On a Spring day on March 20, 2019 Connor sat patiently in the Ronald McDonald House living area on the first floor as he waited for AAFH Executive Board members- Carmen Ziegler and Yoli Alvin. Angela, Connor’s mom mentioned to Connor after his dinner that he would have visitors from AAFH. Connor smiled at her and became excited because he had submitted his Gift Request via our website immediately following the Music Night held at RMH a week before.

As soon as Yoli walked into the RMH lobby, she saw Connor smiling and walking towards her to help with the fully loaded art bag she was carrying.

Connor is going to be 10 in a few months and was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma on January 15, 2019. He is in 3rd grade and lives in Zion, IL with his family. He is currently receiving treatment at the Proton Center in Warrenville, IL and staying at RMH near Central DuPage Hospital. During the Music Night held at this RMH on March 13th, Connor heard about AAFH and the art/music gift program we offered. Connor could not wait to fill out his gift request form.

Connor loves drawing sunsets and superheroes. He also likes bowling and enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers during the football season.

Connor drew a Frankenstein during the Music Night and is pictured with Yoli and his mom, Angela.

We are grateful to present Connor with his gift of professional art materials in Alyssa’s memory.

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