Abby's Book Corner

Child's love of books inspires new children's library

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Monday, Dec 7, 2009  |  Updated 8:44 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Abby's Book Corner

Abbybookcorner.com

In May of 2008, at just 13 months old, she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Less than 24 hours after her diagnosis, she passed away.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Abby's Book Corner

There are thousands of books on the shelves in Abby's Book Corner at Medical City Children's Hospital of Dallas, all donated in the name of Abby Kearney.
More Photos and Videos

There are thousands of books on the shelves in Abby's Book Corner at Medical City Children's Hospital of Dallas, all donated in the name of Abby Kearney.

In May of 2008, at just 13 months old, she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  Less than 24 hours after her diagnosis, she passed away.

While she was in the hospital, her parents had to purchase books from the gift shop to read to her.  They started Abby's Book Corner to make sure other parents had a way to comfort their children.

"We wanted to do something that was our normal routine, just for us and for her; something to kind of take us away from this horrific nightmare that we were experiencing," Mary Kearney said.

The Kearney's are still accepting book donations through an Amazon.com wish list for the hospital in Dallas as well as Plano and San Antonio hospitals.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out