Thursday, December 19, 2013

In Honor

A donation was made to The Sweet Dreams Foundation in memory of Aviana 

~Luana, Ernie and Oscar Hernandez

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Aviana inspired "Blessing Bags" which were made and handed out to people in need.

~ The Reinhart's and Friends

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A donation was made in honor of Aviana to St. Jude.

~ Cameo, Norm, Asa & Valentina

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A donation was made to Toys for Tots in honor of Aviana.

~ Caden Lopez

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Two more Acts for Avi…

~ anonymously paid the utility bill for a struggling single mama whose power had been shut off.

~ dropped a grocery gift card off in another single father's mailbox so that he could buy much needed food for his 4 children.

Tonight…my little Bug and I are going shopping for a few things that we hope to pass out at various times over the next week. All in honor of your precious Angel Aviana.

~ Sarah

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A donation was made to Make a Wish in honor of Aviana.

~ Kiara Lopez

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In honor of Aviana, Stephanie has kept a big gallon zip-lock bag of snacks in her car to hand out to people who hold out signs around her town.

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A donation of leashes and collars is being delivered to the animals of Anneke's Haven at Loaves & Fishes in honor of Aviana.

~ Mikayla Lopez

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Alex Infante decided to order a bunch of pizzas and have them sent to the local firehouse on Halloween, because she knew that day was my favorite. Her husband is a fireman, so they hold a special place in her heart. She included a letter of why the pizzas were being sent along with Avi's blog address so they could see how special Aviana was. 

Alex ~ Thank so much for your letter… I cried big tears…thank you. 


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A donation was made for funeral services for a 2 year old little boy was was hit by a car and killed in a town near us in honer of Aviana.

~ Warren and Anna Steuben

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A donation was made to St. Jude in honor of Aviana.

~ Roger and Rella Remedios

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A donation was made to UC Davis Medical Center (PICU) in Aviana's memory. In her honor, a donation was also made to a family in San Ramon who just lost their mother to cancer. The dad is a middle school teacher and they have adopted four children (3,4,5,5) from Ethiopia. A donation was also made to a group serving the homeless and needy people in Solvang, Ca.

~ Dixie Hall

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A donation was made in honor of Aviana to The Make a Wish Foundation.

~ Jan, Tony & Natalie Pinna

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Channe says she can start by honoring Avi's memory by being more patient with her children and not getting frustrated with them when they can't/won't do something, and that she will also smile more : )

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A donation was made to St. Jude in honor of Aviana.

~ Gerry Piglowski

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Christie said for Avi she has been trying to bring joy to people through laughter : )

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A donation of ninety Christmas dinners and whole lot of dog food were made to Loaves & Fishes. A donation was also made in honor of Aviana to The Book of Dreams, specifically to Khya's family. In so many ways, reading their story was like reading ours.

~ J.R. Williams

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A donation of 30 Christmas dinners were made in honor of Aviana to Loaves & Fishes in honor of Aviana.

~ Ami Victorio

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Jessica keeps looking for all kinds of ways to honor Avi with gifts of kindness! She keeps having to forgive cruddy drivers ; ) She is also going to have her kids clean out their old toys and bring them down to Salvation Army or one of the shelters nearby. 

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These families donated to The Mustard Seed School at Loaves & Fishes in honor of Aviana:

The Delap Family
The King Family
The Johnson Family
The Hernandez Family
The Springer Family
The Velo Family
The Anderson Family
The Pham Family
The Serna Family
The Ringstrom Family
The Davis Family
The Williams Family
The Martell Family
The Autry-McNiel Family
The Knapp Family
The Brown Family
The Polson Family 

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Thank you all! 
I can't tell you how much this lifts us or how brightly you make our world shine. 

20 comments:

  1. I believe Avi will spread her love and goodness for years to come and that will be her gift to us and many others who never got to know her. Isn't love the Christmas miracle? She embodied it and you all were kind enough to share her with us and we are better because of her.
    Lots of love now and all year long,
    Dixie

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  2. In honor of Aviana, I adopted a single teenage mom with her four year old son for Christmas to buy warm clothes

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    1. Thank you so much! That was so nice of you. I'm sure they were so appreciative!

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  3. Wow - this is so awesome!!!

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  4. With loving thoughts of your sweet Avi, we purchased gifts for a homeless man holding up a sign on a street corner. It wasn't so much about the things we gave him; it didn't matter if he was truly homeless or not. It didn't matter if he was "worthy" or not...side note: I always find myself questioning if someone is 'really' in need or if they are just lazy. As if I am judge and jury. I have no clue what path anyone else has walked. Ugh...I can be so ugly. But on this day I tried to show my children that all life matters. That everyone has value. We are all equal; we are all human. We are all worthy and deserving of love. We are not called to judge. Only to love. So much love, courage, and faith is always shining through the stories of your family and especially your amazing daughter. Thank you Avi for inspiring all of us to be kind and brave. Fly free sweet baby girl. Can't wait to meet you on the flip side :) Melissa

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    1. Oh Melissa…I so loved this. Thank you!!! Your words were so beautiful and perfectly written…"But on this day I tried to show my children that all life matters. That everyone has value. We are all equal; we are all human. We are all worthy and deserving of love. We are not called to judge. Only to love."

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