Avery’s Story

Bremer Bank
"Avery Evans Fund"
532 S Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017


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I wish...

Hello God Warriors.  Just look at the new photo of Brave Ave!  Her teacher took it at school and sent it to me!  How sweet and beautiful.  It is called "I Wish."  In the words of my six year old this is what she wished for on this project, "I wish to go to Florida," I wish to go camping," and "I wish it was summer."  Well, I am happy to report one of her wishes will come true next week.  WE ARE GOING TO Anna Maria Island, FLORIDA!  We have been lucky enough to have been there before.  My parents are already down there and they are going to pick us up at the airport.  We are staying in a house pretty close to the beach and it has a pool!  The girls are so excited.  Avery needs this, we all need this.  We need to escape this childhood cancer world for awhile and refresh.  It is not something easily omitted from our minds, but we are so BLESSED that we are going to the beach for some fun and relaxation in the sun with my parents!  I wish for my daughters and us to have the most relaxing, fun, carefree, and amazing vacation together.

Avery had a blood draw yesterday and her counts are too low to start round 6 this Friday as planned.  Platelets are only 59,000 and they need to be 100,000.  Both the U of MN and St. Jude agree that Avery's little body needs a break and we are not going to start until we get back from Florida.  I was nervous at first when I heard about the 2 week delay, but then I realized this is in God's hands and His timing, with help from my wise mother.  The docs are not concerned about giving Avery a little rest, the tumor has responded so well to this treatment and I know it will continue to do so!  Delays happen during this harsh chemo, especially towards the later part of treatment.  I did cry happy tears for Avery after I was more calm and relieved about the decision.  What a vacation we will have, no meds besides her daily antacid pill!  Even though it is oddly going to be 60 here in WI this week, we are very excited to put all of this behind us and see the beach!  Avery is so excited to swim and pick shells.  Madelyn is excited for all of it!  They both like the idea of not going to school too.  :)  A sweet side note about Madelyn.  She was chosen as star of the week at school and she had to make a poster all about herself.  There was a section where it said, "Meet my hero" and then she had to write about it.  She chose me.  I am so lucky to have not one, but two daughters that love me so much.  And God knows, how much I love them.

Thanks to an organization called "Hope Kids" Madelyn and I are going to Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on broadway tonight in Minneapolis!  Date night!  I told her last night and she cried she was so happy!  This will be her first broadway experience and I know she will love it! 

Avery is going to get another blood draw this Friday before we leave for Florida Tuesday to make sure her counts are stable or a little better.  Please pray her counts are on the rise and she will not need a transfusion.  Pray that Avery's appetite increases and she eats really well in Florida, even our ice cream every night!  :)  Of course her weight is on all of our minds.  Pray that this chemo regimen takes care of this tumor FOR GOOD here one earth.  Pray for safe travels for the 4 of us FREE OF GERMS.  Thieves oil will be rubbed on all of our feet before the flight, that is for sure!  Pray for a refreshing vacation with many memories made!   

Blessings to you all, Jenn

Go Team BrAvery


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Nigel Burrell
By Nigel Burrell
Praying for brave and beautiful Avery and you all as ever. Best wishes from the U.K.

Nigel xxx
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Pat Taylor
By Pat Taylor
A most happy vacation to all.
Love and prayers.
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Sue Passard
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So glade to hear that you guys are a break. Have a wonderful time. I will be praying for your safe travels. Love Aunt Sue
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Carrie Parent
By Carrie Parent
Have a wonderful time... God bless you. Prayers for all your requests.....
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Sarah Gouzoules
By Sarah Gouzoules
How did Avery like Beauty and the Beast? I saw it when I was on my advanced internship at Disney. We also were able to chat with cast since they had used the WDW stage to practice. Praying counts are good and you have a wonderful and safe trip. Sarah C.O.L.E'S Prayer Team www.colesfoundation.org
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June Junko
By June Junko
Hi Jenn, That is wonderful that you are all getting away for a fun vacation ! :) I will be praying for all of the things you asked prayer for. Avery's photo is very sweet ! Much love and hugs from your friend, june
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Lisa Sieracki
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Anna Maria Island is beautiful, we were there in Oct. for my brother's wedding. We also stayed in a house with a pool just a block from the beach. The ocean holds such healing powers. May each of you find renewed energy and health during your time away. Enjoy!! Love, "Miss" Lisa
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Joyce Nosker
By Joyce Nosker
That darling picture of Avery is wonderful! It's a totally different picture and "side" of her that we don't see on this site.

I'm with your mom on the timing of the trip and platelet counts. Time for a break from treatment and getting on with a vacation!

Praying for all that you asked and more.
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Melissa Leferink
By Melissa Leferink
How wonderful! Have an amazing trip to FL! Wishing you safe travels! Enjoy the sun, sand, & sea! 😎
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Kris Dillenbeck
By Kris Dillenbeck
Have a GREAT time in Florida. You ALL sooooo deserve a vacation. Continued daily thoughts and prayers are with you.
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