Abi – 2013
Abi was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) when she was 15 years old in April 2011. Treatment for AML is very extensive and requires months of in-patient treatment. After treatment, she returned home to start her senior year as ASB President and Vice President of her FFA Chapter. Within the first year after treatment, Abi relapsed in Feb 2012 and received a cord blood transplant in August of 2012. It has been a long road of complications and healing, and her family felt blessed and very thankful when they passed Abi’s first year post transplant.
It was an absolute honor to have Abi as our 2013 Ambassador. Abi’s ornament and votive are beautiful, just like her. They are gold with a hint of amber. While they are especially festive during the holidays, the gold color also has a very special meaning. Gold is the color of the ribbon color for Childhood Cancer Awareness. GO GOLD!