“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever”. Psalm 52:8


Prayers for Fabio Gabriel

I´d like to ask prayers for this precious baby called Fabio Gabriel.
He was born on April 8th, 2011 in Barbacena, a very small town in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is still alive, at home with his parents Fernanda and Fabio.
They found out during pregnancy that their first and beloved baby had acrania. When he was born, he was also diagnosed with anencephaly. Despite this difficult and terminal diagnosis, he showed conditions to live: he was born well, big and strong, and could stay with his mother in the maternity room. He spent 12 days at hospital, when he received antibiotic like a preventive measure, and he was also submitted to some exams. He could be breastfed for one week, but he was getting very tired and needed a feeding tube. After that, he started to be bottle-fed with a special milk to prevent vomiting.

Now he is at home spending amazing moments with his family. Fernanda is a nurse and she changes twice a day the dressing in his head. Doctors suspect he has a heart problem too, and in some moments he needs a bit of oxygen.

Fernanda found Vitoria´s blog during pregnancy, and since then we kept in contact. She was very nervous but she and her husband decided to love and wait for their baby, respecting God´s purpose for his life. Now she told me she is living the best moments of her life with her first son. She told Fabio Gabriel is so sweet, he cries loud and stop crying when she kisses his face, and he also loves to take bath, when he gets calm and open his eyes.
We pray that God bless Fabio Gabriel, and guide his parents and doctors about the best way to take care of him. We hope they can live many more precious moments together.

I also pray that, hearing about Fabio Gabriel´s story, many other families feel encouraged to love their babies with acrania and anencephaly, and decide to respect the precious time of life God has planned for them.


  1. He is SO BEAUTIFUL!! Praying that he will continue to thrive and spend precious time with his family. What a miracle!!

  2. Dear little Fabio Gabriel!

    Reading your story makes my eyes wet and my heart jump.
    May God bless you and your parents with many beautiful and everlasting moments! I am going to pray for you, little man... You are one of those very special and precious little angels, that teach us how to really love, and you are loved a lot, that is so beautiful.
    All my Love from Germany,


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