Jameya is a 13-year-old who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia in January 2015 and is being treated by Dr. Cunningham at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago (Comer).  Jameya lives with her family in Dolton, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago.  Her mom, Elizabeth, told us she just received her nursing degree and takes Jameya to her appointments to Comer.

Jameya learned of Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope through Jonathan Tutko, Music Therapist at Comer.  Jameya enjoys singing, playing the piano and listening to music.  Jonathan shared with Jameya that she could request her own electronic keyboard if she wanted it and she did.  Jameya’s mom, Elizabeth, submitted Jameya’s gift request on July 26, 2017 and soon after it was ready to be delivered to her.   

On Saturday July 28th, Daniel, Alyssa’s cousin, arrived at Comer to deliver an electronic keyboard, headset and stand to Jameya.  She was very happy to receive the keyboard and is looking forward to playing it at home.  Jameya was scheduled to be discharged from Comer and we wish her all the best.