Ana's Story

Ana West is a 7-year-old from McDonough, and she suffered a stroke on November 12, 2012. After being admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, she was diagnosed with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation – extra blood vessels in the brain. These are located on the top of her brain stem, making it impossible to operate. The blood from these vessels have nowhere to go, so it clots and leaves Ana at risk for stroke. The left side of her body was affected by this.

Ana spent more than a month at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit – to re-learn basic functions like walking and talking. Because of their inpatient stay and daily travels for therapy, Ana was not able to sell Girl Scout cookies in her first year as a Scout. Therefore, Pure Imagination, purchased 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Ana in support of her getting her cookie badge and created the “Fondue It Forward” fundraising event in her honor to help raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
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