Abby's Journey

We'd like to invite you to read Abby's Journey from the beginning. We hope that her story may help a family who is facing the same battle with DIPG. We are praying for a cure and are praying for every child who is diagnosed with cancer.

This is Abby's story.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kars 4 Kids!

Today was a hot and humid day where a lot of good things happened for our family.  My parents came down from St. Louis for today’s events and also the benefit dinner for Abby tomorrow.  

We then went to the Kars 4 Kids show at the Arena Building where it felt around a million degrees!  We got there and they were ready for us.  We were taken up to the front and were introduced.  Aecy Walker kind of gave a background on us, and then Maegan took the microphone and filled in all of the details about Abby.  While Maegan was speaking, the Kars 4 Kids people passed around a box and collected donations.  Then, the head of the Kars 4 Kids presented us with a check for Abigail to help with her bills and transportation, food, and any other expenses.  Such generosity!  It chocked me up just seeing these “rough guys” giving so much for a little girl they didn’t even know.  Then, someone said that if somebody would match the money from the pass around box, then he would match it as well.  The guys from White Trash Customs said that they would match it, so the other guy did as well!  Still leaves me speechless!  We then took Abby to Dairy Queen so that we all could cool down.  

A nice ice cream was good to stop the steam from pouring from our backs.  After ice-cream we picked up a web camera so that we could keep in touch with Mary-Beth throughout the week, and I could see my little girl.  It’ll be rough only seeing her on the weekends for the next six weeks, but its good knowing that she will be well taken care of, but it will be nice to see her throughout the week.  

Tomorrow will be a busy day, but we are excited to show Abby all of the love and support that she has.  She is very excited and so are her sisters.  Mary-Beth has already planned on getting her face painted completely, several times, eating all of the cotton candy she can stand, and then do every game and everything else.  I’m sure that her sisters will be right behind her the entire time.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Hi Abby,

I wish I could be there tomorrow for you, but I am to far away. You are such a strong little girl! I am Sara's friend and have followed your story. Stay strong and know there are a lot of people praying for you :-)

Your friend, Courtney

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.