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My Story

Abby was diagnosed on September 26th, 2012 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She completed her first treatments in March of 2013. Abby relapsed and started treatment again on 9/23/13. In February, Abby headed to The Mayo Clinic where she received a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) from an unknown, heroic donor. After many scary complications, Abby was declared "in remission" on April 2nd. She's still got months of doctors appointments ahead to carefully monitor the BMT.

AML is a type of leukemia that is usually found in adults and it is rare for people under 40. AML is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow--the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. Acute means that it is a rapidly progressing cancer. Abby was only eight years when she was diagnosed. She is ten now.

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Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Two Years Ago".

Two years ago today our lives were changed forever. We heard the words that no parent should ever hear, "your child has cancer." We have been living in fear since that ... Read more

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John & Toni Sacco signed Abby's Guestbook.

Abby you look so beautiful and I am so happy that you are feeling great Sending prayers, love and hugs warrior princess keep up the great work. We love ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Relapse Anniversary and Day +210".

Hello everyone, I figured that today was as good as any to provide an update. Today is the one year anniversary of hearing that Abby's cancer was back. Abby is now Day ... Read more

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Rachel Hillesheim signed Abby's Guestbook.

To Miss Abby and her lovely family,You guys are super heroes and I admire the crap out of you. I read your journal and I'm constantly floored by your strength and courage. ... Read more

Pam Olson signed Abby's Guestbook.

Hey Abby, I'm so glad we could spend time together this weekend. Are you eating all your apples? I sure am. Next time maybe you'll try a pony ride! Love you lots. White ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Another long day (+195)".

HEY, Abby again.this morning was tough they had to do a biopsy on my back! it was awful but now I have 2 stitches in my back I was screaming, and crying. this could have ... Read more

John & Toni Sacco signed Abby's Guestbook.

Hi Abby your American doll sounds wonderful I bet you and Jill have so much fun with her. You are such an amazing big sister. Have fun today at your meet your teacher ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Update from Abby!".

HEY! it*s Abby, today me,Grandpa,Jill,and Mom went to the Mayo Clinic for a check-up. I got a new cream for my rash. I have to put it on twice a day. Once in the morning ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) added a new photo.

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