Abby's Story

November 26, 2018

Abby had a complicated medical history and challenges throughout her life. Abby was 15 when she passed away. She spent 825 days at Children’s Hospital with dozens of admissions. She was loved by the staff and dad says it was a badge of honor to be known as her father at CHOP. Dad says the Child Life Specialists knew her well and always had her room set up with her favorite things to make her stay more comfortable.

Mom and Dad are happy to share Abby's journey because they know she had a profound impact on people. Abby’s family continues to donate toys and art supplies to 8 South, the floor Abby stayed on during her admissions. They celebrate her life often and sing her favorite songs from “Frozen.”

Dad shares his memories of Abby’s visits to CHOP.