On March 26th, 2018, Gabriel Alexander Perez was born into the world 15 weeks premature at 25 weeks gestation and suddenly passed away on April 23rd, 2018. He spent his days at CHKD where he was cared for daily by the dedicated and passionate NICU staff, Neurosurgeons and us, his parents, Robert Perez and Hillary Larkin-Perez.
Gabriel also spent time with his grandparents Frank and Letty Perez and Dawne Larkin; his aunts and uncles Frankie, Gabriella, Isabella and Lauren; as well as other family and friends.
Gabriel loved being read to by his Daddy, hearing his Mommy sing and being held by skin-to-skin with us. Although he was very young, Gabriel was liked by many nurses, showing that his personality was bright and very much unique and his own. He was beginning to open his eyes and look at everything around him. He could recognize voices and was starting to suckle. From the beginning, he was pronounced "feisty" which brought us humor and also tremendous pride. Gabriel was truly a beautiful soul and we'd like you to join our family in a candlelit memorial in honor of his life and the joy he brought to ours.
The memorial will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Please contact for futher details:
Hillary Perez via Facebook or phone @ 540-872-8995
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