Friends of Ava - A Special Fnd Raiser for AVA to Help With Medical Costs
Posted: Sep 3, 2014 7:21 PM CST | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 3:35 PM CST
“Friends of Ava – A Special Fund Raiser for Ava to Help With Medical Costs”
(MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.) – Friends and local businesses are putting together a fundraiser for Ava Rose Gehrung, a 9-year-old who suffered a stroke at birth and who continues to suffer from uncontrolled seizures. The fundraiser, called “Friends of Ava – A Special Fund Raiser for Ava to Help with Medical Costs,” hopes to raise money for Ava’s upcoming medical procedures. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th at the Trysting Place Pub in Menomonee Falls from Noon until 3:00 P.M.
The fundraiser will have music by the Buddy Love Show, clowns with face painting/balloon making, 50-50 raffle, gift raffle, twist contest, hula hoop contest and much more. Food will also be available for purchase. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $20, Children (Ages 5-12) $10, and Children (Under 5) Free.
Volunteers are needed for the fundraiser, as well as donations, gifts for the gift raffle and bakery for the bake sale. Bakery should be brought to the Trysting Place at 11 A.M. the day of the fundraiser. Checks can be made out to:
Brian Gehrung/Friends of Ava
and mailed to: Bob & Gloria Jean Siegel-Howe
P.O. Box 125, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052-0125
About Ava Rose Gehrung: Ava Rose Gehrung is a 9-year-old girl from the town of Erin. Her parents, Brian and Nancy Gehrung, adopted her from China just over 3 years ago. Soon after bringing her home, it was discovered that Ava had a stroke at birth that destroyed 75% of the left side of her brain. As a result, Ava has weakness along the right side of her body (mostly in her arms and legs), speech difficulties, cognitive delays, sensory processing issues and uncontrolled seizures.
Currently Ava receives physical, occupational and speech therapies on a weekly basis. However her family’s biggest worry is getting her seizures under control. To do this there are two options: invasive and risky brain surgery that would result in Ava losing part of her vision or taking Ava to a state where CBD Oil is legal and accessible to pediatric patients.