It’s hard to put into words exactly how we, as a family, have felt navigating Avery’s battle with Leukemia.
It’s one thing to walk this journey with an adult, as we have, but it’s an entirely new journey with a baby.
The last 5 weeks have been some of the most harrowing we’ve experienced.
The ups and downs of cancer can take its toll physically and emotionally on the patient, caregivers, and family.
And it most definitely has.
We’re exhausted. Anxious. Scared. And, yet, also encouraged.
We’ve been lifted in prayer by so many of our family and friends across the country; across the WORLD.
We’ve also been given financial support, meals, gifts, hotel discounts… all the tangible things we need to support Avery and her parents through this time.
We have INCREDIBLE heart friends who have allowed us to cry, to vent, to scream, and to simply “be” when we needed it most.
The team of doctors, nurses, and therapists at Children’s Medical Center Dallas have been a source of great knowledge, as well as attentive to all of Avery’s needs, vigilant in their care of her, and gracious towards our fragile adult emotions.
Finally, they’ve been honest and transparent with us each step of the way; no matter how difficult the words were to hear.
Today, they had the privilege of giving us the best news of all:
AVERY IS IN REMISSION
Her biopsy showed NO CANCER CELLS!
The emotions we felt the evening we received her diagnosis? The gut-wrenching, falling to the floor in disbelief response we had that day?
This was the complete opposite.
Avery’s war with Leukemia is not over, but knowing we won this first battle? We have every hope to believe she’ll keep winning.
With love & gratitude,
Avery + Family
How can you help from home?
First, prayer. We need to continue to storm the gates of heaven for Avery.
Their biggest tangible needs are food and money. Even with insurance, the costs are undoubtedly going to continue to add up.
For starters, we set up a GoFundMe with a tentative amount that will most likely go up as we continue: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-baby-avery-beat-leukemia
To help them stay fed while at the hospital, we’ve found DoorDash gift cards are best: https://doordash.launchgiftcards.com/
Email for digital gift cards here: [email protected]
Want to send cash straight to Chey through Cashapp? $CheyenneShipwash
Or you can send it straight to Nic through Venmo: @NKiernan
Want to send tangible gifts? We’ve set up an Amazon Wish List.
Purchase a shirt here: Happily Ever Avery products
Facebook page for updates: Happily Ever Avery
Instagram handle: @ourhappilyeveravery
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