A Devastating Loss

27 Sep

I am deeply saddened to report that Avalanna Routh died yesterday at the age of 6. I first wrote about Avalanna on February 18th, 2012 (https://cancerandcandy.wordpress.com/?s=routh&submit=Search).

Avalanna  was diagnosed at 8 months old with a rare form of brain cancer, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor, or AT/RT. Avalanna had a dream to meet international pop super star Justin Bieber. She was such a big fan that her nickname was “Mrs. Bieber”. With some help from her friends at a local hair salon and social media her dream of meeting
Bieber became a reality. After hearing Avalanna’s story, Bieber flew Avalanna and her family to NYC so they could meet. They spent 2 hours playing Candyland, laughing and taking pictures.

After hearing of her death, Bieber tweeted Wednesday: “just got the worst news ever. one of the greatest spirits i have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her. RIP Avalanna. i love you.”

Watch more of Avalanna’s story here http://youtu.be/mYRaPMcyL_g

Avalanna’s strength and spirit will never be forgotten.


2 Responses to “A Devastating Loss”

  1. writeyourheartlr September 27, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Reblogged this on writeyourheartlr and commented:
    That’s so sad. I know that’s a bit shallow…but i don’t know what else to say… RIP Avalanna.

  2. sweetaddict September 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Oh I am so sorry. Prayers for comfort, and strength.

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