Avery Grace was born a fighter. She came into this world at 26 weeks, weighing just 2lbs 1 oz. The first 96 days of her life were spent in the NICU and, while fighting to live, she survived sepsis and E-coli infections. All during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Like we said, she’s a fighter.
On June 23rd, 2022, Avery’s parents, John and Ashley, got a terrifying call that their now 2-year-old needed to be rushed to the ER after doctors found two masses on her liver.
Avery has since been diagnosed with an extremely rare liver cancer called Hepatoblastoma and will receive treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Due to the size of Avery’s tumor, she will first receive chemotherapy, then undergo surgery to remove the tumor, followed by additional chemotherapy.
Despite everything Avery has been through in her 2 years of life, she is one of the happiest, fun-loving, and sweetest toddlers you will ever know. She will greet you with a smile and never misses the chance to say goodbye with a hug or a kiss. She shares all of her toys, makes anyone and everyone feel like family and has such an adventurous spirit – which makes her a bit of a rascal at times given her tendency to steal car keys and wallets when no one is looking!
We’ve created this GoFundMe to support Avery and her parents with medical costs and frequent travel expenses to Philadelphia from their hometown in New Jersey.
This diagnosis has been a shock to Avery’s parents, John and Ashley, as well as all of us who love them and Avery. Their family has already been through so much, but this kid is tough, and we know she'll fight this with all she's got.
Any support, big or small, can make a difference for Avery and her family and is appreciated more than words can say! Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts and love for Avery Grace.