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Wildwood Elementary student Abby makes good on Christmas promise

Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Larry D. Croom

Village News.com, 12/24/18

 

When Wildwood Elementary School student Abigail “Abby” Lacayo walked into a Minneapolis hospital on Dec. 12 for a highly complicated surgery, she shared a clear message with her medical team – she would be discharged by Christmas Eve.

 

Abby and her parents, Gina and Denis, already had been told that the average stay after the surgery Abby was facing – having her pancreas, spleen and gallbladder removed, while surgeons also transplanted islet cells into her liver – typically would require a 10- to 15-day stay. So getting their hopes up to celebrate Christmas morning at the nearby Ronald McDonald House where they had been provided free lodging wasn’t exactly encouraged.

 

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