Childhood Ependymoma: A Fight to Win

Aydan Chapman is a 9-year old boy who has already faced and beaten a diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor five times (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016). Aydan is currently in another battle against Childhood Ependymoma after finding out the recurrence from routine MRI in May, 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. Aydan also received chemotherapy from October 2015 to January 2016. Then they did a chemotherapy again through a clinical trial when they discovered that tumor returned in May 2015. The trial failed and currently, the parents– Kristen and Bryce are not sure what would be the best next course of action to take for Aydan. Aydan will have surgery in July to remove his tumor.

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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Our family is spending Christmas here at 30A (Florida); it's not same without Aydan here physically and during this time of year, like all other children-- Christmas was one of his favorite holidays.

We made a very special and intimate moment to release a little amount our precious Aydan Elijah's ashes in the ocean.

We continue to grieve and heal from the whole thing, but this was a touching moment for all of us.

We miss you, Aydan SO MUCH forever.

Happy Holidays! Love, the Chapman family
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For tomorrow's event, we will have a live streaming on Aydan Wins' Facebook page here for those who can not attend to the event physically. Live stream starts at 1pm CT.

We will not be doing a traditional guestbook and instead, we will use Aydan Wins' Instagram account to collect families and friends' picture and comment. If you aren't able to be at the event physically and want to take a part of it, please do by posting on your own Instagram account and leave a meaningful comment with #aydanwins at end. After the event, we will be able to collect all pictures and comments to print into a "guestbook."

Thank you all for your support and love!
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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 5th 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.

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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

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