Abby Strickland

Originally Posted August 17, 2015

Nothing can hold vivacious 10 year old Abby down! Diagnosed in 2007 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Abby endured 26 months of chemo; in 2013 after being 6 years cancer free, her leukemia relapsed. Abby is now in the maintenance phase of her treatment after undergoing a more intense chemo protocol! Born with a heart defect and Down syndrome, Abby relies on laughter to keep her going. Anytime she can, Abby has fun; her family, funny movies and pets help keep her smiles going strong. An inspiration to many, Abby never lets her medical issues slow her down; she has been a silver medalist in swimming and a gold medalist in cheerleading with Special Olympics! Reading and soccer are 2 favorite activities! In addition singing and dancing to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry keep her moving and shaking! Aunt Kelly, her best friend, sing, dance and dress up together. As her Aunt Kelly says, “I am her #1 Lady!”