Family Advocacy Day Hero -- Alyssa M.
Alyssa M., Age 8
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Hospital: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Alyssa is an outgoing and dynamic 8-year-old girl, who loves fashion, dancing and hanging out with her older brothers and sisters.
When Alyssa was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. This required Alyssa to spend a great deal of time at the hospital. She has been treated by the oncology team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for two years. Her leukemia is now in remission.
Alyssa aspires to have a career in fashion when she grows up.
Fact: Approximately two-thirds of all children with medical complexity are covered by Medicaid.