Erin is a 17 year old girl from Ft. Wayne, IN who likes to sing and wants to learn to play her new keyboard. We met Erin on Music Night, an Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) sponsored event held at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Winfield on September 17th. Erin is staying at RMH-Winfield until she completes her treatment at the Proton Center on October 21st.
Erin found out she had stage 3 Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) cancer on July 30th 2015. It hasn’t been easy for Erin since her diagnosis. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and proton radiation at the Proton Center in Warrenville.
When we found out Erin was at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) on Sunday, October 4th, we decided to surprise Erin by going to visit her at the hospital that same day to deliver her new keyboard. Erin was happy to see us and immediately began playing the keyboard with a bright smile on her face! Since attending the Music Night at RMH-Winfield, Erin has been sharing with her family and friends how much she enjoyed the Music Night and speaking with the AAFH volunteers who were close to her own age. Her cousin, Amanda and Mike, said “Erin is a very strong, loving and caring young woman who has the biggest heart.” We were privileged to honor Erin’s Gift Request and glad to have brought joy into her life!