Abigail Lee with Charlie and Chelsea from the Charleston RiverDogs and Scrappy from Patriots Point.

After six rounds of chemotherapy, plus Christmas and a birthday spent in a hospital room, 4-year-old Abigail Lee had two words to say on her final day at the MUSC Children’s Hospital: “Let’s go!”

But any little girl deserves to finish cancer treatment with some fanfare, and three special friends came out to see her off. Abigail was fiddling with her mom’s cell phone when her favorite mascots, local canine luminaries Charlie and Chelsea from the Charleston RiverDogs and Scrappy from Patriots Point, showed up at her room.

Abigail grabbed their paws and walked through the halls of the 7th floor, stopping to take photos with nurses and saying goodbye to friends she had made during her eight-month stay at MUSC.

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