Sunday, August 20, we lost our little "princess" Olivia, after a long battle to a rare disease at the age of 7.
She was born June 21, 2010 in Pasadena, Texas to her parents Jeff and Kelly Gant. She has lived in Littleton, Colorado for the past four years.
Olivia was with us for a very short time, but through her short life and BIG battles she taught us that we can "be joyful in all things" 1 Thess. 5:16. After many operations and numerous stays in the hospital, Olivia always came home with a smile. She would be overjoyed to see her big sisters and ready to play with them immediately!
She became known as the "Princess" after always wearing her princess dresses while in the hospital. No hospital gowns for Olivia. Through her many stays in Children's Hospital Colorado, most people there loved and cherished "the Princess."
She loved school and was able to attended Pre-k, Kindergarten, and part of first grade at Columbine Hills Elementary before her health begin to decline more rapidly. That was the highlight of her life being at school with her teachers and friends.
At home Olivia loved playing with her sisters, being on her iPad, or watching her DVD's. She had an unbelievable imagination that would entertain herself and others for hours. Her "mouth" never stopped, but would give others such joy and laughter.
When she was able, her favorite places to visit were Dairy Queen, the Zoo, and Dinosaur Ridge. She loved vanilla ice cream cones, lions and could tell you almost anything about Dinosaurs and sharks.
It was only the last month that the playing and talking began to cease. Our precious little princess will now have a new body, no tubes, no more pain or sickness and everlasting joy with our Lord . . .
See you in heaven our precious Olivia. . . You and your "Hero" with our Lord.
In lieu of flowers the family requests you send or bring (if you wish) a new toy for any age/gender, which will be given to the Harley Toy Run. This event is a huge benefit for Children's Hospital Colorado. Olivia participated in this event every year she was able!