"And I put some sparkles in it. And I used some grass and write my name. And I paint the whole sky. And then I paint the sun." -Abby Logsdon
An update now into the life of one of the WFFT family.
On Monday, WFFT meteorologist Andrew Logsdon's daughter- five year old Abigail Kimberly Logsdon- is undergoing the first of four surgeries in the next year.
In the upcoming weeks, she's have the support in the community to Help Abby Grow.
"This is my painting. I used some rainbow colors, and I used some brown,” Abby says.
Little Abby has been painting in the past week.
It's the last use of her right hand for the next couple of months.
She was born without the big muscles under each of her thumbs.
And next Monday, she's have surgery on her right hand at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where doctors will take a tendon from her pinky and place it under her thumb.
"And I put some sparkles in it. And I used some grass and write my name. And I paint the whole sky. And then I paint the sun,” Abby says.
These paintings are going into a silent auction, run by the Jumby's Joint Food Truck, with the proceeds benefitting Abby through the 'Help Abby Grow' fund and Wounded Warriors.
"So we're looking at a silent Facebook online auction for right now through November second, and then culminating on the higher end items that we'll have listed right there at Darlington Farms on November second,” says Jumby’s Joint owner Jim Garigen.
Jumby's Joint Food Truck will be at Darlington Farms every Saturday giving away free food and running the silent auction.
It's selling items like a box of autographed Mike Ditka cigars, three innings on the air of a Tin Caps radio broadcast, and local getaway packages.
And of course, three of Abby's paintings.
"And I draw a lion to be friends with him,” Abby says.
"We see someone like Abby with what she's been born with, and we don't see any pitfalls for her. You don't see her address anything like 'Oh, woe is me.' and I understand she's young, but you see just the sunshine and the light that comes out of her,” Garigen says.
"And red, and orange, and yellow, and green, and blue, and purple,” Abby says.
You can find out more about the silent auction at Jumby’s Joint-
If you missed Abby’s story, you can watch it here-
To donate to the Help Abby Grow fund, check it out here-
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