Arizona Storytellers: Chelsea Gaberdiel

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:54am
Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:55am

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KJZZ is partnering with The Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.

When Chelsea Gaberdiel was 12, she found out from her friends that her mom was pregnant. Chelsea was floored and couldn't imagine her perfect little family of five needed another person. She was convinced that surprise pregnancies didn't happen to her mom, just families on TV. Chelsea didn't want to be excited even though everyone else around her was.

Chelsea Gaberdiel is an attorney and director of exceptional student services at BASIS Schools Inc.

The next storytelling event is Aug. 21 at the Phoenix Theatre. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers Project or how to tell your own story, visit

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