Teagan is a 15-year-old who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2A in December 2016.  Teagan’s doctor, Elaine Morgan, was also Alyssa’s Oncology Doctor.  Teagan lives with her family in Island Lake, IL, north of Chicago.  Her parents, Colleen and Matt take turns accompanying Teagan to her appointments at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Teagan likes to sing, play the keyboard & ukulele, and enjoys being a makeup artist.  Both Matt & Colleen said Teagan taught herself how to play the keyboard and ukulele and that she is very creative musically.

When Teagan was hospitalized at Lurie Children’s Hospital, she heard about the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope through Laura Pawuk who is the Board-Certified Music Therapist at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  Teagan submitted her gift request about 2 weeks ago.

On March 10th, Daniel (Alyssa’s cousin) arrived at Lurie Children’s Hospital and delivered a navy-blue ukulele to Teagan.  She was very happy when receiving the ukulele and immediately started displaying her creativeness and familiarity with the instrument. 

It’s children like Teagan our Foundation exists to bring a bit of Joy into their lives.  So don’t forget to join us at the Old Crow Smokehouse at 149 W. Kinzie St, River North in Chicago on Saturday, March 25th.  This will be our 1st charity event of 2017 and is being coordinated by Daniel Guerrero, Alyssa’s cousin.  Join us for Food, Drinks, Music, Auction & Raffles.  Help make a difference in a child’s life.  You don’t want to miss it!