Within a few days of Avan being born, she underwent testing and was diagnosed with HMG CoA lyase deficiency, a rare inherited disorder in which the body cannot properly process the amino acid leucine. The condition also prevents her body from making ketones, and is unable to break down fat. She’s been hospitalized many times, and in one incident was in a coma for 3 days. Avan likes writing songs, art, reading books and has an introverted nature. She’ll soon be going through big changes… Avan previously went to a private school, and in the fall will be attending a public high school. For her wish, she hoped to have a new computer to help with her studies. Kids Wish Network made her dream come true, purchasing Avan an Apple MacBook Pro.