Andie and Ava’s Journey
Meet Andie and Ava, a mum and daughter navigating a blended diet. Watch their story unfold in an inspiring three-part video series.
In this three-part series, Andie Joy shares the story of her seven-year-old daughter, Ava, who lives with cerebral palsy. Ava, affectionately known as ‘Jellybean’, has a gastrostomy tube fitted so food can travel safely and directly into her stomach. Andie and Ava share a snapshot into their everyday lives while following a blended diet. Each episode in this truly honest and inspiring series allows viewers to follow their experience, helping others to make informed decisions about tube feeding. Make sure you watch the videos in full screen for the best experience.
In the first episode, we get to know Andie, Ava and their dog, Nelly. Andie shares the highs and lows of giving Ava a blended diet, and we explore the countryside at their local park in Keighley, Yorkshire. Follow more of Andie and Ava’s journey by watching Episode 2.
In the next episode, Andie embarks upon an empowering, reflective and extensive mind-mapping journey to better understand Ava’s digestion and relationship with food. We see the impact of challenging routine and exploring her options to be more spontaneous. Watch Episode 3 for the final part of Andie and Ava’s video journey.
In the final episode, we join Andie and Ava after two months of bridge feeding. A poignant conclusion to the video series, we sense the emotional benefits to life on a blended diet. Andie hopes her story will inspire parents and caregivers on their own tube feeding journeys.
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