Mignon is a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with Melanocytic congenital nevus at birth in August 2014. Mignon and her family flew in all the way from South Africa to be treated by Dr. Bauer at Northshore Highland Park. Mignon’s parents and her 5-year-old brother travelled to be by Mignon’s side while she is receiving treatment.
Yoli met Mignon and her family at Alyssa’s celebration of life on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the RMH in Chicago. During the music performance, Mignon demonstrated a liking for the Ukulele which was played by several musicians of the Summer Monkeys Band. Mignon is a precious little girl who likes the outdoors, travelling, summer holidays at the coast and wants to learn how to play the ukulele.
Mignon’s family was very happy to learn about Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope and was very appreciative for the food and the music performance hosted by the AAFH on July 23. Before leaving the RMH, Mignon was assured by Yoli that she would receive her pink ukulele within a week. Martiens Booysen, Mignon’s dad, submitted a formal request via AAFH the website on Thursday, July 27.
On Friday, July 28….5 days after the event, Daniel, Alyssa’s cousin, arrived at the RMH of Chicago to deliver the pink ukulele to Mignon. She was very happy little girl receiving the ukulele from Daniel. Mignon immediately started playing her new ukulele. She was smiling with joy and her brother was also happy that he could enjoy it as well.