Abby got to pick out an outfit a few weeks ago (super cute red dress with silver tights and sweater). She even wore a pair of magnetic earrings, which fell off before she hit the stage. She wasn't thrilled about all the primping that took place this morning, but she was pleased with the final product.
She was anxious as she waited to go on the stage. There were hundreds of people watching, and the noise and crowd were a bit overwhelming, but she did awesome. She walked out with two volunteers, Lucas, and Julie. They were so sweet and Abby couldn't get enough of their attention. Abby made an impression on the local high school basketball team that escorted the kids onstage. It was a great opportunity to share about Rett Syndrome. I'm sure it was a learning experience for high schoolers. Abby's escort asked if I would take a picture of he and Abby to put on his phone. Sweet.
She had quite a fan club that came to see her strut her stuff. We have an amazingly supportive family. All the grandparents and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins were cheering her on.