I'm a stay at home mom with 2 great kids, ages 11 & 9. My supportive husband has encouraged me to start my own business with some of my creations. How Ava Hope Designs was started... I recently discovered Etsy through a friend (Thanks Kara!) and wanted to show my appreciation to the incredible team @ the Brigham & Women's Hospital. My incredibly strong sister, Deb, had twin girls @ 23 weeks. Emma, 1 lb., 8 oz, and Ava, 1lb. 6 oz. The doctors and nurses fought so hard to save their lives. Sadly, on September 13, 2010 we lost sweet Ava Hope. Miraculously, they saved her beautiful twin sister, Emma Faith (shown in my profile picture). My family will be forever grateful to them. So...for every item sold, $1 will go to the Brigham & Women NICU in Boston in memory of my precious niece, Ava Hope...our sweet angel who will never be forgotten. Thank you for visiting.