Ava Rose Slane : Road to Recovery

$4,330 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 28 months
Laura Slane
on behalf of Kimberly Slane
 PHILADELPHIA, PA
On May 10, 2012, a mother's WORST nightmare, now my family's reality for the rest of our lives, occurred. Ava Rose (7yo) was playing with her friends outside of her house on her Razor scooter and was suddenly hit by an illegally operated, unlicensed, uninsured, unregistered and irresponsible motorcyclist.  Unfortunately, she was not wearing a helmet.
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/7-Year-Old-on-Scooter-Hit-by-Motorcycle-Police-151049455.html

She was rushed to the nearest hospital where they could airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  From there, she underwent several major surgeries in the first 3 days.  She had an emergency craniectomy, removing half of her skull,  and had several pins placed in her left leg.  Since then, Ava has endured through the toughest battle of her life: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)recovery.

Ava has severe TBI and because of such injuries, she now has intractible epilepsy, aphasia and poor motor skills/coordination dysfunction.   We've tried the Ketongenic diet which seemed to help in the beginning of her recovery but, the seizures have since gotten worse (sometimes exceeding 30 seizures before lunch time) and sometimes even vomits in her sleep because of the seizures.  She has physical therapy, and occupational therapy only 1-2 days a week now (due to insurance coverages) and has hippotherapy for a half an hour once a week (horse riding therapy). 

We would like to help Ava and her family by raising funds for a handicap accessible vehicle to transport Ava to and from therapy as well as help with other intensive therapy to help Ava on her very long journey to recovery.

Any donation big or small is greatly appreciated, and please share the story of this brave girl and family with everyone you know and help make 2017 a turning point for Ava in her road to recovery!!

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and thank you all for your support!
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$4,330 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 28 months
Created January 22, 2017
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NK
$50
Nancy Kelly
21 months ago

May God carry you in his heart.

RS
$50
Renee Shaw
21 months ago
AR
$50
Amy Ruhe
21 months ago
BJ
$100
Bruce Jones
21 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
JS
$200
Jeffrey Smith
22 months ago
HS
$100
HAROLD SIMMONS
22 months ago
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CP
$100
Chuck and Lori Palmer
22 months ago
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BG
$100
Bryan Gordon
22 months ago
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May God bless you all in helping Ava.

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