Monthly Archives: April 2012

Princesses are Real!


My mom is late in posting this blog. I wrote it the night before my final recycle drive… I’m so excited. It is the eve of my big recycling event, and I can hardly wait. It will be so great to reach 100,000 cans and bottles. I always believed it was possible and now everyone else can too. It’s nice that everyone wants to help me and my family so much because it is getting people to recycle and because they want to help us, the cans and bottles are adding up even though most people don’t even think about making it to 100,000. But when we do get there and every one sees it then they will know that anything is possible and sometimes you just need some help to believe. That is what this is all about because I want everyone to know that no matter how old you are that you can make a difference not just for me but the world. You are that powerful and it makes a bigger difference if we work together and feel good and believe in each other.

I was named on Holocaust Memorial Day. My birth announcement was printed on the same page as my best friend who was born on my mom’s birthday and whose party I was at when I had my brain hemorrhage last year. Our announcements were in the Jewish Journal’s Yom Hashoah paper that had a big yellow star on the cover that said JUDE. It makes me think about people and Anne Frank. She said that no matter what she believed people are good at heart and me too. I believe that way deep down in people who you feel have no heart, they are still capable of good and have a strong, good heart. Lots of people are just followers even me too, but it depends who you follow. I think most of the time people just don’t know any different or just don’t know what to do or don’t really know how to think about stuff. I choose to think people are amazing. I think is is amazing how people are doing so much for me. Today some old friends who were in my brothers 5th grade class called and said they had recycling for me. They came over and gave us the voucher and took us to frozen yogurt and one of the girls asked me how I was doing. She didn’t say “How are you?” but she really asked me how I was doing with everything. People are good.

What I can’t wait to share is that today at school a kindergarten girl came up to me and said, “Your story is good. Can I tell you what I want to be when I grow up? I want to be a PRINCESS!!” I thought it was so cute. Everyone has dreams. I want to know why it takes such a hardship like this happening to me to make people think about their own dreams? Why do people have to be hurt and think about what they don’t want to happen just to dream about what they do want? We all have dreams no matter what and we should believe in our dreams and each other. Even with all of this happening to me I still believe that one day out of all the people in the world, Prince Charming is going to come sweep my Mommie off her feet. I’m just a kid but you can follow me and we can all believe and be princesses… with brAvery!!

-Avery (the Miracle Kid)

mAke a difference!


I know I haven’t written in a while, but I have a lot to say. Actually I have written two other blogs and my Mom hasn’t posted them yet so I told her to put this one up first. I just got the recent count of recyclables and I’m at about 50,000 bottles and cans. WE are halfway there.  Thank you everybody so much for helping me reach my goal, but I am even happier that I have made so many people see that they can make a difference in my life and the world by taking action. I know 100,000 is a big goal, but why have a little goal? We can take little steps to get to a big goal and a bunch of people taking little steps gives us all more power to help each other and the world.

I really want to make the world a better place, and I am amazed at how much people are doing for me. I am not taking anything for granted. I know that I have been on television, radio, lots of newspapers & magazines, had drives at my school and temple and my picture is all over fliers from Moorpark down to San Diego.  But this is not about me, at least not to me. I feel like I am a messenger. All sorts of people are recycling now and reaching out to me, even other sick people are fighting with me and helping. This all means so much more to me. People are coming together in all different communities, schools, sports, businesses, Facebook.  Everyone wants to help me, and I feel like my message is really helping everyone else too. Maybe my attitude inspires people and sometimes that is what we need. Maybe my goal of 100,000 cans and bottles seems like a lot but I’m inspiring as many people as I can to just do a little and together WE can reach 100,000 and everyone will see that it’s good to believe in something and awesome to try your best to reach goals and help each other. Every person can make a difference.

I learned long ago from someone very special that people don’t remember what you do or say, they remember how you make them feel. I want to make people feel inspired and powerful and that everyone matters. I am inspired every day by many things for example about a week ago I was at rePLANET and, met a man who worked there. He was actually young like 22 years old and told me his mom had recently passed and he felt life was worthless now.  His mom was sick for a long time and now he didn’t have anything to fight for or live for and, when he heard about me, he said I gave him something to fight for again. He truly inspired me because he made me happy, he made me feel real happiness because I know he isn’t really “fighting” for me but did feel hope for me and that gave him hope again for life and people and dreams just like I hope to make a difference.

Everyone should just go out there, set goals, set an example, reach out to other people, ask for help and make a difference with brAvery. 

Thank you for caring & recycling, Avery (The Miracle Kid)