Ava is an energetic eight-year-old who loves writing and playing games on her Nintendo Wii system. Her favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants and her favorite color is light blue. Ava is also a great fan of Taylor Swift and the band Train, and she also enjoys spending time with her dogs and pet hamster, Buddy.
Ava was born with a condition called cystic fibrosis. This causes mucus to build up in the lungs and can lead to many different life-threatening lung infections. She was also born with a perforated bowel and underwent emergency surgery at only a day old. Ava has suffered through many complications and was constantly in and out of the hospital for her whole first year of life. Her liver is defective and, even with treatment, her pulmonary functions are declining. Ava continues to suffer from different lung infections, including ones that immediately decrease lung function, and they may cause her to need a lung transplant in the future. She follows various treatment regimens, including enzymes and other medications as well as percussion vest treatments to try and break up the mucus in her lungs.
For her wish, Ava asked to visit Disneyland in California. As an extra bonus, Ava and her family also got to visit Disney’s California Adventure park, and LEGOland, where Ava indulged her love of adventure. Her favorite ride was the thrilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s California Adventure and she also enjoyed marveling at the LEGO sculptures and the aquarium at LEGOland.
Wish Type: Travel