Veronica is a 16-year-old teenager and a Freshman in high school.  She lives in Chicago, IL with her family and has a dog named Jasper.   Her favorite things to do are listening to music and drawing.  Veronica was in middle school when she first discovered her love of learning how to play the guitar.

Veronica was originally diagnosed with neuroepithelioma on June 26, 2012.  Four years later on March 9, 2016 she relapsed and resumed treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  This is how Veronica found out about the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH).  She was given a brochure of the AAFH and was excited to hear about our gift recipient program.  

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, we were able to visit with Veronica and bring her the lefty Pink Acoustic Guitar she had requested.  Veronica had been playing on a borrowed guitar from her high school before her relapse.  She has not been able to play the guitar since then due to being hospitalized and not having one of her own.   

Mary Jane Johnson, Board Member, joined Yoli to deliver Veronica’s Pink Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic Left-Handed Guitar.  Veronica exclaimed, "I am really excited to resume learning how to play the guitar because I just love it”.  She was very happy and could not stop smiling and thanking us for her pink acoustic guitar! We wish the best for Veronica and pray she recovers soon.