Little Poppy Avalon brought a soul full of ferocity, love, and laughter with her when she entered the world just a short time ago. Since then, she continues to defy all odds and surprise even her doctors with her abilities and triumphs. Diagnosed shortly after birth with a rare genetic disorder, Poppy has endured more in her short time than most of us will in a lifetime – and she still has many terrifying hurdles ahead (that I am sure she will clear with grace). Poppy’s first few years will be a bittersweet array of absolute heartache and celebrations. Help me plant the seeds necessary so that I may stay by her side through every surgery, struggle, and smile. No one else in this world can provide the care, love, and attention she needs in this first year and beyond. For those of you who have asked what you can do to help… help me stay close enough to touch, close enough to nurse, close enough to teach her that even though she has been given a hard hand… she can always count on Mommy to be there when she opens up those big, beautiful eyes.
UPDATE: Poppy is now in need of a $60,000 surgery to create fingers on each of her hands. Times are trying, and insurance wont cover an experienced surgeon in Dallas, TX. If you are able… your support will be appreciated for a lifetime and beyond.