Linda Fox (Volunteer) and Yoli Alvin (President of the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope) made a delivery of 25 Alyssa Starter Art Kits to Ginger Manzella (Child Life Specialist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  Ginger is one of the Child Life staff members of the Pediatrics unit that we have worked with in the past and it was great to see her again. 

We have made previous deliveries of Alyssa SAKs to Central DuPage Hospital and it is great to know that we are sharing Alyssa’s love of art with the children being treated there.  Ginger said, “We only have one color-me lunch bag left and need more to pass out.”  The art kits are given to teens and young adult patients with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.

We thank our volunteers who often assist preparing the Alyssa Starter Art Kits and our donors.  They make this all possible by providing the young patients the opportunity to express their creativity and experience a bit of joy during their medical journey. 

Alyssa’s legacy lives on!