Why I'm Running
I am running in memory of my sweet niece, Vivi girl, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. Vivi was a 2018 Wish Kiddo and A Special Wish Cleveland holds a special place in my heart. Although I am not a runner, I will take on the challenge to run 24 miles in 24 hours for Vivi girl. #DoItForVivi #VIVSTRONG
About Team Ava

Ava is a 2 1/2 year old who, on June 21st, 2019 at age 1, was diagnosed with b-cell Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. We spent the first 15 days in the hospital to get started on her treatment. She is a brave and happy little girl who doesn't stop fighting. It's been a long road of hospital stays for treatments and blood transfusions, but she has never stopped smiling.

Ava has a great support team, plus she always has a side kick with her. Right now, her sidekick is a stuffed groundhog named Charlie plus her lovey she named guy. Everybody that meets Ava falls in love with her. She makes everyone smile and laugh. From the start we have explained everything that was going to happen to her, so she likes to know everything. She loves her doctors and nurses at Rainbows Babies and Children Hospital. She likes to play pretend nurse - she even has her own hospital badge that the child life specialist team made her! Who knows she might grow up to be a nurse one day!

Ava has a strong and crazy personality that everybody loves. She loves being outside, playing with her toys, doing puzzles, coloring and reading. She also loves watching Disney Jr. and playing on her tablet. Ava's favorite movie is Moana, so of course her 2nd birthday party was Moana themed! She is the strongest toddler I have every met. She is well loved by many.

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The Holler Family.
2 months ago

Vivi. You just keep on giving. So many children will smile because of you 😇❤️

$48.00
Alex and John
2 months ago

Start running south 😉 miss you. You go girl.

$48.00
Kristen & Pat Jamieson
2 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

$48.00
Mary & Jim
2 months ago

You go Juls! #Vivstrong

$100.00
Anonymous
2 months ago

Vivi would be so proud of you

$25.00
Haley and Michael Zielinski
2 months ago

Much love for this sweet girl! Go Julie!!

$48.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
$24.00
Anna
3 months ago

So proud of you! #vivstrong love you!!

$120.00
Kathleen Roberts
3 months ago

Go Julie! #doitforvivi

$24.00
Mary Kay DePaul
3 months ago

In memory of my granddaughter Vivi Rose.

$48.00
Katie R.
3 months ago

Go Julie! #vivstrong

Anonymous
3 months ago

I love you Vivi.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Thank you for the inspiring tribute. A great reminder to always fight for what is important in life.