She touched so many lives, and did so much to help fight the disease which would eventually claim her life, in such a short time. Avery Canahuati, the baby girl with the bucket list, lost her battle against Spinal Muscular Atrophy last night. Here, courtesy of her parents Mike and Laura and written in her voice, is a farewell letter.
This is Avery, she’s 5-months-old and has already accomplished more in her short life than many of us who have the gift of time. Avery Canahuati of Bellaire, Texas was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), an incurable genetic disease that most sufferers don’t survive past the age of two. Avery’s parents, Mike and Laura, started a blog — written in her voice — called Avery’s Bucket List. Here are a few accomplishments Avery’s already checked off her list. UPDATE: Sadly, Avery has passed away.