On Tuesday, December 19th, Alyssa Starter Art Kits were delivered to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago. A total of 25 Alyssa SAKs were dropped off with Stacy Stanford who is the Clinical Psychologist at Northwestern University Hospital. While on the Northwestern Comprehensive Cancer Center floor, Yoli ran into her niece’s friend, Siria and her son who were in the waiting room. Yoli gave Siria's son one of the color-me lunch SAKs and Siria one of the journal kits. Both of them were happy to see Yoli and talked about the wonderful work the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) is doing for young patients.
On Wednesday, December 27th, Alyssa SAKs were delivered to Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Erin Larson-Child Life Specialist in the Emergency Room accepted the art kits.
The AAFH was created to give hope and provide outlets for creative expression through art and music for young patients dealing with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
As you can see, Alyssa’s inspiration continues to bring other young patients the opportunity to experience with different art mediums like watercolors, acrylics, drawing, coloring and journaling.