March 2, 2015
In memory of my daughter Abby Wortman, I am excited to be part of Morgan’s Fund, aimed at raising awareness and research for NEC, the disease that took Abby’s life.
Abby was born three months premature on July 28, 2006. She started off her short life as a fighter. Her will to live was apparent by her ability to breathe on her own from the start. My husband, Steve, and I spent those first few weeks at the NICU holding her and reading to her. We fell in love instantly. Then at 3 weeks old, Abby got NEC. She was immediately rushed in for surgery to remove the damaged part of her intestines. We were told by our doctors that she still had a chance to survive. Two weeks later the doctors went in for a second surgery and found no remaining viable intestines. We had to let our baby daughter go and on September 4, 2006 Abby passed away. Nine years later we now have two healthy boys, Ryan (7) and Drew (5), but Abby will forever remain in our hearts.
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