Ava's Angels

The Ava Urrea Memorial Fund

Ava’s Angels–the Ava Urrea Memorial Fund– honors the memory of our daughter and benefits children, teenagers, and young adults born with congenital heart disease. Our hope is that others will be encouraged to live their lives as Ava did with kindness, compassion, and joy.

Ava was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome on November 18, 2010. The left side of her heart did not fully develop in utero causing her to endure countless surgeries, hospitalizations, medications, and outpatient therapies. Sadly, she passed away on February 5, 2022, due to her complex heart condition.
Ava was a precocious, lively, spirited 11-year-old who touched people in remarkable ways. She experienced much joy in the opportunities and experiences she had in this life. Ava was quite the sports fanatic and found ways to participate in baseball, soccer, sled hockey, and swimming just to name a few. She loved playing baseball for the Miracle League of Las Vegas and sled hockey for the Vegas Golden Chariots.

Our firsthand knowledge of the emotional, mental, and financial impact a family endures when a loved one is living with congenital heart disease allows us to ease some of that burden. The uninsured and out-of-pocket expenses, lodging for those out of the area who need a medical procedure, affording adaptive clothing, the necessity for durable medical equipment, and counseling services are just some of the services needed that may not be fiscally possible for a family to afford.

We are grateful for your tax-deductible donation to the fund which will allow families to obtain necessary services and items, not only to keep our daughter’s memory alive but to ease the pain, frustration, and challenges families like ours face.

Fund Administrators

  • Amy Urrea
  • Edward Urrea

Award Details

  • Pending

Donate Two Ways

By Mail:

Ava’s Angels – The Ava Urrea Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation

13100 Filly Lane | Truckee | California | 96161


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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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