Help with Abby's Recovery at the IWK

On the afternoon of February 21, 2021, a parents worst nightmare came true.  Three year old Abby became unresponsive in her mother's arms with no prior history of any issues or medical conditions.  Ambulance rushed Abby to the hospital and subsequently a large mass was found in her head which was leaking blood and fluids.  In conjunction with the IWK in Halifax, Abby was airlifted directly to the IWK where a large tumour was located in her brain.  Abby was immediately sent to surgery where the tumour was successfully removed after 8 hours of surgery and 3 more hours of post surgery to close up.  Abby is not of out danger yet and the surgeons are talking of weeks before they know anything further, including if the cancer was an aggressive one, if it had spread through her body, and if there are any damages as a result of the surgery.  
Abby's father, Shawn, mother, Kim, and brother, Shawndaniel,are by her side including immediately family who joined the same night.
Funding for Abby is to help her family to reside at a location near the IWK, as their residence is 2.5 hours away in New Brunswick.  With the uncertainties of COVID restrictions and travel restrictions between provinces, the family feels its best to stay near Abby and the IWK.  
At this point, there is no other requirements of help, except the financial one.  The family is currently in a hotel, which is out of pocket, but a longer solution for temporary residence is in the works.  All funds would be going to assisting the family with a temporary residence, food, and other daily essentials which, at this point, their stay could be months. 
Every bit helps.  On behalf of Abby and her family, thank you all for your support!


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  • Paulette O'Quinn 
    • $100 
    • 36 mins
  • Lori Ransom 
    • $50 
    • 2 hrs
  • Jamie Ransom 
    • $100 
    • 3 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 hrs
  • Crystal MacLeod 
    • $50 
    • 3 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Riverview, NB
Shawn Smith 
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