Brandon is 8 years old and a 3rd grader who lives with his Dad, Jeff, his 2 brothers and 4 sisters in Shorewood, IL.  He is a very happy boy who likes to ride roller coasters and had the opportunity to go to the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio this summer. He was diagnosed with langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in January 2016.  Brandon is currently going through chemo treatments at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago every few weeks as an outpatient.

Brandon heard of the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope through the social worker, Anna, at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  She shared the Gift Recipient Program with Brandon in June and Brandon was trying to decide on what he would want as a gift.  He had several ideas and in the end, he decided on a set of red Beats headphones!

Tuesday, August 30th, Marina Herrera-Alfaro, AAFH Volunteer joined Yoli, AAFH President, at Lurie Children’s Hospital to deliver Brandon’s new red Beats.  Brandon told us he likes to listen to the Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, IL. He was very thankful to the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope Team for the gift.