At Kylia Abbott’s one-year checkup, doctors discovered that the little girl has stage four neuroblastoma, a high-risk cancer.
Kylia is now 16 months old and her aggressive treatment includes frequent blood transfusions, which help her stay alert when the cancer weakens her bone marrow.
This is why the Highland Park Fire Department, where Kylia’s dad, Nathan Abbot works, is holding a blood drive Saturday in Kylia’s honor. They picked Memorial Day Weekend because Nathan Abbot is a U.S. Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
The blood drive runs Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1130 Central Ave. in Highland Park.