Giovanni V. Gallegos
Mar 27, 2006 - Aug 3, 2019
Giovanni was born in Sacramento, CA on March 27, 2006 to Gabriel Gallegos and Theresa Jaquez. He passed away on August 03, 2019 at home in Elk Grove, CA. He was the 5th of six siblings (Victoria, Gabriel, Manuel, Diane, and Romeo). He was a Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians tribal member. He grew up in Elk Grove and attended James McKee Elementary and briefly Joseph Kerr Middle School before being homeschooled.
Giovanni was diagnosed in 6th grade with a Grade 3 Bi-thalamus Anaplastic Astrocytoma inoperable brain tumor on September 9, 2017. During which time he was under the care of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, Radiation Oncology, Peds 7, and Home health with UC Davis Medical Center. The care and compassion from his medical team was amazing. He had a special bond with his medical professionals that will always be engraved on our hearts.
Giovanni was a 49er fan that enjoyed his heritage, sports, video games, music, camping, and laughing. Sometimes you could catch him dancing to his favorite songs. He enjoyed hanging out with friends and cousins and loved visiting family. He loved his school and enjoyed learning about science and reading and passed the GATE test as a 3rd grader identifying him as a Gifted and Talented student. He earned honor roll and the Principals award before his diagnosis. Giovanni wanted to be a biochemist when he grew up. He was involved in playing flag football, basketball, and volleyball for his elementary school.
Giovanni was very close with his siblings. Because of his older brothers, Giovanni was interested in Marvel comics. They has many discussions concerning comics, video games, and anime. His favorite character was Deadpool. Just as Gio looked up to his older siblings so did his little brother when it came to playing video games. Gio was very close with his sister and they enjoyed learning the newest dances together. His oldest sister adored him very much.
Giovanni was a very kind young teen who was thankful for his life and everyone in it. His positive outlook on life and bright smile impacted many people he encountered. He leaves behind his maternal Grandparents, paternal Grandmother, Mother, Father, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, numerous Cousins, and Friends. He will be forever missed dearly by all who knew him.