2019_Stollery Story Squad _Digital Assets _Ava _350x 400 

Ava is a Harry Potter-loving, ukulele-playing teenage girl. Thanks to the world-class care she received at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, her future remains bright.

After having bad leg pain, Ava went to the doctor expecting to be sent for physiotherapy. An X-ray, MRI and two biopsies later, doctors confirmed Ava had cancer in her right leg and lungs. Her treatment involved chemotherapy, surgery on her leg and three separate lung surgeries. June 2019 brought Ava a bit of a setback when doctors found an osteosarcoma tumor in her left arm. Ava’s spirits are high as she begins chemotherapy treatment for the second time and her mom is grateful to have a world-class children’s hospital right in their backyard.