Gabriella’s Smile Foundation was CREATED in honor of our beautiful six year old daughter Gabriella Elise who so courageously and bravely fought DIPG, an inoperable brain stem tumor, for almost 8 months. She smiled every single day and never once complained about having a brain tumor.
The incredible support from our family, local community, church and other DIPG families and foundations, helped us through the difficult journey that began on March 17, 2015 and ended too soon on November 7, 2015. It was this support that inspired our family to establish a foundation to help other families affected by DIPG and pediatric brain cancer. It is often said that no one fights cancer alone and we believe that families are stronger together. We believe it is this support that helps make us and other families STRONGER than DIPG.
The foundation was established through CharitySmith, as a division and separate fund under our administration, which allows us to receive all the benefits of a Nonprofit Foundation with 501(c)(3) in accordance to federal tax law. Donations made to our foundation fund will be tax deductible.
Our MISSION is to provide direct financial assistance to families of children diagnosed with DIPG, create DIPG awareness, fund research through foundations dedicated to DIPG research and also provide support to pediatric brain cancer patients in San Antonio, Texas.
Through the foundation, our PURPOSE is to provide grants to families of children diagnosed with DIPG in the United States, promote and increase awareness of DIPG in our community, and help fund DIPG research by partnering with other foundations that are dedicated to finding a cure for DIPG. We will also provide grants to families of children diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer getting treatment in San Antonio, Texas.
Everydayhero – Team Gabriella’s Smile Foundation
“I have a goal to dedicate each 5K I participate in, to my daughter Gabriella. I have a passion to see an increase in childhood cancer research, specifically DIPG research. No parent should ever have to bury their 6 year old child.” — Isabel Torres
- Cecillio & Isabel Torres
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Name of Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.
For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.