FREEPORT, Texas – This week marks two years since little Abigail Arias got her angel wings in heaven after stealing the heart of her community.
Abigail, a young cancer fighter from Freeport, inspired people around the world with her courage.
Her journey as an ambassador for children with cancer began in early 2019.
Abigail was battling Wilm’s Tumor, a form of kidney cancer.
In February 2019, Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey swore in Abigail as Officer 758. From then on, she became an inspiration to cancer fighters everywhere.
Abigail passed away on November 5, 2019.
Remembering Agent Abigail: The Freeport Girl Whose Cancer Fighting Inspired the World
Her legacy lives on with KPRC 2’s Bells for Abigail series.
The families of two whistleblowers share their stories in memory of Abigail.
Brek Cole rang his end of the treatment bell in May. He battled hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer in children. After four rounds of chemotherapy, a liver resection and then two more rounds of chemotherapy, Brek rang the doorbell and is now cancer-free. He even had a checkup two weeks ago and his family says they got good test results.
The second whistleblower is Gabi Gray. She was 13 years old when she rang her end of treatment bell. She battled Ewing’s sarcoma, had 14 rounds of chemotherapy and 10 radiation treatments before ringing her bell. Gabi is now 18 years old (turns 19 on Sunday). She is a freshman at Texas A&M, pursuing a nursing career.
If you have a celebratory video of your child ringing the end of treatment bell, please share it with us by uploading it to Click2Houston.com/bellsforabigail.
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