CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Happy 4th Birthday to this little miracle, Gabriel Revis.
Doctors originally said this Hickory boy wouldn’t live past three days. Gabe was 9-months old when we first wrote about him and at that time, his mom said she was hoping he’d make his first birthday.
Can we talk about his amazing mom for a second?
April Revis couldn’t be more proud. She is raising her son alone. When you add in Gabriel’s rare genetic disorder – he’s the 45th documented case in the world of something called Miller Syndrome – April has her hands full.
Gabriel was born with three fingers on each hand, two toes on one foot, three toes on the other and no left ear. He can’t shut his eyes so he ends up sleeping with them wide open. April just puts a little blanket over his head to create more darkness.
April has tons of medical bills and daily obstacles, but from over three years of communicating with her I can tell you she never, ever, ever gives up. It's easy to consider her a walking lesson to anyone who knows her or her son.
“I do it all because I love him,” she said. “I’m not sure WHY Gabriel was born with one of the most rare genetic disorders in the world, I just know I’m what he must lean on. He’s my baby. He’s my world. I just wish others understood and didn't look at him funny.”
You can follow Gabriel’s Facebook page here.
Happy Birthday, Gabriel.
Tons of love being sent your way this morning.
**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there, which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.