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April Abbott

April Abbott carries on her father's creativity and love for music. She is a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, currently learning to play her father's guitar.

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Victory Is... Twenty-Five Bonus Years

May 15, 2015 by April Abbott

In 1989, I was beginning my sophomore year of college when I received a call from home. While he was in a meeting, my dad, Roy Abbott, had started experiencing chest pain. He was taken to the hospital, where they initially assumed he was having a heart attack. What had actually happened was a dissection of his descending aorta. It was at this time that he received his diagnosis of Marfan syndrome.

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