Avrie's Fight Against Cancer

In 2011, 4 year-old Avrie was diagnosed with Leukemia, and in the 8 years since has shown true courage as she  battled through every struggle that has come with the tests, procedures, chemo and tears.  Now, at almost 12 years old and on the heels of a 2 years of remission after experimental treatment, tests have shown her fight is not over.  For the fourth time now, the cancer has relapsed. She has suffered through long chemo sessions, hair loss, a bone marrow transplant, Graft vs. Host Disease complications, T Cell therapy, arthritis in her legs and uveitis in her eye, as well as the little every day hardships like spending what should be carefree childhood days in a hospital bed. She has spent too much of her young life carrying this terrible burden. But she is not giving up her fight against cancer. And neither are we.

Her mom and dad are both teachers who have been doing the best they can. Much of Avrie’s treatment is at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the expense of frequently leaving the Rochester, NY area only adds to the already sizable hospital bills that must be paid to continue to give Avrie hope.

So many of you have been there for us through the years and we truly appreciate all your support and your willingness to help in whatever way you can. Obviously no one could have anticipated how long this would go on. Your generosity was critical to get through the first three rounds, but the money has almost run out. At this time, financial support is needed the most to take on what we pray to be this final round.

We the family and friends of Avrie are asking for your support financially so that Kate, Adam, Addie and all her family and friends can focus on finishing this fight once and for all.

Thanks so much for helping Avrie and her family – we appreciate you and are in awe of your unwavering support and prayers.

- Avrie's family

Below are some pictures of Avrie through the years, showing her spirit and toughness - this has been a long fight but we are going to beat it.

  • Michael Ostasz 
    • $30 
    • 10 mos
  • Lori Leitgeb 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Kyle R 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Jo Faulk 
    • $40 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dan Maguire 
Jacksonville, FL
Kate Sinesiou 
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