Abigail E. Keller Foundation

The Abigail E. Keller Foundation supports medically fragile and terminally-ill children as well as their families throughout their unique journey and at end-of-life.

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Spreading love and joy for the 5th year in a row

This Valentine’s Day the Abigail E. Keller Foundation continued its beautiful tradition of delivering teddy bears to patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center and Dell Children’s North campus, honoring sweet Abbey’s memory. Together, we’re bringing comfort and smiles to those who need it most. Thank you for your support!!!

Year In Review 2023

 

As we bid farewell to 2023, let’s toast to the incredible achievements of the Abigail E. Keller Foundation this year! It’s been a busy one, filled with many wonderful events.

We couldn’t have done it without your help! 🎉💗

From delivering teddy bears to pediatric patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center, opening our new office, having our gala at Circuit of The Americas, and visiting Crescent Cove facility in Indiana we have been busy to say the least.

In addition, this year we have distributed:

  • Over $20,000 in direct family grants
  • 13 Birthday Boxes and 15 Care Baskets to hospice patients
  • 90 holiday stockings
  • 20 $250 HEB gift cards

As the year draws to a close, we want to thank all of our donors, supporters, volunteers, and partners who contribute to our cause—making a difference for families with medically fragile and terminally ill children. We appreciate all you do!!

We are so excited about 2024!!
Here’s just a few things coming up:

  • Valentines Teddy Bear Drive starting January
  • Abbey’s Spring Concert April 28, 2024
  • Abbey’s Lights Up COTA Gala August 24, 2024

Thank you to M. Robinson for hosting a fabulous event.
We appreciate everyone who came out and supported us.

The Abigail E. Keller Foundation board of directors and Dr. Patrick Jones Dell Children’s Palliative/Hospice Director, recently had the opportunity to visit Crescent Cove pediatric respite/hospice home in Minneapolis.

What a wonderful facility supporting medical fragile and terminally ill children and their families. Such an inspiration in our work to open one here in Texas.

Crescent Cove offers care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and to their families who love them. Around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice homes for adults; the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is Minnesota’s first and only home designed just for children and their unique needs, and just the third of its kind in the United States. A vibrant and joyful home-away-from home, our goal is to help families feel Embraced, Assured, and Celebrated.

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Abigail’s Story

Once upon a time there was a princess, Abigail Elizabeth Keller, a little girl with a big name, her birth on July 25, 2007 was one of the happiest days of her parents lives. Her parents like to think that Abigail knew of the journey she would take them on by the smile she had on her face as they rode down the hospital elevator to take her home. Abbey’s smile was the one constant that could be counted on despite her lifelong struggles. One night as she rode in the car with her parents she would get upset and then smile for no reason until Momma realized that it was every time that they left the glow of the overhead street lights, their blind little girl didn’t like the dark! Early on as her Dada held her in his arms, during one of the hospitalizations, they were both covered in vomit but she looked up at him and smiled. Countless were the times when she laughed and played despite being in the hospital, amazing all who saw. Who else, but Abbey, could get discharged straight out of the intensive care unit to go home? And because of her illness her parents met the wonderful doctors and nurses whom without Abbey they would never have known. Abigail educated her parents of the world, that is special needs parenting, and were made better because of it. She spent half her life in the hospital or in clinics. Read more…

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