Abby was dealt what proved to be a fatal blow during the first
week of 2019. Soon thereafter it became clear to everyone just
how special and unique this child of eight years was. In the face
of a very serious disease she never, ever, felt sorry for herself.
Her message to her third grade classmates: “Don’t feel sorry for me!”
She was often concerned abour how her disease was impacting her
loved ones. On her last day on this Earth she apologized to her
mother for crying earlier in the day.
During her ten month ordeal Abby never lost her sense of humor.
She was optimistic, courageous, selfless, kind, generous, spirited,
loving, caring, creative, always passionate about life, and she had
an infectious smile and laugh.
She taught us how to live life to the fullest even in the face
of adversity. She was always a joy. She was an amazing child with
a strength of character most people never achieve in a lifetime!
We miss you every day!
I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
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