Kids with Cancer

An Update on Abby [PHOTO ESSAY]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 28, 2015

At this time last year, one of our Honored Kids had a new lease on life. (You may remember her from this adorable video.)

At age 4, Abby was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer called Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Thanks to research funded by St. Baldrick’s, she went into remission.

But this fall, Abby’s cancer returned. She’s having a bone marrow transplant today.

Here’s an update on Abby.


This summer, Abby completed a kids triathlon.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's triathlon

She swam competitively.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's swimming

She visited Capitol Hill, learned to ride a two-wheeler, went to a week of overnight camp, enjoyed Busch Gardens and Ocean Breeze, swam in the backyard little pool, finally got to ride a school bus to school and started third grade.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's school

And had several amazing family trips to the beach.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's beach

Just four days before relapse Abby scored her first soccer goal and was a leader for her new soccer team.

Now Abby is getting a bone marrow transplant today. But first there was total-body radiation, intense chemotherapy and isolation.

Through it all, Abby has rallied. Her spirit inspires all of us.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's hospital

Support Abby on her transplant day. Donate to Team Abby.

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