The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) sponsored an Art and Music Night at the Ronald McDonald House near Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Monday, June 11th.  We also donated Alyssa Starter Art Kits while there with delivery of an assortment of kits made to the House Director, Mardell Gundlach.

The Art and Music Nights held at the RMHs are for patients and their family members of any and all ages and, once again, we had a mother and daughter participate in painting picture frames.

Gabby (short for Gabriela), 7 years old, and her Mom, Natasha, are from South Bend, IN and staying at the RMH for Gabby’s treatments and tests.  Gabby’s health condition forced her to miss participation with her class for 1st grade but she hopes to re-join her class in the fall after being home-schooled the past year.  Gabby and Tasha had a wonderful time painting, talking and using their creative talents.

Alyssa’s memory carries on and touches people every day when we host one of our events.  As supporters of AAFH, you can see the joy that is brought to these families during troubling times in their lives.