HOPKINS, Minn. (WCCO) — The legacy of a Twin Cities girl who died after sitting on a pool drain stayed alive on Sunday.

Bowlers in Hopkins donated swimsuits to Abby’s Hope, in honor of Abigail Taylor.

Abby’s Hope started after Abigail had part of her intestinal tract damaged by suction from a pool drain more than three years ago.

She died from her injuries.

“Through her journey after the incident, and as she stays with us now, she really wanted to help us, to help other kids keep each other safe and do what we can to help others and so we just keep on doing what we can to keep her legacy alive,” said Katey Taylor, Abigail’s mother.

The foundation works to safeguard children in and out of the pool. It sponsors many different events throughout the year.

At Sunday’s event, anyone who brought a swimsuit bowled for free and the suits will be given to the YMCA in North Minneapolis.

Comments (4)
  1. Rose westlund says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  2. Jenna J says:

    I am so sorry that this family had to go through this. I followed the story from beginning to end and was so sad when she died from the injuries. I think it’s great what they have done in her honor. It’s sad it took something so tragic to happen to get all business’ to have safe pool drains. Now hopefully no one will ever have to go through this again.

  3. Bob says:

    Whoever laughs at this little girl’s death or does not literally cry because of it, I curse you. You will have really severe nightmares every night of pool drains getting revenge on you for not feeling sorry for this little girl. You will not die of fear from the nightmares but you will be suffering big time because of it. The curse is severely strong and it is impossible for it to not work if you get it.

  4. Bob says:

    This has nothing to do with Abbey. I curse this webpage. Many people who would laugh at Abbey’s death or not literally cry because of it will come to this webpage every day starting today in ten minutes and read the first comment I typed on this webpage. It is impossible for this curse to not work.

    Just to let you know, I would never laugh at her death. EVER!!!!!!!!

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