Abby's Story

Abby always required a lot of sleep as a child. But at 7 years old her mom noticed that she was increasingly tired, lethargic and grouchy. At her 8 year old check-up, her mom insisted that she have a full blood work up to see if there was and assumed that she had a blood infection that would resolve itself in a few weeks. However, the following day, on March 11, 2011, the test results came back positive for leukemia. Her world now resolves around doctor's appointments, days at the clinic, spreadsheets of medicine dosages, and arranging activities around blood count levels. Abby is old enough to understand what is going on and to have questions of her own. Everyone at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta talks to her, answers her questions, and makes sure she is as comfortable as possible. Although this is a difficult journey for Abby and her family, they are grateful for all the love, care and respect they receive from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Click here for more information about Abby. In partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Pure Imagination Charity, was able to provide Abby with a “Wicked” adventure …. Giving her and her family the opportunity to escape their intense daily routine and put a smile on her face. Click here to see Abby’s exclusive Pure Imagination adventure