INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A child battling a life-threatening disease is tough, but the recovery process goes so much further than just medicine, and one simple way to help little ones along is by reminding them of all the things they love to do.
Abigail Boldt is a cancer-survivor herself. But during her treatment, she decided to take on another challenge.
Abigail was in a football-themed room, but she was more of an equestrian. When she left Peyton Manning’s Children Hospital at St. Vincent she wanted to design a room for other children like her.
On Tuesday the 15-year-old, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last October, unveiled a new room with a horse theme at the hospital. Abigail raised $25,000, as well as collected each item that went into the room.
The room is now full of photos, including some of her horse named Pete. Bridles, ribbons, and other items also fill the room at the hospital. Many were donated by Abigail’s fellow riders.
There are currently 12 themed rooms that have been donated through local organizations and individuals. The other rooms include five Peyton Manning rooms, a hot air balloon room, a super hero room, a Dan Wheldon room, an Indiana Pacers room, a Fever room and a cheerleader room.
Abigail hopes the horses will bring comfort to other children who receive care at the hospital.