The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) held another Music Night at the Ronald McDonald House in Winfield on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The young patients we met are being treated at the Northwestern Proton Center in Warrenville, IL and receiving radiation therapy.
The Summer Monkeys performed for the families and the young patients staying at the RMH. The Summer Monkeys was started by the Jones family in early 2015 and consists of 6 siblings. They each play different musical instruments.
George is 17 years old and plays piano and violin just like Alyssa did!
Isabel is 15 years old and the lead singer who also plays bass guitar;
Adam is 14 years old and plays the acoustic guitar;
Emily is 11 years old and plays the drums and is a back-up vocalist;
Eliana is 10 years old and plays tambourine, maracas and is also a back-up vocalist;
Jack is 9 years old and plays guitar
The Summer Monkeys performance was great fun and enjoyment for everyone present that night. You can go to their website summermonkeys.com to check them out!
After their musical performance, Yoli shared the AAFH mission with the attendees and informed them of the Gift Request Program offered by the AAFH. We also informed the group about the Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) we donate to young patients.
We met Breanna and her Mom, Jennifer. Breanna was so excited to hear about our programs and told us she was very interested in receiving professional art supplies. On Thursday night, AAFH received Breanna’s completed Gift Request! In the meantime, Yoli made sure that the next day, Breanna received one of Alyssa’s SAKs!