The first sign of trouble was dramatic: Abigail fell while walking and fractured her spine. By the time she could walk again three days later, she had received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and been referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for treatment. Abigail is undergoing two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy.
Her family is encouraged not only by her medical staff but also by all the people who support St. Jude’s mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® “You hear a lot of bad in the world — it’s nice to hear about the good,” her mom said. “There is still good out there, and St. Jude is proof of it.”
Abigail has never met a stranger. She sets out every day to make a new friend, whether it’s another St. Jude patient or one of the therapy dogs that visits St. Jude. Abigail has two dogs at home named Bella and Brutus.
Abigail (left) with St. Jude patient Gracie
“You hear a lot of bad in the world — it’s nice to hear about the good. There is still good out there, and St. Jude is proof of it.”