We’re the Aaron family (Doug, Kristin, Sydney, and Jenson). Our lives turned upside down when 9 month Jenson was diagnosed with a rare disease called Histiocytosis. He needed chemotherapy to live.
Jenson endured 2½ years of chemo and received a bone marrow transplant from his loving sister Sydney. While in the hospital recovering from the transplant, he saw a picture of another little boy fighting Histio. Jenson said to his mommy, "I need send him a monkey!" With this simple statement, Monkey Grins began. Sydney wanted to send a smile to brothers and sisters too. She also added lolli-pops for the family to the care package.
Jenson got to see the first five "Monkey Grins" mailed.
On May 8, 2012 at the tender age of three, Jenson entered heaven. His compassionate heart lives on through Monkey Grins.
Every Monkey Grin care package contains a stuffed monkey for Histio Warriors and their siblings plus lolli-pops for everyone in the family.