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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, "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

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

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

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Pam Dyer signed Abby's Guestbook.

MessFest on Saturday, September 20 is raising money for Childhood Cancer. Lauren Larson (little girl who had Ewing Sarcoma) is one of the ambassadors :) "Like" Mess Fest ... Read more

John & Toni Sacco signed Abby's Guestbook.

Oh Trish hope next week they will have more answers for you guysğŸ˜žGreat idea about an awareness challenge will try to come up with a good one. So sorry to hear about ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Day +183".

Hello all, Abby had several appointments at the Mayo last Thursday (8/14/14) and again this Tuesday (8/19/14). We still have no answers as to why she is not doing well. ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Day +171".

Hello all, Abby had a clinic visit on Friday. Her labs from Wednesday were elevated so the Coram nurse didn't give the anti-viral med. The Cidofovir (anti-viral) is ... Read more

Tricia Stobbs (Abby Olson's Mom) posted a new journal entry, "Day +167".

Hello all, Abby has had quite the week so far. On Monday we went in to have her PICC line placed so we could begin treatment for Adenovirus. Unfortunately she reacted ... Read more

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