Abby James Bailey :
4 year old daughter of Stephen and Kristina Bailey and sister to Charlie (19 Months). She is a lover of all things "Shimmer and Shine" and the color teal.
On October 17, Stephen and Kristina decided to take Abby to the ER, concerned with frequent intense headaches. Upon arriving at the hospital, Abby received a CT scan that would reveal our worst nightmare; a malignant brain tumor.
This was shocking to say the least. The next 24 hrs were spent getting an MRI, and preparing for brain surgery to remove this beast of a tumor.
Abby's tumor was found in the cerebellum. After a 10 hr surgery, the majority of the tumor was removed, but traces too delicate to remove were left behind on the brain stem. Because of the aggressiveness of the tumor, more additional treatment will begin immediately.
Abby is currently being treated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). The road will be very long. Recovery from surgery, rehabilitation therapy (speech, physical, and occupational therapy), and chemotherapy to attack the remaining cancer will be the start of this cancer journey.
When considering the road ahead, gaining insight from other families who have walked this journey before, and knowing the potential of financial burdens around medical expenses, we want to do all we can to support this family. Stephen is a contractor and will be out of work for a while and Kristina is a stay at home rockstar mom, which means income has the potential to be a real tension.
This money will go to meet the most basic of needs and the largest of needs. Needs like medical bills, childcare for Charlie, hospital stays, travel for treatment, and time away from work, are just a few. Our hope is to give Stephen and Kristina the ability to focus on treatment that will help their little fighter battle for her life, while having peace around paying for these things.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We are all #withabbyjames and this is an amazing tangible way to let her and this family know what love really looks like.