07 March 2019
Ava Wake had just turned two in April 2017 when her parents, Leanne and James, noticed something was wrong.
Leanne is in the chamber today.
Their little girl suddenly stopped sleeping, playing or walking and became inconsolable. After multiple medical appointments, Ava was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer.
Increased public funding for this illness needs the urgent consideration of government.
To date, baby Ava has already endured multiple extremely invasive surgeries as well as several blood and platelet transfusions and chemotherapy courses.
The generous and giving community that I am so proud to represent has rallied around this beautiful little girl.
And so on behalf of Ava, her family and her wonderful volunteer support team I would like to thank those Sandringham district businesses who have contributed, including:
- Back in Motion
- Truly Scrumptious
- Healthy Cass Creations
- Scicluna’s Real Food Merchants
- 7 Elements
- Mumma Body Coaching
- Bella Jordan Photography
- Kerry Armstrong
- Click Celebrations
- Flowers By Cassy
- Black Rock Chocolates
- Black Rock Cellars
- Fresco House & Flowers
- BC Dental Beaumaris.
Just yesterday, Ava was disconnected from all her lines for a couple of hours.
She got to have a play on the swings outside the hospital. She kept saying, ‘Look at me going higher! I am a brave girl’.
Ava Wake is indeed a very brave girl.