"That's what they tell you from the very beginning," she said. "You can't even look at the whole picture because it's too overwhelming."
Last August, Abby Fountaine, 6, was diagnosed with a stage four Wilms' tumor, a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children.
After spending the month of August in the University of Michigan hospital, Abby was able to return home, but continues to visit the hospital on a weekly basis for treatments including radiation, blood transfusions and chemotherapy.
The 6-year-old daughter of Tammy and Dougie Fountaine is fighting her battle with courage, according to her mom.
"She's a little trooper," Tammy Fountaine said. "She's doing great and she's gaining weight."
On Friday, Nov. 1, a Community Celebration to Benefit Abby will take place at the Tamarack Ranch, 395 N. Old US 23 in Brighton from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The community is invited to attend and help support Abby and her family.
Proceeds from the event will go towards medical expenses for Abby as well as helping out with transportation costs of driving to and from Ann Arbor on a regular basis.
Admission for the Community Celebration for Abby is $20 per person and entertainment will be provided by the Rock N Roll band featuring Hartland Township supervisor Bill Fountain. Light refreshments will be available.
Donations can also be sent to:
Tammy and Dougie Fountaine
Attention: Shelly Callan
11500 Highland Rd