The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) delivered musical instruments and Alyssa Starter Art Kits to young patients being treated for cancer at Hospital Central of Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This delivery was especially gratifying because both of Alyssa’s grandparents were born in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.
While there, we met with the Director of the hospital’s Social Worker Department, Ximena Ruiz Meza, who happily arranged for the deliveries to occur that same afternoon. Four ukuleles were personally handed out to the following gift recipients: Brayan Alfredo Estrada Quintero-14 year-old, Clara Elizabeth Arroyo Leyva-11 year-old, Arturo Mena Rangel-15 year-old, and Juan Josue Segura Garcia-13 year-old (not pictured-purple ukulele)
35 art kits were left at the Hospital Civil for the benefit of other young patients being treated for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
AAFH has traveled to multiple cities in the U.S. and Mexico as well as a few overseas. It is a great pleasure to bring joy to young patients wherever we can reach them. The same joy that Alyssa always experienced with art and music even as she struggled with her own illness. AAFH funds are used for the purchase of the musical instruments and art supplies for all the deliveries. We are glad to take some time from our own personal travels to touch the lives of others and bring them joy in memory of Alyssa.