Gavin R Hero

World's Biggest Super Hero



How Gavin became our hero

The Gavin R Hero foundation was created purely out of Love. Our sweet little buddy, our son, lost his life to what we believe to be an intestinal twist on October 21, 2019, the hardest day of our lives.  We were hoping for a miracle, but when we arrived at Rady Children's Hospital he had no signs of brain activity.  It was during this time that we realized Gavin had the chance through organ donation to save others, and we truly believe this is what he would have wanted. When we would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up he would always say "the world's biggest super hero". He wanted to save people and make the world a better place.  Through the beautiful organization Life Share, his organ donation journey became possible.  His heart is now beating strongly in a 2 year old little girl and his liver and kidney were able to save two different women. This is just the beginning, he could go on to help many more people.


The GavinRhero Foundation became a reality naturally and we feel the need to continue Gavin’s legacy by making more miracles for families at Rady Children's Hospital. Through this foundation and all of your generous gifts of love, we will be making kits for parents that find themselves in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit without the comforts of home. Blankets, socks, dental items and deodorant are just a few of the items we think they would appreciate. We will also be donating to many foundations that support Rady's.  This hospital has greatly impacted our lives. We have experienced the worst tragedy of losing our son, but felt the love and kind hearts of everyone that worked with us. The whole process was a  gentle and comfortable environment for us while we said goodbye to our son. There are truly Angels that work at Rady's and our community is so lucky to have such an amazing Children's hospital to take care of our beautiful children.


We will forever be grateful to Rady Children’s Hospital, Lifeshare, and our community for coming together to help us through this difficult time.  Your love and prayers are helping us to stand tall and to see the light in a dark and sad situation. We are so thankful for all of you.


Graciously yours, Chris and Tawni 

Gavin's Dada and Mama (as Gavin would say)




Support for the Raceles family and Gavin's foundation to help families in need at Rady Children's Hospital. Every little bit makes a difference. We are so thankful for all of you.


Making miracles happen everyday


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"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, people will never forget how you made them feel"

Maya Angelou



P.O. Box 5326 Oceanside, CA 92052


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