It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Abby, a JTI triathlete and STAR. Diagnosed with a form of leukemia at age 4, her family celebrated her 15th birthday just last month at Children’s Hospital. Abby was a true warrior, she fought cancer and the subsequent complications from her treatments for over ten years.
Abby and her family have touched the lives of so many in the JUST TRYAN IT community and in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. She used her voice to raise awareness about the tremendous toll cancer treatments have on a child’s body. Abby inspired many to help families with a child in cancer treatment. In addition to her support of JUST TRYAN IT she also helped raise funds for Children’s National Hospital, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Special Love, an organization that provides camps and getaways for children with cancer and their families. We are so grateful to have had Abby in our lives.