A 1st time delivery of Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) to the RMH near Comer Children’s Hospital & University of Chicago was made on Friday, November 3, 2017 by Yoli, Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) President.  Mardell Gundlach, RMH Director,  received the Alyssa SAKs which will be given to the teens and young adults being treated with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. 

Mardell introduced Yoli to Linda, who had brought her 21-year-old son, Mitch, to one of his regular treatments at Comer Children’s Hospital.  Linda shared with Yoli that there are limited resources for the young adult patients being treated at the hospital.  Linda was happy to learn about the AAFH and the music and art programs we offer to young adult patients.  Linda accepted one of our Alyssa SAKs for Mitch and is excited to tell him about our Gift Recipient Program.    Our mission is very simple, bring joy to young cancer patients through our art and music programs.  We look forward to receiving Mitch’s gift request soon and bringing him joy in the near future.