Gabe Marcelo did not have an easy life. He was dealing with a heart condition from birth, and it was only getting worse. The 26-year-old was facing the very real possibility that he wasn't going to be part of this world anymore. While he recognized and owned that, there was one thing that kept pushing him forward.
Gabe was a massive Legend of Zelda fan. The series meant so much to him, which is why he could barely contain his excitement over The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While he was filled with glee over the trailers that had been shown, Gabe also realized that he might not make it to the game's launch date. Rather than sit back and accept fate, Gabe set out to go hands-on with Breath of the Wild before his health issues caught up with him.
While there were a few missteps along the way, the end result was Gabe meeting up with Nintendo at their Seattle headquarters. Nintendo set up a special day for Gabe, where he got to play Breath of the Wild, and also got a tour of Nintendo's facilities. It was an absolute dream come true. The realization of a dream Gabe never thought could be.
While Gabe did his best to hang on until Breath of the Wild's launch date, he sadly passed away in January. We send our condolences to all those impacted by the loss of Gabe. While Gabe may be gone, his spirit can live on through all those excited about Breath of the Wild.