Since Alyssa McElfresh was seven years old, she has endured surgeries to treat a walnut-sized brain tumor. Now 12, she wants to make the traumatic journey easier for other children going through such medical treatment.
Over the past two years she has hand-delivered hundreds of “Alyssa’s Blessing Bags” to young patients at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She stuffs these gift sacks with toys and activity books to help distract from the medicine and boredom.
(READ the story from the San Diego Union-Tribune)