#AbbyStrong in Eastaboga

One local, little girl’s courage inspires the world to become AbbyStrong. Abby Usher is like so many children her age. She’s full of hope, she’s full of talent, she’s beautiful, and there’s no question that she’s full of fight. And that fighting spirit is being put to the test. The 7-year-old from Eastaboga was diagnosed with a form of leukemia on April 30th. The technical term is acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and it is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Her diagnosis is not affecting her desire to stay strong and beat the disease. One way that her friends, family, and even little Abby have chosen to conquer her medical challenge has been to take to social media to bring awareness to the disease and connect with her community. It all began when Abby showed her family the strong arm, determined to express her will to fight. The Anniston Police Department got involved in supporting Abby when they were contacted by a family friend with the neat idea of showing their support by creating an “Abby Strong” scrapbook. They decided to support Abby by taking pictures of their investigators flexing their muscles on their social media Facebook and Twitter. The department offered up a challenge to other departments, local businesses, and organizations to show their support of “Abby Strong” by featuring their photos on the Team Abby Facebook page. The social media pages are committed to #TeamAbby now have more than 6000 likes so far since Friday. The TV24 crew even got involved and added this photo to the Team Abby page last night

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