Tag: The Avalon Foundation

Kids caring for Kids!

Avalon Foundation in Toledo Area Parent!

Thank you to Toledo Area Parent News and writer Joy Hajjar for featuring us in the April edition of Toledo Parent! Jen and Deb were honored to be included and thoroughly enjoyed talking with Joy; it was an overall wonderful experience.  Thank you, Toledo Area Parent, for recognizing our special efforts, the hard work of…
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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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Northwest Ohio HR Association selects The Avalon Foundation as Thier Nonprofit for 2019

Our President, Deb Ayres, was invited to speak this morning to over 100 HR professionals introducing them to TAF. While our organization typically is represented by our kc4k kids; the meeting started at 8am on a school day so Deb filled in. “I never feel like I can have the deep impact the kids do…
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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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