Students of the Year Ft. Wayne

Abigail Stoy | Abby Stoy's Campaign Team

Welcome to Abby Stoy's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 28, 2019

Hi there! My name is Abby Stoy and I am honored to participate as a team member for the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to be a candidate and am raising critical dollars in honor of my hero and cousin Olivia Stoy who is currently battling a blood cancer, T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

My family over the past year has seemed to coin the phrase #StoyStrong. Liv was diagnosed with T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma May of 2016. Her journey has since been prolonged with a bone marrow transplant, her heart has gotten bigger, and her knowledge is way beyond her years. Olivia and I have always been like best friends, our parents call us twins.  When she was diagnosed, I was heartbroken, I was confused, I felt helpless, and I hurt for her. We came to terms with it all and we have fought right beside her this whole time and now it's my turn to give back. My goal is to always leave Olivia with a smile on her face, knowing I gave all my energy to her. There is a beauty in providing normalcy to Liv’s life, I’d like to think that I give that to her. A lot of people see Olivia as a cancer patient, I still see her as she is in this picture, just a normal teenager. 

Each dollar is a vote and I could use your help! The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

25 Comments

  • Jerry McDermid

    Very cool campaign “Cheese-ette”:))) The McDermid’s are so happy to help in this worthy cause.

  • Nancy Harris

    Proud of you Abby,, always there for people in need! You are beautiful inside & out❤️

  • Tom & Marilyn Karpinski

    So proud of you and your efforts.

  • Joe and Libby Hysong

    Keep Up the great work in our community #fallinlovewithangola

  • Kurtis Krumm

    Stoy Strong! Beat this!

  • Jeff, Lauri and Jordan Wells

    Good luck Abby and what a great way to help out! Glad to donate to help you and Olivia. Jeff, Laurie, Jordan Wells

  • Aunt molly

    Good luck Abby! No matter what you are student of the year in our eyes! Love you!

  • Andrew and Jackie Delagrange

    We are proud of you, Abby!

  • Kim Hutchins

    Proud of you Abby!! You are an AMAZING young lady!

  • Mandy Washler

    Abby what a great cause! You and Olivia are such an inspiration! Keep changing the world one life at a time! The Washlers

  • Debbie Cook

    Good Job Abby!

  • Tadd and Kris Duvendack & family

    What a great cause! We are proud of you Abby!

  • Cynthia Jo Engel

    Only the beginning of awesome things you will be doing in life!

  • Carrie Brewer

    Nicholas is invited to a birthday party today, and his friend, Ethan M requested no gifts, so we decided to make a donation instead :) Keep up the hard work!

  • Tom and Tammy Richardson

    God Bless!

  • Lori Holt

    Congratulations Abby! Great job!

  • Roberta Nelson

    Thank you for organizing thus campaign abby such a wonderful event

  • Mary Mondor

    Thanks for all the work you are doing to further the research being done to end cancer!

  • Anna Cranston

    Super proud of you Abby!

  • Jessica & Jason Lukenbill

    Best wishes!

  • Linda Presley

    You go stoy ladies! #Stoy4SOY

  • Elizabeth Thomas

    Liv It Up!

  • Kelly Stoy

    You are doing wonderful things Abby!

  • Chelsey Hoffman

    You are doing amazing things Abby! We are very proud of you. -Chelsey & Ben Hoffman

  • Jennifer Danic

    It’s a joy to watch you promote your passion, Abby! Best wishes with your campaign.

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