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We are so excited to be participating in the 2019 CHOC Walk in the Park at the Disneyland Resort on August 11th to remember our love bug, thank her care team and to raise funds for CHOC Children's Hospital!
Avery was a fun loving 6 year-old who loved to sing, dance and act. She was a first grader at Baldy View Elementary in Upland,Ca. In November of 2010 she was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glimoa (DIPG), a cancerous tumor that is inoperable and has no cure. She underwent 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as part of a clinical trial. Once returning to California she started a full regiment of chemotherapy as part of the trial. In March of 2011 a follow-up MRI at NIH determined that the tumor had started to grow as well as spread down her spine. At that time it was determined that she would no longer be apart of the clinical trial. After another week of radiation to her spine she returned home to California. Avery then began treatment at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) with a different chemo combination. A month after that Avery started showing more signs of that the cancer had spread so another MRI was done at CHOC, and it was determined that it indeed had. She underwent another week of radiation to her spine. During her treatment she was lucky to be granted her wish of spending the night at Disneyland from the Make-a-Wish foundation. She spent 6 days and 5 nights at the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel, and got to meet her favorite Disney characters, Jessie (from Toy Story 2&3), the princesses and many other Disney pals. She also got to go to Knott's Berry Farm to meet Snoopy and his pals. Sadly on May 24, 2011 Avery lost her battle at Children's Hospital of Orange County. We have participated in the CHOC Walk every year since; this year will be our 8th and hopefully best year yet!
Please help us exceed our fundraising goal for the benefit of the children and families of Southern California by:
-Donating now by selecting a team member's page below and making a donation or
-Joining Avery’s Love Bugs at CHOC's magical morning by clicking the "Join Our Team" button to the right
Every dollar counts for kids!
Avery’s Love Bugs