Avery’s Biography

My name is Tammy Risen. I was Avery’s grandmother and caregiver for almost her entire life. Before her death, I started writing her story with the hope that it might change her circumstances. I was writing the biography based on Avery’s life in July of 2016. Little did I know that what I feared most would happen on July 29th, 2016, and that her life would end on August 1st, 2016. Since her death, I threw away that book and started over from scratch. The way I see things has changed so much and I need to write her story with the emotions that I have, not the hope I once held.

A childhood friend of mine is a publicist and she hopes to publish this once it is completed. The biography is being edited by a dear friend. I decided to post a snippet of our lives with Avery. A glimpse into our world.

Avery’s life story needs to be written to aid other children like her. I pray that her story may change the outlook of their future.

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 “WE ALL FALL DOWN”

Chapter 3: Part 1: Time of the Hopeless

As we entered into 2013, we could never have imagined all that we would face or all that we would lose. In our future we would be challenged in the justice system. We would face the devil itself and we would forfeit everything, including who we use to be. We would never be the same. We would never laugh with true happiness. We would never smile with sincerity. We would never feel a sense of contentment. The lives we had known, the future we were trying to build, was just a broken dream.

For we have life but we do not live, especially when everything you love is gone. A broken heart, a truly destructed vessel that empties your souls is an unexplained entity. No words could ever express that loneliness. Even when you are not alone. It is not for the ones who have parted but for those that remain. Standing among this hell on earth I look to heaven with envy.

Tammy E. Risen

 

“Blue Hope” by Tammy E. Risen

 

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2017 Benefit for Avery’s Law

July 29th, 2017 will be one year from the date of the assault against Avery. In her memory and in the aid of abused children in the State of Ohio. We are holding a benefit to support Avery’s Law. The benefit will be held at Blue Bell Beach Entertainment Complex located at 7958 Harrison Ave, Cleves, Ohio 45002. At 7pm to Midnight. For more information on the benefit please contact: Debbi Connelly at 513-582-3485

Avery’s Law which is in the hands of a local party of the House of Representatives are laws to change the reunification process in child abuse cases handled by Jobs and Family Services and to promote new laws in self protection of a child. We are in great need of a change. Had these laws been in place during Avery’s life she would have been protected in a way that may have saved her life. Through her death may come salvation for others. Though we may not have all the answers and these laws may not be the exact solution. It is a start. We all begin somewhere. If you believe that children need a change in the way that we as a society protects them. Stand with us on the this date. Let us be united in a fight to protect our youth, our future. Be the voice of a child that can speak no more.

Avery’s Park Bench

The Benefit held October 2nd, 2016 aided in purchasing Avery’s park bench that is located at Mitchell Memorial Forest in Green Township. This park was Avery’s favorite park. She referred to it as her Green Park. Her bench is located near the Shelter House.

 

Avery's Bunnay and Bench
Bunnay sits on Avery’s bench. This is Bunnay number two since the original was thrown away by her Mother as she often did. Avery never bonded as fondly with this blue Bunnay.

Avery's Bench