Wednesday, March 10, 2010


A personal story to share from one of our team member at Colour Line.... Kris's (co-owner of Colour Line) Nieces new journey....

Alysse is your typical 13 year old girl. She likes hanging out with family and friends, going to movies, out to each and even to school. Until one Sunday morning she wasn't feeling very good. Alysse complained about having a severe headache and she was vomiting all day. Later that evening, she tired to get up and fell to the floor. Her parents were worried and called 911.

Alysse was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital where they did a cat-scan and found a tumor in her brain. She was then transferred to Children's Memorial Hospital i Chicago. In the middle of the night Alysse suffered a seizure. They took her for an MRI, where they discovered a second tumor and rushed her off to brain surgery, immediately.

As her family sat waiting for the 8 hour surgery to be completed, the doctor finally cam out and told her parents the devastating news.

Alysse has brain cancer.....

During brain surgery, she ran into several complications. Alysse started to hemorrhage and needed a blood transfusion from the amount of blood she lost.

Right now, Alysse is resting comfortably at home with her mom, day and sisters. She has to endure chemo and radiation in hope of shrinking the tumors in her brain.

Kris is sharing this story and asking for your support. The family is putting together a fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at The Lodge Pub and Grill at Four Lakes in Lisle. If you would like to make a contribution you may send to:

Alysseapalooza; c/o Archer Bank, 3435 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655

If you would like to make a "Silent Auction" donation, please contact Kris by e-mail at

Kris and her entire family appreciates your support in advance.

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