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As many of you know, Avery Clear is a beautiful 3 year -old with huge, deep loving eyes and a smile that is contagious. When Avery was 2

     As many of you know, Avery Clear is a beautiful 3; year -old with huge, deep loving eyes and a smile that is contagious. She is full of personality and love of life. Avery is a little earth angel. When Avery was 2, she was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor with an unfavorable histology and diffused anaplasia. As a result, just days after her diagnosis, one of her kidneys had to be removed, and she has been undergoing intensive treatment at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. Avery has been nothing less than a trooper. While routine chemo, radiation, accessing and deaccessing her port ( a painful experience) blood & platelet transfusions, daily shots, CAT scans, and kidney tests ( just to share a few) are new constants in her life, she comes through the experiences a bit exhausted, but her lively, loving spirit still shines through. Avery’s sweet smile brings pure joy to everyone that she meets. As Avery walks through the pediatric oncology floor, the nurses, doctors, and anyone within eyesight stops what they are doing to greet her, because she radiates sweetness and love, and frankly she is just adorable! If you are fortunate enough to spend time with her, you know exactly what I mean. By the way, Avery’s greatest source of joy is her 7 year -old sister, Audra , an earth angel herself and the best playmate that a sister could have!

     The Clear family handles this experience with a strength and grace that is truly amazing. The family has not asked for financial support, however, many of us simply want to help in some way, as they have supported others with out hesitation time and time again. The medical bills for treatment have reached a staggering $400,000 and will continue to accumulate for months. The life changing diagnosis of childhood cancer and the process of cancer treatment at a hospital two hours from home can feel isolating at times. Your contribution will help to ease the Clear’s financial burden. It also reminds them that they are loved and part of a community of people who care. Each one of you are angels to Avery and the Clear family in return.

Thank you,

A Friend of the Family

 
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