The Heart-Wrenching Journey of Magalli Jimenez and Her Brave Daughter Ava Skye
In the moments that follow the birth of a child, parents are often consumed by a simple yet profound hope: that their newborn is healthy. For Magalli Jimenez, this basic wish took on unimaginable depths of meaning and desperation.
A Year of Joy Turns Into A Lifetime of Grief
Jimenez was blessed with a beautiful daughter named Ava Skye, and her first year of life was a joyous period for the family. However, at just 13 months old, Ava was diagnosed with muscle cancer, turning their world upside down.
The Battle with Cancer
Jimenez was optimistic when the oncologist recommended treatment, trusting medical science to pull them through this nightmare. Ava underwent a grueling round of chemotherapy, with her mother wishing she could trade places and endure the pain for her. The family was overjoyed when Ava finally went into remission.
However, their happiness was short-lived. In July 2022, Ava’s cancer returned, proving to be resistant to further treatment. Surgical removal was considered, but due to her fragile state, hopes for recovery dimmed.
Making The Most of Limited Time
Facing the devastating realization that Ava’s time was limited, Jimenez took her daughter to hospice care, aiming to make her last days as comfortable as possible.
“We will just let her live her life and enjoy her and do all the things that we’ve ever wanted to do with her. We’ve made a bucket list for her,” said a tearful Jimenez.
A GoFundMe page set up by a family friend, Davina Galvan, aimed to raise $5,000 to fulfill Ava’s bucket list. Sadly, on August 22, 2022, Ava Skye took her final breaths.
A Final Melody of Love
In a heartrending moment just a day before her passing, little Ava gathered all her remaining strength to sing her favorite song to her mother. Captured on video, Ava sang, “I love you. You love me. We are a happy family. With a great big hug and a kiss, won’t you say you love me too?”
A Mother’s Enduring Promise
Following Ava’s passing, a heartbroken but relieved Jimenez said, “My heart will forever be broken, it will never be the same, but I promised her that I would live for her. Hug your kiddos a little harder today, even when they drive you insane.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Magalli Jimenez and her family during this unimaginably difficult time. Ava Skye’s courageous spirit touched those who knew her, and her story is a stark reminder to cherish every moment with our loved ones.
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