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Ava Michelle Saade Memorial Fund

$24,705 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 335 people in 7 months
Created August 1, 2018
Ava Michelle Saade passed away in the early morning hours on 8/1/18.  Ava was surrounded by many who cared for and loved her.  If you had the opportunity to know Ava, you will remember her laugh, her big hugs, and love for the water and beach.  With your help we can support Eddie and Nicole in this most difficult time.  You can show your love and support by helping raise enough money to pay for all of Ava's final expenses.  100% of the funds go directly to the Saade family. #AvaMichelle
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An update from Nicole M Saade

We are so incredibly humbled by the immeasurable amount of support and love shown to Ava and to our whole family. There is no way to repay you all for it except to change. We commit to being more Christ centered, to being better humans, friends, children, parents, and siblings ourselves. We are saddened deeply and our lives are changed forever, but they are also changed by how you’ve all affected our hearts and held us up. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.
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Today the Saades will lay their princess #AvaMichelle to rest. Please take a moment to read the heartfelt and inspiring obituary written by Ava's mother Nicole Saade. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/mason-mi/ava-saade-7950287
Thank you all for your support and willingness to tell Ava's story. You have surrounded and supported the Saade family in their moment of greatest need. Love you all for supporting our dear friends. God bless.
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Today brings with it a number of firsts for the Saade family. Their first meal without Ava, first bedtime that does not include a world famous Ava snuggle and a hug... We cannot bring back their princess, but we can fully eliminate any thought about finances entering their mind as they travel their road of firsts. The response to their need is amazing, appreciated, and a direct blessing to our grieving friends.

So many are giving, for those moved to give and blessed enough to do so, we thank you. As Ava's story reaches more people, I want to tell you a little about her and the family you are helping. Ava had a condition called Dandy-Walker. The severity of the condition varies; it typically affects the portion of the brain that controls muscle coordination. Ava was affected substantially by this condition and endured many surgeries and medical procedures over the course of her life. Through it all, Eddie and Nicole spoke with a number of parents faced with the realities of caring for a child with this condition. Their story is one of hope and perseverance, and a great inspiration to these families. The Saade family made a difference; Ava made a difference. I was sitting in a room with our friends and someone mentioned the overwhelming and somewhat unexpected support for their family. Nicole’s first comments were maybe there will be a way for us to help other families caring for loved ones with Dandy-Walker. The Saades in the middle of their firsts, first reaction to your generosity was to think of others. If you know the Saades personally, you already know this about them. If you are considering giving to the Ava Michelle Memorial Fund you can know your donation will be a force for good, and the family you are giving to will be excellent stewards of your gift.
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You are all so very generous and a blessing to the Saade family in their time of need. You helped achieve the original goal of 10,000 in just 5 hours. After talking more with the family I am certain if we stretch the goal the additional funds will be used to help with after school care, meals, and other grief related care such as Ellie's Place. You can help by telling Ava's story to as many people as possible. Thank you and God bless.
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$24,705 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 335 people in 7 months
Created August 1, 2018
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