Help for Abbi Pettit and her family

UPDATE - 12/26/19 (from Ann)
Wow! You guys are amazing!
You helped reach the original goal - thank you so much.

Emily and her family are eternally grateful for all of the love and support.
Abbi still has a very long road ahead - with no definitive end in sight.

Please keep sharing the link - one share can reach dozens (maybe hundreds) of people.


ORIGINAL POST:
To put it simply, Abbi and her family need a miracle. So let's do what WNYers do best and help!

Abbi is only 15-years-old and fighting an uphill battle. She's dealing with more than most of us will ever have to deal with in a lifetime.

Abbi was recently rushed to Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, NY with several masses on her brain (in the thalamus, cerebellum and brain stem aka. pons). She's also suffering from hydrocephalus - which is another name for "fluid on the brain."
Abbi, her family and doctors are in a tough spot right now. They need to find out exactly what the masses are - but it's hard to do so because of all of the fluid.
Needless to say, Abbi has a long road ahead of her and can use all of the prayers, love and assistance we can give.

Abbi's mom, Emily, is staying by her side at the hospital in Buffalo -- which can get to be extremely expensive. Not to mention, the mounting bills that are likely piling up. Add to that -- when (not IF, but WHEN) Abbi gets to go home from the hospital, Emily will likely need to make some significant upgrades/changes to her house - for medical safety. Any little bit can help -- just imagine having to constantly pay for meals out, parking, gas to travel, lodging, etc. 

Let's come together and help Abbi and her family. Let's make things just a little easier for Emily - so she ONLY has to worry about helping Abbi stay strong and get well.

*This page is started with the permission of Abbi's mom, Emily (a childhood friend of mine). I started with a $5k goal -- because it's simply impossible to put a number on things right now.

**You may also contact Emily's mom, Colleen, if you'd like to donate but don't like to do things online.

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  • Jaci Gibbons 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • John DeLuca 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $130 
    • 11 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Abbi (4)

Ann Harenda 
Organizer
Raised $375 from 5 donations
Buffalo, NY
Emily Elizabeth Bean 
Beneficiary
Colleen Donavon 
Team member
Raised $400 from 4 donations
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