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Praying For Gabe Lyall-Prayers For Children

Updated on March 23, 2014

Superhero Gabe Lyall

I came across a page on my Facebook account a few weeks ago and it touched me to the core. I wanted to do something special for Gabe and his family. I want you to meet Gabe Lyall, Gabriel Lyall is a beautiful 4 year old that loves life to the fullest. Gabe was diagnosed with stage 4 Hepatoblastoma, a rare form of childhood liver cancer.

Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of childhood liver cancer that affects about 1 out of 1,000,000 children. With most cases, it usually occurs within the first 18 months and nearly always by the age of 5. Hepatoblastoma is a very rare disease and due to this, it's often overlooked. Diagnosis can be made by biopsy, imaging, and specific blood tests.

Hepatoblastoma has four stages:

Stage I – A tumor that can be completely removed through surgery (liver resection).
Stage II – Stage II usually consist of a tumor that is mostly taken out by resection. The small amounts left over are treated by rounds of chemotherapy.
Stage III – This stage represents a tumor that can't be removed by surgery. Treatment usually included rounds of chemotherapy, follow by resection. Chemotherapy is used again after resection to remove what is left behind.
Stage IV – By this time, the cancer has spread through various organs in the body. In most cases, it starts in the lungs.

The Bond Of Family

Gabe has a very loving family and he is the son of Josh and Erin Lyall. I don't personally know them, but they've inspired me. Josh and Erin, I can't imagine how you feel. You've showed strength, bravery, and courage, just as Gabe through this process. I look at all the pictures of you and Gabe, I commend you both on all your efforts to give Gabe happiness. I know this is a hard time for all of you, I just thought that the family deserved recognition.

If you take the time to see all of Gabe's pictures, you'll see a happy child. Gabe appears to be a big fan of Captain America and Spiderman! Truth be told, Gabe, you're my hero. I'm sure you've touched the hearts of many people and always will. In times such as this, family is all we have. The power of prayer and family can't be denied, a family bond that could never be broken.

Merry Christmas Gabe!

Today, Gabe and his family will be celebrating Christmas!! I know thousands of people all around the world, I've met great friends and partnerships over the past few years working online as a writer. I ask you all to say a prayer for Gabe, his family, and friends. I ask you to share this with your friends, bring awareness for this terrible disease and spread the news of superhero Gabe. They say that pictures can say a thousand words, when I look at Gabe's pictures, I see a happy little boy.

Gabe, we wish you all the best!! Mom and dad, you have tens of thousands praying for you all. God is special and he heals. Prayer is a powerful tool that we all have access to. I came across your Facebook page and it inspired me. I wanted the entire world to know who Gabe is and now they will. Josh and Erin, both of you are amazing. The community of Man has been amazing and your family is special. All of you have inspired the world!

Prayers For Children

As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." Samuel 1:26-26

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

My family dwells in the shelter of the Most High and we abide in the shadow of the Almighty. We say to the Lord, “My Refuge and my Fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is God who delivers us from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence (sickness and disease). God will cover us with His pinions, and under His wings we may seek refuge. God’s faithfulness is a shield and a bulwark. We will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day, or of the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. One thousand may fall at our side, and ten thousand at our right hand, but it shall not approach us. We will only look on with our eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked. For we have made the Lord, our Refuge, even the Most High, our dwelling place. No evil will befall us, nor will any plague come near our tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning us to guard us in all of our ways. They will bear us up in their hands, lest we strike our foot against a stone. We will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent we will trample down. God says to us… because you have loved me, therefore I will deliver you; I will set you securely on high because you know my name. You will call on me and I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble. I will rescue you and honor you. With a long life I will satisfy you, and let you behold my salvation. (Psalm 91)


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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks Sueswan. As Tami mentioned, Gabe has lost his battle with cancer. Even so, Gabe is a hero that'll never be forgotten. The whole family is special, their all inspirational. God Bless them all, they've inspired me and thousands. You'll forever be missed Gabe, we know you're up in Heaven protecting your family and God. God Bless the family and all friends.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago


      Your beautiful gesture for Gabe and his family has moved me deeply.

      Little Gabe is now a superhero in heaven. God bless you my friend

      Voted up sharing and praying for the family.

      Take care


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      Nursetami2013 4 years ago

      I think this an amazing story. Unfortunately Gabe has went on to be with The Lord. The family still needs prayers though. The family is from our town.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Beautiful little boy. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Such a sweet tribute, bless your heart.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      A big thanks to you all and for sharing the story of this amazing boy and family. I truly appreciate all the support and I'm sure their family would to. The power of prayer is undeniable and NOTHING is impossible when you believe in God. God Bless you all for taking the time to share this inspirational story about superhero Gabe!!

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      lyricwriter voted up, useful and beautiful! This hub was emailed to me and please be assured Gabe will immediately be added to my prayer list! I keep a list that I review, one by one, every single day! I will also send prayers for his family and friends.

      God can do wonders. My sister had a co-worker who was ill all summer with a bad cancer and there was very little hope, but this lady had many prayers going for her, and she is back to work!

      THANK YOU for bringing this little boy's illness to the attention of others and it is my prayer God will do a marvelous healing in his life.

      God bless, and, if at all possible, please keep us posted. Sparklea

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I must have missed this one, so thank you for bringing it to my attention. I'll be praying. Thank you for spotlighting this great need.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      my prayers are set Thelyric..:

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yes I will def pray and get this message to Lifegate here at hubs so he and his many friends will pray also.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh my goodness dearest Lyric!

      How did I ever miss such a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to such a beautiful child, Gabe!!! My heart breaks when I hear and know of a child suffering from illness. You have a big, beautiful heart of love and I am blessed to know you via HP! This touched my heart so deeply and the photos bring tears. I am praying and sending this out to all I know to send it out to for prayers, as well as to all the powerful prayer warriors I know.

      Thank you for bringing awareness to such an illness, for I have never heard of such. I am so sorry I did not see this one precious heart. You are awesome, and I am praying and will pray each and every day for this beautiful child, Gabe. Thank you for the link!

      Love the section on prayers for child, how beautiful and special. You are a special person, please know.

      (((HUGS))) God bless you! In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @Mary, a beautiful quote for sure. I appreciate that and I'm sure they will as well. This beautiful boy is a true superhero. I ask for everyone to share their prayers for Gabe and their wonderful family. Thanks Til

      @CTTC, so sorry to hear that. I never heard of this type of cancer before until I heard Gabe's story. I hope this can bring awareness to help in the future. God Bless.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Unfortunately I'm all too familiar with this cancer. Two of my relatives had rare tumors. One is in college today, diagnosed at 2. Prayers and peace.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Nothing touches the heart like the smile of a child and nothing breaks the heart like the illness of a child (quote from me).

      This is a beautiful hub for a special little boy. I will raise my voice in prayer for him and for his lovely parents. God bless them and you for spreading the word.

      Voted up, awesome, interesting and shared.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Kim, thanks for the comment and the special prayers for Gabe. As I said before, I don't know them at all. I read their story on Facebook and it touched me. The strength and commitment of his parents is remarkable. Praying for them all.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Your willingness to share this heartbreaking story illustrates just how much heart you have. I will definitely keep Gabe and his family in my prayers.

      Many Blessings,


      PS--sorry it took me a little longer than usual to get over here

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia




      Thank you all for taking the time to comment and share Gabe. Gabe has inspired many and I'm sure he'll continue to do so. He's touched many lives for the better. He truly has great parents, we must pray for the entire family. Their strength and courage is something special, our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      What a precious child. I will pray for Gabe and his family. Thank you for sharing this story and for reminding us what faith can do for us all. Jer 29:11

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Sharing and praying as requested. Why do things like this happen to innocent children?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A beautiful gesture my friend. These stories break my heart, but they are so important to read. Thank you for giving Gabe his moment in the literary sun. :)