Honored Kid

Abigail H.

Age 14
Abigail H. Kid Photo


Hampstead , NC, US


Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

March 2014


No evidence of disease

Treated At

UNC Children's Hospital

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My Story

Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure. On March 7th, at 4pm, Abigail started having severe stomach pains out of the blue. Within 4 hours, we were waiting in the ER at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. After several tests later, and many hours waiting and being patient, at 3:30 AM we were given the news that they found both kidneys with tumors on them and the left was bleeding. We thought we were taking her in for a UTI or "worse case scenario" an appendicitis, not cancerous tumors. She's only 4 years old, and is very active, spunky, funny smart, kind, lovable, girlie-girl, determined, and until now, healthy. We were brought to UNC Children's Hospital via critical care unit ambulance transport. 18 hours after the first onset of pain, we are in a cancer ward, hours from our home, trying to make sense of what has just happened. I don't think it will ever make sense. Our Abigail Grace, is fighting for her life, when she should be just thinking about being a "regular" kid and having fun. Read more at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/abigailherrmann

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