Abbie Kunnemann

First post: Mar 6, 2016 Latest post: Jun 12, 2017
Thank you very much for visiting this site to support Abbie. This page is dedicated to keeping everything POSITIVE for Abbie and her family. Please leave notes of encouragement and strength because we all know that Abbie is a fighter. She achieves every goal she sets her mind to. She will kick this cancer and show it who is the boss.

On January 7, Cindy and Damon took Abbie to an Urgent Care because she had been complaining of mild pains in her chest. Urgent Care did an EKG and the results were normal. They suspected she was having some mild growing pains and recommended ibuprofen for pain relief. Then, over the past two weeks, Abbie began running some low grade fevers that would come and go. Then, on Tuesday, March 8, Cindy and Damon took Abbie to the emergency room because Abbie was having some trouble breathing. They took an x-ray and admitted her for pneumonia. After 48 hours, she was not responding to the antibiotics and doctors were concerned. On Thursday evening Abbie had a CT scan. Damon and Cindy were given the results of the CT scan early Friday morning. It is confirmed that Abbie has cancer in her rib bone and the mass is pushing against her lungs. There are several spots on her lung too. At 2:30am Friday, Cindy and Damon took Abbie home to spend some time facing the challenges ahead of them as a family before heading to the appointment with the oncologist at 1:30pm.

Right now, the type of cancer is not confirmed. They suspect that it is Ewing Sarcoma. On Monday, Abbie will be having surgery to biopsy the mass, to check her bone marrow and to put in ports. On Tuesday, she will undergo a PET Scan. A year of intensive chemo will begin the following week. Sometime around the 15th or 16th of March, Abbie will begin a process of chemo treatements:  two days of chemo with two weeks off, followed by 5 days of chemo with two weeks off. This will go for a period of one year.

Heck, since we are all praying, pray for a miracle to just make the cancer go away. In case that prayer doesn't get answered, pray that the chemo shrinks the cancer quickly. Once the cancer has shrunk, they will be able to go in surgically and remove it.

Abbie is a fighter. There is nothing that she hasn't achieved that she put her mind to. She has two beautiful sisters, Chloe and Izzy, who are going to be fighting right alongside her. She has two amazing parents who will move any mountain they can for her. She has an entire army of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, friends and classmates fighting for her too. We welcome people from every corner of the earth to pray for Abbie.

If you can donate to help financially support Abbie, here is the link:

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Abbie’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register