Holiday Surprise for a Former Alyssa House Family!

IMG_2985 (2)-editChristmas came early, thanks to our incredible friends at Mason’s Toy BoxMason’s Toy Box went above and beyond for this former Alyssa House family, and surprised Elaina on her 4th birthday. Elaina and her family stayed The Alyssa House this summer, while recovering from an emergency dialysis surgery.

Elaina received a new handicap accessible power wheels, which will help her play outside with her sibling and other kids her age! Elaina has caudal regression syndrome and uses a wheelchair.

A huge thank you to Mason’s Toy Box, for all they do for pediatric patients and their families. The Alyssa House is so grateful to be surrounded by such a loving organization and caring community.

 

Absolutely Speechless!

The family currently staying at The Alyssa House received the surprise of a lifetime on  Tuesday, January 16th.
IMG_5586-editOur Alyssa House family had been struggling with car problems for weeks and weeks. Given the fragile nature of their daughter’s health, reliable transportation was a necessity.

Our family thought they were looking at rental cars…but were instead surprised with a car to keep! The wonderful people at Valley Honda donated a car through Mason’s Toy Box for our little Alyssa House family! Words can hardly express how thankful we are!

This family now has a safe, reliable car to ensure they can get to all their important medical appointments.

This never would have been possible without our incredible friends at Mason’s Toy Box, IMG_5654-editwho worked tirelessly to facilitate this donation and gift it to our Alyssa House family. Thank you! Mason’s Toy Box is another nonprofit named after a child taken too soon by cancer. Mason, the namesake of Mason’s Toy Box, was in treatment at UVA Children’s Hospital at the same time as Alyssa.

We also can’t forget to thank Wes Iseli Magician & Illusionist, who truly made this a surprise by making the car magically appear!

We are so thankful for the wonderful people and Valley HondaMason’s Toy BoxWes Iseli Magician & Illusionist, and everyone else who helped bring this miracle together.

This is truly a wonderful community, and The Alyssa House is so fortunate to have you by our side!

Check out some of the local news coverage from this wonderful day:

Family in Need Gets Surprised with Life Changing Gift (WHSV, Harrisonburg)

Family of Girl Recovering from Heart Transplant Receives New Car (NBC 29, Charlottesville)