Gabrielle was a kind and energetic little seven-year-old girl. She suddenly and tragically gained her “angel wings” on June 6, 2017. August 2, 2020, will mark what would have been her 11th birthday. While her family and friends remain heartbroken over her loss, we are focused on extending her legacy by helping other children around the world.

With a heart for children and service, Gabrielle’s Wings was started by Gabrielle's mother, Michelle Hord. Gabrielle loved butterflies, and we believe in the “butterfly effect,” which says one small change can have a huge impact.


Gabrielle’s Wings is dedicated to giving children of color in vulnerable communities the kind of experiences, access, programs and exposure that Gabrielle had during her short life. We are an organization dedicated to equipping children with the tools they need to soar above their backgrounds, circumstances, family history, or socio-economic status. Gabrielle's Wings embodies every mother’s dreams for her child to grow and thrive without limitations.