Ava's PPROM Warriors
Welcome to our team page for Ava's PPROM Warriors! Teams have a huge impact on the success of Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk and we are glad you are here to help us out with a great cause!
To give you an idea of what our team is about, we do this in honor of Ava Grace. When I was 13 weeks pregnant, my water broke and the doctor's gave our baby a 0% chance at survival. Not giving up, Travis and I decided to change providers and visited the doctors at Froedtert Hospital's Maternal Fetal Care Center. While we weren't given high chances for the baby surviving, we were offered a huge support system and doctors that were on board with our decision to keep going until God told us otherwise.
Deciding to come on her own, I was able to keep her in longer than expected and Ava was born at 31 weeks and 3 days. We started off on a rough journey with her immediately being put on CPAP and rushed down to the NICU where she remained for the next 54 days coming home on January 7th, 2015. She was on oxygen and received in home care for Occupational & Physical therapy until she was 6 months old. She has continued to meet her milestones and we are bless enough to say we have a PERFECTLY healthy 3 1/2 year old!!
Our team is about NEVER giving up despite the hardships we may face. You will come out stronger than you may even know you were!
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
Why are we doing this?
The short answer is that we want to do something that helps kids, and can’t think of a better organization to support than Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
The longer answer is that by running or walking in this event for Children’s Hospital, we can raise funds that 100% support the care provided to kids, from life-saving cancer and heart treatments all the way to life-changing community care. At Children’s, they say they believe kids deserve the best, and they live up to that promise — for all kids.
Time and money is precious and we owe it to ourselves to be thoughtful about causes we support.
- Children’s has the No. 1 NICU in the country, able to care for the most fragile newborns with the most daunting complications.
- Children’s places nurses in schools in at-risk communities so that kids get preventative, regular care right in their own backyard.
- Children’s funds ground-breaking research.
- Children’s is a non-profit and relies on events like this one to pay for the level of care our kids receive.
Walking as a team at Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk sends out a huge shout of support to the kids cared for by Children’s Hospital, and raises critical funds to support their care. It’s also a lot of fun, with kid-focused activities and entertainment all the way!
If you haven’t already, please join our team or help kick start fundraising with a donation of your own by clicking the donate button.
Our fundraising goal: $1,000.00
Raised to date: $640.00