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Survivor Winner Donates Entire Million Dollar Prize to Veterans: ‘I Am Very Fortunate

Mike Gabler Gabler from SURVIVOR

Mike Gabler Gabler from SURVIVOR

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幸存者 43 winner Mike Gabler made history on Wednesday night after he revealed he’d be donating his entire $1 million prize to veterans.

The heart valve specialist, 52, had been telling viewers of the CBS competition series his plan before nabbing the win, but followed through with his promise after being named Sole Survivor.

There are people who need that money more,” Gabler told host Jeff Probst 在此期间 幸存者 after show, filmed moments after his win. “And I’m going to donate the entire prize — the entire million dollar prize, in my father’s name, Robert Gabler, who was a Green Beret — to veterans in need who are recovering from psychiatric problems, 创伤后应激障碍, and curb the suicide epidemic.

We’re going to save lives and do something good,” the Kingwood, Tex. native continued amid cheers from jurors and castmates. “季节 43, all of us did this. A million dollars is going to them. We made history guys,” he added in the tender moment.

Ahead of his big reveal, Gabler could not praise the 幸存者 enough, sharing what an impact it had on him and the rest of the contestants. “We all have the chance of a lifetime out here, the adventure of a lifetime,” 他说. “What we all learned from each other is priceless. It all made us better.

Mike Gabler Gabler from SURVIVOR - Cody Assenmacher, Owen Knight, Jesse Lopez, Mike 'Gabler' Gabler, Cassidy Clark and Karla Cruz Godoy

Mike Gabler Gabler from SURVIVOR - Cody Assenmacher, Owen Knight, Jesse Lopez, Mike 'Gabler' Gabler, Cassidy Clark and Karla Cruz Godoy

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The long-running reality competition show took place on the Fiji Islands again this season. Along with Gabler, the three-hour season finale consisted of top five competitors — Owen Knight, Jesse Lopez, Cassidy Clark and Karla Cruz Godoy — with Clark, Knight and Gabler making it to the final three.

After a 7-1-0 vote from jurors knocked out his final competitors, Gabler officially won. It was the first time his name had been written down all season.

Gabler, who is the second oldest winner in the show’s history, went on to say that he’s beenfortunate enough to come from a military family.

When Probst respectfully asked what his financial situation was at home, considering hisbeautiful gesture,” Gabler noted that he does not come from money.

No I’ve worked very hard, I’ve been fortunate,” 他说. “But you know, I realized being through this experience, I am rich at home. I have an amazing life at home. I have an amazing family. I have amazing friends. I need to be a better husband, I need to be a better father, I need to be a better brother, I need to be a better son. I’m going to do all those things just like all of us are going to do that when we go home.

And to take this million dollars in this time period where there’s so much going on in the news that people don’t like to look at, and we go, ‘Well that’s why we’re watching 幸存者, because amazing things happen on this show, and we just did another one on season 43.

We’re going to help veterans in need and we’re going to donate that entire million dollars to them,” Gabler shared. “And I’m forever grateful that we did this. We did this guys.


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As for the extra-special season, 本月初, Probst shared his opinion on why doing the after-show immediately after the win is so much more powerful.

I love doing the after-show in the jungle immediately following the announcement of the winner. It’s so raw and so much more authentic,” 他说 娱乐周刊. “I know some fans miss the pomp and circumstance of bringing the players back months after the show ended. I fully appreciate that there is something very exciting about a live audience and seeing the players clean and all dressed up.

But in terms of the conversations, there is no comparison,” 他加了. “The jungle is where it’s at!”