HEBER CITY, Utah (Good Things Utah) – There are moms.. and then there are Mothers! Jen Gabrielson of Heber City is both. As the mom to seven children, Jen is also a mother to many others – including foster children and orphans from around the world. Jen is one of four women we are honoring this Women’s History Month as part of our annual Remarkable Women campaign. We honor women who help build better tomorrows for their communities, their families, and themselves.
Jen, her husband Aaron Gabrielson, and their family suffered a tragic loss in 2016, when their son Crew died in a drowning accident. To help with her grieving and to fill her bucket, as Jen calls it, she created a foundation in honor of her son – Crew’s Service Train – a tribute to the little boy’s love for trains. The mission is to help and support orphans living in countries like Haiti and in Africa – communities where living conditions are lackluster and need improvement. Jen helps collect much-needed resources for these communities and children and serves on humanitarian missions to help improve their living conditions, nutrition, and education. She also serves on the board of a Utah-based adoption program – helping build loving, lasting families. She truly is a “Mother” to many.
Jen and her family also support foster children, serving as a short-term emergency and long-term foster parents. She and her husband have fostered more than 30 children in under 4 years.
Learn more about Jen Gabrielson and Crew’s Service Train on Facebook.
Remarkable Women 2023 is sponsored locally by West Shore Home.