Avril's Blog

Why I Smile :)

Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Hey Everyone,

First of all, I just want to say that I continue to be grateful every day to all of you who have donated, bid, or shared to support the Avril Lavigne Foundation Rockstar Room with all of your friends. We’ve already had over 25,000 people visit the Rockstar Room! It means so much to me to keep hearing reports that so many of you are helping to create a movement to support and raise awareness for kids living with serious illnesses or disabilities.

Today I wanted to share with you a reason why I smile. You may’ve noticed a new picture in the Rockstar Room of Ashley (see below), who is one of the kids the Avril Lavigne Foundation helps to provide Respect, Opportunity, Choices, Knowledge and Strength for with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Meeting, learning about and hearing the stories of young people living with serious illnesses or disabilities like Ashley is part of what inspired me to start the Avril Lavigne Foundation. Their courage is why I smile, and hopefully it will inspire you to smile too. :)

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