Gabrielle Spicer Celebrates Two Milestones

Gabrielle Spicer just turned 4. You may remember her as the little girl who won the hearts and support of the Ocean Springs community. So on Thursday, the American Red Cross held a "princess" party for Gabrielle's 4th birthday.

Last year at this time, the Spicers got the devastating news that their baby girl had cancer. So instead of a party on her 3rd birthday, Gabrielle had her first chemotherapy treatment.

Michelle Gates is a recreational therapist at the University of South Alabama's children's hospital in Mobile where Gabrielle get's chemo-therapy. She was there for Gabrielle's last two birthdays.

"It's a day to rejoice, because this time last year I was with Gabrielle on her birthday, and it was a very trying time for the whole family," Gates said.

That's why her fourth birthday celebration was so special for everyone who loves Gabrielle.

If you would like to donate blood or platelets for Gabrielle and other children battling cancer, you can call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.