Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife, Angela Ribeiro, have offered updates via social media as to the condition of their daughter, Ava Sue.
As per reports, the young girl underwent emergency surgery on Friday, May 12 to prevent the possibility of scarring after she fell off of her sit-down scooter just one day before her 4th birthday.
Sharing pictures of his daughter’s injuries – including extensive bruising and bad burns on her right elbow, shoulder, and around her right eye – Alfonso praised the medical team at Kare MD Skin Health, and also revealed his pride concerning Ava’s courage.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star wrote in his Instagram post: “Not the kind of day you want the day before turning 4. Just want to give a heartfelt thank you to [Kare MD Skin Health] for the emergency service and procedure to help lessen the likelihood of [scarring]. So proud of how brave my baby girl was during the surgery.”
Ava’s mother Angela, meanwhile, went deeper as to the circumstances of her daughter’s accident, revealing that she’d had a bad feeling that morning that Ava was going to end up in harm’s way.
Labeling it “a vision/motherly intuition”, she wrote:
“I announced to the fam, kids, sitter & friends helping out getting ready for Ava’s birthday party that ‘we are not doing anything crazy or dangerous today that could potentially end up with an ER visit.’ I literally made everyone lock eyes to me when I said these words.”
Yet Angela’s words clearly weren’t taken seriously enough, for it wasn’t long after she’d revealed her warning that Ava fell off her scooter.
In the wake of the accident, Ava was rushed to Kare MD Skin Health – and Dr. Raffy – after-hours, in a bid to minimize the risk that she would experience scarring in the future.
“Not a fun way to spend your last day as a 3-year old, but she was a trooper,” Angela added.
“Giving this sweet girl some extra cuddles tonight.”
The team at Kare MD Skin Health, meanwhile, took to their own Instagram page on May 12 to wish Ava a happy birthday.
“Thank you for the very kind words [Alfonso]. We are so honored to take care of your precious princess Ava. Best wishes for a speedy recovery,” they wrote in the caption.
I think we can safely agree that it’s always terrifying whenever one of our babies gets hurt. I’m thankful Alfonso and Angela’s little one is well on the mend!
Do you have any memories of your child having an unfortunate accident? How did you feel at the time?
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