Earlier this week, because of the generous support Aidan's Army receives, the Aidan Manning Memorial Foundation was able to make a large donation to Children's Memorial Hospital to advance medulloblastoma research. Following is an excerpt of a letter we received from Children's Memorial Hospital yesterday...
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Manning,
On behalf of the Children’s Memorial Hospital family, we are deeply grateful for the gifts we received in memory of Aidan Manning. Contributions such as these are not only a wonderful tribute to Aidan, but also serve as great inspiration to our caregivers. I hope your family takes comfort in knowing that your thoughtfulness is providing hope to other families in our care.
Keeping with the hospital’s mission to "celebrate life and inspire hope," we have created the Gifts of Love tribute wall, which is located in the hospital’s Siragusa Lobby. We would like to offer your family the opportunity to have Aidan’s name included on this tribute wall.
There will be a special memorial service and plaque dedication on Sunday, April 17, 2011 hosted by Children’s Memorial Hospital. Following the memorial service, we invite you to join us for a private reception for our 2010 Gifts of Love families to provide you with a special opportunity to see Aidan’s name on the tribute wall.
Again, please accept our deepest appreciation for the generosity that you and your family have inspired which will continue to touch the lives of others.
Many tears were shed...so sad and yet so wonderful. Little Aidan will never be forgotten.