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Kids caring for Kids!

Avalon in a wheelchair at Christmas time

Getting to Know Avalon Budd, Founder of The Avalon Foundation

Avalon Budd’s personal struggle with HPP treatments provided impetus to found The Avalon Foundation of Toledo. Avalon (Avie) Budd has a rare genetic disease, Hypophosphatasia (HPP), that is characterized by the abnormal development of bones and teeth.  Avie, who is all too familiar with HPP, explains it in layman’s terms: “A person with hypophosphatasia doesn’t…
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13abc News Story on House for Hope

Lissa Guyton from 13abc News called! She wanted to know what the story is behind the House for Hope… so we invited her to come and tour the Perrysburg home-build in progress and interview the Gruber family. After all, it all began with these “kc4k” 14-year-old twin sisters and their Dad, Brian Gruber of Ridge…
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The Toledo Walleye Highlight TAF

The Avalon Foundation was featured as the non-profit of the night at the Toledo Walleye hockey game!

Hanson Inc. donates video project telling TAF’s story

After hearing Avalon’s story, Hanson Inc. team reached out and offered to donate a full project to help us tell our story. The experience was amazing! Hanson met with a team of 3 kc4k leaders spearheading the project. Amelia Kanjuparamben, Vice President, had the dream of getting TAF on the Ellen Show! The kids brainstormed,…
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Vineyard Vines chooses The Avalon Foundation!

Last spring Avalon met the staff at a Vineyard Vines store in the Florida Keys. After a few brief exchanges, the store manager asked for her contact information and gifter her with several items to share with the kc4k Board. A few months later, our foundation was emailed and told we have been chosen to…
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PENS Invites The Avalon Foundation to National Conference

We were honored to be invited by the 2018 Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society National Conference in May. Our President, Deborah Ayres, spoke on a panel about children and painful medical treatments. We also had the privilege of Board member, Jamie Heldt, representing us in our very colorful booth. It was a very successful venture raising…
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