Through numerous surgeries and procedures, Ava has prevailed as our little fighter and heart warrior. She has been to the brink and back multiple times throughout her stay at Lurie Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, she still has more obstacles to overcome. Ava is now in critical condition and has been placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Her medical team at Lurie's is doing their best to help Ava hang on until they find a match, but she will need it very soon. We hope and pray every single day. Ava's parents (Brian and Amie) and her loving sister, Ella, are standing strong and dedicated by Ava's side. Their love for Ava is unwavering. We are all inspired by their devotion, dedication, and diligence.