Ava Beck is an eight-year-old girl from Pecatonica, IL who found out in June of 2018 that she had a form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. Ava and her family grieved, but quickly met with doctors to develop a plan for treatment. She started chemotherapy in July of 2018 with many trips from the Rockford area to Madison Wisconsin, each trip consisting of overnight stays for no less than 2 days at a time. After about a month of treatment, Ava was recommended to fly to Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City for further testing and better treatment plans.
This journey started by eliminating all the summer plans that Ava and her family had, and turned into treatment, travel, and constant worry. Nicole, Ava’s mom found the strength to grieve and cry when Ava was not around, because she needed to be strong for her. Alexia, Ava’s sister has also been a rock for her mother Nicole, and also a support system for Ava. Alexia is 11, and is trying to find peace while her sister is battling this horrible disease.
After a few months of treatment, the family got the unfortunate news that they were hoping to never get; that the chemotherapy was not working and that Ava needed to go home to be with her family. With the months turning into weeks, and weeks into days, Ava is now coming to the closing of her journey, with all of her family by her side. The days are starting to get harder, but everyone is at peace knowing that she’s “seen the light, and the people” waiting for her.
"Ava is an incredibly strong young girl whom never lost her smile or her humor through this entire fight. She’s made this more understanding, by being so brave and strong. Her family wants Ava to be remembered for who she was; a beautiful, smiling, strong-willed girl who loved basketball, her cat, and her family. Ava’s time is limited, but her smile will forever shine bright."
This was written just days before Ava's time on earth ended. I launched this lipgloss in hopes of honoring Ava's big bright smile, her brave sister Alexia, and to raise funds for their family during that tragic time. In just 72 hours we raised over $10,000 for the family. I am still speechless over that. The glosses completely sold out and have been out of stock since November 15th 2018.
It is with pride and honor I can announce, THEY ARE BACK. After receiving COUNTLESS messages asking if the gloss will ever come back in stock, I always said that I would love to, but it was up to Ava's mother. After speaking with her over the last few weeks she is happy to bring back the gloss, she said, "That's awesome, makes me smile." Which makes my heart so happy.
Please help me honor Ava, her bright smile, her loving big sister Alexia and the entire family by ordering "The Ava & Alexia" Gloss today.
A portion of all profits will be donated to The (p4) Cancer Unit Ava was on at The American Family Children's Hospital at UW Madison as well as our local animal shelter, Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary. Nicole, Ava's mother chose these because of Ava's love for animals and for the amazing treatment they received at the hospital during Ava's stay. She said, "They were amazing to us, and ever since Ava was like, two she would go to the animals shelters so she could play with the cats."
By ordering your gloss not only are you keeping Ava's beautiful smile alive forever, but you are helping animals in need as well as other brave children who are fighting for their lives just like Ava. Thank you for your endless love and support to Ava's entire family.
The Ava and Alexia Gloss is a limited edition and is the perfect icy pink.
Be sure to post your selfie for Ava & Alexia to see using the hashtag #avastribe & #smileforava
Please share, pray and send a smile in honor of sweet Ava. You are loved, brave girl. <3
"The Ava & Alexia" Gloss - Limited Edition
DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF ORDERS PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2 WEEKS FOR YOUR ORDER TO SHIP! THE AVA TRIBE IS LOYAL AND MIGHTY AND THE GLOSS HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT 3 TIMES! WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET ALL OF THE ORDERS OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR SUPPORT TO AVA AND HER FAMILY!