Born Without Limbs and Abandoned in Brazil

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Denalee Chapman December 30, 2014


Gabe Adams was born without limbs and abandoned in Brazil. He was then adopted by an incredible and loving Kaysville, Utah family. Despite his disabilities, Gabe is not pampered or coddled in his home. Salt Lake City’s Channel 2 followed Gabe through his typical day — watching as he performed the same chores, activities, and had the same lifestyle as the rest of his family. His parents know that tough love is what will get him through life and into a successful adulthood. Gabe writes, plays on the trampoline, fixes his own breakfast, and gets himself dressed. He knows he is loved, and his family feels blessed that he is in their lives.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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