Jun 26, 2016 4:42 PM
A community celebrates the life of Ava London
WINDHAM - An emotional day in Windham on Sunday as the community remembered 7-year-old Ava Doiron-Frankland. Ava, who passed away last week after fighting a 30-month battle with brain cancer, lives on through thousands of lives she touched in such a short time.
"Any life no matter how old or how young should be celebrated," Jennifer Watchorn, an advocate for Sophia's Angels said.
The walkways of Windham High School lined with bright colors and toys, shedding light on a young girl who was taken from a community far too soon.
"Although there are sad times we want people to remember the happy and continue with her laughter and smile," Watchorn said.
Ava London was just 7 years old when she lost her 30-month battle with brain cancer. Yet, she inspired an army of followers and supporters, stealing the hearts of so many with her infectious smile and innocent spirit.
"She loved to draw, sing, play with her iPad, and she loved to snuggle with her daddies," Ava's father Jeffrey Frankland said.
Frankland and Ava's second father, Michael Doiron, took the stage in front of a full auditorium, where they shared stories of their little girl which brought the room to tears.
"I truly believe Ava's purpose was to show every single one of us the true meaning of life, that being love," Doiron said.
Their words reminded those to live in the moment, take nothing for granted, and that Ava's life is one to be celebrated.
"Fly high little girl you are free you are healed. And you will always be our little boo-boo," Frankland said.
"Continue to dance, continue to smile, and I don't believe your just sliding down those rainbows I believe you are actually painting them," Doiron said.