Join Ava's Fight
Ava Khalipa was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) on January 20, 2016. We were immediately thrust in a world that no one wants to be a part of. Ava was very lucky that her type of leukemia has an extremely high cure rate. From that point forward, Ava and the entire family chose to be positive through our journey. Instead of letting Ava’s diagnosis cripple us, our family instead has became an even stronger unit. Ava has been lucky to react to treatment so well and we make sure to live life to the fullest. Ava has been so strong through this process and we know she will do great things in the future after she overcomes such a huge obstacle in her life.
While being hospitalized many times, Ava has seen how important it is for children to have some joy in a time of such hardship. Even as she was going through her own struggles, she made it clear she wanted to do something to help other kids going through cancer. This is when we were connected to Erik Rees and NEGU. Since then, we have partnered with the foundation and raised over $400,000 to create programs to help and give hope to families battling pediatric cancer.