AD13Strong: Abbigail Hickman
The inaugural #AD13Strong winner is Abbigail Hickman. This 12-year-old from Tracy is making a grown-up difference for the welfare of animals in the Tracy area. A visit to the Tracy Animal Shelter in 2013 after the death of her beloved cat, Blackie, inspired her to do what she could to improve conditions for shelter animals. She was just nine years old at the time, but since then, she has raised more than $30,000 through her bowling fundraisers, Pins for Pets. You have probably already heard of Abbi; She was recently awarded the ASPCA's 2015 Kid of the Year award, and the Record profiled her earlier this year. Abbi is making #AD13Strong!