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Girl with rare skin condition dies

Abagail Marie Henson, 11, also known as “Abby”, passed away on Monday, May 2 at her home.
Abagail Marie Henson, 11, also known as “Abby”, passed away on Monday, May 2 at her home.(Source: Bryan Funeral Home)
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 7:10 PM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 8:44 AM CDT
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A brave girl who had been fighting a rare skin condition has died.

Abagail Marie Henson, 11, also known as “Abby”, passed away on Monday, May 2, at her home.

The enthusiastic sixth-grader had been fighting epidermolysis bullosa since she was a baby, according to her family.

According to her obituary, Abby was an enthusiastic 6th grader at the Walnut Ridge Middle School. She loved going to school, and being a “Bobcat”, spending time with her friends and teachers. Abby enjoyed being social, going shopping, and dancing, she was an official honorary “Alley Cat” dancer. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and sports, her favorites are the Bobcats, Razorbacks, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Her community showed support for Abby back in April with a drive-by parade, as her family wanted to enjoy her final moments before she passed.

Abby’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the United Freewill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, according to the Bryan Funeral Home.

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