Abbie & her brother Jamie







Abbie Shaw



Abbie Elizabeth Shaw

1st  March 2001 – 11th  September 2006


In December 2002, we discovered that our 21 month old daughter Abbie was suffering from a rare cancer called Adrenal Neuroblastoma. After having a tumour removed from her abdomen we were hopeful that Abbie would make a full recovery, however in July 2003 we were devastated to discover that she had relapsed with the cancer spreading to her bones and bone marrow and a secondary tumour developing in her abdomen. Abbie’s cancer was also NMYC positive which means that she has the most aggressive type.


Abbie responded well to the heavyweight treatment that she underwent – intensive induction chemotherapy, high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and Retinoic acid and was declared free of disease in January 2004.


In March 2005 Abbie suddenly started limping and was eventually diagnosed with a stress fracture in her left ankle. Sadly if failed to heal and subsequent investigations in June 2005 showed a relapse in her bone marrow. After several more rounds of chemotherapy and MIBG treatment with stem cell rescue in January 2006 we were hopeful that Abbie would go into remission, however a scan in April 2006 showed the cancer was back. Abbie had a few months of relatively good health but by July 2006 her condition began to rapidly deteriorate and our beautiful daughter died at home on September 11th at 7.36am.


See History for Abbie’s complete story


A tribute to Abbie by her Daddy


A tribute to Abbie by her Mummy


Abbie’s Fund

Abbie’s Fund was set up by local mothers after Abbie relapsed in June 2005. To date Abbie’s Fund has raised over £80,000 for the Neuroblastoma Society for research.  Abbie’s Fund is a registered charity with the aim of making Neuroblastoma survivable and supporting those children already suffering from this horrendous childhood cancer.



Abbie’s Fund

Rowbarns Cottage

Green Dene

East Horsley

KT24 5RG




UK tel    +44 (0) 1483 282869

Registered Charity no. 1119273


Please visit the Abbie’s Fund website,




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