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December 18, 2013  |   Comments (5)   |   Post a comment

2-year-old with cancer gets to ride the school bus

By Thomas McMahon


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Two-year-old Ava, who has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, wanted to ride a bus and go to school. She got her wish on Tuesday.

Two-year-old Ava, who has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, wanted to ride a bus and go to school. She got her wish on Tuesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — With their daughter having been given only a few weeks left to live, Ava Parker's family wanted to make sure she gets to do what she wants during this precious time.

Two-year-old Ava, who has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, wanted to ride a bus and go to school.

Arrangements were made for the youngster and her family to ride a Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township bus to Liberty Early Elementary School. She spent Tuesday afternoon with a preschool class there.

"The other kids were very kind to her and excited to have a new friend in class," an announcement on the school district website said.

Local news crews reported on the bittersweet experience.

Ava rode a Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township bus.
<p>Ava rode a Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township bus.</p>

"When we found out last Monday that our days are truly numbered with her, I wanted to give her what she truly wanted," said Ava's mother, Kacy Parker, WTHR reported.

For more details about Ava, go to www.avastrong.us.


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May god bless her soul and give her a miracle, she deserves it the most

Anonymous    |    Jan 28, 2014 04:03 AM

I am praying for this little girl God will give her a Miracle. St. JUDES is the best hospital. Please check it out..

Anonymous    |    Dec 20, 2013 08:31 AM

Thanks for sharing this touching story. This restores in me that we truly are a family in school transportation. I have worked in school bus transportation for 28 years and no matter where we work we have a family nature and this just proves it. Great Job Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township !!!!!!!

Craig Warren    |    Dec 20, 2013 06:40 AM

This brought tears to my eyes. :( Prayers for the family and thank you to the district for allowing her this opportunity!

Michelle    |    Dec 20, 2013 04:54 AM

Thank you for your true Grace Metropolitan School District in doing such a beautiful thing such as this. Thank you for sharing this story.

Victoria    |    Dec 19, 2013 03:04 PM

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