Reflecting on our past 18 months and the many hours that sometimes, turned into days, I feel today with my 6-year-old daughter Ava how much Akron Children’s Hospital has meant to our family!
We were sitting in her pre op appt this morning (Thursday, Dec. 28) and were discussing an upcoming procedure that she will be having. I asked her what made her feel so comfortable and not scared when she is at Children’s.
She replied, “Mommy, everyone here is so friendly. They always ask me if I’m OK, and I’m OK today. They make me feel happy even when I’m not feeling very happy. So, I just LOVE everyone here soooooo much.”
Ava was diagnosed in 2016 with severe ulcerative colitis and is under the care of Dr. Sirvart Kassabian.
Ava has a signature thumbs up to let us know she’s OK after her IV goes in. We couldn’t be prouder of our Brave Ava, and we know we are beyond blessed each time we visit this amazing hospital.
I just wanted to show you how much Ava and her family love how much she loves all of you! Thank you for taking care of her and making her feel “happy” on the good days and the bad.
We have been beyond blessed to have Akron Children’s take care of all 3 of our girls over the past 8 years (Ella, age 8, and Libby, 22 months), from therapy, to allergies, then weeks in the NICU, to our most recent diagnosis with Ava. Everyone in GI (Gastroenterology) and the infusion center are so special to Ava!