Avery’s Bucket List.*UPDATE August 16, 2012 $403,339.07 has been raised In AVERY’S NAME

Avery’s Bucket List.*UPDATE August 16, 2012 $403,339.07 has been raised In AVERY’S NAME


A baby named Avery came into the world about 5 months ago, she was born with SMA, please learn about Avery here www.averycan.blogspot.com ..Sadly Avery passed away yesterday, as you can imagine her parents are devastated. Avery’s dad called me this morning to tell me the news and to say that Avery’s last wish was for Dr. Kaspar’s Gene Therapy program to get into SMA KIDS. You can imagine hearing this broke me up as well…..Please offer your condolences to little Avery’s family and friends. On her blog Avery’s dad said he didn’t want Avery to die in vain and would make sure she didn’t ….well I can speak for the whole community that everyone will know the impact this precious girl had on the world and SMA!!!!! EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN TO SOPHIA”S CURE FOUNDATION IN AVERY”S NAME WILL BE MATCHED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR.. UP TO $500,000.00!!!!!!!!

UPDATE : August 16, 2012 $403,339.07 has been raised in AVERY’s NAME for promising Gene Therapy Research!!!!!!!

 

 


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    Billy, Joanna, & Parker Shirley May 1 2012 - 1:05 pm Reply

    This just hit me like a ton of bricks. We have made a donation in Avery’s memory. Let’s find a cure!

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      Jesse May 2 2012 - 7:37 am Reply

      I was touched by her story when I read of her journey last week. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. Her short life has touched me deeply. Thank you to her family for their contribution to this cause and to helping us all to cherish our lives just that much more. I too am donating in Avery’s honor. Let’s check this off her list as well.

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      Swart Family May 2 2012 - 8:48 am Reply

      Donated today in memory of beautiful Avery.

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      Mandy Crowder May 2 2012 - 10:15 am Reply

      I made a donation in Avery’s name. This sweet little angel taken to soon. Lets find a cure!

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    Marissa May 1 2012 - 1:25 pm Reply

    Avery, we donated in your honor today because you have touched the lives of so many in such a short amount of time. You are a beautiful little girl and so absolutely precious. I grieve with your family today as I can not imagine the immense sadness…but they did not waste one second with you while you were here and for that I honor them! God Bless You Avery!

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    Liane, Rob, and Baby Oliver May 1 2012 - 1:43 pm Reply

    In honor of baby Avery!

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    Shelly May 1 2012 - 1:52 pm Reply

    Avery, I donate today in your name! You are a brave, sweet little girl who touched so many in such a short time. Your lasting smile is an inspiration to us all. God Bless you and all your SMA friends.

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    Megan May 1 2012 - 2:01 pm Reply

    A donation has been made to honour Avery’s wish to fight SMA. How lucky she was to have a Mom and Dad as loving and caring as they were.

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    Ginny May 1 2012 - 2:09 pm Reply

    Made a donation today in Avery’s name. I hope a cure is found…SOON!

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    Amy, May 1 2012 - 2:18 pm Reply

    I just learned about Avery yesterday and had so looked forward to watching her cross items off her list. I am so saddened by the news today. I hope that my repost and donation will help make a difference for others with this condition. A special thank you to Avery’s parents who bravely brought this issue to my eyes! My sincerest condolences!

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    SirHavalot May 1 2012 - 2:25 pm Reply

    Play with the Angels

    For Avery

    Because you are no longer here today
    Let me this moment to God to pray
    That at last without pain you may
    Forever be in heaven to stay
    And with the beautiful angels play.

    Copyright 2005, SirHavalot
    Donation Made

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    Rachel at managedmoms.com May 1 2012 - 2:31 pm Reply

    I just made a $100 donation in beautiful Avery’s memory. God Bless Avery and her beautiful family today as you mourn her passing. Avery and her Mom, Dad, Grandparents and family are making a difference. My heart hurts today. Sending prayers.

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    Manuela May 1 2012 - 2:33 pm Reply

    To the the Canahuati family, your baby girl touched my heart a couple of days ago that I read about her story. You are an amazing family who was given the gift of an amazing little angel that never stopped smiling. I have donated in Avery’s honor and will continue to share her story with my friends and aquaintances. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to meet her and smile and cry with her and your family. It has been a blessing!

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    The Fonseca Family May 1 2012 - 2:44 pm Reply

    Avery, You made a difference in this world….a BIG difference! We will continue what you started!

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    Cindy & Bill May 1 2012 - 2:59 pm Reply

    We donated in memory of Avery. Our deepest condolences to her family.

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    Stephanie May 1 2012 - 3:03 pm Reply

    You touched the world, and my heart, with your story. Donating in your name today, sweet girl. Rest in peace and may your family take comfort in your amazing legacy.

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    Beth May 1 2012 - 3:09 pm Reply

    Just made a donation in Avery’s name! Our babies deserve to grow up and lead happy and healthy lives! Let’s make this happen!!

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    Susan May 1 2012 - 3:10 pm Reply

    Godspeed, Sweet Avery. May you enjoy your freedom in heaven. Peace and love to your family and bless them for their courage and dedication to ending this disease in your name. Much love to you all.

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    Jeanne Chase May 1 2012 - 3:10 pm Reply

    A donation has been made in honor of little Avery, her parents and everyone affected by SMA. I was so sad to hear the news she passed away, but find incredible hope that her life and message will help find a cure. May god bless you little Avery!

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    Alicia May 1 2012 - 3:21 pm Reply

    I just made a donation. Thank you for sharing your touching story.

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    Paula May 1 2012 - 3:40 pm Reply

    I made a donation in sweet, little Avery’s memory. Your family’s courage deeply touched me, and I knew I had to help. There but for the grace of God go I.

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    Stephanie Rice May 1 2012 - 3:41 pm Reply

    Made a donation today. Every penny counts in finding hope for these beautiful ppl.

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    Stacey May 1 2012 - 3:44 pm Reply

    Donation made in memory of Avery. I hope the goal is reached and a cure is found. God Bless sweet little Avery and her wonderful parents!

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    Nicole May 1 2012 - 3:47 pm Reply

    I have never been so moved by a story of one little girl that I never met. I was at my desk crying like a baby when I read she passed away. I made a donation in Avery’s honor today and I hope that a cure is found soon. What a beautiful family and I hope that they can take some comfort in knowing that their story touched and moved so many to act.

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    Dafney May 1 2012 - 3:50 pm Reply

    Bless this little girl who made such an impact in a small time I hope a cure if found!!!!! God bless this famly I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Nikki May 1 2012 - 4:09 pm Reply

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful baby girl. I just learned of SMA yesterday through your blog and was very sad to her of her passing. I made a donation to help Avery reach her last goal.

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    Umeko May 1 2012 - 4:14 pm Reply

    Avery, I donated in your honor. Your story touched me dearly and I hope this helps you SMA friends.

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    Annabelle May 1 2012 - 4:28 pm Reply

    Made a donation in honor of Avery. Thank you for bringing awareness to SMA as I had no clue what it was until you started your blog. I’m happy SMA did not take away your smile. Rest in peace, beautiful smiling Angel.

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    Diana May 1 2012 - 4:28 pm Reply

    Such a touching story of a wonderful family and a special little girl that did more for the world in her short life that many of us will ever do. Hoping This small donation in Avery’s name helps find a cure and continues her efforts of spreading the word of SMA.

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    The Fosters May 1 2012 - 4:31 pm Reply

    Dear Avery – This Saturday we spent the morning reading all of the wonderful postings on your Blog – you have DEEPLY touched our hearts. Thank you for sharing your journey, your family and your smiles!!! Hoping that our small donation will help you reach one of your newest bucket list goals. – keeping you and your family always in our prayers.

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    ana j. lyon May 1 2012 - 4:39 pm Reply

    My heart is broken. My heart and prayers and love go out to you and your family. She was an angel and an inspiration. I have made a donation in Avery’s name. Again, I wish you only the best in this hard and truly sad time. Just know that we are there for you and we support you.

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    Nicole, Paul and Breanna Miller May 1 2012 - 4:41 pm Reply

    Avery, we made a donation today in honor of you. We had never heard about SMA before. You are such a precious little angel with the most loving parents. I pray we find a cure to help your friends with SMA. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.

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    Rikki Popkin May 1 2012 - 5:28 pm Reply

    Sweet Avery! I just donated in honor of you and your family. I knew your Nana Carolyn and she was wonderful. Sleep with the angels, precious baby.

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    Cynthia May 1 2012 - 5:28 pm Reply

    In honor of such a precious life I made a donation today.

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    Jeanette Nash May 1 2012 - 5:30 pm Reply

    I remember the day I meet little Avery: I was utterly depressed and really thinking that I just wanted my life to end. And then I read the story of this beautiful little angel and her loving parents who were courageous enough to share her with those of us who needed a savior. How inspired I was if only for a few days to go on and tell others about Avery. Thank you for Avery because she saved me, if only for a few days! I donated in your name today Avery! To Avery and to Avery’s parents: Thank you all!

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    Georgia Maratheftis May 1 2012 - 5:44 pm Reply

    A donation has been made to honor Avery and her loving family – with a smile and hope for a cure. Much love, Baby Androulla and her parents. xxxx

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    Erin May 1 2012 - 5:56 pm Reply

    We made a donation today in Avery’s name. May a cure be found. God Bless all who are helping to fight SMA.

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    Cathy May 1 2012 - 6:00 pm Reply

    God bless you Avery. Your life here was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. What a lucky girl you were to have such wonderful parents.

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    Charlie May 1 2012 - 6:02 pm Reply

    Hi Avery,
    I just made a donation in your name!! I just wanted to let you know, I appreciate all the awareness you are bringing to the world about SMA, I was one who knew nothing about it! Thank you! You have touched my heart and I know even at your young age you are changing so much! You are impacting more lives than most people ever meet!

    Although we have never met, your parents are amazing!!!

    Thank you again! =)

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    Tammy Ruby May 1 2012 - 6:07 pm Reply

    God Bless, You are an angel

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    Anita Sharp May 1 2012 - 6:08 pm Reply

    A donation has been made in memory of Avery and in honor of her mother and father, all who touched so many lives. Our prayers are with you all.

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    Shelly May 1 2012 - 6:15 pm Reply

    I made a donation in Avery’s name. All of these children with SMA are so beautiful. I hope they find a cure soon.

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    Annie May 1 2012 - 6:17 pm Reply

    Donation made in Avery Lynn Canahuati’s name and memory.
    Today, while I cry for a child I never met, I rejoice that her short but beautiful life is making a difference in the world. Let’s find a cure!!!

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    ABC May 1 2012 - 6:19 pm Reply

    Avery’s story touched my heart. I was incredibly moved when I learned of her story and the incredible strength of her family. May our donation in Avery’s memory help so that no parent/child ever has to go through this again.

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    Katherine Grosiak May 1 2012 - 6:26 pm Reply

    A donation has been made in beautiful Avery’s name, to help with her fulfill her Bucket List. Your family has touched our lives. Thank you for your strength and for sharing your Avery with us. She will always have a special place in our hearts. You are an amazing family and I will continue to help spread the word about SMA. Avery you HAVE MADE A DIFFERNCE AND CHANGED THE WORLD!!!!!! Let’s find this cure for Avery and all her friends!!!!!

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    Kathleen and Gayle May 1 2012 - 6:55 pm Reply

    For Avery, her family, and friends, we made a donation today in your honor. Thank you for giving us the chance to help.

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    Rachel May 1 2012 - 7:01 pm Reply

    I am absolutely overwhelmed. And if I am, I cannot comprehend the feelings of others. I am young, and naive, but I can say that over this last month I have learned that I love Avery. And the actions and blog that have been made in her name are frankly extraordinary. I do not have a lot of money, as a student, but I have donated what I can.

    It was a desperate gesture. I am stunned by the fact that she is now gone. And now, seeing all the names on this website, I am hit by so many more blows and an overwhelming feeling that the world has less than before.

    Avery will save lives. So, so many. I will not forget SMA. And I can’t forget Avery, because to me she’s still so very alive.

    There’s something about children that is so wise. I child can channel a message to all demographics, from all walks of life.

    Goodness my thoughts are with you.

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    Jennifer May 1 2012 - 7:02 pm Reply

    Avery~ The beauty you brought to the world in such a short time is unmistakebale and a blessing to the world…your parents did a wonderful job :) I have donated today in your honor and for all of your friends with SMA :)

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    Carol and Jim May 1 2012 - 7:10 pm Reply

    We donated today in honor of Avery Lynn. She was such a precious little baby and our hearts go out to her mom, dad, grandparents and everyone she touched. We read about her bucket list a few days ago and were very moved. We hope a cure is found soon and am glad to help.

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    Jackie May 1 2012 - 7:11 pm Reply

    I just learned of Avery’s story a few short days ago. I was so touched by her story that I cried for a child I never met and all the others like her. I have a 15 month old daughter and this could have happened to me or any of us because people aren’t informed, so, I have tried to spread her story to help others. My heart broke today when I learned of her death. My prayers are with her family and I know she is smiling in heaven. This donation is for you little girl! I hope we all fulfill your bucket list.

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    Peter May 1 2012 - 7:14 pm Reply

    Thank you Avery for all that you gave… not just your parents, but to the world.

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    Amy May 1 2012 - 7:40 pm Reply

    Making a donation in honor of Avery. What a beautiful family.

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    Dr. Mary Thompson May 1 2012 - 7:54 pm Reply

    I was so hoping Avery had longer but she did amazing things in the short time she had with her devoted parents. They are joined by many thousands of Avery’s admirers who want to see the cure happen.

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    Wendy Giovanella May 1 2012 - 8:02 pm Reply

    I am honored to be able to make a donation in memory of Avery. I hope no other child will have to go what she did.

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      Wendy Giovanella May 1 2012 - 8:05 pm Reply

      I am hohored to be able tomake a donation in memoryof Avery. I hope no other child will have to go through what she did.

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    Donna Hill May 1 2012 - 8:06 pm Reply

    We donate in honor of Avery and her sweet bucket list.

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    Wendy Giovanella May 1 2012 - 8:07 pm Reply

    I am honored to be able to make a donation in memory of Avery. I hope no other child will have to go through what she did.

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    Jimmy Rubio May 1 2012 - 8:15 pm Reply

    Little Avery I fight back the tears when I see your little face and think of what your daddy must be going through. God Bless you and may a cure be found.

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    Brooke May 1 2012 - 8:18 pm Reply

    We have made a donation today in Avery’s name. God Bless this precious Angel and her amazing family. She will always be loved and forever missed. Love, Baby Abigail and her parents

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    Avery May 1 2012 - 8:19 pm Reply

    Thank you gys :) I love you guys and I am happy you care

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    Gena May 1 2012 - 8:28 pm Reply

    We just made a donation in honor of Avery and her very special parents. I will forever spread the word about Spinal muscular atrophy. Avery will make it possible for this to be a disease that everyone hears about and will be educated on.

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    Martha W. May 1 2012 - 8:42 pm Reply

    I just learned about Avery and SMA on Sunday. So sad to learn that she passed away yesterday. What amazing parents she had – she was so truly loved. This family has made a difference in the world. May they all now find peace.

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    Jennifer Mulrooney May 1 2012 - 8:56 pm Reply

    Sweet Avery, we donated in honor of you today. My precious son and you share the same birthday. We are so touched by your story which will no doubt help others. Rest in peace with your heavenly Father precious little one.

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    Michelle May 1 2012 - 8:56 pm Reply

    Making a donation to honor sweet Avery. I had never heard of SMA, and will continue to spread the word as I can. Thanks for sharing her with us, Canahuati family.

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    Jamie May 1 2012 - 9:00 pm Reply

    God Bless Avery and her Family. A donation to honor you and your family. May God continue to Bless all families fighting SMA!

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    Toni May 1 2012 - 9:01 pm Reply

    I donate in Avery’s name and beautiful smile! God bless her, her family, and all her SMA friends.

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    Laura May 1 2012 - 9:02 pm Reply

    Made a donation today in Avery’s honor. She was a beautiful girl who touched so many lives, and will continue to touch the lives of the people who love her, and those who love her and haven’t even met her. Here’s to the hope of testing, and awareness with the hopes of a future cure.

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    Judy Cruz-Alves May 1 2012 - 9:39 pm Reply

    Made a donation in memory of little Angel Avery! God Bless her parents in this time of loss.

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    Holly May 1 2012 - 9:39 pm Reply

    Avery, I bless you and your family. Despite receiving the worst news a human being could imagine, you and your family moved forward with amazing courage. Your spirit lives on in the lives you touched.

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    Heather May 1 2012 - 9:50 pm Reply

    I made a donation in memory of you today, Avery. I hadn’t heard of SMA 10 minutes ago… and I’m glad to do something to help. I hope the Gene Therapy program succeeds!

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    Amy May 1 2012 - 9:53 pm Reply

    A donation has been made in honor of Avery Lynn Canahuati. Much love, A

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    Wendy Hoff May 1 2012 - 9:57 pm Reply

    God chooses the best to be His little angels. Mom and Dad, when you look up to the Heavens and feel the warmth of the sun on your face, that is Angel Avery blowing you kisses. She will watch over you and care for you. Thank you for sharing this touching story of love, life and the importance of bucket lists. Avery is an inspiration right along with her parents. God Bless you.

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    Leslie Blyakhman May 1 2012 - 9:58 pm Reply

    Avery, I made a donation today in your honor. You have touched so many lives in such a short time. You and your family’s courage in sharing your story has raised both awareness and funding to help fight SMA! May you rest in peace, and may your family be comforted with the knowledge that you have made a difference!

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    Kirsten May 1 2012 - 9:59 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your smile and story with us Avery – I know you will change the world for your friends and I hope the donation helps.

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    The Gerzvolfs May 1 2012 - 10:03 pm Reply

    In Honor of Baby Avery. The heavens just got its newest Angel!

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    Deanna May 1 2012 - 10:08 pm Reply

    Avery, you are so very loved by so many people. I have made a donation in your honor. Beautiful girl with the amazing smile, you are a gift.

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    Kristen May 1 2012 - 10:12 pm Reply

    A donation was made in Avery’s name. Bless her sweet little soul. Thank you to her family for sharing their story. I had never heard of SMA and hope a cure is found.

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    Jen and Baby Justin May 1 2012 - 10:18 pm Reply

    We made a donation on your behalf Avery. Although your life was short, you lived it to the fullest. You touched soooo many lives in many different ways. Your body may have lacked strength however your will is mighty and you will bring about change. Keep a watch on your mommy and daddy because they need you right now.

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    AvaMom May 1 2012 - 10:25 pm Reply

    So sad to hear of your loss….. Houston mourns with you…

    She is in our hearts and prayers

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    The Mills Family May 1 2012 - 10:25 pm Reply

    We made a donation in Avery’s name. We will keep her and her family in our prayers. We hope a cure is found for this awful disease. God Bless!

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    Stephanie, Rob, and Olivia Bell May 1 2012 - 10:30 pm Reply

    Avery, we made a donation in your name to be able to find a cure. Everything happens for a reason and you are going to help make sure this will one day have a cure. We love you, your mommy, and daddy so much. We will forever have your smile in our hearts!

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    Gloria May 1 2012 - 10:37 pm Reply

    donation from SF Bay Area in honor of Avery, may a cure be found!

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    Brit May 1 2012 - 10:42 pm Reply

    Read about Avery Lynn Canahuati on facebook and it touched my heart deeply. I just made a donation in your memory sweet Avery. Can’t wait to meet you in heaven someday.

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    DEBBE May 1 2012 - 10:49 pm Reply

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF AVERY C. WHAT YOUR PARENTS HAVE DONE FOR YOU IN SUCH A SHORT TIME IS AMAZING. YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM MANY MEMORIES TO CHERISH FOR YEARS TO COME YOU INDEED ARE A SPECIAL ANGEL

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    Tammy May 1 2012 - 11:42 pm Reply

    In loving memory of Avery and all the others battling SMA. I do hope and pray a cure is near.

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    Sarah May 1 2012 - 11:43 pm Reply

    Made a donation in honor of sweet Avery. You have changed the world! Let’s find a cure!

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    Mary H. May 1 2012 - 11:50 pm Reply

    A donation made in honor of Avery Lynn Canahuati to assist with her bucket list! SMA never took her smile away, she’s still smiling and forever will smile down on her parents and family who surrounded her with love!

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    Kasey May 2 2012 - 12:00 am Reply

    A donation has been made in honor of sweet Avery Lynn. You have touched my life and I will always remember your story and your beautiful smile. Rest in peace.

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    Jolanda and Todd May 2 2012 - 12:03 am Reply

    Avery you and me and my daughter all share the same birthday. May your memory live on and may you rest in the arm of the Lord. We have made a donation today in your sweet memory. God is Good he has a very LARGE plan for you. You are one of those special children sent from God to help change something big here on Earth and I am confidant that this change is seeing a cure for SMA, a disease until now I did not know existed. Thank you for your smiles. We love you.

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    Staci, Brandon, Azzy, Trinity and Mariah May 2 2012 - 12:06 am Reply

    We donated just for you Avery! I will make sure to cherish every moment with my family. Thank you for coming here and being an Angel for so many people. You have changed so many lives and you are truly Gods miracle. We love you and I will see you in heaven one day!!! RIP sweet baby girl!

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    Cristina & Family May 2 2012 - 12:27 am Reply

    Avery, little angel, we just made a donation in your memory. I know your legacy is going to live on and save so many lives. God bless you and your family. We enjoyed getting to know you.

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    Agnes May 2 2012 - 12:27 am Reply

    Made a donation in memory of Avery , I hope no other family has to go threw this again. Please help. Rest in Peace our sweet little Munchkin. XOXOXO to her family.

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    Mary R. May 2 2012 - 12:27 am Reply

    With grief that does not begin to match that of her family, I made a humble donation in honor and memory of beautiful Avery today. I am so sorry for your loss!

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    Agnes May 2 2012 - 12:30 am Reply

    In memory of Avery. May every bit count, lets find a cure. XOXOXO to her loving parents and family.

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    Cristina & Family May 2 2012 - 12:32 am Reply

    Heaven has gained an angel. We just donated in your name. I know you will reach your goal of ending SMA and helping all of your friends. We enjoyed getting to know you. You definitely put a smile on our face! We’ll miss you.

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    Bethany May 2 2012 - 12:37 am Reply

    In honor and memory of Avery… Your brAVERY in facing SMA was something that many people wished they had. Your smiles touched many lives and I know will help find a cure for your friends with SMA.

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    Carrie Joslin May 2 2012 - 12:48 am Reply

    Be At Peace Sweet Avery!

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    Emily May 2 2012 - 1:23 am Reply

    A donation has been made in honor of Avery and her amazing family. What a difference you have made here, in such a short time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with the world; we are all better for having “known” her! Sending love & prayers from New York ..

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    Lisa and Glenn May 2 2012 - 1:41 am Reply

    Sweet Precious Little Avery, Until this day I had never heard of SMA, I will spread it far and wide throughout Australia. You are a gift from GOD to not only your family but to us all. I agree that the Lord has a very large plan for you. I have made a donation today in your memory. Thank you and your family for sharing your story. You will never be forgotten, you will live on forever in all our hearts. I pray that your dream of reaching your goal donation amount is actually exceeded. All our love from Downunder Australia. Glenn, Lisa and Bella.

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    The Bauder Family May 2 2012 - 2:03 am Reply

    We donated in honor of Avery today. Our family had been praying for you sweet girl ever since we learned of you a few weeks and had high hopes to see you mark your first birthday off your bucket list, but God calls home those special angel’s sometimes sooner than we expect, because he has need of them there. Your story means so much to my family as you remind us of our own baby girl, Peyton whom we lost at 9 weeks old. She had a different genetic disorder, but I only wish I had thought of the tender way your parents chose to cherish every moment with you, in the time we had with her. What a set of remarkable people God chose to place His ward with. You accomplished your work here baby girl and we’re so grateful, thank you. You will be so missed precious angel baby.

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    Chelsie May 2 2012 - 3:39 am Reply

    Donation made in honor of Baby Avery Canahuati…May God’s arms forever hold you, sweet Angel. <3

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    Kim E May 2 2012 - 4:18 am Reply

    We donated in honor of Avery today. I’d never heard of SMA until I met Avery through her blog. She touched me profoundly in her small and cheerful face despite the limitations her body placed on her. May God give peace and comfort to her family and that the world’s generosity may help find a cure. Hoping that Avery’s short life will not have lived in vain!

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    Aloha May 2 2012 - 4:37 am Reply

    In memory of Baby Avery and her very special parents that gave her so much life and love!!

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    George Tekelis May 2 2012 - 7:43 am Reply

    For you Avery! I am from Greece and I have a little girl, 12 months old. I am so touched by your story. The least I can do.

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    Jessica Hastings May 2 2012 - 8:11 am Reply

    Avery,

    I donated in your name. Thank you for raising awareness for SMA. You and your parents are amazing! My daughter has SMA Type 3 and what you have done for the SMA community gets us one step closer to a cure. Know that you will be deeply missed but we all know that you are in the best hands. RIP!

    The Hastings

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    eve May 2 2012 - 8:20 am Reply

    Donated in memory and celebration of Avery’s short life that was well lived.

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    Beth Harben May 2 2012 - 8:45 am Reply

    I first leaned about SMA thirteen years ago when my cousin’s son was diagnosed with Type I and passed away after only three months. There has been many advances in finding a cure for SMA but there is still work to be done. I donated today in memory of Avery and Wesley. Avery’s parents have done an amazing job bringing awareness about SMA.

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    Steph May 2 2012 - 8:52 am Reply

    I am a student in Australia. I can’t donate much, but I will donate what I can in Avery’s memory. What wonderful parents you are, doing this for her.

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    robyn grimsley May 2 2012 - 9:03 am Reply

    Precious Avery,
    Donation made to honor your sweet life

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    Melissa May 2 2012 - 9:26 am Reply

    In honor of Avery and her amazing parents for giving her a life while she was here. One focused on living, loving and connecting with people. God Bless.

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    Andrea May 2 2012 - 9:36 am Reply

    Just donated in Avery’s name. I also lost a child to a genetic disorder and know how difficult it can be when there is no cure or research being done to help these disorders. I hope with everyone’s donations more help can be found through research. God Bless

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    Bradley Family May 2 2012 - 9:43 am Reply

    Never has a story inspired me like yours. You have touched my heart in so many ways. Avery, little peanut, your memory will live on through SMA awareness. Your parents are amazing and so are you. I have made a donation in your honor.

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    Tanya May 2 2012 - 9:43 am Reply

    We made our donation in honor of baby Avery. She and her parents are such beautiful and courageous people. Thank you for sharing her story with us.

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    Katelyn and Rebecca May 2 2012 - 9:50 am Reply

    You touched many hearts!!! This donation is in memory of Avery and how you inspired us all!!!

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    Shawn May 2 2012 - 10:31 am Reply

    Donated in memory of sweet Avery. Her story inspired me to live every moment to the fullest. Many blessings to her family.

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    The Dickison family May 2 2012 - 10:37 am Reply

    Dear Canahuatis family,

    Our condolences on your daughter’s passing. We wanted you to know how much your strength and courage touched us! You helped Avery touch so many lives and we thank you for it. Honored to donate in your names. Thank you for sharing Avery with us all.

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    Erin Henry May 2 2012 - 10:58 am Reply

    Donated to honor the little girl who touched us all.

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    Claudine May 2 2012 - 10:59 am Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery.

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    Danielle Betham May 2 2012 - 11:11 am Reply

    Made A Donation In Memory of Avery. Heaven just gained another Angel.

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    Gary May 2 2012 - 11:26 am Reply

    Donating and spreading the word for Avery. Go Avery!

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    Jessica May 2 2012 - 11:36 am Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery. Her story really touched my heart. I hope a cure can be found for SMA.

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    Karyn May 2 2012 - 11:42 am Reply

    Donated in loving memory of Avery Lynn Canahuati

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    Stacey McDonald May 2 2012 - 11:48 am Reply

    Rest in peace little one. Praying for cure.

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    Dourid Aboud May 2 2012 - 12:06 pm Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a little girl that has SMA type 1.

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    Amanda Ortiz May 2 2012 - 12:18 pm Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery Lynn Canahuati and all families with children who have SMA. May her sweet soul rest in peace and may her family find strength to continue their fight. God bless!

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    valeri May 2 2012 - 12:18 pm Reply

    Her story hit me so hard and I wanted to contribute because everyone who has children knows how precious a childs life is. She was a beautiful girl and its an honor to help her raise money and awareness. Rest with the Angels Baby Avery Lynn Canahuati.

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    Jennifer O'Dell May 2 2012 - 12:52 pm Reply

    I have donated this morning in honor of beautiful baby girl, Avery. She has brought a light to this world with her infectious smile, and I’m only sorry my donation couldn’t be more. I hope we can find a cure for this disease. I’m so sorry to the Canahuati Family that they had to lose their precious baby.

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    Maggie May 2 2012 - 12:53 pm Reply

    I am making a donation today in Avery’s memory. This beautiful little girl and her family have touched many lives while making us aware of SMA. I am heartbroken at her passing and I am praying that a cure for SMA will be found soon.

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    Cassandra May 2 2012 - 12:53 pm Reply

    My sincerest condolences to Avery’s family and friends. I only discovered Avery’s blog on Monday, but I look forward to reading about all your adventures with her. What a precious way to celebrate her life! Thank you for introducing me to SMA, I will spread the word!

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    Lynn May 2 2012 - 1:22 pm Reply

    All my love to Mike, Laura and Avery. My heart is with you.

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    Jennifer O'Dell May 2 2012 - 1:32 pm Reply

    I have donated this morning in honor of beautiful baby girl, Avery. She has brought a light to this world with her infectious smile, and I’m only sorry my donation couldn’t be more. I hope we can find a cure for this disease. I’m so sorry to the Canahuati Family that they had to lose their precious baby.

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    Lauren Cook May 2 2012 - 2:29 pm Reply

    Made a donation in sweet Avery’s name today. Thank you for spreading the word about SMA, little Avery. You touched more people in your short life than most adults do in a lifetime. Thoughts and prayers are with your amazing family.

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    Pinar May 2 2012 - 2:29 pm Reply

    To little Avery and the Canahuati family – your strength and dedication are inspiring. Your story touched the hearts of so many.

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    Colleen May 2 2012 - 2:56 pm Reply

    Just because Avery is no longer with us, does not mean we can not continue her fight. In honor of Avery and her amazing parents, I have donated to help our world find a way to be smarter than this disease. Without the strength of Mike and Laura, Avery would not have enjoyed life to the fullest, truly the fullest, in her final weeks here with us. God bless her heart, and bless her parents for all that they have shared with us.

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    Teeya May 2 2012 - 3:05 pm Reply

    Made a donation for Avery, it is not much but I hope it helps.

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    Cindy Henry May 2 2012 - 4:20 pm Reply

    God Speed Avery! Donated $50.00 in Avery’s honor.

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    Mandy May 2 2012 - 4:24 pm Reply

    “he;s taken another angel under his wings” My deepest thoughts go out to the family and friends of Avery. May she always be in your hearts and minds and watching over you to keep you safe. I just learned of Averys bucket list a few days ago and watched and read everything that was posted, i was looking forward to seeing all she got and was going to get to experience. My heart swells with sorrow as i sit here reading that she is no longer here, i could never imagine what her parents must be going threw! Im so sorry!

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    Hawaii Smans May 2 2012 - 4:25 pm Reply

    Our Aloha is with your ohana, Avery. Mahalo for the blessings you left here with us. Your parents have been truly remarkable in sharing you with the world and in so doing, reminding each of us that our days should be filled with life, love, compassion and new experiences.

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    Bob May 2 2012 - 4:33 pm Reply

    Donation for Avery. Michael , Laura you will be in our prayers. God Bless

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    Mariana Encinias May 2 2012 - 4:37 pm Reply

    Avery is such a beautiful precious little baby girl. My heart broke when her parents posted the news about her passing. Little baby girl, you have touched my heart so much I have never cried over someone I have never met, but you are special and an inspiration. May you be blessed in heaven and dance with the angels. My prayers have been with your family.

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    The Tymann Family May 2 2012 - 4:58 pm Reply

    Made a donation in honor of Avery Canahuati…Thank you little precious baby for impacting my life <3

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    Thomas G Smith III May 2 2012 - 6:30 pm Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery’s smile.

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    The Tomlinson Family May 2 2012 - 6:48 pm Reply

    In Memory of AVERY and in Honor of her Brave Parents! Thank you for reminding us all to choose to “die living life!” Avery, you have done more for this world in your too short months than most of us could do in 100 years! Sing with the Angels, Sweet Baby…God Bless the Canahuati Family and bring them peace!

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    Devan Clark May 2 2012 - 6:50 pm Reply

    Today i made a donation for you Avery, I wanna help you cross off that one item on your bucket list. I never got to meet you but i really wish i could of. You made such a huge difference in this world. I was devastated to learn you passed away in such a short time but the difference you and your mom and dad made in 5 months some people cant do in a full lifetime. Thank you for everything you have done. Rest in peace you beautiful little Princess!

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    Melissa May 2 2012 - 7:25 pm Reply

    In memory of Avery, God rest her soul.

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    Cindy and Barry May 2 2012 - 8:24 pm Reply

    Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
    Little Avery will rest in Jesus’s arms and run and play in heaven.

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    Beth May 2 2012 - 8:44 pm Reply

    My donation is in memory of Avery Lynn Canahuati .

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    Genevieve May 2 2012 - 8:52 pm Reply

    I never knew you Avery, but I was born on 10/10/10 and you were born 11/11/11 so I know we would have been great friends. You are so beautiful, and this is so moving, but so tragic.

    Your little friend Genevieve

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    Kristie May 2 2012 - 9:12 pm Reply

    I made my donation in Avery’s memory. I’m sorry that she will not be the one to benefit from this in the future but I’m is hoping that her short life will give another child a long and happy one. Bless you Avery!

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    Joan Robert May 2 2012 - 9:29 pm Reply

    Mike, Laura and Avery, you have touched all of our lives. Thank you for reminding us what is important during this time we call “life”

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    Heather, Dave, little Elle and baby Ava May 2 2012 - 9:51 pm Reply

    For a sweet angel Avery and her family. How lucky she was to have a mommy and daddy who loved her so much. You have deeply touched our lives and we will never forget you. Please find a cure for this horrible condition.

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    Maloney Family May 2 2012 - 9:59 pm Reply

    For Avery – may God bless you and your beautiful family!

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    Amy May 2 2012 - 11:03 pm Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery. This little girl was a blessing to so many and with the donations coming in, may actually change the lives of others. God Bless You!

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    The Eastman Family May 2 2012 - 11:33 pm Reply

    I recently read this article http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/averys-bucket-list-five-month-old-girl-spinal-161134104–abc-news-topstories.html
    and Avery’s Bucket List. I’ve donated $10, 1 for each person in my home in Avery’s name. And I’ve shared it across all my social networks. Here’s to hope for a cure.

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    Patricia Hicks May 3 2012 - 12:21 am Reply

    Our donation has been sent online, In Memory of Dear Little Avery, a beautiful precious girl who has touched hearts on planet Earth. and In Honor of Avery’s dear Parents.

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    Clint Williams May 3 2012 - 12:29 am Reply

    I read Avery’s story on CNN on Monday and it touched my heart very deeply. A father of a newborn daughter myself, I cannot imagine having to endure the realities that you and your family have been faced with over the last several months. I was so saddened to see that she has passed, and my heart goes out to you and your family. The memory of a little girl I never had the privilege of meeting – Avery – will remain etched in my soul forever. My donation is in honor of her.

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    jesse duke May 3 2012 - 2:52 am Reply

    Team Avery!!! Duke family has donated….

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    Madelyn Wyda May 3 2012 - 8:24 am Reply

    Donating in honor of Avery and her family. Thnk you for sharing your brave & courageous story!

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    Lauren May 3 2012 - 10:47 am Reply

    Donation made in honor of Avery!

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    Lori R May 3 2012 - 10:57 am Reply

    Dear Avery,
    You are a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery brave little girl! You touched many lives with your inspiring bucket list blog! My children, Henry and Caroline, donated in your honor today in hopes of you reaching your goal. I know your mommy and daddy are going to miss you very much, and I hope God grants them the strength and peace knowing one day they will see and hold you again.
    Love,
    Henry and Caroline’s mommy XO

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    Brosz Family May 3 2012 - 11:09 am Reply

    In honor and memory of Avery. You were a precious Angel and your story brings tears to my eyes. I love the picture of you and your Daddy fist pumping. So cute. Daddy’s are the best… And of course Mommy’s are the best, too. Even though we don’t know you, we love you Avery. Love the Brosz family

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    Stephanie Webster May 3 2012 - 1:00 pm Reply

    I have donated in honor of the precious little angel Avery. She has touched my life in such a way that I cannot even begin to explain. My heart is with Avery and her parents. I have a four month old beautiful baby girl and when I first heard of Avery’s story, all I wanted to do was run home from work and hug her tightly, telling her how much Mommy loved her. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers and your life, though cut short, has had a tremendous impact on the world. Your smile is infectious and I will always remember you with it.

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    The Whitley's (Brienne and EJ) May 3 2012 - 5:13 pm Reply

    Laura and Mike, In lieu of flowers we offered a gift for this amazing cause. You guys are fighters and I know that Avery is smiling right now. Love, EJ and Brienne

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    Sherwin May 3 2012 - 6:55 pm Reply

    Bucket list – making people I never met cry & love me like I was their own.

    Avery, you & your parents have touched so many people in such a short time. Please know that I will do my part to spread the word of SMA to others!

    Love & hugs to your entire family!
    Sherwin
    Houston, Tx

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    The Rozario Family May 3 2012 - 10:38 pm Reply

    For precious little Avery. In a short week you touched our life and will forever have a place in our hearts. We will continue to spread your story and let people know about SMA.

    Love,
    Heather, Tony, Alice and Zachary

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    melissa May 4 2012 - 1:23 am Reply

    donating in memory of sweet little Avery. My heart goes out to that family.

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    Melodi May 4 2012 - 9:54 am Reply

    donating for Avery & all of her friends….xoxox

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    Kelly Baca May 4 2012 - 10:46 am Reply

    In loving memory of Avery Canahuati. We love you and will see you again in heaven. I bet you are having a ball with God. Even though here on Earth can seem like heaven, it’s not. You are finally home with your heavenly Father.

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    Julie May 4 2012 - 12:20 pm Reply

    Donation made in her honor. xox

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    Amanda May 4 2012 - 12:46 pm Reply

    Made a donation in honor of sweet baby Avery and the Canahuati family. Their story has left an indelible mark on my heart. I will continue to spread their story. Please continue to do the same in the days, weeks, and months that pass. Let’s show the depths to which this family’s celebration of a young life touched us!

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    Tabatha Bowdoin May 4 2012 - 1:36 pm Reply

    Donation made in honor of Baby Avery. What a difference one little girl has made in so many lives. I will continue to pray for you all and continue to make my ongoing donations. God Bless you all.

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    Nadisha Silva May 4 2012 - 2:20 pm Reply

    Donation made in honor of baby Avery and all the precious children who were born with SMA.

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    Maria Martinez-Gertner May 4 2012 - 3:57 pm Reply

    My daughter Hannah and I just made a donation in honor of beautiful little Avery Canahuati. Your spirit will live on in all those that fight this terrible disease and in finding the cure. Much love to you little angel and to your family.

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    David May 4 2012 - 7:48 pm Reply

    Our donation has been made in honor and loving memory of baby Avery Canahuati. She has been in my thoughts every day since I learned of her blog. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends.

    I cried at the story and loss of this adorable baby girl. She was a special gift to the world, not just those who knew her. I think there’s a place for her in all our hearts and I believe her legacy will touch many people, like myself, that never had the pleasure of meeting her.

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    The Medeiros Family May 5 2012 - 1:09 am Reply

    Our condolences to Avery and her family.

    There’s a hole in my heart over the passing of a precious baby girl I’ve never even met. Let that be a testament to just how special she is to the world, not just those who knew her.

    I wish we could have donated more to her legacy, but I’ve been spreading the word of her story to people I know. I think it’s beneficial to everyone to know of her brief, but wonderful life.

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    Maegan & Chris Lyons May 5 2012 - 10:30 am Reply

    You touched my life in so many ways. You were an angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven. I didn’t hesitate to make my donation…you are every reason that a cure needs to be found! Great job, sweet baby girl! You truly are a little miracle still making changes in this world! God Bless you, Mike and Laura. You guys are amazing….

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    The Villegas Family May 5 2012 - 10:15 pm Reply

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. In loving memory of Avery…

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    the majlund family May 6 2012 - 3:38 am Reply

    Donated in memory of Avery, thinking of you daily in finland!

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    Nadia May 6 2012 - 12:31 pm Reply

    We just donated in memory of brave Avery … We admire your loving parents! They chose to spend every minute you had to make you feel special and on top of that they taught us a big
    Lesson of life. Avery you will always be remembered ! From Guatemala : Jose Calderon, Nadia de Calderon and Andrea Valdez. Hope they find the cure!

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    Michelle May 6 2012 - 5:48 pm Reply

    Avery, you are with my little girl now. Her name is Angela. She is a little older than you
    but she was a very good girl and now you are both angels. I know you will be great little angel friends. Rest in peace little one and know you were loved by your mom and dad and so many others that prayed for you.

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    Susan, Bridgette and Bobby The Havner-Dacunto Family May 6 2012 - 7:07 pm Reply

    Sweet baby Avery has touched me more than I ever thought a complete stranger could. I have a beautiful 4 month old girl of my own and hearing about Avery flooded me with every emotion possible. I smiled, I cried and I was really angry. I do not have a lot, but I donated $1 for every day of this precious little ones short life. I hope and pray that they find a cure for this evil disease so that no other family has to go through what all of the SMA families do. RIP Avery and thank you to your mommy and daddy for sharing your life with all of us.

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    The Carey Family May 7 2012 - 2:19 am Reply

    I cried when I first read about this beautiful baby and her amazing parents. I cried even more when I learned that she had passed. I have cried for her family every day since. But I have also told her story to everyone I can and I will continue to do so. Our family will try to complete as many of the items on her bucket list as we are able to, and we will think of her each time we do. I hope that all of the people she has touched will continue to honor her memory and spread her story.

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    Whitney Holbrook May 7 2012 - 10:31 am Reply

    Avery, you’re doing it!! I keep track of your blog and how much you’re raising everyday and so happy to see the momentum. I know you are looking over your parents through this trying time and letting them know you are still very much in everyone’s hearts.

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    KDA May 7 2012 - 3:02 pm Reply

    Although I donated in memory of Avery and in honor of her parents, I also want to let every family who is dealing with SMA know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Jennifer May 7 2012 - 6:15 pm Reply

    Donation made in honor of Avery for her bucket list.

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    Brent & Kelly Johnson May 8 2012 - 1:29 pm Reply

    Donation made in honor of Avery for her bucket list.
    Goodbye to the beautiful Avery Lynn Canahuati. You touched our hearts and lives. Pleasant Journeys little scuttlebutt. We love and miss you.

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    The Vergara Family May 8 2012 - 6:17 pm Reply

    Our family donated in honor of Avery and all of her friends. God Bless these wonderful children and their parents.

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    Joshua, Aizelle and Karl Ruppert May 8 2012 - 7:05 pm Reply

    Donation made in honour of Avery Lynn Canahuati for her bucket list. Gone but never forgotten. May you rest in peace beautiful girl and may God give comfort and blessing to your loved ones especially your parents.

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    Kelley May 8 2012 - 9:04 pm Reply

    Just made a donation in honor of Avery “McAwesome” Canahuati. I don’t know too many five-month-olds who change the world!

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    The Connelly Family May 9 2012 - 11:49 pm Reply

    We’ve made a donation in honor of baby Avery. I have been amazed at how tiny of a person can make such an impact on the world. We are proud to know the Canahuati’s and will continue to support their efforts as members of “Avery’s Army” for as long as it takes to rid the world of SMA.

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    The Fischer Family May 10 2012 - 2:09 pm Reply

    Donated in memory of Angel Avery. Since I began reading her story, not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of her. I hope that once the SMA Gene Therapy goes into the SMA kids, it defeats the disease. But if it doesn’t, we will just go after it again by raising more money for another trial. That is what Avery and her family would want. I pray every day for Avery, her family, and a cure for all of her friends still here on earth.

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    From Another Avery Lynn May 10 2012 - 8:56 pm Reply

    When my mommy told me your story, Avery, I knew I wanted to help; from one Avery Lynn to another. It may be small, but you showed us that size had nothing to do with the impact! Avery can and Avery did!

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    The Van Loo Family May 11 2012 - 3:34 pm Reply

    For sweet Avery who has irrevocably touched my heart <3 Fly high tiny girl and rest well knowing you have an army here fighting because of you!! (I am sorry I missed your Lemonade Stand SMA fund raiser on the 29th… I will keep donating as often as I can till we hear your friends are safe and healthy!)

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    Stacy Tonner Evans May 11 2012 - 8:41 pm Reply

    Happy Half Birthday Avery! A donation was made in your honor today. You have inspired greatness dear girl…we are all better off for having the opportunity to learn from you and your parents.

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    Mary R. May 12 2012 - 12:43 am Reply

    I just donated in memory of Avery’s 6-month birthday. God bless you little one!

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    Beth May 15 2012 - 10:29 am Reply

    Just added some more for you baby Avery and others. May the cure be just around the corner!

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    Kym May 15 2012 - 3:03 pm Reply

    Avery-you have changed so many lives in such a short time. Your spirit lives in each one of us.

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