Category Clio Chazan-Gabbard

Bringing August home

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . July 12th, 2014 . . 215 photos of the day we dispersed August’s ashes into the Pacific Ocean at Tennessee Valley Beach in California.  Thanks to Sally McDonald, Linda Rieger, Mary Fisher Orzoff, Susan Estilaei, Karla Welch, Katy Lynn, Daniel Lanford, and Tara Mantovani Stamm […]

Age 0 – 3: August photo slideshow

SLIDESHOW LOADS SLOWLY: BE PATIENT! For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason .     373 photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .

August’s honorary diploma

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . August was given an honorary diploma at the Mt. Herman graduation ceremony on May 29th, 2014.  With Duval County Public Schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti in attendance, Paula Wright, school board member representing district 4, gave Chris Gabbard his son’s diploma. Chris also received this: This video’s […]

Balloon release at Mt. Herman

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . At the sensory garden and mobility park of the Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center today (April 17th, 2014), an Easter Egg-Stravaganza was held.  Part of the event entailed a balloon release in memory of the four Mt. Herman children who have died this past year: […]

My friend, August, by Jamie Berube

Everyday Dolce: finding the dolce in everyday stories of life, love, and food, by Jamie Cornman. My friend, August, 03/11/14

Remembrance set to Mozart’s *Requiem*

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . / Alternative link / Two-hundred photographs from August’s life sequenced from the end (celebration service on October 19th and tree plantings in his memory on November 22nd, 2013) back to his birth in San Francisco at UCSF on March 5, 1999.  The montage is set to 3 […]

August’s trees at Mt. Herman and DLC, November 22, 2013 (slideshow and video)

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . On the afternoon of November 22nd, 2013, two tangerine trees were planted atop August’s ashes, one at the Mt. Herman Center for Exceptional Students in Springfield, the other at the Developmental Learning Center (DLC) in Murray Hill.   Chris and Lauren Trad (of Trad’s Garden […]