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 Amazon.com. 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.