DENVER - Monday, Gabby Krause would be celebrating her sweet 16th birthday. However, 10 years ago, Gabby passed away after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
In 2004, Gabby was sick but still wanted a sixth birthday party. She asked her friends not to buy her a present. Instead, she asked them to buy a present for sick children staying at the local Ronald McDonald Houses and Brent's Place.
Inspired by Gabby, her mom is marking her 16th birthday by delivering some toys to children who are currently staying at Ronald McDonald House and Brent's Place while receiving treatment for illnesses at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Giving toys to children is something Gabby's mom Tammy Krause does pretty much full time.
When Gabby passed away, her family set up the Gabby Krause Foundation.
The goal of the foundation is to make sick children happy.
When Gabby would go to Children's Hospital Colorado for chemotherapy treatments, she would always have a bag overflowing with activities and toys to keep her occupied. Gabby was amazed that other kids didn't have similar "Bags of Fun."
In the last 10 years, the Gabby Krause Foundation has given away 2,502 "Bags of Fun" to children with life altering illnesses.
To learn more about "Bags of Fun" and the Gabby Krause Foundation: http://bagsoffun.org/.