Stories of you could be the cure.

I’m Ava.

I need a blood stem cell transplant so I can stop hurting.

Ava has sickle cell anemia. At five months old, she had her first pain crisis. Since then, she’s been hospitalized over seventy times, and has had her spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and gallbladder removed. These are all complications of the disease.

Nothing stops Ava from smiling. According to her mother, the fact that she always smiles through the pain has brought nurses to tears. Ava says she would like to be a nurse herself when she grows up.

It’s up to us to help Ava grow up. She’s one strong little girl—but she deserves a better life. You could give that to her as a blood stem cell donor.

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