Childhood Ependymoma: A Fight to Win

Aydan Chapman is a 8-year old boy who has already faced and beaten a diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor three times (2009, 2010, and 2014). Aydan is currently in another battle against Childhood Ependymoma after finding out the recurrence from routine MRI on August 27th, 2015. He had the surgery on September 2nd and again on September 8th (2015) (due to remaining tumor/scar tissues that were shown on post op MRI). Aydan is currently receiving chemotherapy from October 2015 to January 2016.

As for Aydan’s prior treatments, he received proton therapy at MD Anderson in Houston TX in 2011. Aydan got another radiation known as CyberKnife early in 2015. Currently, the parents– Kristen and Bryce are not sure what would be the best next course of action to take for Aydan. Make sure to check the most recent updates on Aydan Win Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AydanWin/ . Each diagnosis is a whole new survival game. Kristen and Bryce will do whatever it takes to keep Aydan healthy and happy but also to maintain the quality of life that he deserves.


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Aydan's AMAZING 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Sandy Crump donated her hair to wigs for kids in honor of Aydan! The Cedar Creek Elementary community came along to witness the moment. We are very very thankful and fortunate to have a wonderful community around us as we are going through this challenge journey. Thank you all for who came and enjoy the pictures! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ependymoma Awareness Day is happening today, May 2, 2016. Now in its fifth year, this campaign is an international effort from the CERN Foundation in partnership with medical professionals, patients, and caregivers from around the world. The CERN Foundation will commemorate Ependymoma Awareness Day with a mass of live butterfly release in Washington DC! If you are curious/want to understand more about this kind of disease Aydan is fighting since 2 and half years old- you can check the website: cern-foundation.org/ #CERNbutterfly ... See MoreSee Less

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How to support Aydan?

Post picture or short video on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram with #aydanwins so he can enjoy them while he is recovering from the whole ordeal. Aydan is determined to win again for the 4th time! Thank you for your ongoing SUPPORT and to keep up to date, check out our Facebook page: facebook.com/aydanwin

Please come and join us support the Chapman family in their process of fighting Aydan’s ependymoma by donating to help the family cover medical and living expenses. Kristen and Bryce  will be taking time off work to care for Aydan throughout his treatment and recovery. The family could use support to not only help cover their medical bills, but to help Aydan remain in high spirits by giving him the full attention from both parents, toys and good times to help him throughout his recovery.

  • I have such a sweet and funny brother. I hope he wins this battle. We may fight a lot but we always love each other, no matter what.
    Annika: Aydan's Sister
  • Aydan's smile is infectious and in his eyes you can see his huge heart and capacity to love as well as an unending enthusiasm for life. He is dearly loved.
    Alan & Nancy: Aydan’s Grandparents
  • Aydan is funny, thoughtful, strong-minded, and truly has a deep soul.  He does not accept any simple answers to anything. He is very good at reading and has a wonderful way with words.
    Kristen: Aydan's Mother
  • He is very determined. He has a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh!  Aydan is so full of life and I love having him as my grandson.
    Judy: Aydan’s Grandma
  • Aydan is inspired to become a neurosurgeon in the future because his surgeon saved his life three times. We enjoy watching movies together and I love to be his father and see him grow.
    Bryce: Aydan's Father

Gift Cards for the Family

The family requests that gift cards be donated for HEB, Whole Foods, Torchy’s, or/and Starbucks. Also consider donating gift cards for Maid/Cleaning Services that can help reduce the burden of maintaining a clean, healthy home so Aydan’s parents can focus on time with Aydan.

Financial Assistance

The family would greatly appreciate any financial assistance to be used toward both medical and living expenses to help cover Aydan’s treatment as well as to enable the family to care for Aydan more comfortably.

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