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Ava Deley is 6 years old born with a Genetic condition called Digeorges Syndrome. She is medically complex and has encountered many admissions at the Stollery since she was a baby. Ava required open heart surgery at 2 months old, resulting major complications which required staying at the Stollery for her first Christmas. She required an anoplasty repair when she was 8 months old, which unfortunately dehiscenced open resulting in a colostomy. Her parents had to manage caring for Ava with a major wound, pain medication during her first summer. Her rectum required to be reconstructed surgically Sept 2018 which was successful. Next in Nov 2018 Avas colostomy reversal surgery happened, which unfortunately resulted in her bowel perforating and her body went to Septic shock in the PICU. Ava’s was in critical condition resulting in emergency surgery and her colostomy created with another bowel resection. Ava again had another major Abdominal wound that required caring for, with pain management. In the spring of 2019 Ava had her colostomy successful reversed. Ava has had 2 major dental surgeries when she was 4 and 5 years old. Recently Ava has had a Posterior pharyngeal flap which was completed January 2024. Ava has had a total of 10 major surgeries at the Stollery and countless days admitted. She has been through an extraordinary amount of pain and stress as a child. She has become so resilient, brave, and courageous. She is now in grade 1, excited to learn new things every day. She enjoys playing with her friends and always has a smile on her face. Without the Stollery, Ava wouldn’t be here. The Stollery has saved Avas life many times and has been an incredible support for Avas parents, Landon and Stephanie. Ava has become a big sister in the last year, to Charlie, and has taken on the role amazing. We cannot thank the Stollery enough for all they do for Ava and the tremendous amount of kids surrounding.  

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Fountain Tire Truck Center - Grande Prairie

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Dwayne Steeden

We need more people like you. Amazing. Have fun!

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Cindy Nikiforuk

$106

Tammy Franzke

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Tammy Franzke

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Nicole Stanich

$106

Dianne Deley

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Laura Franzke

$106

The Kuchers

Proud of you!!

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Anonymous

You are such an amazing person!! Wishing you luck!

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Stephanie Deley

$106

Landon Deley

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Charlie Deley

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Curtis Pawluk

Good Job Oli!

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Curtis Pawluk

Way to go Mill!

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Dave Deley

$100

Diane Dika

$100

Dianne Deley

$100

Dave Deley

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The Ziegler’s

Go Ava’s Army!

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Dennis Potrebenko

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Dennis Potrebenko

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Brad Kozuback

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Leeann North

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The Fralbys

You're awesome!

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Kaitlyn Deg Briere

$27

Laurie Richardson

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Laurie Richardson

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John Tucker

Well done Olivia!! Proud to support your cause for another year!!

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Angie Volovich

Good job guys...proud of you!

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Angie Volovich

Good Job Mill.

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Laurie Lemmon

Good luck on achieving your goal 🥰

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Auntie Karen & Uncle Tim

We're proud of you Oli! 💕

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Auntie Karen & Uncle Tim

We're proud of you Miller! 💕