In Your Hands...Volume 4

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

When we decided to put the show into your hands, we knew it would have effects of all different shapes and sizes. We would learn what songs you loved, what makes up the personalities of our fans, and how both of these elements affect the way you understand the meaning behind each of our lyrics.

 

One song that was particularly influential during the course of the tour was "Baby Girl" which was brought to life during the "Sing With Sugarland" contest. The song opened our eyes up to what the words meant for all of you and who considers themselves or someone they know their "Baby Girl."

 

A moment during the "Sing With Sugarland" contests that will forever be burned into our minds happened a few weeks ago in Prior Lake, MN at the Mystic Lake Casino. Jennifer invited four-year-old Avery and her mom Jennifer to the stage to help her sing this Sugarland favorite. Avery's story goes a little something like this:

 

At 22 months old her parents, Matt and Jennifer, noticed that Avery's smile was crooked, her balance was off, and her walk was very stiff. On April 30th, 2010 their world stopped when the family heard the words "inoperable brainstem tumor."

 

In an act of desperation, Matt and Jennifer decided to contact St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN who accepted Avery as a patient with open arms. For the first time since Avery was diagnosed, the family heard these kind and comforting words from her St. Jude doctor, "We're not going to give up on your baby girl." After 2 months of treatment, the tumor has shrunk 85% and remains stable.

 

Thanks to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and supporters like radio station K102, Avery just celebrated her 4th birthday. She is a happy little girl who loves her big sister and her family!

 

Avery's battle with cancer isn't over yet, help her and other patients at St. Jude win the fight against cancer. Donate now in honor of this sweet "Baby Girl" here.

 

Watch Avery's video:

 

 

Video Credit: Valarie Allyn Bienas

  1. Erin avatar

    On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Erin said:

    Great video! You guys are amazing!!

  2. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    I am going to pray for AVERY'S full and complete recovery!There is a tremendous amount of healing power in prayer because I know from personal experience.Avery is the meaning of love and hope and why you never.......EVER.....give up!I can hear 1000000 Sugarland fans praying with me right now if we just get started.I've started......care to join me?May God bless you and watch over you Avery!!!.....LOVE......John

  3. Maj avatar

    On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Maj said:

    OMG!! SO cute!!! Still teary eyed! See...THIS is the good stuff! The stuff that makes me love you guys as much and so much more then I do!!! AWESOME!!!

  4. sugarfanfromthestart avatar

    On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 5:27 AM, sugarfanfromthestart said:

    This is so beautiful, Avery is amazing, Jennifer and Kristian are so loving, what an experience for Avery and her mom, so proud to be a SL fan, keep doing great things...xoox

  5. Cassie189 avatar

    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Cassie189 said:

    St Jude is one of the organizations I donate to each year. My 5 year old nephew has leukemia and is in remission now-doing well. Just love what this origination does for kids. Love the video, such a sweet little girl.

  6. sugarfan10 avatar

    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM, sugarfan10 said:

    too cute!! my sister and i started bawling while watching this

  7. SUGARLANDROCK avatar

    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM, SUGARLANDROCK said:

    I was there for that beautiful moment. And I can tell you that the video doesnt show how amazing and beautiful Avery is. That is a moment in time I will never forget. Thank you Avery and mom, and Sugarland for making that moment happen.

  8. Mtngirlhh avatar

    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Mtngirlhh said:

    Beautiful!!

  9. tracysue avatar

    On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM, tracysue said:

    Stories like Avery's are the exact reason that I have been a "Partner In Hope" for 5 years now. I give in honor of my two healthy Godchildren, in hopes that Savannah and Vance will never need to go there!

  10. RMCHECK avatar

    On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM, RMCHECK said:

    What a touching video. It puts our trivial day to day problems in a proper perspective. Avery is such an adorable and brave little girl, with strong, loving parents. Thank you St. Jude for the amazing work you do. So happy that J&K are involved in so many worthwhile charities. My prayers go out to Avery and all the children afflicted by this horrible disease.

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