In June 2007, 6-year-old Abigail Taylor was entrapped and disemboweled by the suction from an uncovered pool drain. Abbey fought bravely through 16 surgeries, a triple-transplant, kidney dialysis, and chemotherapy. Sadly after months of fighting, Abbey passed away from her injuries. In her memory and hope that what happened to her would never happen to another child, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation was created.
We know that accidents happen. But when you look at the causes, many could have been prevented. Abbey's hope was that no child would have to suffer as she did from a preventable incident. In her name, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation works fiercely and passionately to protect children from drowning and entrapments. We do this through water safety education programs and countless partnerships with local communities to raise awareness and promote safe behavior. We also work with government and pool industry officials to ensure that all pools comply with federal and state safety regulations.
Please consider a donation to Abbey's Hope to support our summer outreach efforts. No donation is too small to help our efforts. Your donation could save a life!
For more information about Abbey's Hope, our initiatives and pool safety, please visit www.abbeyshope.org.