It’s one thing to be born with a, but it’s another to be rejected by your mother due of those defects.
That is exactly what happened to Gabe, the little boy. He had only been alive for a few days when he lost everything.
He was born in Brazil, and his mother abandoned him in an orphanage when he was just two days old.
The mother was dismayed when she saw him and decided to abandon him.
He’d spent the entire day alone in a hospital bed. Gabe’s condition meant that he had a little probability of being adopted.
However, one mother would alter everything.
Gabe was born without arms or legs in Brazil 19 years ago.
Doctors immediately discovered he had Hanhart syndrome, an uncommon condition characterized by underdeveloped lips, mouth, and jaw. In the instance of Gabe, none of his limbs developed at all.
The Hanhart syndrome is an uncommon birth disorder with no known cause, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
Gabe’s biological mother didn’t want him, so she abandoned him at the hospital.
Gabe’s future appeared to be dismal. He seems doomed to a lonely life in a hospital bed. Because he didn’t look anything like the other children, his prospects of being adopted were slim.
Janelle Adams, however, spotted Gabe’s picture at a store in the United States and decided she wanted to assist him.
Many other people must have felt the same way, but Janelle couldn’t get the child out of her head.
Janelle realized she had to give this child a home right away.
Janelle and her husband, who live in Oho, already had 13 children, so welcoming Gabe into their family was a difficult decision.
Janelle told Today, “We had our concerns, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lovely little baby so far away without limbs, legs, or a family.”
But, in the end, Janelle was able to locate Gabe’s orphanage and put the adoption process in motion.
The adoption process took a long time, but once the paperwork was completed, Janelle and her husband, Ron, were finally able to pick up their long-awaited baby at the airport.
At first sight, it was love. Gabe was adopted when he was a child, and he adored his family.
Gabe began using a wheelchair at an early age, but his parents were determined that their son would be as self-sufficient as possible.
Gabe, despite his disabilities, could do practically everything that other children his age could do when he was 12 years old.
He was capable of dressing himself, walking, eating, and swimming. He could even walk up stairs without assistance.
“I can do anything, and I can do it quickly,” Gabe adds.
Gabe tried out for the dance team at school to meet new people, and he discovered that he could use his limbless body to his advantage in the art of break dancing.
Gabe has continued to assert his independence after graduating from high school, moving out of the family home and pursuing a career as a motivational speaker.
The boy’s parents wanted him to grow up to be self-sufficient and not rely on others for the rest of his life.
Gabe’s father adds, “It has always been our objective to give Gabe freedom and choices, which we know will only happen if he can be independent.”
It hasn’t been easy, though.
While his classmates’ school experiences were more typical – proms, sports teams, and dating – Gabe’s was a daily barrage of nasty insults and bullying.
“One day, I was in art class, and our art instructor encouraged us to critique our neighbors’ work. This made me sad: ‘It seems like God has a mistake on you.’ I was devastated when I returned home that day. Gabe told Barcroft TV, “I couldn’t get that out of my thoughts.”
Gabe was adopted by the Adams family with the intention of saving him from a lonely life in a hospital bed.
They quickly realized, however, that Gabe was the one who had saved them. He has taught them what is truly important in life. He’s also instilled in them the will to strive harder and never give up.
“I used to resent my parents for forcing me to do all that hard work, but now I admire how they pushed me to be independent and become the person they knew I could be,” Gabe said.
Janelle and Ron have always treated Gabe as if he were their own child. The more he learnt to control himself, the more self-sufficient he got.
Gabe has competed in dancing competitions since joining his high school dance team, placing second, and has even been on the Maury Show.
Gabe is now pursuing a career as a motivational speaker as his confidence as a dancer has risen.
“I’ve been speaking for about four years now, and it’s quite unbelievable with all the locations I’ve been able to go and meet so many incredible people and hear their stories and hear how I’ve been able to assist them,” he said.