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Gabriel L. Juliani

August 16, 1985 August 29, 2018
Gabriel L. Juliani
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Obituary for Gabriel L. Juliani

Gabriel Lawrence Juliani went to be with the Lord on August 29, just days after his 33rd birthday. He is survived by his wife Kristen, Mother, Father and many, many friends and family. Gabe was a business owner, youth group volunteer, and Jenkintown graduate who had a strong love for his family and friends. Gabe's love and obedience to Jesus, even in the midst of deep pain and suffering, shined through and impacted many people over the course of his life, especially the past few years. 1 Peter 1:6-9 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. If you don't know Gabe you may not realize that he has had to live his entire life with NF1. As a child, Gabe was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, where tumors were attached to his nerve endings on the inside and outside of his body. He grew up getting MRIs, chemo, and surgeries on his eyes and his spine. He spent an entire year as an adolescent taking interferon treatments every day to slow the growth of these tumors. Despite growing up in hospitals, Gabe's passion for life was always present with friends and family. He was the kid they could have done anything with his Make-A-Wish opportunity, and he decided to take his entire family on a vacation. Flash forward 10 years later, Gabe had started a business, was working full-time and met this amazing girl (more on that later!).No one expected his next big diagnosis to be cancer. When Gabe started this journey, Kristen was his girlfriend and soon-to-be fiancée.They quickly got married and begin the journey of surgery and chemo against cancer together. Their love story is a unique one (but if you know either of them, it also fits perfectly!) Their paths crossed many many many times over their lifetime but it took a random message(Gabe has some game) on OKCupid to bring them together. Then, like only the truest of love stories, the rest was history. As Kristen says: "Gabe's unshakable positive attitude strengthened me, his parents and everyone he was connected to through this tough time. A warrior child turned amazing man". A year after this initial diagnosis of testicular cancer, Gabe and Kristen shared great news with family and friends-the chemo had been successful. Gabe and Kristen were able to start working again and even take a long overdue honeymoon as husband and wife. That's why these past six months have been so incredibly challenging. After months of enjoying life together, working with the youth group, and beginning their life as a family-Gabe's health started to deteriorate.His right leg became numb and then in April a shooting pain shot across it that was unbearable. We rushed him to the ER to get treated and find out what was happening. After many tests, consults with teams of doctors, they explained that Gabe had a new type of cancer, this time in many places. The cancer took form in a nerve sheath on Gabe's leg and spine. His L5, C3, and C4 were all impacted deeply by malignant tumors that are taking away movement and causing great pain. Additionally, the cancer was in his liver and lungs. Gabe's faith did not waver. His love for his wife, for his family, for his friends has never been stronger. And in the midst of all this pain and struggle, he has not let his condition defined who he is. He has never let his condition define who he is. Gabe could make friends with almost everyone he met. His intelligence shined through poker (he almost never lost). He left the traditional path to start his own business, pivot that business, and sell that business when the time was right. Gabe worked hard every day for himself, for his wife, and for what he believes in. And that complete faith is what he wants to share with the world. Even death cannot define who Gabe is. So we ask that you come dressed for a celebration, any Philadelphia sports team (especially the Eagles), tank tops, Hawaiian shirts, superhero, "Gabe inspired wedding gear"..... basically, just dress like Gabe. Gladiators didn't choose their fight, but there always fought for their lives. Gabe wished to bless those fighting for their lives when he beat cancer again. Please help us honor his wishes.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Sep

9:30 AM 9/8/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Calvary Chapel

13500 Philmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Calvary Chapel
13500 Philmont Ave Philadelphia 19116 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Sep

11:00 AM 9/8/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Calvary Chapel

13500 Philmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Calvary Chapel
13500 Philmont Ave Philadelphia 19116 PA
United States

Visitation

Saturday

8

Sep

1:00 PM 9/8/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Calvary Chapel

13500 Philmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Calvary Chapel
13500 Philmont Ave Philadelphia 19116 PA
United States

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Gabriels Gladiators

415 Walnut Street
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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