Former Meadowdale softball player dies after a year-long fight with leukemia

She outlived her doctor’s predictions by several months. But on Saturday, 18-year-old Ashley Aven died after a courageous battle with leukemia, according to a report Monday from neighboring news site Lynnwood Today. “Ashley is not suffering anymore. She is resting. We love you Ashley,” her father Bill Aven wrote in the family’s online journal. In…

Fundraiser Saturday for Meadowdale softball player

A pottery-painting fundraiser for a Meadowdale High School softball player battling leukemia since last summer will take place at the Edmonds Glazed & Amazed studio, 514 Main St., from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The event is for Ashley Aven, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and told in January she had only two…