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.
She swam competitively.
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.
And had several amazing family trips to the 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.
Support Abby on her transplant day. Donate to Team Abby.