Ava N.

Born prematurely, and suffering from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, little Ava lived for only two weeks: from April 17 to May 3, 2015. “I didn’t get enough time with her, but I loved when I got to hold her and she would try to lift her head to look at me even before her eyes opened,” her mother recalls. “Her little smirks always made my day.”

One moment in particular has proven as unforgettable as it is sustaining. “The days her eyes opened was an amazing day. She looked up at me and smiled. I felt so special to be loved by such a little angel.”