Over the weekend Petland in Chillicothe held a fundraiser for Ava Everhart, a third grader at Greenfield Elementary who has cystic fibrosis.
Everhart and her sister Zoie created a dream list that the family wanted to try and fulfill while Ava is young and as healthy as possible.
“Ava’s first dream was to have a Pomeranian puppy,” said Jean Little, a Greenfield teacher who is planning another fundraiser for Ava this month. “After a little convincing, her mother said it was fine and I went straight to work calling different pet stores. When I spoke with Petland in Chillicothe, they directed me to corporate where I received a phone call two days after sending an email. They were all in and when they found out it was Ava’s birthday on March 30 they decided to do a surprise birthday party for her in the store. It was absolutely amazing. They treated all of us like royalty with a full tour, petting/holding animals, teaching us about them as we went along, a full shopping spree (donated) for Ava’s new puppy (donated), and they are also paying the vet bills for life — knowing how expensive it is for Ava’s parents to use gas to and from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, medical bills, and medical necessities. I can fill you in on all the details if you want to They Petland is even coming to our event to share and teach about they animals.”
Anna’s fundraiser in Greenfield will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Greenfield VFW Ranch, 12868 Watt Rd.
For more information about Ava and the event, visit her Facebook page at Ava’s Magical Unicorns or Google at Ava’s Magical Unicorns@cureforCF.
Submitted by Jean Little, Greenfield Elementary teacher.