Brody 13-years old, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) last december 2017 and is being treated at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL.   In May 2018 we met Brody during a Music Night at RMH near Comer Children’s Hospital.  We shared information about Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope’s music and art programs and Brody was excited about submitting his gift request.  His mom, Stefani, was also happy to learn about the Alyssa Foundation and enjoyed an hour of music with us.  Brody lives with his mom and dad-David in Decatur, IL.  

Brody completed 7th grade and is ready to hang out with his friends this summer.  He likes to play video games and loves sports.  He has 2 dogs named Milo and Scotch.  As a younger boy, Brody took piano lessons and also wanted to learn how to play the drums so his parents purchased a drum set for him.  Due to Brody's medical treatment, he has not been able to play the drums, however, he plans to take lessons once he feels better. 

On June 4th, Brody received his Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. We hope Brody enjoys listening to his music even after he is able to create his own music on the drums.

Our goal is to inspire teens and young adults to be creative and give them hope to continue living life to its fullest while facing their serious health challenges.