Abigale is a bright, funny, energetic and sweet eight-year-old who enjoys being constantly busy. She isn’t one for downtime.
At the hospital, she is the same. Abigale loves when the nurses let her take her own temperature and she’s always so keen on learning what they’re doing to her, or what’s about to happen.
Abigale also loves to sing and dance wherever she is. Another one of her favorite things to do is ride, groom and walk horses. She also loves spending time with the two family cats – Casper and Bella.
Abigale’s mom, Staci, notes that Abigale has often asked “why did this happen to me, why do I have cancer?”
“Though we try to explain how we’ll never know why she had it, she likes educating people on what she goes through. Abi likes showing off her scars, or her port and even her hair that we kept when she lost it. Abi being diagnosed with cancer has brought us closer together as a family. We have learned how to appreciate the small things and not take anything for granted. Abi’s cancer has brought on some new anxieties for her but has also really matured Abi,” said Staci.
Abigale’s journey with SR B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia was one that lasted 828 days, included 203 hospital appointments, 41 chemotherapy IVs, 11 red blood transfusions, three birthdays, one relapse square, and ultimately one Bell of Hope ring.
Abigale still visits the Janeway frequently for checkups and to help combat the side effects of treatment. Despite this, she has been able to return to her friends and family, and her favorite activities.
Thanks to your support of Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, children like Abigale can get back to being fun-loving kids.