The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) sponsored a Music Night at the Ronald McDonald House in Winfield, IL near Central DuPage Hospital on Wednesday, January 31st. Huntar Jones, a former student at Yorkville High School where she heard about Alyssa and our foundation, hosted the first music night of 2018!
We are very grateful to Huntar for dedicating her time and talent to lead a hands-on music session with the residents at the House. All the residents in attendance that evening enjoyed the music, especially a 3-year old girl, Aaliyah. Aaliyah is staying at the House with her family from Blue Island, IL and going in the morning to the Proton Center where she is being treated for a brain tumor. Her family was very happy to see Aaliyah so interested in the ukulele instrument. Aaliyah had never had the opportunity to hold or play a ukulele before, so this was very special for them. The youngest child who came to the community room for the music night was 18-month-old Marcus from Indianapolis.
Everyone had fun holding and playing the musical instruments donated to this RMH by the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope. These instruments remain in their music room and are available for the use of the residents at their request and convenient while staying there. It is truly amazing to see the children happy, excited and curious to test the musical instruments. Alyssa’s musical legacy lives on!