Welcome to Ava's story
We found out about Ava's heart defect when I was 20 weeks pregnant, March 25, 2016. It was definitely one of the hardest news in our life and hardest day of our lives. We were not given a good outlook on Hypoplastic Left Heart by a doctor in Virginia Beach, but he was not a cardiologist so he didn't have all the information and so in his opinion, our daughter would not have had a good life. That is where Childrens of Alabama comes in, Dr. Carlo and Dr. Dabal, the staff in CVICU, without them and the hands of God working his miracles through them, Ava would not be here with us. She has had two surgeries and sometime in the future will have her Fontan. We know that these are pallative surgeries, that this is our home away from home and we know that they will do everything in their power to prolong her life. They have given us time with Ava, allowed us to be a family of 4, hearing her laugh across the room, her footsteps down the hall and her beautiful rendition of Let it Go or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and I can't thank them enough.
Please, join me in making a difference in the lives of the young patients at Children’s of Alabama. Share or donate to this wonderful hospital to help find a cure for CHD. I did not put a goal amount because Ava's story will not be over when she is cured, it is endless, it will one day give hope to other families that will one day hear their childs footsteps down the hall.
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