August Chazan-Gabbard

March 5, 1999 – October 15, 2013

August was born in San Francisco and in 2001 moved with his family to Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended the Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center during the day and the DLC Nurse & Learn after school and during holiday breaks. 

He lived a happy life and particularly enjoyed listening to music. I run August’s List to raise money for the DLC Nurse & Learn, which did a wonderful job from 2001 until 2013 helping my wife and I care for him.



I have written a book about August, which is provisionally titled: A Life Beyond Reason: How Medical Errors Sent An Atheist On A Spiritual Journey. A major press is considering it for publication (fingers crossed!!!!). Hopefully, the book will come out in 2019. You can read the prologue and first three (of its twenty-four) chapters here.


¹ Yinka Shonibare, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (2008); after Francisco Goya (1799)

For more information about this site, contact me, Chris Gabbard, at cgabbard@unf.edu.

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