Meet Our Team
Abby’s father was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma in Kenya in 1946, and treated in England. Abby was also born with caner in both eyes. She has an artificial eye and limited vision in her left eye that is now failing due to late effects of radiotherapy received as a baby. Radiotherapy has caused other late effects including nightly cluster headaches.
Abby studied geography at university, with a special emphasis on development in sub-Saharan Africa. She co-founded WE C Hope with Brenda Gallie, responding to the needs of one child in Africa and the desire to help many like her in developing countries.
While working to build up care in Africa, Abby received many requests for help from American families and adult survivors. Challenged by the situations she observed, she co-founded the US chapter to help advance care across the country.
Abby enjoys listening to audio books, writing, open water swimming and long country walks.