Eaden is a 10-year old boy who lives with his family in Chicago, IL. Eaden was diagnosed in October 2018 with craniopharyngioma and is being treated at Northwestern Chicago Proton Center in Warrenville, IL.

We met Eaden when he participated in Art Night at Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital on Monday, February 11, 2019. Some of the things Eaden likes to do include painting and working with clay. Eaden wants to learn art techniques and Fadia-Eaden’s Mom mentioned to us that she will be helping Eaden explore other art mediums and also participating in art projects with him.

On Wednesday, February 20th, Yoli visited Eaden at RMH to deliver his professional art supplies. Eaden was on the second floor while Yoli arranged all his art materials on a table in the main gathering room. Eaden told his mom he wanted to go downstairs because there was going to be an Art activity. He did not know at the time that all the art materials were for him. Eaden was surprised when he came down to find out it was all for him!

When Yoli presented Eaden his art supplies package, he thanked Yoli and he too gave her a special gift of a Money Tree plant and a hug. This made for a very special moment. Eaden exclaimed, “this makes me happy!” He will now be able to create art while at Lurie Children’s hospital or Chicago Proton center.

In addition to delivering Eaden’s gift, Yoli donated 50 of Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) to Lauren White-RMH Manager. Eaden was able to get some of the Alyssa SAKs. He couldn’t help but continue to SMILE while we were there.

We are encouraged by Eaden’s strong will and we pray for his health. We look forward to seeing his artwork in the near future.