Abby's Heroes

The aim of our charity is to help and support children and their families, including bereaved families, who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards at Southampton General Hospital.

We offer financial and practical help as well as the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children and their families.

Abby was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in 2013 aged 8 years and 10 months.

During her fight Abby had 23 rounds of chemotherapy, 50 days of radiotherapy, stem cell harvesting, scans, cannulas, drains, intensive care stays and pioneering surgery, to remove the tumour from her clavicle and replace the missing bone with her second toe and main metatarsal from her right foot.

In May 2014, Abby was officially declared in remission and spent 6 carefree months getting back to school and back to her beloved dancing. Abby was a big spirit on the Piam Brown Ward and loved to play with all the children, especially the babies. She was the bravest child and withstood the most aggressive attempt to beat her disease.

She got the nick name of "Abby the Ninja" from a group of teenagers on the ward, because she was so fearless and never moaned about the treatment. Here is Abby and two of her friends talking about their experiences on the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital.

The day after Christmas, 2014, Abby’s cancer returned. Despite a truly awe-inspiring fight she lost her battle on May 29th 2016.

Abby's Heroes

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