Abby is a 12 year old young lady that has been battling cancer, specifically PH+ ALL (leukemia) since she was 4. Initially diagnosed in Feb 2011, it has been a long journey. With a wonderful year of respite after treatment, before relapse in 2013-2014, Abby was able to be in school full time, play soccer and even participated in the JUST TRYAN IT triathlon in Bethesda in June of 2014.
Soon after, her world was overturned again, as Abby’s cancer had returned. Abby received a life saving bone marrow transplant in January 2015 and today is still working hard at recovery each & every day. Side effects almost took her life the summer of 2016. We are so thankful that she is still with us today.
Abby was able to attend some school this year, and was in the school choir musical, Annie Jr as Kate!! Abby currently is spending two days each week at Children’s National here on DC for specialized treatment for her graft vs host disease, a side effect from her bone marrow transplant.
It has been a long journey, and we can’t wait for the day Abby will be racing once again!!!