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CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER

CURE's Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Atlanta, Georgia

Donations as of December 18, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$6,620.00 Raised Online
$6,620.00 Total Raised

Abby Smith

Abby Smith's Story:

Abigail Grace Smith (aka Abby) has been battling cancer for more than half her life.  In mid February 2006, Abby developed balance issues which were not allowing her to walk without falling.  On March 3, 2006, Abby was diagnosed with a golf ball size medulloblastoma brain tumor at the age of 23 months old.  She had a 100% tumor resection on March 6, 2006.  Unfortunately, Abby developed posterior fossa syndrome within days after surgery which caused her to lose most of her gross and fine motor skill capability for a period of time.  Abby initially underwent 4 cycles of chemotherapy, 30 days of radiation and then 8 maintenance cycles of chemotherapy (21 days on, 7 days off).  

She completed her treatment in late May, 2007.  Abby began thriving and improving and was a picture of health.  After a routine follow-up head and spine MRI on September 28, 2007, Abby was diagnosed with drop metastases in her spine in multiple places.  She exhibited no symptoms.  All of Abby's MRI's and spinal taps had been clear to date with no evidence of cancer since March 6, 2006. From October 2007-March 2008, Abby endured three cycles of high dose ICE chemotherapy and a cord blood and bone marrow stem cell transplant. Abby spent 50% of this time in the hospital.  Abby went on to receive 25 cranial/spinal proton beam radiation treatments during late May/June 2008.  She completed her relapse treatment on June 30, 2008. Only two small places remained on Abby's spine which continued to improve or stay stable. 

For eleven months, Abby was on a 14 day cycle of Accutane as a drug/maintenance therapy.  She continued to get stronger and thrive during this time.  Fifty one weeks post relapse treatment, Abby had a routine follow-up MRI.  Unfortunately, her scan revealed a grape size tumor in her head and haziness in her spine.  Two inconclusive spinal taps raised further concern.  Again, Abby showed no symptoms.  Abby has started a metronome chemotherapy regimen with four drugs that are currently being administered at home on July 20, 2009 as we battle this second relapse.  Abby has mostly recovered from her posterior fossa syndrome. She still has gag reflex issues, speech and processing delays and is still physically impaired with her balance issues and inability to consistently walk unassisted. She has suffered hearing loss from all of her treatments.  We are continuing to pray for a complete and total healing and recovery.

Since Abby’s cancer diagnosis, she has lived out the meaning of her middle name.  Abby is one of God’s special children and has faced all of her hospitalizations, treatments and pricks and prods with such grace that can only come from above.  She is a very determined little girl and a true fighter.  Her big blue green eyes and her beautiful heartwarming smile connect you to her immediately. She enjoys playing with her baby dolls, her kitchen, sticker books, painting, arts and crafts, books, and board and card games.  She is girly girl from head to toe, loving the color pink, bows, jewelry and painted nails.  She loves her family with the most sincere affection and is happiest when we are all with her.  Our Christian faith has been our stronghold throughout our journey with Abby.
 

About September & CURE'S Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time:
September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This September, CURE Childhood Cancer has committed to raising awareness and raising money to help find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime and put an end to this terrible disease through a special program CURE's Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time!

Please help us in our goal of raising $30,000 in the month of September while honoring special CURE kids each day of the month who have been affected by childhood cancer.

For more information, please click here.


About CURE Childhood Cancer:
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer.

The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer.

Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.

Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need.

Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.

Also, we wanted to give a special thanks to all of our offline donors.  We appreciate your support!

Georganna Weatherholtz= $100.00
Friends of Pace Academy = $865.00

*The total for all offline donations is reflected in the offline donation box.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Bert, Cathy, Ben, Matthew and Julia Clark Abby you are loved by so many people...we pray for you and are so proud of you!
$100.00
Karen, Kevin, Christina, Lucy and Will Karem We love you Abby!
$100.00
Debbie Creel I pray for you, daily!
$50.00
Heidi
$45.00
The Harrisons God Bless Abby and the Smiths!
$100.00
Scott, JoEllyn, Tyler and Anna Bass
$50.00
Woodrow Barnes PRAYING!!!
$50.00
The Minors
$100.00
Heidi Liefer You and your family stay in my prayers!
$5.00
Catherine Hutchinson Catherine Hutchinson
$100.00
Beth Hammond
$25.00
Ann and Eric Liu Love and prayers from the Liu family
$100.00
Lathrop Murray With love and continued prayers
$25.00
The Duncan Family We love you Abby!
$50.00
Aubrey, Elizabeth, Ryan & Christopher Edge We can't wait to see you in a few weeks!
$100.00
Nancy Spears I've been inspired by your story for three years. Look forward to Abby's graduation and wedding pics
$25.00
longtime prayer warrior Our prayers have been with you since the initial diagnosis. Lil Abby you give me such inspiration!
$15.00
Lori and Jeff Smith You are in our prayers, Abby, Cathy, Paul, Drew and Anna!
$25.00
Peter Smith With lots of love and prayer, Uncle Peter
$25.00
Kurt and Robin Heitman Praying for a cure for Abby and others!
$50.00
Skip and Gretchen Reese With love and prayer
$50.00
Aunt Cindy, Uncle Travis, Nicholas and Nathan I am looking forward to our playdate on Friday. We love you!!
$50.00
Paul, Cathy, Drew & Anna Smith We love you! You are so special to our family! We are so proud of you!
$100.00
Ally, Lynne, Martha Stewart, Emily and Leila Fuqua Much love and prayers to the entire Smith family!
$100.00
Abby's Angels Armband Supporters Thank you to all of our Abby's Angels who bought armbands in honor of Abby!
$125.00
The Becker Family Much love and prayers to the Smith Family!
$100.00
Anonymous We love you, Abby.
$50.00
Jett Hartley Hi Abby, see you at school tomorrow!!
$50.00
The Dorton Family In Honor of Abby Smith
$100.00
Ann Moore, Peter Pate and Ryan We're praying for you with all our might. Go, Abby, go!
$100.00
Ron and Blaine Wyche We pray for your family every day
$50.00
Pam, Denny, Jessica and Kyle Betz Our thoughts and prayers are always with you!!!
$50.00
The Bethel Family We love you beautiful girl. God bless your sweet family.
$50.00
Gene & Donna Brooks With our prayers and love to all of your family-
$100.00
Laurie Gluck & Barry Zeitman Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
$50.00
Paula and Bo Smith
$50.00
Lisa, Allison & Jamie Harwood with love and prayers!
$25.00
The Treadway Family "You and your family are always in our heart and prayers."
$25.00
Judy DeMott For those before, those now and those to come...God bless each one.
$25.00
The Patton Family We pray for you everyday Abby!!
$25.00
Christy, Chris, and Cailynn Bennett We love you Abby! xxooxxoo Aunt Christy, Uncle Chris, and Baby Cailynn (Angel Bailey loves you too!)
$50.00
Becky Roberts Lots of love
$25.00
The Irby Family In Honor Of Abby Smith
$25.00
Holly, Allen, Erin and Charlie Hill God Bless you, Abby and your wonderful family!
$25.00
Myra & Hoyle White Psalm 91
$25.00
The Herlihys YAY ABBY! You are always in our prayers.
$100.00
Doug, Gretchen, Crawford and James Folk Love to the Smith Family!!
$50.00
The Spratts prayers and love
$100.00
Beth Reese Love to you and your precious family!
$25.00
Sam, Lara, Sam, Susan & Cammie Holmes You are amazing!! God bless you & keep you!!
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$6,620
Total Raised
$6,620
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