On September 21, Orphan Grain Train will hold its annual International Fest fundraiser at its warehouse at 621 East-West Boulevard in Millersville. In addition to raising funds for OGT's worldwide humanitarian shipments for those who are less fortunate, OGT will collect for much-needed medical equipment for the Janeski family.
Ava Janeski, now 4 years old, was diagnosed last October with a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Within 24 hours, she went from a happy-go-lucky child with the sniffles to a child who is paralyzed from the neck down.
Ava calls herself Baby Bird and misses playing with her twin brother, who was diagnosed with autism just a few months before Ava's diagnosis of AMF.
Any donations will go toward an adjustable bed and a van equipped with a wheelchair lift. Donations can be made to Orphan Grain Train with “Baby Bird Ava” on the memo line and mailed to OGT, 621 East-West Boulevard, Millersville, Maryland 21108. Tickets for the OGT International Fest are available from Angel Brant, who can be reached at 301-873-1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on how to help Ava, contact Bonnie Jordan at 443-324-1171.