Mommy Mondays - Avery's Bucket List

Monday, April 30, 2012

Normally I spend these nights sharing with you the cheap tricks and trades to solve your everyday problems.

Tonight, I want tor raise awareness for a special little girl.

I've spent the last 2 hours reading Avery's blog and Facebook page just trying to learn more about her and her family and really trying to wrap my brain around how this could happen to such an amazing family.

Personally, I don't know this family, but reading about what they are going through really hits home, especially being a mom to a healthy, wild and crazy 19 month old.

Avery was recently diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) - a genetic condition that attacks the muscles and will eventually take her life in less than 18 months.

Right now, there is no cure for this condition.

 But, what really struck me was the fact that SMA is something you can be tested for to see if you are a carrier.  It is the #1 genetic killer in babies and children, yet really not a lot of people know about it. 

My point behind this post isn't to make you feel sad but rather encourage you to support this family's effort in raising awareness about SMA AND to help Avery cross off more things from her Bucket List! 

Also, extra thoughts and prayers for strength and support I'm sure would go a long way.


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