Sometimes we think we are giving only to discover how much comes back to us, ten times over.

Ava and her big sister, Clara playing together at home

This is one of those stories and the unintended consequences of getting to know young Ava Facchinelli. We’ve never actually met but I feel like I know her. I was so moved by her courageous battle with Rett syndrome, and her loving family who give back to the community in endless ways, that I knew I had to do something more.

Thanks for watching this video and learning about our mission at WomanScape. We’ve set up a cool page for you to check out and hope you are inspired to give.

If you do, you have earned your wings like Clarence from the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

If you can’t give now, no worries. Maybe later but we hope you’ll follow our climb to the top of Kilimanjaro for Ava, starting on Feb. 24th. Please share our mission and see you on for more about Ava’s story and Kilimanjaro.

Thank you!



Rose McInerney

Author Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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