Gabby's Legacy Organization (GLO) was established to honor the life and legacy of Gabriella "Gabby" Iduh. She was a creative, energetic, and outgoing kid who inspired and connected with everyone she encountered. She began her almost four-year cancer journey in 2015 when she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT). Like many childhood cancer patients, Gabby endured numerous treatments, surgeries, and procedures. Through it all, she preserved, demostrating strength, courage and bravery.
During her journey she received support from several charitable organizations, her family, and friends. This support inspired Gabby in 2018, along with a team of supporters, to begin planning a nonprofit organization aimed at giving back to cancer patients like herself. During the planning phase, Gabby's cancer returned, and in 2019, Gabby succumbed to her cancer.
Inspired to continue Gabby's legacy, her family and supporters created Gabby's Legacy Organization as a 501 (c)(3)non-profit in her memory in May 2021, with a renewed focus on supporting childhood cancer patients and their families.
In memoriam, mom and daughter: Cassandra (11.3.2019) and Gabby (8.5.2019)
Gabby's sidekick and Aunt Maine.
I had the honor of supporting my sister, Cassandra, and her daughter, my niece, Gabby, during Gabby's journey with cancer. So many children and their families face this same arduous journey, and I am honored to serve these families in this capacity. Having gone through this journey with Gabby and my sister, I know it is not easy for a child to endure so much, but I know it is just as difficult for the parents to see their child go through.
I am proud to be a part of this organization that helps families through such a challenging time. I want families to know that we are here for them!
Title: College Faculty
Connection to Gabby: Gabby's "Aunt Maine" and sidekick!
Why Serve: I serve to carry on Gabby's legacy of supporting and helping others. Long Live Gabby!
TITLE: Pediatric Staff Chaplain
Connection to Gabby: Served as Chaplain on Gabby's Greenville treatment team.
WHY SERVE: Gabby believed in helping others and spreading joy. It is an honor to be able to honor her life by doing what she loved.
TITLE: Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)
CONNECT TO GABBY: My connection to Gabby was through her mother and aunt whom I went to school with. I had the pleasure of being in Gabby's life and seeing her become a loving smart young girl.
WHY SERVE: I want to serve in hopes of helping any parent who has a child with cancer in hopes of doing something to make their journey a little less difficult
Title: Social Worker
Connect to Gabby: I had the pleasure of being a part of Gabby's medical team. To know Gabby was to love her; I am elated at the opportunity to help fulfill GLO's mission while keeping Gabby's legacy alive.
Why Serve: As a pediatric oncology social worker, I see firsthand the devastation that a cancer diagnosis has on a child and the entire family. My role as a board member affords me an additional opportunity to raise awareness for pediatric cancer and assist in the development of innovative programs and services to address unmet needs.
Title: Retired Unit Secretary
Connection to Gabby: Gabby's grandmother
Why Serve: I chose to serve on this organization because Gabby was a sweet and loving child. She will always be in my heart. If you ever knew Gabby, you would never forget her.
TITLE: Medical Receptionist
Connection to Gabby: Our connection to Gabby started as a support system to her and her mom, as our daughter had previously been diagnosed with brain cancer, but the relationship grew into family.
Why Serve: I serve because I know first hand how pediatric cancer affects families and I want to continue to shed a light on the conversation and to be a part of the solution.
***All board officers and members are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.***