At 5 months old, Avery Canahuati was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, and doctors feared that she would only live another 18 months. Faced with what has to be the most devastating news a parent can hear, Avery's mom and dad began blogging on behalf of their daughter to raise awareness of SMA and to start Avery's "Bucket List."

Their story, as well as beautiful words and videos of their daughter touched people all over the world. Sadly, Avery lost her battle with SMA earlier this week. She was 5-and-a-half-months old.

Everyone at Ellen is sending their thoughts and wishes to her two incredible parents. We all miss this very inspiring little girl.

saying goodbye to avery