Megan and Kari – Child Life Specialists at Rush University Children’s Hospital (Rush) received Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) from Carmen Ziegler – AAFH Board Member and Yoli Alvin – President of AAFH.  We also met Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan who is a Sr. Residency Coordinator of the Medicine/Pediatrics unit at Rush University Medical Center.  Molly escorted us to the Child Life area and it was great to see Megan again and meet Kari and Molly.

Carmen has made previous deliveries of Alyssa Starter Art Kits to Rush and it feels good to share Alyssa’s love of art with the children at Rush.  Megan said, “perfect timing as we ran out of the Alyssa SAKs and needed more to pass out.”  The art kits will be given to teens and young adult patients with cancer and/or other life-threatening illnesses being treated at Rush.

We thank our donors for making it possible to continue preparing Alyssa Starter Art Kits and allow the young patients the opportunity to be creative during their medical journey. 

Alyssa’s legacy lives on!