Monday, December 7, 2009

NBC5 interview

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Here is the video of our interview with Lindsay Wilcox at KXAS-NBC5. Our thanks go out to the MCCH staff and to NBC5 for sharing Abby's story.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book Drive Nov 1st-14th!

We will be holding this Fall's Book Drive November 1st- 14th. We are participating with several stores at Preston Royal Village. Purple Cow will offer a free shake to those that bring in books. Other participants include Larry North (free month with book donation), Cotton Kisses, & Baskin Robbins (free scoop of ice cream with book donation). Please visit Abby's Book Corner website to view a full list of participants. As always, purchases may be made on Abby's Wish List on at any time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Update to Abby's Book Corner

Today I visited the room that is to become Abby's Book Corner at Medical City. Renovations have already started! We selected the furniture that will be purchased: bookcases and a children's table and chair set.

We are also getting ready for this year's book drive. The books we collect this year will again go to Medical City and a small number will also go to Medical Center of Plano, an affiliate hospital of Medical City!

Here is what is needed:
New children's books, chapter books for teens, books in Spanish, pop-up books, large print books, books in Braille , coloring books, crayons, journals, DVDs, books on CD, and perhaps some books for the parents!

Books may be purchased from Abby's Wish List from We also plan on having several book collection events with various organizations. I will post details as soon as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

St. Thomas Aquinas Vacation Bible School

Will and I would like to thank the students and volunteers at this year's St. Thomas Aquinas Vacation Bible School. This year's VBS was held June 15-19th and the service mission was to collect books for Abby's Book Corner. The VBS kids collected 400+ books! Will and I are so happy that even more people had an opportunity to learn about Abby as well as help out the patients at Medical City Children's Hospital by donating books.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Books, Books, and More Books!

Many thanks to Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, TX that donated 475 books to Abby's Book Corner in March. Since the publication of Abby's Story in The Dallas Morning News, many wonderful people have continued to donate books to the library. We are also extremely thankful for former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush, who donated her book, Read All About It! as well as her daughter Jenna's book, Ana's Story. At last count, we are close to 2,200 books collected since November!

Medical City is in the process of renovating the room that is to become Abby's Book Corner. There will be a sign at the entrance that says, "Abby's Book Corner". We hope to have a formal dedication ceremony later this year. Many of the books are already being put to use and providing comfort or entertainment for the patients of Medical City.

Will and I wish to thank everyone again for helping us make Abby's Book Corner a reality.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Book Drop-Off a Success!

On Thursday, March 5th, Will and I dropped off over 1700 books and other items to Medical City. The ceremony was very nice and there was a large turn-out. We also got to see the space where Abby's Book Corner will be located. We will have a separate ribbon-cutting ceremony when the renovations are complete. Will and I would like to thank everyone that helped make Abby's Book Corner Book Drive a success. Most importantly, we would like to thank our daughter, Abby, as she motivated and inspired us to create a lasting legacy in her memory. It is our hope that the patients and their families at Medical City can benefit from these books. These books won't make them get better, but if it can take their mind off their pain or stress and bring a smile to their face for a few moments, then it is worthwhile.

We will continue to collect books for Abby's Book Corner. Books may be purchased from Abby's Wish List on Additionally, monetary donations may be made to help sustain the library to Medical City Foundation in memory of Abigail Kearney.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Date for Book Drop-off set!

This Thursday, March 5th, we will finally be dropping off the books at Medical City. There will be an actual presentation of the books. The event begins at 10:00am and will be located in the lobby of Building D.

We will present the books and then tour the children's hospital, as well as the room that is to become Abby's Book Corner. Our most recent count has us up to 1700 items collected for Abby's Book Corner.

Cistercian Prepatory School also plans to collect books next Sunday, March 8th, for Abby's Book Corner. Our original goal was to collect 300 books.

Will and I are so touched by everyone's generosity and excitement over the success of this endeavor. We will post pictures of the event and more details on Thursday.