Parents Create Avery's Bucket List For A Dying Girl: What Will You Add?
Update: Sadly, Avery passed away from cardiac arrest yesterday. Despite their shock, her parents added a poignant message to their blog this morning.
Avery wants to do a lot of things in a short time. She may only have a year to live, but her parents are making sure that each and every day is filled with amazing moments. And they are taking detailed notes along the way, while the world watches.
Avery was diagnosed on April 6 with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which is a genetic disease. Her legs are already immobilised by the disease and soon her arms will be too. Eventually, the disease will stop her lungs from working. Doctors give her about another year to live. But Avery's father, Michael Canahuati, told the local news in Texas: “We can watch her die, or we can let her live.”