Meet Sweet Ailene! CKMC gave a Kiss of HOPE to Ailene in January 2014. She is a sweet 8 year old that we met through our partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital. She was diagnosed last year with a Glioblastoma Multiforme. Ailene, along with her 11 year old sister Lizbeth spent the day at American Girl as part of Ailene’s Kiss of HOPE! CKMC began her Kiss with a car full of toys and clothes for the girls! Next, the family ventured to the city to the American Girl Doll Store, via a Limo for their full day extravaganza. Their personal shopping assistant said that Ailene had the time of her life! Mom and Grandma couldn’t stop thanking her for being there to help them. Both Ailene and her sister Lizbeth had a spectacular time.

Colleen Madeya, Kiss Coordinator had this to say about the experience: “I’m so honored to be a part of something so special, where we get to make a difference in the lives of children and families who are battling such a courageous fight. We had so much fun shopping for the family! Here’s to making a difference in 2014 to other special kids and their families.”