I am Ryan Farrell's sister, Meagan (Daoust). I am fundraising for his stepdaughter, Abbi.


Many of you know already that Abbi passed away on Wednesday morning.  She fought hard for a couple of days, but  her body just couldn’t take it anymore.  I have increased the fundraising goal in order to help with funeral costs.  Even if you can't donate, please, please share!  Abbi's family is grateful for all of the support they have been receiving! 


(original post below)

Seventeen-year-old Abbi is a great athlete and student and has an infectious energy. She's the life of the party and lights up a room. She's an amazing friend and sister. Being around her is like being in an adventure story. But last week her story took a horrible turn...
For a while, Abbi casually mentioned having blurry vision, seeing double, and dizziness. It escalated when she fell in the shower. She had an MRI on Tuesday, June 28th. The next day her family received the call that they found a large "mass" in her brain and needed to get her to a hospital immediately. Surgery was scheduled for Friday morning to remove the tumor.
Surgery started well and eight hours in it was confirmed to NOT be cancerous. A win! However, at the 12-hour mark, the family was notified that she was no longer stable. It took doctors two hours to stabilize her. Surgery then continued again until early Saturday morning.
Once in the PICU the doctors observed that pressure was becoming a concern and made it clear that she is VERY sick and the next three days will be rough as they wait and see.
More surgeries will be required. Abbi will be in the hospital for a very long time. The hospital is in another state, an hour and a half away from her mother's home. Travel, living costs, and medical bills will add up quickly. Please consider donating so that her family can focus on her recovery and not be concerned with other details!
  • Mark Shurson 
    • $100 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $244 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Elizabeth Post-Kemper 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Shannon Rapier 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (3)

Meagan Daoust 
Raised $520 from 12 donations
Eagan, MN
Sarah MacGregor 
Ryan Farrell 
Team member
Raised $1,284 from 21 donations