9-Year-Old Cancer Survivor In Paltrow Movie 1-14-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

9-Year-Old Cancer Survivor In Paltrow Movie 1-14-2011

Reported by Aaron Solomon
SPRING HILL, Tenn.
A 9-year-old cancer survivor movie star has a memorable scene with Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow in the new movie "Country Strong." In addition, he has his own nonprofit to help other children undergoing cancer treatment.

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Gabe Sipos was born to be on camera; in fact, he was the first baby born in Nashville in 2002, and Channel 4 News showed him to viewers. Channel 4 showed Gabe again when he found out he had cancer just before turning 1 year old.
Now he can be seen on the big screen in a touching scene with Paltrow in "Country Strong." Cancer-free since age 2, Gabe played a child with cancer.
"I couldn't watch because it brought back a lot of memories of Gabe when he was in treatment to see him bald," said Lu Sipos, Gabe's mother.
"I had to shave my head and shave my eyebrows," Gabe said.
The process, he said, wasn't always easy.
"Over and over and over, like, if I looked into the camera once, we had to do it over again," said Gabe.
"To see such an amazing actress as Gwyneth Paltrow singing to your baby, really, it's overwhelming," said Sipos.
Gabe said the stars, like Tim McGraw and Paltrow, were cool.
"Yes, she was very nice," he said.
Gabe walked down the red carpet for the premiere.
"You're standing there as a parent saying, 'I hope he's saying nice things,'" said Sipos.
The next time, Gabe said, he wants an action flick.
Gabe has his own charity that helps other children who have cancer with his Chemo Duck program. To check it out or help Gabe's cause, go to chemoduck.org.



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