittany on March 22, 2007 05:30 PM

I think Izzy is so cool and cute!!! And Gabe is so intersting and uniqe and I love your story and how you faught for Izzy and yourself!!! And the people at Hebron Elementry are so happy you came and one last thing me and my friends would like to say is YOU ARE AWESOME

posted by Amy on March 22, 2007 12:15 PM

hi gabe and izzy thank you for coming to my school hebron and good blessyou from mr butlers 4th grade class

posted by codizia on March 22, 2007 12:13 PM

dear gabe and izzy i hope you had a good time at are school hebron bye !!

posted by dylanv and markdenzs on March 22, 2007 12:08 PM

I love you're dog Izzy,were can i find the video i saw at Hebron school?

posted by Zoe on March 11, 2007 07:28 PM

Dear Gabe,
I have a brother that is just like you.So I think I know how hard it was for you.But now your AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Grace on March 8, 2007 07:47 PM

I am glad that you stood up for kids being bullied. I saw your program today on March 8, 2007 at Hebron Elemanrtray. it made me cry because you had to put up with having to be bullied. I hope that your programs help people not to bully other people.

posted by sara on March 8, 2007 05:33 PM

Dear gabe and Izzy How are you doing?What did the people at your shcool do to you?I relly liked you coming to heborn to see you talk to us about bullying.It was relly fun.I hope you are ok. How much do you love Izzy? love kathryn

posted by kathryn on March 8, 2007 04:19 PM

Hi Gabe,
The assembly at Hebron was awesome. I`m sorry you have the FA decease. Tell Izzy I said "Hi"!


posted by Andy on March 8, 2007 04:15 PM

My class really enjoyed your talk today. They think Izzy and you are just super. They felt the message. Let's hope they remember you their entire lives.
Thanks for coming.
Becky Sturgeon and 2nd grade class at Hebron

posted by Becky Sturgeon on March 8, 2007 03:50 PM

dear gabe and izzy i love izzy and i think she couldn't survie.without you and your mother. i saw the video on you and izzy. i hope that he is alright. you are amazing person i also am bullied by kids they think i am ugly and short.but one speial guy changed it all he is my friend and hes funny. i also have a friends named ,verquaunya,te'ana,arihay, kirsha, myesha and kayla.but verquaunya, says i am ugly and i will never have a boyfriend. but she is jelous because i do have one named chayse.he is the speial guy well i think how you changed the world. my school is exicted to hear you speak i amire you alot haley dougan

posted by haley on March 7, 2007 10:11 PM

i hope you will have no more bullies bulling you at all i want you to have a better life then what you did when you were much younger. i hope you feel much better ,sincerley brianna at mason consolidated schools.com

posted by brianna on March 5, 2007 02:14 PM

My daughter has FA, and reading your story made me so upset. Having this disease that strips away so many abilities is hard enough. But to have your peers being so mean to you. It broke my heart to read it. I am so glad God gave Izzy to you. I am very proud of you for choosing to take those painful steps back into the world. And you chose to do it for someone else. You are an inspiration to us all, including my daughter. I hope we can someday see your episode on Animal Planet. She loves watching that channel.
God Bless you, Gabe! And again, thank you for giving!
Love, Karen

posted by Karen on February 25, 2007 01:30 AM

I am so sorry about your disease. I feel really bad. Also you are on the front page of the Monroe Evening News.I love your dog.My dogs brother lives with a handicapp person.He also opens the refrigerator for him.My dog is a golden retriever they are very smart,and your dog is too.I think it is very nice what you are doing,going to peoples schools and telling them about your life and bulling.I think you should go and teach St.Johns the baptist in Monroe Michigan because we have a bulling program at our school.So BYE for now*!!!* From Emily.

posted by Emily on February 24, 2007 05:16 PM

Gabe and Izzy,
Thank You for coming to Mason Elementary! I was interested in your speech. I was really excited about your Animal Plant video. I'm very proud of you coming out of your shell. Tell Izzy thank you too for letting me pet her. Love, Skye!

posted by Skye on February 24, 2007 04:31 PM

Hey Gabe Hey Izzy

Thank you for coming to my school yesturday at Mason Elementary (February 23, 2007).I know how bullying feels. I get bullyed every morning on the bus and I don't like it at all.

From Britt

posted by Brittany on February 24, 2007 08:35 AM

Hey Gabe Hey Izzy I Am One Of The Students From Mason Elementry Thank U Very Much For Coming To Our School!!!! -Becky

posted by Rebecca on February 23, 2007 04:38 PM

Dear Gabe,

I think Izzy is so cute. How old are you?

posted by Brittany on February 23, 2007 04:31 PM

Gabe I feel really bad for you. If I was one of your friends I wood of stayed your friend even when you got the disease.


posted by Chanon on February 23, 2007 04:27 PM

Yes. You came to Carleton yesterday! [January 22, 2007] IT was very inspiring. It made me think over my life.

posted by Danielle on January 23, 2007 12:41 PM

Gabe, You are a remarkable young woman. I am an Ophthalmologist who was scanning the internet after seeing a patient with FA, and I stumbled across your story. My best to you and Izzy.

posted by Bill on January 23, 2007 11:28 AM

Dear Gabe&Izzy,

I enjoyed listening to your speech today. It brought a tear to my eye. LIstening to you tell our school about all the bullying and the pain that you went through in highschool was horrible. I cant beleive that kdis would be so cruel to even think of dueing that. I think your story will definately change the way our school was. I hope to hear more about you soon

Taylor :)

posted by Taylor on January 22, 2007 08:52 PM

heyy gabe and izzy....i really enjoyed your speach today at my school, carleton middle school. i think you are a very strong women, and anyone who bullied you when you were in school, should be very ashamed. you inspired me alot, and made me realize how lucky i am to have what i have....i know you really touched everyone with your story, and as soon as your book comes out, ill be one of the first to buy it....


posted by tayler on January 22, 2007 08:43 PM

heyy gabe..and izzy....you came to my school "carleton middle school", and i think that you are a very strong and powerful women. i admire you alot, and i really enjoyed listening to you speak. your story really inspired me, and made me realize how lucky i am to be who i am, and lucky to have the things that i have. as soon as your book comes out...ill be buying it!!! :)

posted by tayler on January 22, 2007 08:38 PM

Hey Gabe & Izzy I love your website is soo cool.
Gabe, I like your pictures and the story you have people read.


posted by Lisa K on January 22, 2007 08:06 PM

hi gabe and izzy!! thanks so much for coming 2 my school in sterling heights MI. ( my school is Carleton Middle School ) . i think alot of kids got your message and hopefully will get 2 everyone in the US!!!

posted by shannon on January 22, 2007 07:22 PM

Gabe and Izzy, Thank you for coming to Carleton Middle School, in Sterling Heights, Michigan and spreading the message about "no-bullying". Your story is extremely powerful and made everyone around me have tears in their eyes. Not because they felt sorry for you, but because you have the "voice" that they didn't have. Thank you for showing the students that they have a voice and that they need to use it. You are an inspiration to many and you just added 600 students to your fan club. Thank you.

posted by Tracey on January 22, 2007 06:25 PM

hi my name is brandon.and i go to carlton middle school.youvisted my school today.1/22/07.i realy enjoyed what you have talked about.you have realy inspired me to stop a bulling promblem.and next time i see somwhone getting bullied i will tell and aldult.So thnks for inspiring me today you realy made me think not to judge people for wut color they are or there disabilities.It doesnt matter.So i hope u get better over the next couple of years,and tell izzy i said hi.

posted by brandon on January 22, 2007 06:16 PM

Today you guys vistited my school (Carleton middle school) and i learned alot i have a life threating disease called cystic fibrosis, i was lonely to and so my mom bought me a dachund so im not lonely anymore. 2 yrs. ago in Nov. i went to the doctors and i found out i also had diabetes, and now i have a lung disease so my life is kind of like yours.

posted by Paul on January 22, 2007 03:38 PM

Hi Gabe & Izzy!
I wanted to tell you that I am very happy that you came to our school, Carleton Middle School! I enjoyed listening to some of your stories, and I hope that you and Izzy have a long, fantastic life together!

posted by Ben on January 22, 2007 03:21 PM

i just wrote you but i forgot i went home and told your story to my family and we all support you thankyou

posted by Mary on January 19, 2007 07:46 PM

dear gabe and izzy i just want to say thank you for coming to Ore Creek middle school hartland michigan i think u really touched every ones hearts i know you have captured my heart you and izzy i was about to cry at the thought of all your pain and suffering in middle and high school i to have a slight case of bullying by these boys in two of my hours and they can really bring me down but now i dont feel sorry for myself because you have shown me that more peaple have bigger cases of bulling and i to have one boy in all my class who is very mean to me but know its getting better because we are becoming friends but anyway i just wanted to say thankyou so much for all of your help i think your story should be heard threwout the world because it will show so many what kids are capable of doing thankyou once again and i hope i can write back again :D

posted by Mary on January 19, 2007 07:45 PM

Hey Gabe and Izzy! I really enjoyed listening to your speech today at my school. It was at the Hartland Middle School. It was very inspiring. I was bullied in 4th grade a lot, especially by one girl. She always teased me and told me she hated me. I think it's so awful that there are people in the world that are so hurtful. Especially the ones you said you were bullied by. Those people seemed like the worst kind of bullies, they had no idea what you were going through. Thank you for inspiring me and others to stop school bullying!

posted by Angelina on January 19, 2007 04:04 PM

i remember when you came to my school wich was not that long ago (1/19/07 Hartland Middle School.)and i admired the things you said and i am positive things are going to change around here. thank you so so so so much for coming. i hope you and izzy still come to schools because you can stop all the bullying in our schools.

With Love,Steven

posted by Steven on January 19, 2007 03:56 PM

i gabe i have the same name as you. i really appreciated that you came to our school. i feel so bad for you. i love your dog, izzy

P.S. i hope to see you on tv soon

posted by Gabe on January 19, 2007 12:27 PM

Dear Gabe and Izzy,
i thought your story was sad and inspering to me a lot! I fell bad that peole were tesing you and hurting you inside and out that is not right at all.you have been trouth a lot.I mean spending 5 years in your room feeling like you are not wanted at all i know how you feel you fell loney and scard.but i here to tell you, you dont have to feel like that anymore.so good luck and bye

posted by sara k, on January 19, 2007 10:46 AM