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Jan 10, 2009

About Abby

  • Would You Pray For Abby

  • An Opportunity For Faith
  • This post has been created to allow people who don't know about Abby to catch up.

    Abby is four years old. We adopted her from Guatemala when she was six months old.

    In July 2008, three years old, she was diagnosed with a high risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Over the months, her prognosis has worsened as other complications and conditions became know.

    We thank you for taking time to learn more about her, and even more, for your prayers.

    Here are some useful links if you want to quickly get up to speed about Abby:

    52 comments:

    Leslie said...

    Praying for your family and sweet abby girl!

    hugs,Leslie R

    Mel said...

    Praying!!!

    Darlene said...

    I would like to link folks to your blog again by doing a post on Abby. Would it be ok for me to use a photo? If so, do you have a preference as to which photo?

    Thank you, and, as always,
    Praying,
    Darlene and Family

    Daphne said...

    Praying for you! I just sent my friends and family an e-mail asking for their prayers too!

    The Aldridge's said...

    We are praying also!!

    Amy S said...

    We were asked by friends to join the forces in prayer for Abby. We will storm heaven's gates with you! Thank you for your testimony through your blog and the way you give God ALL the glory. May His peace surround you right now!

    Bobbie* said...

    We are all praying for sweet Abby.

    The Steve Family*

    Stephanie Toombs said...

    Privileged to pray for your Abby. Be blessed and be a blessing, Stephanie, Hixson, TN.

    Lil said...

    Abby, you are precious in His sight... Praying for you.

    Anonymous said...

    Praying for your precious baby. God's healing hand on Abby and peace to your family.
    Patty E.

    Cynthia said...

    Hi Abby! Natalie Cook forward your story/blog to me. Just want you to know i will be praying for you and your family.

    Carrie said...

    yes we will be praying for your family and Abby!
    hugs,

    Carrie From FL

    Kayla said...

    I know someone who has adopted two guatemala boys. I was asked to look at this blog and pray for you.

    You got my prayers. I'm praying for your family and Abby, who's really adorable.

    Karen said...

    I also have a 3 year daughter from Guatemala - we are praying for Abby and will spread the word. PRAYER WORKS!

    God bless,
    Karen

    Anonymous said...

    Hi, I was just passing through some adoption blogs and I found your blog and it really touched me. A year and a half ago, when I was seventeen, I was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My oncologist said that leukemia and lymphoma are the most common types of childhood cancer. A lot of people thought I was brave when I was getting treated and when my hair fell out and when I got sick because of my immune system basically being destroyed by the chemo. I didn't tell anyone at the time because I didn't want to cry but I was terrified. I have always had a problem expressing my emotions and even though I didn't show people how much it meant to me, their thoughts and prayers really helped. I have so many friends and family members, of so many faiths, that I knew all of their prayers would help. Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Catholic, Jewish, and even some Sikhs prayer for my recovery. I even met a monk from South America who heals through Jesus and he prayed over me.

    From firsthand experience, I know how hopeless some of these things can make us feel, especially as parents, I think my parents actually had a harder time than me with my diagnosis and treatment. But, the prayers worked, and after a year of aggressive chemo and radiation, I went into remission. Sometimes things seem bad, but I think I'm living proof that miracles exist. I don't usually tell people all of that story because I don't like to cry, but your blog touched me so much that I just wanted to share because I think these miracles can happen even when they're least expected. I hope so much that your daughter experiences a miracle and I will be sending all of my thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Melissa said...

    I received your blog information from a friend that also adopted from Guatemala. Abby and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that God is watching over you and Abby. I have previously trained with Team in Training which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to run 2 marathons and raise money for this organization. Reading stories like Abby's is the reason I continue to run and raise money. Hopefully you have been in touch with this society and they have been able to help you out!!

    Praying hard,
    Melissa Douet
    Lafayette, LA

    Kristina said...

    I'll be praying.

    Anonymous said...

    Bendiciones, soy de Guatemala sè lo que es tener en el corazón la angustia de una hija enferma....ORO POR USTEDES, ORO POR SU HIJA....para que el Señor haga un milagro en su vida y una vez mas manifieste su poder y su gloria por siempre...espero noticias sobre la salud de Abby...

    Anonymous said...

    Our son and daughter are 32 months and 22 months. We adopted both of our beautiful babies from Guatemela.
    We are praying for Abby and her family.
    May God provide you the strength you need to make each day.
    Love
    Ran, Al, AJ and Emily

    leezamarie said...

    Sending my prayers to Abby and your family. My daughter, Hana, was 5 1/2 months old when she came home from Guatemala and is now 6. I will show her Abby's photo and she will pray for her, too.

    Much love~

    Lisa & Hana

    Cyndi said...

    Praying for Abby and your family.

    The Martin Family said...

    We have two children from Guatemala 2 and 4. And we are praying for Abby.
    Got is the great physician!!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    We have two children from Guatemala 2 and 4.
    We are praying for little Abby!!!
    God is the great physician!

    Anonymous said...

    We have a 5 year old daughter from Guatemala and we will be praying for your family.
    The Campbell Family

    Cathrin O said...

    I will be praying for Abby, especially these next couple months.

    Cathrin (Austria)

    Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

    Praying for Abby and her family.

    Sea Star said...

    Not really sure how I found you, but I am praying for your sweet little girl.

    jessy said...

    Praying for your entire family.

    Anonymous said...

    Praying for your darling daughter, sister.
    A mom with one Guatemala blessing and a China son.

    kelly said...

    just adding my prayers to the list.. I wish you all the best..God bless..
    Kelly~

    Trish said...

    Asking for God's healing hand tonight for your sweet Abby.

    Passed through via Angie Smith's blog. Will be keeping an eye on how God touches all your lives.

    In HIM,
    Trish

    Terri said...

    I lost my own daughter yesterday, but am remembering sweet Abby in prayer. God's strength is sufficient for whatever load He asks you to carry in His name. I pray that Abby will be healed, and that she will not suffer.

    Anonymous said...

    Abby has inspired me to the unprecedented challenge of posting a comment on blog!

    She's also inspiring faith and community to followers and believers far and wide. Abby's story is close to my heart as our family includes a young Guatemalan adopted daughter and a niece who has also endured the painful rigors of a child's chemo 'therapy'. We are confident that our Jessica's angelic presence is surrounding your baby girl as she faces this incomprehensible challenge.

    Standing behind you in faith, we are... "Praying for Abby".

    Bonnie McClanahan & Family
    St. Peters, MO

    Julia said...

    We'll keep Abby and your family in our prayers.
    Julia

    Mary C. said...

    Today I was complaining about having strep throat. Then I hopped on the computer & saw the update on Abby. She is so small and has gone through so much. I have a feeling she smiles through the pain. This little beautiful girl has taught me quite a lesson. She is truly at the top of my prayer list --- along with the rest of your family. Sending warm hugs along with prayers. Don't give up!

    Mama Llama said...

    Just came across your blog and Abby's story. We will pray for her!

    Brenda said...

    I read your blog today. My heart is breaking for you all. What a trooper Abby is. Praying for you all that you will feel the loving arms of our Saviour around each one of you. Praying specifically for little Abby.
    Brenda from Canada

    Rick said...

    I'll be praying here.

    BTW, my wife and I are former Tulsa residents.

    OVADUE said...

    Praying for your sweet baby girl.

    Tami said...

    Praying for Abby and the family!

    fingertalks said...

    praying for sweet abby and your whole family!

    Yaya said...

    New here so I'll be playing some catch up.
    (((Hugs))) for your family.

    Tami said...

    Praying for Abby!

    Vashti said...

    Thankyou for sharing Abby's story with us and giving us the opportunity to pray for her.
    I pray for God's Blessing and Favor on your family and over Abby's life.
    God Bless.
    Vashti

    Barb said...

    I saw Abby's blog on a Green Spot garden page. I pray that God will keep Abby safe and help the dr's to figure out how to help her. She is a darling little girl.. Hugs, prayers and love for Abby... Barb

    Sharon said...

    I came across Abby's blog today. She is just the most beautiful little girl and your story has touched me. Abby is in my prayers as I write, and she will be in our family's prayers every night now too.
    Praying for Abby and your family,
    Sharon.

    quietrage said...

    I am V, I have terminal Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, along with ESRD and a few other problems. I found your blog by reading other blogs at wordpress. Abby is so beautiful, that smile is lovely. I will pray for her, I will also continue to read your story, I want to keep up with how she is doing. Bless her heart for being such a strong little girl. I hope that her cure comes SOON. No child deserves this. Thank you for the blog, putting yourselves out there and letting us love Abby too! If you would like to contact me you can, my email is quiet.rage@rocketmail.com and my blog is http://quietrage.wordpress.com Bless you and your whole family!

    Gina Notter said...

    Although I do not know Abby she has truly touched my heart in many ways. I learned about Abby through Facebook and get the updates on her everytime that they are sent. My heart tells me that she'll make it. She's strong and full of an inner power that only she knows. She's a miracle already... Look how many lives she's touched. Mine being only the one of many. Her inner strength gives me my strength when I think of her. Love and many kisses and even many prayers to her and your family.

    A Mom's Choice said...

    Good bless your little girl. My thoughts are with your family. Children are God's blessing for us all.

    Cascia said...

    Your prayer intention has been added to The Healthy Moms Prayer Chain. If you have any more prayers you want us to list please visit:
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2009/08/prayer-chain-across-blogosphere-week-29.html

    Nancye said...

    Abby-- Our family will continue to pray for you and your family as you reach this amazing milestone. The world is a better place with you in it. I believe with all my heart that God thinks so too!!

    We love you Riggs Family!!!

    (((HUGS)))

    The Davis Family in Kentucky
    Steve, Nancye, Zachary, & Rachel

    Jaime Oliver said...

    Thank you for sharing and linking up with #MagicMoments.

    I am sending you all much love and will pray xx