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Aidan, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, Is Now Cancer-Free

Back in October of 2010, we posted a story about Aidan, a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia. To help pass the time while Aidan was in the hospital, he often was busy drawing and coloring, especially various monsters. To help raise money for hospital bills, Aidan’s drawings of monsters were put on Etsy with a goal of selling 60 prints. The internet found out about the story and rallied, ultimately purchasing thousands of prints and saving the family huge amounts of financial stress.

Yesterday, some amazing news came through as doctors have declared that Aidan is officially cancer free! We are thrilled to hear about this news and wish Aidan a long, happy, successful life full of joy.

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  • djblack1313

    VERY VERY VERY good news! this is a great article to read this morning! thanx for posting this BD and CONGRATS TO AIDAN!!

  • strike_77

    Awww, this is touching and heart-warming. Congratulations to Aidan!

  • Jasonicus

    This is amazing. Good for him.

  • but-sir-the-piranha

    Soooooo awesome!

  • dr.lamb

    Really touching, especially for me because my life bears some parallels to that story: I also spent a lot of time in the hospital as a kid – had problems with my liver – and started drawing there. Favourite motive: Ghost hour ! Btw, the drawing by Aidan is pretty badass (is that the Violator from Spawn ?), I hope he keeps on drawing !

  • flesheater24

    Awesome news to help me sleep too 🙂 congrats to aidan, and the family. I hope you can get some of these drawings into a movie.

  • Evan3

    That’s really fantastic news, I am so happy for his family.

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