Ava's Army walked on May 20, 2012, and will be walking in 2013. There are links above to sponsor the team or register to walk with us. 

Great Strides Walk Details

Ava, ready for her first Minnesota Winter

Welcome to Ava's Website

Feel free to contact us.

Your Help in Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Research is Needed

Show your support of Ava's Army by wearing a wrist band. Like shown to the left.  We have them for $5.00 a piece, or you can get one by sponsoring a walker or doing one of  the Great Strides Walk in your area. The funds raised are donated to the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support their research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. You can register to walk, or sponsor the team at the links above  Send Ava's Army an email if you want to buy bands.    

Ava's Blog has updates on whats new in her world, To view her entire blog or post something
 click here

This is Ava. She looks like a normal 9 month old girl. However, Ava was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis before she was born. She underwent major surgery at 3 days old for an intestinal blockage and spent 16 days in the Neonatal ICU at Minneapolis Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic life-threatening disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in her lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. This mucus makes Ava’s lungs extremely susceptible damage and anything that enters her lungs, such as bacteria, is very difficult for her to expel normally. Having Cystic Fibrosis also means that Ava has very little functionality of her pancreas and needs to be given enzymes (over 20 pills a day) in order to digest her food. Ava has had many tests, procedures, medications already and faces many more including surgeries in her future.

The good news is that Ava is one of the happiest babies that you will ever meet. Ask anyone that knows her, she is smiling and laughing almost all of the time. Five minutes with Ava is guaranteed to brighten your day.

THANKS for checking out the web site and the various ways you can help. We hope you consider sponsoring us on the Great Strides Walk. Your help will ensure that Ava keeps smiling by supporting her and the efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Kate and DJ