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

Thomas McMahon
Posted on December 18, 2013
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.
Ava rode a Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township bus.

"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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Thomas McMahon Executive Editor
Comments ( 5 )
  • Anonymous

     | about 3 years ago

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

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