THE TEAM AVERY STORY
If you know Avery Downing then you know what a truly amazing, gifted and joyful light this child is. If you don't, then let me share with you Avery's story.
At just 4 years of age Avery joined the gymnastics world and has never looked back. She is now at the tender age of just 13 and a level 9 gymnast.
Tragically on January 10, 2012 the gymnastics that she loved so much came to a screeching halt. In a routine bar exercise during practice something went terribly wrong. Just 2 days before this accident , Avery and her team mates had begun their competitive season . She performed this same bar routine and won 1st overall.
But on January 10, life would change.
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Knowing Avery as I do and watching her grow I have always been completely amazed at what a light she has been. She has already overcome more challenging situations than most. I remember when she broke her arm the day before Flip Fest gymnastics camp. Not only did she demand to go, but she won camper of the week out of about 200 other athletes . Oh yea, Have I mentioned she is a light.
When Avery lost all of her hair to Alopecia Universalis, she never got down nor did she feel sorry for herself. She accepted it and was always filled with joy making everyone around her happy. She even wore a purple wig to one of her competitions. Since that time, through many, many prayers, Avery received a miracle and has regained all of her beautiful blond hair.
Avery is a fighter, lover of life and people. She is always taking the time to care for others and their feelings. Avery has always been especially loving to the the little ones in the gym. One of our younger competitors named their American girl doll after Avery.
TEAM AVERY BENEFIT CONCERT AND SILENT AUTION. Performances by: Stephen Curtis Chapman, crossway worship band, paul bogart, ben shive, and natalie reeder. date: june 2nd, place: faith baptist church cost: $25.00 and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Avery Downing!!! Just go to : brownpapertickets.com/event/244445 to buy your tickets.