It was standing room solely as greater than 1,000 mourners gathered at Saint Maximilian Colby Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks to have a good time the lifetime of 14-year-old Gabriella Chabot, who died immediately of flu problems.Her father, Michael Chabot, mentioned his bright-eyed and bubbly daughter died so unexpectedly from problems of the flu that it is shaken many who knew her to the core.
“I drove her to school that day and kissed her and that was it,” mentioned Chabot.Later that day, Gabriella got here residence from faculty, placed on her pajamas and went straight to mattress.
“She’s just like, ‘I’m going to take a nap,’ then just stopped breathing,” Chabot mentioned.
The La Reina High School freshman had returned to class after affected by flu signs because the finish of January.
She had gone to the physician twice and acquired the antiviral remedy Tamiflu. Her household mentioned Gabriella examined optimistic for influenza kind B.
Looking again, her father would not know what may have been executed in another way. “Don’t panic, but be proactive and I think the message is listen to your kids,” Chabot mentioned.
Other than frequent abdomen aches, the teenager who beloved to joke and take photos of her mother and father and grandparents was wholesome and robust.
At her funeral, her dad talked concerning the reminiscences he treasured most: Gabriella’s stomach laughs, her magical hugs and her electrical smile.
“I just want them to remember her. You know, everybody after today goes on with their lives and this is our new reality and I don’t want people to forget her,” Chabot mentioned.
The household has arrange a memorial scholarship in Gabriella Chabot’s identify.
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