About Aidan

Aidan is no ordinary 5 year old boy, in fact he is quite extraordinary. What sets him apart from most kids is his love for all things scary. He loves monsters, clowns, drawing, and dressing up. He does not wait for Halloween to roll around to have an excuse to wear a costume. And you better believe while in costume he will break character for nothing.

Another thing that makes Aidan different than most children is that on September 13, 2010 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  He was strong and pulled through his first round of chemo all while teasing his nurses and vistors. Although this was a small victory Aidan, unfortunately, must go through 2 to 3 more years of chemo treatments and everything that goes along with that.

We are all heartbroken that he has to go through everything that goes along with chemo, but as his father, Wylie, has said it is a tragedy that will ultimately be defeated by love.  We are confident that after all is said and done Aidan will have his health back, but first we must take this journey through leukemia.

Although, at this point, it has only been one week since we received this terrible news we have come across many generous people and it has humbled us all. The doctors, the nurses, family, and complete strangers have come through with knowledge, understanding, moral support, and even more. We thank everyone for their kindness.

145 Responses to About Aidan

  1. Fred & Alicia Warrington says:

    Hi Aidan,
    Fred works with your dad. I am very sorry to hear how sick you are. I hope you will still be able to take care of your little bro. I will say a prayer for you every day I have 2 grandsons Evan is 6 years old and Ethan is 4 years old. I have alot of fun with them. Altho they are not as talented as you are. I love your drawings and hope to see more of them. Keep drawing. Alicia

    • Kara says:

      Aidan – You are new favorite monster! You are fearless and brave and somehow have made me love all monsters!

  2. Babyjonr says:

    Aiden,
    Your artwork is so awesome. You are so very talented. I am so sorry you’re sick and that you have to go through so much treatment to get better. I can’t wait to hear that you’ve beaten all the L word out of your body. Keep fighting that L word, and please keep bringing us awesome art into the world. We all need it!
    – J

  3. melody says:

    Aiden, you are a very, very brave boy, I am so proud of how hard you are fighting the cancer monster. I found out about you on regretsy and plan to add one of your monsters to my art collection. You and your family are in my prayers and we pray for the miracle of healing and wellness for you. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  4. Sean says:

    Aidan – just bought one of your stegosaurus drawings and can’t wait to get it! It looks great! Keep hanging in there, and remember what the great Albus Dumbledore said: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light!”

    P.S. your situation got picked up by reddit.com so prepare to start drawing a lot!

    http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/dth0t/5_year_old_boy_in_the_us_selling_drawings_on_etsy/

  5. Todd Hebden says:

    Hi Aiden,
    Looooooove you artwork! Sorry to hear about your illness but you look like a tough guy who’s ready to beat it. Keep smiling and keep drawing, I can’t wait to see more of your pictures. Todd

  6. derek says:

    Aiden,
    Your drawings are so creative. I truly would love to own one of your masterpieces! I’m excited to see what you come up with next. Waiting anxiously, -derek

  7. Scott Bailey says:

    Thanks for the great art. Keep drawing the monsters!

  8. Lydia says:

    Hi Aiden,
    You are such a handsome young man!!! There are many people praying for you, and everyone is so impressed by how strong and brave you are. You can do it Aiden! Keep up your strength, and keep smiling. I can’t wait to read about your remission and complete healing! I am an artist, and I saw your pictures- they are very good. I especially like your vampire drawing :]

  9. Dzpop says:

    Aidan,
    I’m sorry to hear that you’re so sick. But there are people all over rooting for you to get better! Your drawings are wonderful, I just bought a shirt with one of your monsters on it from the Regretsy Zazzle store, and I can’t wait till I can wear it to work and tell everyone all about it and your art!
    Keep fighting the fight and keep drawing; we’re all sending good thoughts your way.
    -D

  10. Adam says:

    Good luck Aidan, and great work, all the way from Ireland.

  11. Brendan says:

    So sorry to hear you’re sick, Aiden :( but so it sounds like you’re a tough guy! By the way, all of your drawings are awesome dude. Please draw some more when you get the time, because I’d love to buy a couple off you!

    Good luck with everything and keep on drawing!

    -Brendan

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  13. Apaulger says:

    Hey Aidan-
    Just wanted to let you know I think you’re awesome! You’ve got a ton of positive thoughts rolling your way! You make some really awesome art! Pull through, bud. There’s love for you from people you don’t even know. :)

  14. Lucas says:

    Aidan,
    I came across your story through a link on reddit.com. Being a parent myself, your story touched me very close. I wish there were more drawings to buy on your website, but apparently you are a very popular artist right now. I wish you a good recovery, and I’ll keep checking on your website for updates. You will pull through with the love of your parents, your family, and all the prayers from us strangers. Stay strong. Love.

  15. Marcin says:

    Good luck from Downunder mate !!! I heard about U on reddit and all I can say is keep up the good spirit and keep painting those crazy drawings ……they are awesome !!!

  16. Dinda says:

    hello Aidan,i’m sorry to heard that. i support you hey little boy
    always keep smiling and be creative
    i think maybe someday you will be a designer and all your thing that you’ve created would be the children’s most like,absolutely your monsters raarw ;p
    i like your drawing,cause i love drawing too like you did,
    i know you are a strong boy heyyy ;)

  17. Clarisse says:

    Aidan, you’re strong. Stronger than even some adults! :o
    Keep staying that way, and one day this ‘L’ that you’re stuck with will dissapear!
    Remember… we’re all here for you. :)
    (Keep drawing! Be creative! It will surely add happiness to your life. <3)

  18. ze_t says:

    Hey Aidan! From one monster lover to another, I wish you the best of luck! Know that even though we don’t know each other, I wish nothing but the best for you and your family. You are a strong kid, I know you will pull through, just keep being yourself and keep loving those monsters. I can’t wait to get my monster art in the mail. :)
    Lots of love and good thoughts your way, kiddo!

    Thinking of you from Mexico <3

  19. Alison says:

    Hi Aidan,

    Your drawings are so cool! I would love to buy one, it looks like you have a lot of fun with your art :)
    Your parents seems super awesome too. It’s so good to see all the love you have around you as you fight to win your battle. It may be scary sometimes, and that is very natural, but it looks like you are very strong and will win very soon.

    Best wishes and love,
    Alison

  20. Nancy says:

    Aidan,
    You sure do look awfully scary in your costumes!! I have a 5 year old nephew who LOVES to dress up, too! Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? I would love to send you some markers!!! I’m saying big prayers for you buddy!

  21. Spencer Lockwood says:

    Hi Aidan!
    I learned about you from facebook! I read your story and saw all the beautiful smiles from the pictures posted. We are a military family, and my husband is overseas, all the troops from 2-7 IN 3ID are praying for you, they are in Iraq right now, and I am told to relay that YOU are their HERO! Stay strong, continue to smile!
    We send our love, thoughts, and prayers!

  22. Sian says:

    You’re so brave and I love your drawings!
    I hope you stay happy and beat this as fast as you can.
    Everyone wants you to beat the ‘L’ and they’re all praying for you. :D
    Good luck little man :)

  23. Holly says:

    Dear, Aiden.
    As a fellow artist, I am very, very impressed by your work. Your monsters are fantastic! You have a great eye for detail and I know that when you’re grown up, you’ll be the envy of all your friends with a talent like that. Stick at it!
    Good luck with the chemo, I expect sometimes it will be hard but keep on drawing. The love of your family and your love for art will get you through this.
    I’ll look forward to reading about you when you’re in your twenties and producing fabulous works of art, or designing prosthetics for the monsters in films!
    Lots of love, Holly. x

  24. Amatee says:

    Yo Aiden, I have a lot of respect for you mate. Your drawings are really cool! keep it up! :)

  25. Scott Grayson says:

    Hey Aiden, I came across this link and felt moved to post. My uncle had ALL as well so I know what you’re going through isn’t easy, but I really admire how strong you’re able to be. Stay strong and never lose your passion. I’m going to buy some of your art as well as soon as I get paid next Thursday. It’s some really creative stuff. =]

  26. letterman says:

    Jah keep you strong! believe in colors and the sun!

  27. katherine says:

    I just donated 15 dollars.

    This little boy broke my heart, and it also hit me because he looks exactly like my nephew. I literally broke down into tears.

    I’m glad to read that he was able to head home. I’m sure hes pretty stoked about leaving the hospital.

    I will be checking back for updates and I will be donating more.
    Keep strong Aidan! Before you know it this will all be over with.
    And then you’ll have a story to tell all the ladies ;]

  28. John Higgins says:

    Hi, Aiden,

    Though you might not understand this yet, I’m sure your father will when I say that as a 20-year-old boy, one of the things I nearly never can do is cry.

    When I heard your story, for the first time in a very long while, my eyes were full of tears. I was scared for you, and sad that this difficult task was unfairly given to you.

    Reading more, when I heard about how certain it is that you are going to get better, my tears dried and now, I just want you to know that I really admire you. I’m so sorry for the hardships that are ahead of you… but I believe you’re stronger than them.

    I will be following your journey, and I will try to help, if I can – so that you will be able to look back on this when you are twenty.

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  30. Franzi says:

    Hi you guys!
    I am devastated by reading the story about Aidan. I really hope everything is improving for you, I wish you all the best! Keep smiling and think positive. In the end everything will turn out good for you! I am absolutely sure, that Aidan will, with your help, will soon be as happy and fit as he was!
    You are a great family, keep it up!!

  31. Hannah says:

    Hey Aidan. What’s up?

    You remind me a lot of my little brother. His name is Paul, and he is seven. While I am away from home at the Air Force Academy on my adventure pretending to be an adult (I have them all fooled), he draws me pictures of pirates, aliens, monsters and soldiers and mails them to me once a week. I think you would like him. :)

    Anyway, I just wanted to say you’re really brave. Keep it up buddy. I know being famous is hard work.

  32. Cindy Cusack says:

    Aidan, I read about your art at the blog Art and Lair late last night. My son Charlie had ALL when he was 6 years old. Charlie is now a sophmore in college and is very happy and healthy. I was very happy to be able to buy some of your art. I am going to put it next to some of Charlie’s art that he made when he was your age. I will be following this blog to keep track of your progress. Have fun drawing.
    Cindy

  33. Sarah says:

    Hi Aiden,
    I just wanted to tell you that I think your art is super awesome! I really like your pictures of monsters & am going to buy some to hang up at my house. I just have to decided which ones I like the best. They are all so cool that it is a very tough choice! I have one little cousin, Kaiden who is your same age, and he was sick with Leukemia just like you, but now he’s all better. I have another cousin named Hanna, she is 13, and she is sick right now with Leukemia too, but I’m very sure you are both going to be better soon! I think you are very brave, and I’m really excited to buy some pictures from a famous artist like you!
    Sarah

  34. Chantal says:

    Hey Aidan!
    I think you are so cool and so do all my friends in Australia. We love your monsters and we hope you get better soon! We are going to tell everyone we know so we can get as many people as we can involved. Have fun and stay cool! xoxoxo

  35. pinar says:

    Hi Aidan and the rest of the family from the other side of the world,

    Being a breast cancer survivor myself, i think i have a little idea what you are going through as a human being. Tho’ I had the cancer in my late 20’s and it was really very hard some days just to breath… So i cannot even begin to imagine what you are experiencing. But it’s obvious Aidan is a strong soul. I’m sure he’ll overcome all the monsters he’ll face in his life time, not only the L word but the usual difficulties too.

    Aidan, keep up with the drawings. I used to design jewellery when i was sick, and looking back on those days, now i can clearly see that it was the one thing which kept me going.

    Thnx everyone for sharing the courageous story and extraordinary talent of such a special soul. Too precious to be kept hidden. Will definately buy some for my office… And will be spreading the news to everyone around me, making sure everyone enlightens by his wisdom :)

    Pinar,
    Istanbul

  36. Tin says:

    Hey Aidan,

    I saw your drawings and they are awesome mate!
    You are a brave young man and also very famous now. I am telling you coz I live on the other side of the world and I know you :)
    I am praying for you to get well soon and go make lots more drawings.

    Love and prayers,
    Tin

  37. SG says:

    Hi Aiden,

    Love your monster drawings! I like to draw too. I thought your wolfman pictures were so cool I bought one for my apartment in NY. Keep up the great work!!

    -sougwen

  38. Ruth says:

    Hi Aidan, I love your drawings! :) You remind me of my friend Neal, who was my best friend when I was 5. He had leukemia and it really sucked. But now he’s 25 and doing great. The cancer’s been gone for years and years now! Good luck fighting and don’t stop drawing.

    Ruth

  39. Krad says:

    Keep on drawing kid, you’ve got a crazy awesome imagination there. :)

  40. geekbabe says:

    I’d like to feature Aiden and his remarkable work on my site, I’m posting here to ask permission to use images (with full credit to Aiden) along with a link to the this site. I’m
    asking here because I can’t seem to find a contact us link.

  41. Donna says:

    Aiden, My nephew was diagnosed with ALL on May 17, 2009. He was 13 years old. He’s 14 now, and doing GREAT! This first year of chemo is gonna suck mightily, no lie, but you’ll get through it, and the maintenance phase will be cake by comparison. Keep your chin up, kiddo, tough it out, and you’ll be healthy again before you know it.

  42. John Murdy says:

    Hi Aidan and Family. I’m the Creative Director of Universal Studios in Hollywood and creator/producer of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. I LOVE your drawings, particularly the Universal Monsters (Wolfie, Frankenstein, Creature, etc.). I did drawings like this when I was your age (though honestly, yours are A LOT better than mine). Anyone who loves the Monsters is a friend of mine. I have a “MONSTER ROOM” in my house and will place your drawings in my collection. Please have your family contact me…I think your drawings deserve to be seen by more people. I have a movie museum at the studio and would love to include some of your work. Maybe we can help your parents out too. They must be really busy now that you’re so famous.

    From one monster lover to another…wishing you all the best.

    John Murdy

  43. chesca says:

    the universe loves you Aidan, you are protected by the power of universal love.

    x

  44. Andrew Pergiovanni says:

    Hi Aidan and Family!

    What a great talent you have! You are quite the artist. Artists draw straight from their heart and from what their mind sees – and that’s what you’ve done. Great job.

    I am a composer of neoclassical symphonic music and I’d love to set your artwork to music. I sent “Aidan’s Friends” on Etsy.com a message regarding this. I would be honored to be allowed to do this for you. No cost at all. All concert proceeds would go to your foundation.

    If you would like that, I’d love to come and meet you in person. I know you hear sounds, roars, and perhaps music too when drawing. I’d love to discuss what you hear and how you would describe your monsters. It is rare that a composer has the honor of discussing his inspiration with the actual artist. YOU are the artist who gives me inspiration.

    Aidan, if you or your parents would like to discuss this, please contact me at the email provided or have your parents check “Aidan’s Friends” on Etsy for my longer message.

    Thank you and God Bless.

    Andrew Pergiovanni

  45. Sarah says:

    Aidan,
    I just bought your Nosferatu drawing and I can’t wait to get it! I’m going to hang it up with all of my other pictures. You are very talented! Keep thinking up more monsters for us, we all love them!

    Sarah

  46. Hey Aiden,
    Your drawings are awesome! I especially love The Wolf Man ones. Hang in there little buddy, and get well soon. Who knows maybe one day me and you can watch a scary movie together. I’ll bring the popcorn!
    With love,
    The HORROR Man.

  47. Lisa says:

    see how famous you are ??!! we even know about you all the way down here in New Zealand, Aidan the Scary Artist Extraordinaire ! Wow……! Your frankenstein will be coming to stay at my house soon and every time i look at him i will be reminded of you, and your cool cool costumes and your crazy cool COURAGE ! much love & healing vibes to you and your family x

  48. Aidan,

    You should be so proud of yourself! Your art is extraordinary! just like you. I already have some favorite pieces and I can’t wait to receive them.

    Even if I have never met you, know that you are supported and loved. You have the support of your family and friends and now of people around the world. With an army this strong and loving on your side anything is possible. Be strong and keep smiling.

    big hug,
    Jen

  49. amir says:

    I run an art and design website called Beautiful/Decay. Although we feature many types of art we have a soft spot for all things, weird, scary, and filled with gore. I’m going to do a blog post on our website tomorrow to promote Aiden’s prints. I’ve already posted it on our twitter and many of our readers have placed orders. I’ll be doing the same shortly!
    Keep the monsters coming Aiden!

    ps. will any of Aiden’s original drawings be for sale? They are amazing!

  50. michelle says:

    your art work reminds me of what my brother use to draw hehe when they were 5, my friend at school Matt had the same as you, he became a dad for the first time 3 weeks ago to a lovely little girl he is 23. Your only 5 so proberbly think girls smell or you have a 100 girl friends hehe. keep smiling everyday and i think your a cute little monster trying to guess what your dress up as at halloween emmm have a good day

  51. Robert says:

    This little guy is so tough. What an angel. I was sick a lot when I was little – constantly in and out of hospitals. I know what it’s like and it’s horrible. What Aidan is going through is far worse than anything I’ve ever dealt with. He is absolutely in my thoughts and my prayers. I’m doing everything I can to draw attention to this site not only because I want everyone to help out, but because I think people should read his story. He’s a hero. I, myself, am a HUGE Scream fan, and I posted about Aidan at a forum I go to. In the topic that I posted I told everyone that he’s one of us – a lover of all things scary. There are very few kids as cool as Aidan seems to be. I’m truly inspired and humbled by him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Thank you so much for sharing Aidan’s story.

  52. Fuerza Aiden! saludos desde Chile!!!!!!

  53. Hala says:

    Hey Aidan,
    First of all i LOVE your name! It reminds me of an amazing movie character that i love, but after seeing u i love it even MORE.
    U wont believe this Aidan but I live in United Arab Emirates in the capital city called Abu Dhabi. We heard about you here too. And i kept spreading the word :)
    Expect a lot from us. We love and support you sweety.
    I wanna c u grow up and be the man all ur fans want u to be.
    God Bless!!

  54. Stacy says:

    Hey Aidan

    Your monster drawings are great, such an awesome way to raise money! I love your positive attitude and am trying to help you sell more drawings through my Twitter account :)

    Sending imaginary cupcakes and positive thoughts your way!

    xx

  55. Chris says:

    Aidan, I wish you the best of luck with your treatment. My prayers are with you and your family!! Stay strong!!!

  56. Shawn Decker says:

    Hello Aidan and family,

    I found out about you guys on Facebook yesterday. I can relate to your situation, because when I was a kid, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness at age 11… the Horror Movie section at Beyond Video really helped get me through that rough time.

    Aidan, your courage and drawings are impressive! I’m going to be ordering one tonight, and I also blogged about you so hopefully a few more folks get to see your work. (My fave is your killer clown!)

    Positively Yours,
    Shawn

  57. Hi Aidan! I am from Phoenix, AZ. A friend of mine told me about you! I have something in common with your aunt. My nephew, Dylan had ALL. He was diagnosed at 8 weeks old. When you are that little you have diffrent treatment, but we still went through a lot of the same things as you. He is 18 months old now and is in remission! He is very tough like you! Maybe someday you could visit his website and hear all about him. I am sure your aunt and parents would like to read his story. It has a very happy ending! His website is prayfordylan.com.
    I just wanted to let you know that my whole family, even baby Dylan, is praying for you! We are even raising a lot of money right now for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society through Light The Night Walk. It is really fun! We all get to walk with Red, White, and Gold balloons for everyone we know with luekemia. Maybe when you are feeling better you guys can participate in one in your area!
    Keep being tough and brave Aidan. I know it is not very fun sometimes. I can’t wait to get one of your monsters!!!! Have a great day!

    Renee Henderson

  58. Dave Cornish says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, I know you can make it through this buddy!

  59. Mark Brueschke says:

    I was diagnosed on October 18 1980 with advanced ALL. I did a week in the hospital in Rochester Minnesota (St Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic), had my cranial radiation in November 1980 at Rochester, then started chemo at a local doctor.

    We didn’t have Hicks lines or shunts then, it was a fresh IV, Spinal Tap or IM injection for each treatment.

    Did my first two years through late October 1982, relapsed with it metastasizing. Back to radiation and two more years of chemo, then finally done with chemo in November 1984.

    Back with some liver problems from the chemo for a summer, then hormone replacement therapy that is still on going. It’s been 30 years and 2 weeks as of tomorrow since my first symptoms. 10969 days.

  60. Wil says:

    Drive on little stud, dig your art but love your positive attitude even more. Look forward to reading about in the future; healthy and monster mashing about.

    -One of your Many Fans

  61. Jason Lantagne says:

    Aidan and family,

    I think it is fantastic to see the outpouring of support and encouragement that you and your family have seen. My prayers are with you and I wish you the best of luck with your treatments. I’m hoping I can buy one of your drawings when you have more of them up on Etsy again. You have a lot of talent already, and I wish you MANY more years of creating art!

    As an artist myself, at no other time in my life was art more fun for me then when I was 5 years old with a never ending imagination and a clipboard full of paper and a box of markers. I still have a large folder of my old drawings and I love to flip through them from time to time.

    Best of luck and God bless you,

    Jason Lantagne

  62. Jen says:

    Aidan you are awesome! I just bought one of your drawings and I cannot wait to hang it in my apartment!

    Keep your head up, you are an inspiration to us all!

  63. Mark Mogge says:

    Hi Aidan!

    Just wanted you to know that we think you are a very brave boy and we are wishing you the best! We bought everyone of your pictures and will be hanging them on a wall at Microsoft to show how what a great artist you are! We really hope you get better soon and keep on being inspired! You sure inspire us!

    Mark and the Microsoft gang

  64. Cindy Anderson says:

    Hi Aiden! I just wanted to let you know that I bought a spongebob drawing of yours to hang in my little girls bedroom! She’s 4 and she LOVES Spongebob and I know she is going to love her new picture! You are a really terrific artist! I know you’re not feeling good lately, so we are sending good thoughts for you to feel better. I’m wondering if there is an address that my little girl Julia could send you a picture that she will draw for you too.

  65. Dominique says:

    Hi, Aiden! I found out about you through Regretsy (they’re really funny over there) and I thought I’d drop a line. You remind me of my nephew, Ollie, though he’s only three. He’s a ball of energy, like you! I hope you’re feeling better and eating well. As soon as I can afford it, I’m going to get a button with one of your monsters on it for my brother. He likes monsters, too. :3

  66. Hello Aiden!
    I just purchased one of your monster drawings and I cannot wait to see it! You are such a super hero and are in my prayers!

  67. sharisse says:

    Dear Aidan,
    Get well soon! I’ll be praying for you. I know you will beat this! And I like your drawings :)

  68. Katt says:

    Hey Aidan.
    I have little brother who is a little older than you and his name is Aden! :) You guys are a lot alike. You’re a very cool and awesome kid, with lots of talent! I know you’ll be better soon :) Till then, keep drawing and being a cool kid!

  69. Maddi says:

    Hi Aidan and family!
    thought i’d let you know that i am truly touched by your story. im a 15 yr old aussie, and the amout of people i’ve seen get through this is amazing. I’ll be praying for you little buddy, and i hope that the pain is bearable, but i am SURE that you will pull through this in time!
    I know theres not much i can do to help, but, just know you are loved and supported man. You are like a supehero! and i love your costumes, and i will eventually buy a drawing, i just have to work out how.
    All my best wishes,
    Maddi
    Phillipians 4: 4-9 <3

  70. Kerstin says:

    Hi Aidan,

    I’m from Cary, North Carolina and I just bought your purple monster picture. I’ve already cleared a spot at the corner of my very messy desk so that I can put it there and see it every day. You are such a great artist and you are so very brave! Keep those pictures coming!

    Big Hugs,
    Kerstin
    p.s.- Hugs to your family, too!

  71. Amanda Bridges says:

    You’re drawings are famous! And rightfully so. I promise to pray for you everyday…but I already know God is making you strong.

  72. Beatriz B. says:

    Hi Aidan!! Just read about you on Twitter (it’s a website where people talk about things they recently saw or thought about) and I wanna let you know that you’re such an amazing, tough little guy!! You’ve been dealing with this monster in your body so well, and you have such a nice, loving family… I’m pretty sure you’ll be totally healed and feeling much better sooner than everybody thinks. Your drawings are so awesome, I’d like to buy lots of them!
    Be sure that plenty of people all around the world are sending you and your family love, hope and prayers at this very moment!

    Kisses and love for you from Brazil!! =)

  73. Matt says:

    Aidan, your drawings are amazing. You could definitely be a famous artist when you grow up, or maybe a famous monster movie actor…playing the monsters of course. Hang in there, we’re all on your side in this. I can’t wait to hang your Wolfman drawing on my wall!

  74. Jonathan says:

    Hey, little guy! Keep up the good work. I love your drawings! Cant wait to see your style progress as you get older. Keep that wonderful attitude and smile on your face and you will get far in life.

    Jon

  75. Chantelle says:

    Hey Aiden, you are an amazing little guy with a lot of talent. I really love that you are crazy for monsters, I think they’re really cool too. Keep drawing and stay positive :D With your strength, you can beat anything. I bought 2 of your pictures, one for my hubby and one for my new baby boy, they are going to be so excited. *Big hugs*

  76. Ashley says:

    Aiden,
    You are one cool little dude! You’re art is awesome and so are you! I want you to know that you’re an inspiration. You’re strong, talented, and you’re my hero. Keep smiling, keep wearing those super cool costumes, keep drawing, and keep fighting! We’re all here for you, we’re all thinking of you, and we’re all hoping you get better really soon. Best wishes, all my love, and lots of luck,

    Ashley

  77. Tanya Holt says:

    Aidan,
    Best wishes to you and your family buddy! Keep on keepin on, keep your spirits up…you will beat this my little friend!! Lots of love and prayers from my family to yours!!!!
    Tanya in Indiana

  78. Renea Culver says:

    Hey sweetheart, just read your story. You are an amazing little boy. Love the art, its AWESOME! Just wanted to say Hi and tell you our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  79. Jasmine says:

    Aidan, we love you!

  80. Emily Hawks Lanier says:

    Aidan, I wrote this on your Aid for Aidan Facebook Page already but I wanted to make sure you got it. I make mohawk hats. i dont have a website for them yet, but I wanted to offer to make you one as a gift. If you’d like to have one just tell me 2 or 3 colors you’d like it to be and I can send it off shortly.I figured since it is almost winter that you might like a super fun hat to wear around.
    I just bought your Vampire picture from Etsy. It is so cute! I cant wait to get it and hang it on my wall. If you want a hat just let me know.

    Thanks sweetie! You’re a really awesome kid! I’ll keep you in my prayers!
    Emi

  81. Brian Maiorino says:

    Hey Aidan,

    I work with some 5-8 year old boys (just like you) who are also fighting the “L” word. I get to see them for 1 week in the summer each year as part of a magical place called Camp Happy Times (run by The Valerie Fund in NJ)! I’m going to frame your awesome drawing on my wall next to the pictures I have with all of my friends from Camp Happy Times. Keep that great smile shining and your positive attitude will get you through this in no time, I know it! You inspire me =)

    Brian

  82. Emma H. says:

    Hi, Aidan!
    I love your drawings. I’ve already picked out the ones I’m going to buy and give to my family and friends for Christmas! They’re going to be so inspired and impressed by you, your art, and your story. I’m sure they will be the best Christmas presents of the year.
    You and your family are in my prayers. Keep on drawing!
    Love,
    Emma

  83. Tasha says:

    Just wanted to let you know that my family’s thought are with your family.
    In June of this year my daughter was also diagnosed with ALL. I hope you all the best!!

  84. Our daughter Zoe is also 5 and was also diagnosed with ALL on Sept 7, 2010. It’s been a surreal experience for us as well and we are sending you hugs and strength.
    It’s been amazing to see the support of family, friends and complete strangers!

  85. zoe says:

    hi aidan : ) I just read the news article about u. and i just falling in love with ur lovely artwork! you’re amazing genius, creative boy. Good luck n God bless u!!
    -ur fan.

  86. amir says:

    Hi Aidan,
    We recently set up a campaign on our site to raise money for your cause. Anytime someone subscribes to our art & design magazine, Beautiful/Decay we will donate 2 dollars from the subscription to you. Thanks for inspiring us!

    You can see our post about this at: http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/10/29/beautifuldecay-aidan-kick-leukemias-ass/

  87. Alyssa says:

    Hey aiden!

    I saw your story on Huffington Post and I stumbled here! I hope you’re feeling great today! And also, I think your halloween costume was pretty sick. I’m a college student and I just wanted to let you know all of my roommates think you’re adorable! Stay strong, kiddo!

  88. Pi says:

    Hey buddy – I just bought a print from you! Looking forward to receiving it, and I hope you get better soon :)

    Pi

  89. Conner says:

    Hey Aiden

    I came across your story and was overwhelmed by how brave and talented you are.
    I LOVE your wolfman and am looking forward to seeing your print everyday inspiring me with my own work as an art student.

    From the United Kingdom, keep strong and get well soon bud :D

  90. Sam says:

    Hey Aidan! I just wanted to let you know how amazing and brave you are. Your family loves you very much, and with them, you will most definitely pull through! Keep on drawing your amazing monsters, and I hope you will get better soon! :)

    Sam

  91. Becky says:

    Hi Aiden! I just want to let you know that I love your artwork! You draw the best monsters I’ve ever seen. Gill-man is my favorite!

    Hang in there, buddy!

  92. Lavena says:

    Hey Aidan,
    I just bought a print of your purple monster. I love the color purple and you did a great job of drawing the monster. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you fight this cancer and live a very long time. You have such a talent. Your aunt should ask a big art museum to hold an exhibit of all your monster pictures in honor of you. That would help you raise a lot more money. I hope to buy more of your drawings. Keep up the drawing and good luck!

  93. RICH says:

    Aidan,
    Hey buddy your one tough cookie and a awesome artist. If only the world had more Aidan’s. Have a great Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Respectfull,
    Rich from SoCal

  94. RICH says:

    Aidan,
    You are one tough cookie and a awesome artist. Have a great Thanksgiving to you and your family. May God bless you and a speedy recovery.

    Respectfully,
    Rich from SolCal

  95. Maria says:

    Hi Aidan,
    I’m so sorry to hear that you have been sick. I wanted to let you know that I had leukemia too and just celebrated 20 years cancer free. I know you are strong and brave and will get through it just like I did. Keep fighting and don’t stop smiling. Remember to live strong, dream big, and believe! God bless you and your family. :-)

  96. I was reading Yahoo! news as I always do and came across this story. Gotta say it touched my heart more than any I have ever read. I would love to help so I am going to make sure to promote your story on my website. Checkout http://www.anthonymorrison.com and send me a personal email if you don’t mind. I would love to see what I can do to help Aiden and the family.

    You will all be in my prayers,

    Anthony Morrison

  97. katie says:

    Aidan I am very sorry for you leukemia.I hope you get better soon.I love your drawings.They are the best drawings ever!I am going to buy a lot of drawings for you.Hope you get better.:)

  98. Penny says:

    Aidan,
    I just wanted to send you a note to say what a brave little man you are. I have a 4 year old little girl that loves to draw too, mostly all over her walls. Ha
    You are such wonderful artist you are! I love all of your pictures. I pray that you get better soon. God bless to you and your family!

  99. Laura says:

    Hello Aidan, i just saw the your video interview on yahoo. I think your a strong little boy and your drawings are great. I hope you get better soon, my prayers are with you! =)

  100. Ivan Vinson says:

    Hello Aiden,

    It is great to see that you’re such a strong child. I wish the best for you and your family. Have great Turkey day and hope you have a Merry Christmas. May are wishs come true. From Houston, Tx
    Ivan V.

  101. James Hilyer says:

    Great to hear Aiden is doing well! Your new baby boy looks great. Just bought my Frankenstein Print and I’m going to hang it up as soon as I get it. Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilyer Family Trabuco Canyon, Ca.

  102. Christina Williams says:

    Hello Aiden,

    What a tough little guy. I plan on purchasing a few of your cool pictures to put on my wall. Stay tough and you will win this battle. Your little brother has an awesome big brother to look up to. Hope you have a yummy Thanksgiving.

    Christina

  103. AJ says:

    Hi Aiden & Family

    Congratulations on becoming a big brother! You have lots a work ahead of you, teaching him all the things you know … and maybe how to become such a fantastic Monster Artist! I saw your story on ABC and was humbled by the outpouring of support you’ve received. Its good to see so many people come together to support such a strong boy! I’m just about to let my toddler, Cara choose one of your drawings for her personal collection. I’m happy to help.

    Jodie & Cara :-)

  104. Raj says:

    Hey Adrian,

    Your artwork is amazing! Sorry for the L word thats involved in your life, but your monsters & vampires will scare the L word away, so keep fighting strong. Take care of your little brother, and always keep a smile on your face no matter what. I just bought your Vampire, I thinks its a really really cool.

  105. Joe says:

    Hello Aidan,
    Love the pictures Aidan…..HAD to get the Gillman and Scream pictures ! They will look awesome frammed and hanging on my office wall. Rest assured I will keep you in my prayers and you keep fighting pal, you will beat this monster I am sure ! Your strength should be an inspiration for all !

  106. Danielle says:

    Hi, Aidan!
    I’m really happy that I’ve discovered you online today, on Thanksgiving! I was really touched and you made me smile with your monsters! I wanted to buy one, but I’ve decided to donate all the money instead of spending on shipping. But maybe I’ll be haunted by one of them and will have to come back to buy one! :)
    Thank you for letting me help you in someway! I’ve been thinking a lot about helping people lately, about finding a way to help. And today I’ve found you! :) And it makes me happy!
    All the best wishes from Brazil! :)
    Dani

    P.S.: Found out about you here – http://www.followthecolours.com.br/2010/11/compre-um-monstro-e-ajude-pagar-o.html

  107. Callum says:

    You keep up the fight Aidan and you fight those monsters that have made you sick.

    New Zealand is thinking of you.

  108. Jessika Dené Tarr says:

    You’re a talented artist and brave boy, Aiden! We have your work framed with the rest of our art collection and it is always inspiring to see. Sending love. x x

  109. Dave Conrey says:

    Hi Aidan,

    My son’s name is Aidan too, but he’s a lot younger than you, only 5 months old right now, but I think he would still love to have one of your pictures up in his room though. Good luck buddy, me and my Aidan are rooting for you.

  110. L. Elske says:

    I have ordered a picture from your site and will be hanging it on Charlotte’s hospital room door when we receive it. She is two and a half and was diagnosed with M7-AML just two days before you were. I hope you and your family stay strong and keep up the good fight.
    cjeske.wordpress.com

  111. Amy says:

    Hi Aiden,
    You’re so talented!! I hope you’re feeling good!

    Keep getting better!
    Amy

  112. Kelly says:

    Hi Aidan,
    Just read an article about you on CNN. I’m excited to order one of your drawings to hang in my home. You are such an inspiration! Hope you are feeling better! Good luck from North Carolina!

  113. Great news! We have sold almost 100 drawings and the http://www.AnthonyMorrison.com team is going to match what we’ve already sold. I have a new video blog post going out to over 250,000 people today letting them know about your website also. We are rocking and doing the best we can to help! Hope you had a great thanksgiving and I hope Santa brings you many toys!

    Always in our prayers,

    Anthony Morrison

  114. R Tredget says:

    Dear Aidan,

    I recently read and was inspired by your story in Love It! Magazine here in the UK.
    When I seven years old I was diagnosed with the same condition you have. Just like you I loved to draw and dress up in costumes and had a passion for sharing my creations with others whilst I was in hospital. I am now 23 years old and I am a costume designer in the UK and have been in remission since I finished chemo in 1998 (and yes I still draw and dress up in costumes to!)

    I have bought some of your drawings and intend to give them to my mum and dad who cared for me whilst I was unwell. Your story reminded me of how lucky, just like you are, of what wonderful and dedicated parents I have.

    I hope you keep up your fantastic monster drawings, you have a great imaginative flare that many designers wish they had!

    I wish you and your family all the best and hope your recovery comes to you swiftly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  115. Carol says:

    Hey Aidan!
    I have to say I am a huge fan of horror movies and I think your monsters are the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! I just order the wolfman and I’m so excited to put it on my wall! You are so talented!
    I know it sucks being sick. I was pretty sick when I was your age too, but just
    Stay strong and brave, I know you can fight this off!!
    everyone here is rooting for you!
    -Carol :)

  116. John Clegg says:

    Hi, Aidan. My name is John. I also love monsters and collect Halloween masks. I have one that I would like to give you for free. I can mail it to you. Please have your Mommy and Daddy contact me. I hope you feel better soon, Buddy.

    Take good care.

    Your friend And fellow monster lover,

    John Clegg

  117. Steve Jackson says:

    Hi Aidan!

    I’ve just ordered one of your topnotch prints, Wolf Man No.2. Apart from being a fab piece of art, it also looks very much like me in the morning, especially the claws – I must find those nail clippers one day.

    I’m hungry like the wolf for your drawing to arrive! I am really looking forward to putting Wolf Man on the wall, next to a picture of my dog, Monty. Funnily enough Monty looks, and is, a sweet dog but sounds like a wolf – a big wolf. He howls to the neighbours dog in a beautiful, haunting manner. One day I’ll whack him on YouTube – look out for him.

    Keep fighting there Mister!

    All the best from London, United Kingdom.

    Wolf Man (aka Mr J)

  118. Paula Day (Ely, NV) says:

    Aidan, I just received your drawings Crazy Guy #1 and Wolverine vs. Green Goblin….holy cow, you are an amazing artist. Love ya, Big Guy.

    Take care, Paula and
    Luigi & Sadie (my doggies)

  119. Clare says:

    I cam across your site whilst Googling ALL. I make quilts for children with ALL and AML and would like to make a quilt for Aidan. You can find out more about Q4L either on Facebook or on the blog.

  120. mackenzie says:

    dear aidan,
    i read about you while i was browsing regretsy today. you are an inspiration to horror movie fans of all ages! i wish i was as cool as you are when i was your age. you are so brave and a very gifted artist! you remind me of my brother, he drew a lot of monsters when he was little and still loves them to this day. i love your chainsaw drawings!

    out of curiosity, which monster/scary movie is your favorite? i am a photographer from new york city and i am currently working on a series of pictures where i make cookies based on and shaped like my favorite characters from scary movies. i would love to send you a print when i’m finished, if someone wouldnt mind forwarding me your address and favorite scary movie info! i would send you some cookies too but i’m afraid they would get all broken in the mail.

    keep fighting the good fight, dude!
    strength from new york,
    mackenzie

    • mackenzie says:

      oops! i admittedly didnt do much research, if i scroll down on the main page it says your favorite monster is gill man from the creature of the black lagoon. i’ll get on it!

  121. sajiha askar says:

    Hey Aidan you have cool as pictures. I have a best friend called Mahdia Ahmadi and she has a cheeky brother that he’s so annoing that he’s also the annoyingest cousin in the whole univers. Now i can copy out your pictures and put it on her wall and he’ll get scared and never ever go in her room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  122. BOB says:

    You are a brave little man and I hope you have a good life!!!
    GOD BLESS & GOD SPEED

  123. joe says:

    I just received my monster today and love it. Thank you so much for being such a brave family. Joe.

  124. Brian in Indy says:

    Aiden…for Christmas someone bought me some of your monster pictures. In that pack was a picture of my favorite all time monster….The Gill Man!! I was really excited to you read on your website that he is your favorite monster too. My grandkids and I watch the Creature From the Black Lagoon all the time, we have it on DVD. It’s just awesome to have a picture from you, and especially a picture of the Gill Man. You hang in there buddy and keep on drawing. God bless you and your family!

  125. Gery Vermin says:

    Aidan:
    My cousin surprised me with your “Vampire” drawing and I LOVE IT!!! Duuuuuuuuude, where did you learn to draw like that?! I love drawing monsters too and have a special Gillman drawing I’m emailing to you today. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and I hope you feel better soon. Being sick SUCKS!
    Take care and be well, Little Brother!

    PS: I am very jealous of your mohawk! My wife won’t let me get one. She’s mean sometimes.

  126. Sean says:

    Hello Aidan, hope you are doing well and still having fun drawing your great monsters!!!
    I’ve got a question for you Aunt about an order and couldn’t find her email. Could you please check on my order? It was ordered 11/25 (Invoice ID:25878461). I think my mailman might be a troll and is keeping the pictures because they remind him of his sister. Anyway, any info are help would be great. Thanks, stay strong and keep scaring cancer! Sean

  127. "May May" Gennaro says:

    Hi Aidan!
    I’m also a very lucky person to have received one of your famous drawings. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! Framed it and put in a very special place……..near my Angel statue in my bedroom. She will be watching over you while I get to look at your beautiful drawing. You have a special place in my heart along with your very brave and wonderful family. Have lots of fun and keep drawing!

    Love and good wishes!
    Linda (“May May”) Gennaro

  128. Harleydee says:

    Aidan,
    I got the two prints I ordered – YOU ARE AN AMAZING ARTIST! I gave them to two special people & I want to thank you for sharing them. You keep fighting that darn leukemia, show it who’s the boss! I love your style little man – take care and I continue to have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Grrrrrrrrr…..(that was my monster sound) :)

  129. Marta says:

    Aidan,
    I just got 3 of your monsters, they are amazing and I totally fell in love with the vampire! They will be hanged in a special place at my home and I’ll think about you every day.

    Stay strong and keep smiling, Little Man!
    Marta

  130. Ranee says:

    Dear Aidan and family,
    Just wanted to let you know what an amazing artist you are. C: And that you remind me a lot of my son, his name was Aiden too. I hope you get to feeling much better, and you stay out of the hospital. Because thats no place for a little boy to be. I’m praying for you hun, and will continue to pray until your all better. Stay strong, and no matter what keep up the monster drawing C:

    With Love,
    Ranee

  131. Paul Jagoe says:

    Be strong little man! You are tougher than the bad bugs and will beat them.
    Stay strong, stay happy and be brave.
    Paul.

  132. Dawn Bailey says:

    Love and Prayers fir Aidam and Family too. Faith, Love and Prayers =Miracles!

  133. Ginger Catoe says:

    Hello!!

  134. Ginger Catoe says:

    Hello Aiden!
    My name is ginger. I have been following you for a wile now. I pray for you everynight before i go to bed. My little brother harley has brain cancer, he has been through 3 years of chemo, multiple brain surgeries, and radiation. He started his new chemo today!! Me and him check your facebook page everyday, and he ask’s about you all the time. But i just thought id leave you a little comment saying that we all are praying and keep up with the updates!!!!! GET WELL SOON!!!!!

  135. Will says:

    Today he learned of Adrian’s case, and I was very happy to know many people are buying the designs of Adrian to help her. Congratulations to all who are helping.

    FROM BRAZIL!

  136. carlos blanco says:

    hi,
    i´d like a few drawings.
    how to buy them?
    hope all is well. all will be !!!
    i´m writing from Brasil,is it possible to use paypal?
    i´ll donte anyway,but wold like very much a few drawings.
    thanks
    Blanco

  137. Anna Carolina says:

    Dear Aiden,

    My name is Carol and I’m from Brazil.
    I read about you today in a local newspaper, and I was completely affected by your history.
    You’re an example of life!!
    I wish you all the best and I hope you have a good life!
    You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Keep fighting, smiling and drawing boy!

    Love.
    Carol

  138. Mirella says:

    Olá Aidan e família,
    Sou do Brasil, tenho 34 anos. Também fui diagnosticada, em 2009, LMC faço o meu tratamento e estou muito bem, mas confeço que às vezes fico triste por não ter mais a vida que tinha antes da doença.
    Ao ver sua família e principalmente você, tão pequenino passando por isto me emociono e até choro. Seja muito feliz e obrigada pelo exemplo.
    abraços, Mirella Brito

  139. Carolina says:

    Hello, Aidan!
    I’ve just found your blog and read your story. I must say, you’re really a fighter!
    Congratulations on your strenght. I hope you get fine soon; we’re praying for you.
    As your dad said, I’m sure love will win this battle.

    Keep strong, Aidan! :)

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