On Thursday, April 12th, Vince Alvin, a board member of the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) and Alyssa’s brother, delivered a set of Bose SoundLink II headphones to a young gift recipient by the name of Bella at her home in Carmel, IN.  We first met Bella, her parents and brother at the Ronald McDonald House in Winfield, IL when she was receiving treatment at the Chicago Proton Center.  Bella was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has gone through numerous medical procedures during the last couple of years.  With all that, Bella and her family have still been in regular contact with the various activities and events of AAFH.

Bella’s Mom, Tasha, checks in with us regularly and we heard that Bella would be interested in a set of Bose headphones.  We were delighted to get them for Bella just in time for her 18th birthday.  It is a pleasure to see her smile with a sparkle in her eyes as she listens to her music while wearing the headphones AAFH has given her. 

It is great to also know that Bella continues to be strong in her fight to live her life with hope and joy despite the medical circumstances.  Bella is surrounded by her loving parents and brother who provide her with all their emotional support to get through her ongoing treatments.  Bella is a very bright and strong young adult. 

It is our wish and prayer that Bella fully recovers from her illness and we send love and support from all of us here in the extended AAFH family!