Iolanthe’s Kids: Abri


Abriel is 7 years old.

This beautiful little girl was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma on September 4, 2015. Her Mom said Abri was really excited to get her goodybox (yay!) and loved the gifts inside, including a beautiful handmade pillowcase by Abby of the C+A Project, her name carved of wood in a custom keychain by Scott Dobek, a bunch of toys and goodies including a Spirograph, and her hat, made out of Mamacita and Faith’s fiber, spun by Sue K and Lee J, and knit by Lynn T. Please go show Abri and her family support on her facebook page, Team Abri. Special thanks to Carol at 1M4A for sharing Abri’s story with us.

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Abri’s family posted this AMAZING video — and I just had to share it on her page here. Her Mom, Nikkole, writes: “Over the last several months my husband has been working on a video to honor our hero Abri. He wanted to show her whole life up to today. Most of you have never met our goofy, giggly, sassy little girl so we wanted you to see who she was before stupid cancer entered her life. There are parts of this video that are very hard to watch. They are the truth. They are Abri’s reality with stupid cancer. We asked her if she was ok with these images and she told us that people need to see what childhood cancer really does. She approved each and every image. We also wanted to show that even through each horrible event she still bounces back to her goofy, giggly, sassy self. Stupid cancer could not and did not break her. God held her hand through every hard moment and her faith has become stronger. Our family has become stronger. Her bond with her sisters has become stronger. This video documents Abri’s courageous battle and is to also thank everyone of you who helped in her healing. Hopefully it will also serve as inspiration for others facing similar journeys. Abri still has a long road ahead of her but we are all optimistic and prayerful that she will continue to see the rapid improvement she has shown thus far. Thank you all for loving our little girl!!!”

You can also see Abri and her Mom, Nikkole, on the news, spreading #ChildhoodCancerAwareness, by clicking on the image above (or by following this link. Notice the alpaca behind Abri in this photo ;))