Amazing Aven’s Quest for Amoeba Awareness

Imagine… a baby boy born so early that he spent his first 87 days of life in the Newborn Critical Care Center yet made it home as a happy and healthy little boy before his projected due date.

Imagine… a six-month-old little baby boy that defied the odds and survived a 42-minute cardiac arrest, answering everyone’s prayers, going on to make a full recovery and baffling his family, friends, and the medical community.

Imagine… the sweetest little boy that lit up every room with his smile and laughter, silly jokes, tight hugs, beautiful white hair, imaginary friends, Lego masterpieces, fishing stories, love of learning, and so much more.

Imagine… a terrible disease taking this sweet boy from his loving family, with barely a warning.

Now, imagine that we can come together and do something to help prevent future tragedies like this.

Please help us honor our miracle, Amazing Aven, by donating to a foundation created to honor his legacy called Amazing Aven’s Quest for Amoeba Awareness. This foundation will work tirelessly to promote awareness, early detection, and advance medical treatments for Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).  

Amazing Aven’s Quest for Amoeba Awareness, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, and does not yet have assurance of deductibility because of the pending status of its application. You can request an official donation receipt by using the "Contact" link below the "Organizer and Beneficiary" section of our GoFund Me page. Be sure to give us your full name as it appeared on your donation, your address, the date you made the donation and the amount. It is advisable, however, that you first contact your local tax advisor for guidelines on whether your gift is tax-deductible and what information should be reflected on the receipt.

  • Beth Dees 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Brian Shopmyer 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Jan Rupert 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Heather Monroe 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Diane Strickland 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Debra Moffat 
Wake Forest, NC
Craig Moffat