To the Editor:

The overwhelming love and support from this community since the loss of Abby has been staggering and we can’t thank everyone enough for all that was done in our time of need.

Trumbull has an amazing, intricate web of businesses, families, friends and neighbors who came together so quickly— we were truly consoled beyond words. We know everyone was affected by the loss of our beautiful girl and they are grieving with us. Your immense kindness and caring has been so comforting; a true tribute to Abby.

With deep appreciation, we want to acknowledge the Trumbull Police Department and the EMS for their compassion and professionalism, the medical professionals who have supported us over the last few years of Abby’s life and, of course, the parents, school groups, teachers, administrators and teams. We especially thank the cheerleaders for all of their love. We ask that everyone be very proud of this community, and of course, compassionate with one another, always.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” — Philo.

The Anderson Family