April 19, 2012 by admncc
No complaints today. No crazy celebrity news stories. No off-the-wall antics. I’m just sharing an amazing and beautiful story that truly brought me to tears. Now…although I blog from behind the made-up character of The Constant Complainer, I’m actually a very nice and caring guy. And over the years, I’ve always taken pride in trying to help promote charities or stories that I feel are worthy.
Two days ago, I did not know who Avery Lynn Canahuati was. Then her story was leading the news headlines on MSN and caught my attention. As one of my friends later put it, Avery’s story is a “blend of humor, honesty and humility.” Allow me to explain.
Avery is five months old. She suffers from an incurable genetic disease called SMA. She will die within the next 18 months. So her family has turned her story into an amazing and inspiring journey of hope, love, laughter and awareness. Basically, they’ve created a Bucket List and daily blog for Avery. The stories are written by her parents, but from Avery’s perspective. You can view the web site here. I haven’t come across such a heartfelt story in a very long time. And it also proves that you don’t need to be in your 80’s to have a Bucket List!
Here are some of the items that Avery has already crossed off of her Bucket List.
- Being on TV
- Rocking a bikini
- Getting asked out on a date
- Flying a kite
- Passing out watching infomercials
- Getting grounded
- Getting proposed to
- Wearing Mardi Gras beads
- Taking a college campus tour
You know; it’s hard not to get choked up when reading about her adventures. But it’s also easy to be positively impacted by the inspirational message as they try to help educate others about SMA. So check out Avery’s blog, write to her or leave a comment below.
Avery’s Bucket List
P.O. Box 2849
Bellaire, TX 77402
Courtesy of Avery’s Bucket List