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Ava Smith

Ava’s current neurological status is that she is unable to walk (although she can move her legs) and she has very limited use of her left arm (can move but not with coordination). She has about 65% use of her right arm and is able to transfer in and out of a wheelchair on her own (from bed to chair, etc) Ava also has serious anxiety issues that that her doctors feel stem from her sudden change in mobility.

Neurologists are working to figure out the reason for Ava’s mobility issues. She was perfectly normal and healthy and then suddenly she started declining. She may regain some of these functions - unfortunately no Neurologist can tell her what she will and will not regain.

DAPHNE entered Ava's life in July 2016. DAPHNE will assist Ava with retrieving and carrying items for her. She will also assist with chair transfers and alerting Ava when she is anxious in order to help calm her down. Ava's life changed dramatically over a short period of time and the change has been hard for her to deal with. DAPHNE will help Ava cope with her life changes and be her best friend through the good and bad times!

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