What We Do

Abby’s Angels Foundation has been created to forever honor our Angel Abby. We hope to be a bridge of support to families whose children give the Gift of Life through organ donation. With the assistance of guidance counselors and teachers, we also wish to provide school supplies to children in need through their local school system, and share awareness and education about safe and responsible teen driving and the dangers of distracted driving of any kind.

Abby's Closet

Abby loved school and learning, so we created Abby's Closet to provide school supplies for children in need.

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Abby's Bracelets

Showing compassion towards others is truly a gift - sharing Abby's bracelet leaves them with a reminder of encouragement and prayers.

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About Abby

Abby's Angels Foundation will be her legacy. A legacy of LOVE and GIVING. For there is nothing greater than this!

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Our Purpose

To encourage and inspire students in need by providing school supplies through the installation of Abby’s Closets, and to spread awareness and education about the importance of safe teen driving.

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Abigail Gracen Bacho was not unlike other nine year olds four days before Christmas. She was overflowing with joy, excitement, and wonderment for the upcoming holiday. On December 22, 2012, the Bacho family, which consisted of Abby, her two sisters, her mother and father, and her grandfather, had a full day of activities. They had been roller skating, to church, to dinner, and then on their way home, were going to see Christmas lights.......When everything changed. The Bacho family was involved in a horrible car accident. Abby and her father were life-flighted to separate hospitals in Atlanta. Abby's father would remain in a medically induced coma for 4 weeks. Our Abby would never recover from her injuries. Abigail Gracen Bacho became an Angel on Christmas Day. She gave the gift of all gifts on this day....The Gift of Life to other children. Abby's Angels Foundation will encompass everything Abby. Through this foundation, we invite you to know her......our extraordinary Abby. This foundation will be her legacy....A legacy of LOVE and GIVING....For there is nothing greater than this.
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Abby's Angels FoundationTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 1:58am
Honored to be entering into a 2nd year of partnership with the Motor Vehicle Network (MVN). This company installs TV's and sponsored ads in Department of Driver Services (DDS) offices nationally. This is Abby's Angels Foundation's ad that will be running this season in DDS offices in Georgia and West Virginia. Please be diligent and aware of the lives that are in your hands when you drive. Parents, be the example for your young drivers. Practice what you preach. Lives permanently change in a split second. It can happen to anyone. Psalm 91:11 #1Life1Choice
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Abby's Angels FoundationFriday, December 2nd, 2016 at 2:18am
A middle school teacher recently shared this note with us given to him by a student. One of the reasons Abby's Closets exist in schools is because of the caring support Abby received from her teachers. This made an impact on her and was shown by her love of playing school and pretending to be the teacher. Abby cared about people, especially other children.
A beautiful thoughtful gesture by a middle schooler to give an Abby's Angels bracelet to a person who is making a lasting impression on his life. A true full circle moment.
Psalm 91:11 #1Life1Choice
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Abby's Angels FoundationWednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 2:17am
Real people, true stories. "Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a gift." --UNOS
#1Life1Choice Psalm 91:11 www.abbysangelsfoundation.org
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Abby's Angels FoundationTuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:51am
On Cyber Monday and every day don't forget-a very easy way to give back and support Abby's Angels Foundation or any charity of your choice is to order through Amazon Smile! Click on the link below to support the mission of Abby's Angels Foundation as you shop online! Thank you!
Psalm 91:11 #1Life1Choice
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Abby's Angels FoundationWednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 6:27am
Such an honor to have been invited as the guest speaker for the Peachtree City United Methodist Church's Women's Ministries "Attitude of Gratitude" event November 10th. Thank you to all who attended for your warm generous reception after learning our life-altering journey of love, faith, and grief. A journey that also strangely brings gratitude. Gratitude for the love and support that carries us and brings us to a place of sharing Abby's bright light and life with the world.
The season we are entering is a time of reflection and thankfulness. The time of year when our calendars seem full of obligations and our lists never-ending. You may have days of stress and anxiety. Days you think you will never be able to do everything you need to do. Don't let these moments cloud your heart and all this season is. Find the child like joy of the days ahead and be grateful for the people, not the things in your life. As you prepare and plan for your Thanksgiving and Christmas, please take a moment to read a portion of what Abby's mom shared during this special evening of creating an "Attitude of Gratitude."

I must be honest and share that when I'm asked to speak with a church, youth group, or any audience of faith, there is always a feeling of unworthiness more than anytime in my life. My thoughts go to "they must have me mistaken for someone else...I'm no theologian." After learning the theme however, all I can do is give you a glimpse into our life and our experience. How God's grace is woven through every thread. As these threads unraveled in a very unexpected and unfathomable way, through the kindness and prayers of others, many of whom we will probably never know, and by listening to our heart and relying only on faith, these threads began to repair and strengthen. Great gratitude was shown to us in ways we could never have imagined. We all share the need for God's guidance and comfort no matter our background, our job, our victories, or our struggles. Now more than ever, we all need to surrender our worries and our fears, our doubts and moments of stress to Him. And His light will guide and lead the way. God's love will show us gratitude. Sometimes, most of the time, we just have to be open to a way of grateful thinking and faithfully choose a grateful heart. Faith and gratitude need to be thought of as verbs. Sometimes, depending on the situation we may be faced with, it can take work to feel it and be it. The unwelcome and unexpected turn our family's life has taken, with all of the fear and pain, there is also great comfort and there is true gratitude. This can only be because of the way God shares His grace. This grace is shared in the most unexpected ways. By those He brings into our lives and those who may leave our lives, our angels.
If you take anything into this season of gratitude, I hope you take these thoughts and hold them close.

If you know a family of child loss, if you know a grieving mother or father, know that it is forever. This is not a loss you "get over." Time does not heal this wound. Time graces us with a scab, with the healing of the rawness and complete shock to your every being...your world. It is always just under the surface. This type of grief is like no other. We don't know when something may trigger the rawness to return. This changes our past, our present, and our future. If you see them in the grocery store or back in their jobs, or coaching their child's soccer team....know the amount of energy and strength it takes to do all of these things. To live, to breathe, to carry on...remember them in your prayers. Let them know you are praying for them. A card, a hug, a smile. Above all else, never be afraid to say their child's name. No matter the age or circumstance. This is the greatest gift you can give them. You are remembering that their child lived.

If you are a parent....embrace your children. Embrace who they are, guide them, teach them, don't try and change them. Love them even when they are unlikeable. We all have those moments and days. Be grateful for every second with your child, every moment. The beautiful sometimes ugly, joyful, frustrating madness of it all. Give them your time....that's really all they want and desire. Don't be sad to see them grow up and become less dependent on you...be grateful they can. Be thankful they have the opportunity to live their life, some children don't. They are always yours and you are always theirs.
Love your life...the good, the bad, the ugly. Every second your heart is beating and you are here is a gift. Love your relationships. See and know your worth and why we are all here. We are here for purpose...to share, to give, and to live the life we've been given. Share a smile. There is no way of knowing how the simplest of acts can bless someone else.

If you currently drive distracted in anyway, make a promise to yourself and the ones you love to stop. Make a promise to others sharing the road with you, the innocent lives that are in your hands. Especially now when we are all trying to multitask. Respect the privilege of driving and the responsibility we all have to reach our destinations safely and unharmed. Nothing is so important that you endanger lives while driving when it is a choice you are making to be distracted or impaired. Pull over, park if there is something that can't wait. Don't risk changing lives forever. It can happen to anyone at anytime. Tragedy does not pick and choose.

As we enter into a season of thanksgiving followed by advent and the celebration of our Savior's birth, keep the reasons we recognize the holidays present and in the forefront of your planning and busy days ahead. Try not to let the "other stuff" cloud your heart and mind. Don't get caught in the stressors of the season. They can rob us of the pure joy and the love and memory making moments of this time. Don't allow all of those unimportant things to keep you from the true meaning of the words thanks and giving.
For our family, every second of every day is forever changed. We now live a life we never could have imagined. We are coming into a time of year that is very difficult for us. Everything is family centered and boy did Abby love all of it. She loved time with family so much. There is not a word in the English language that can convey how much we miss her. Every Christmas as you can imagine, brings a mixture of so many feelings and memories. Memories of 8 Christmas mornings with her and 4 Christmas seasons of a family of 5 waking up to laughter and excitement. Mounds of wrapping paper, our favorite Christmas music, food, and decorations. Celebrating the humble birth of a baby. Memories of a time we wish we could forget. Moments we wish we never experienced. A life we never could have imagined.

With this also comes great gratitude. Gratitude that we were chosen to be Abby's family. Grateful that she is so very present in our lives because of the creation of Abby's Angels Foundation. Grateful that life continues through Abby's Life Gifts of organ donation. So much appreciation to all of those who embrace the work of Abby's foundation and through this, help us continue to share her life. Share her life and smile with those who would have never known her. Share her compassionate heart and love of friendship and desire to help others. We are grateful to be the vessel for all of this and hope and pray this mission continues as long as we are able.

I sincerely hope you have an attitude for gratitude in the coming season and beyond. Share your gratitude with others. If we show this through our words and actions just think of the ripple effect it may bring. God gives us the will to choose. May we all use His will to choose an attitude of gratitude. Psalm 91:11 #1Life1Choice

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5K Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day

275 Pine Road Newnan, GA 30263
9 AM
04/22/2017

April 22, 2017 will be a day to celebrate our Angel Abby and bring families together for a day of fun! Please join us as we honor Abby's gift of life on Christmas Day 2012.

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Dec

Fear This 4 Life Course

Newman First United Methodist/ Coweta Co. Fairgrounds
6 PM
12/29/2016

Do not miss this opportunity to save your child’s life by giving them the skills to prevent an accident. To prevent their life from ending or another innocent person sharing the road with them.

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We’re now accepting applications for our Abby’s Angels Foundation 2016 College Scholarship! Visit our information page for application instructions.

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Rainbow Run

Planning is well underway for our 4th annual Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day.  Join us for a COLORFUL day as we celebrate Abby’s life, family & friends, and our community.

 

This very special day and the work of Abby’s Angels Foundation would not be possible without your support.  Thank you for your consideration to partner with us April 22, 2017.

 

For Sponsorship Opportunities click here.

 

The Family Fun Day immediately following the Rainbow Run is FREE and for all ages.  If you are interested in being a FOOD VENDOR, SHOPPING VENDOR, or donate an item for our RAFFLE please
e-mail 3sisters@abbysangelsfoundation.org.

 

We LOVE our volunteers!  If you would like to VOLUNTEER we have lots of opportunities.  E-mail 3sisters@abbysangelsfoundation.org for more information on how you can help.  THANK YOU!

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E-mail:
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PMB 154, 1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd East, Suite O
Newman, GA 30265

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