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HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR AVA TO RECEIVE TREATMENTS, THERAPIES AND EQUIPMENT TO HELP BEAT SPINA BIFIDA. BE APART OF GOD'S PLAN!

AVA GRACE MCCULLOCH IS ALMOST 3 AND WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2008 WITH SPINA BIFIDA. OUR HEARTS WERE BROKEN. THE GENETIC COUNSELORS ACTUALLY MENTIONED ABORTING HER BEFORE SHE WAS EVEN CLOSE TO BEING BORN! I TOLD THEM NEVER TO SPEAK THAT TO ME AGAIN. COULD YOU IMAGINE ABORTING THIS INTELLIGENT, LOVING, SWEET FIREBALL OF A GIRL? SHE HAS HAD 5 SURGERIES AND MANY OTHER PROCEDURES ALL RELATING TO THIS CONDITION BUT HAS THE MOST UPBEAT PERSONALITY AND HAS A FAN CLUB OF FRIENDS EVERY WHERE SHE GOES. AVA ALSO USED TO HAVE A TRACH IN PLACE DUE TO PARTIAL VOCAL CHORD PARALYSIS AND WE DID NOT HEAR HER VOICE FOR EXACTLY NINE MONTHS. SHE BEAT THE TRACH IN RECORD TIME COMPARED TO OTHER CHILDREN, WE BELIEVE BECAUSE GOD HAS BLESSED HER. AVA ALSO HAS TO BE CATHED DUE TO HAVING NEUROGENIC BLADDER AND IS ON MEDICATION TO KEEP HER BLADDER FROM HAVING SPASMS. ACCORDING TO DR.S, THIS IS A LIFELONG CONDITION...BUT WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINST THIS. WE LOVE AVA AND WANT THE BEST FOR HER. SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY, INTELLIGENT LITTLE GIRL! ANYONE WHO MEETS HER INSTANTLY FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER. WE BELIEVE THAT GOD CAN AND WILL HEAL AVA AND WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN HEALING IN HER BODY. SHE DOES THINGS DOCTORS AND THERAPISTS SAID SHE WOULD NOT DO! IN DECEMBER OF 2010 I WAS RESEARCHING THE INTERNET AND FOUND SOMETHING CALLED STEMCELL TREATMENTS. 7 MONTHS LATER WE HAD RAISED AROUND 40,000.00 AND TOOK A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD TO CHINA TO RECEIVE THESE NON-EMBRYONIC STEMCELL TREATMENTS. WE WERE TOLD WE MAY NOT HAVE ANY RESULTS AND IF WE DID, IT WOULD TAKE TIME. BUT WHAT HAPPENED WAS EXACTLY OPPOSITE FROM THAT. WE HAVE RECORDED PROOF THAT SHOWS AVA HAS GAINED SENSATION IN HER LEGS. DURING THE ONE MONTH STAY AT CHENGYANG PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL IN QINGDAO CHINA, SHE RECEIVED 6 UMBILICAL CHORD DERIVED STEMCELL TREATMENTS AND A VARIETY OF DAILY THERAPIES. DURING ACCUPUNCTURE, WE HAVE VIDEOS SHOWING SHE WAS UNRESPONSIVE TO THE PAIN OF THE NEEDLES FOR THE FIRST SIX DAYS, AND ODDLY ENOUGH, ON THE 7TH DAY...SHE STARTED TO CRY. THIS CANNOT BE THE PLACEBO AFFECT AS SOME SAY...SHE IS TOO YOUNG. I HAVE RECORDED A VARIETY OF VIDEOS SHOWING OUR PROOF. SO WHILE THERE, SHE GAINED SENSATION, STRENGTH, SPEED IN WALKING, ENDURANCE WHILE WALKING AND HER TOES ARE WIGGLING MORE. SHE ALSO COMPLAINED OF PAIN WHEN I CATHED HER WHEN I HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE. HER LEFT FOOT WHICH WAS ALWAYS PULLED UP TIGHT IS ALSO MORE RELAXED. NOW ONE MONTH AFTER RETURNING, WE CAUGHT AVA LOOKING AT HER LEFT FOOT AND SHE WAS TAPPING IT AND TURNING HER ANKLES LEFT TO RIGHT AND UP AND DOWN! WE HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MOVEMENT!!! WE ALSO TESTED HER SENSATION OF TOUCH AND SHE IS RESPONDING TO GENTLE TOUCH ON HER FEET WHEN SHE WASN'T BEFORE!!SHE WAS WATCHING BECAUSE SHE KNEW IT WAS DIFFERENT! WE LEFT FOR TREATMENT JULY 4TH 2011 AND RETURNED AUGUST 4TH 2011. JUST TODAY, AUG. 16TH, AVA'S THERAPIST HERE IN THE U.S. SAID THAT AVA WENT FROM WALKING 30 FEET BEFORE TREATMENT IN HER BRACES TO WALKING 106 FEET AFTER TREATMENT IN HER ANKLE BRACES. THAT IS HUGE! MORE PROGRESS CAN COME MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD AND IS PERMANENT, BUT THE STEMCELLS WILL STOP PROGRESSING AFTER A NUMBER OF MONTHS AND SHE WON'T GAIN ANYTHING...SO IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT WE BRING AVA BACK IN ONE YEAR AT THE LATEST BUT WE ARE SHOOTING FOR SIX MONTHS. WE NEED TO DO THIS WHILE AVA IS SMALL AND HER LEGS ARE PROPORTIONED WELL WITH HER BODY. THAT WAY IF SHE GAINS STRENGTH AND SENSATION WE WILL KEEP HER LEGS AND FEET CAUGHT UP WITH HER GROWTH. AVA'S DR. SAID WE ARE THE ONLY FAMILY TO RECORD PROOF OF THIS HAPPENING AND I KNOW THIS CAN HELP MANY! PLEASE..HELP US RAISE FUNDS AGAIN TO GET AVA THE TREATMENTS SHE NEEDS!!! AVA WILL WALK!! THANK YOU TO SO MANY WHO GOT US HERE AND HAD WILLING HEARTS AND OPEN MINDS!!! AND THANK YOU TO GOD WHO SUPPLIES ALL OF OUR NEEDS...EVEN WHEN WE WERE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE SAYING WE COULDN'T GET THERE...

update:
AVA'S ORTHO DR. NOW STATED SHE HAS FUNCTION IN HER HAMSTRING WHEN SHE DIDN'T AND IF THIS CONTINUES A HIP SURGERY MAY WORK TO CORRECT HER HIP THAT IS OUT. ALSO, SHE IS HOLDING MORE IN HER BLADDER AFTER SOME ACCUPUNCTURE THERAPIES.UROLOGIST NOW CONIRMED HER BLADDER IS HOLDING MORE BEFORE HAVING A SPASM! AND AVA'S TOES ARE STARTING TO GENTLY FLEX BACK WHEN SHE STRETCHES!

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CENTURY NATIONAL BANK
AVA GRACE MCCULLOCH FUND
14 SOUTH FIFTH STREET
ZANESVILLE, OHIO 43701
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