AAGF recognizes and awards outstanding leadership of District Managers.

How do events for awareness day, NICU and PICU outreach programs and research for Gastroschisis get done by Avery’s Angels?

By the love and hard work of our relentless volunteers!

Our organization is 100% volunteer driven! We count, depend, and rely on the volunteer efforts from amazing people globally to make a positive difference in the world of Gastroschisis. 

Meet some of our Outstanding Volunteer leaders of 2018!


Liz Tuck

Mountain Region District Manager (CO) – Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon

Recognized as an Outstanding District Manager

I’m Liz Tuck, DM volunteer for the Mountain Region with AAGF.  I am so honored to have recieved this award.  Our gastroschisis journey began in 2015, but I did not find Avery’s Angels until we were home from the NICU.  I was around the organization for only a couple months before realizing, I wanted to be a bigger part of this tribe!  I signed on as a state leader and then took on a little different role later as a district manager and haven’t looked back!  With AAGF, I learn and grow personally everyday and I take great pride that I can make even a small difference in another family’s life.


Tonya Miller

South District Manager (KY) – Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee

Recognized as an Outstanding District Manager

My name is Tonya Miller. I am a District Manager for Avery’s Angels. I have a daughter who was born with gastroschisis. She was born in 2006 at 38 weeks in a rural hospital because we didn’t know she had gastroschisis. She was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she stayed for 6 1/2 weeks. I didn’t know anything about gastroschisis. I barely could pronounce the word. I felt so alone. The only support I had was my family, who didn’t know what to expect either. I have been apart of Avery’s Angels for almost 4 years. I love being able to support families through the gastroschsis journey. I also love meeting other families affected by this disease. My daughter and I love being apart of such a wonderful tribe as the gastroschisis family.


There are a number of ways to volunteer and help! We need volunteers in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, United States, New Zealand and South Africa.

Every one has something to offer and can make a tremendous difference in the Gastroschisis world! We will train you and set you up to be successful transferring your heart and talents into a community that truly needs you!

Volunteer Today!