Avie’s Place is a 2-acre American with Disabilities Act-certified park and playground in Oroville specifically designed for families of medically fragile children and our disabled community. Opening in April 2022, it will be the only recreational area of its kind in the 22 county-region north of Sacramento to the Oregon border.
Avie’s Place was created by Avalynn’s Hope Foundation to help bring families together in a safe, inclusive space while honoring the memory of Avalynn Wallace. Avalynn was called to heaven in October 2019 at the age of seven, following a grueling three-year-long struggle with AML (Acute myeloid leukemia). Her strength continues to be a source of inspiration for her family, as well as the entire community.
During Avalynn’s treatment, we discovered there’s a significant need for better resources for medically fragile children and their families, especially when it comes to end-of-life care. Avalynn’s Hope Foundation was created to continue the legacy of Avalynn and provide much-needed support for families who are experiencing similar challenges.
Avalynn’s Hope Foundation has three primary goals:
- Recreation: To provide universally inclusive recreation for individuals of every capability and physical impairment.
- Resources: To serve as a resource and guide for families who don’t have experience working within the medical system.
- Support: To provide funding and advocacy for cancer research, as well as support for like-minded nonprofit organizations.
At Avie’s Place and Avalynn’s Hope Foundation, we believe all children and their families should have a place to enjoy quality time, regardless of any health challenges they might be facing. A play where they can lose all sense of time, get lost in imagination, and put aside any worries they have, even if it’s just for one day. Everyone has an Avie in their life, even if they don’t realize it.
Partner with us today to honor Avalynn and help make our dream a reality.