Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life


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This is the true story of the infant death of Gabriel Kuebelbeck Neuzil. He lived nine months inside his mother with only half a heart; he lived but two and a half hours once he was born. In that time, a whole community gathered to celebrate, love, and honor him.

In Waiting with Gabriel, Gabriel’s mother, Amy Kuebelbeck, shares the story of her family’s heartbreaking loss as well as the conundrum facing all parents whose babies are diagnosed with a prenatal terminal condition: What happens when keeping your baby alive and sparing him or her unnecessary pain are mutually exclusive?


Amy Kuebelbeck is a former reporter and editor for the Associated Press in Minneapolis and has also written for newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Times.

She holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, was awarded top young AP reporter in the country, and won the Minnesota AP writing award three times. Kuebelbeck lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and their two daughters.


Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in
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