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Aidan by AbigailLarson Aidan by AbigailLarson
Aidan is five, and his two most favoritest things to do are to dress up as monsters, and draw them. In September this year he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and he will have to go through extensive treatments for the next few years. His family was getting ready to sell their house to pay for the hospital bills, when Aidan's aunt had the idea to sell prints of Aidan's cute monster drawings on Etsy [link] to raise money for Aidan.

After reading their blog [link] and learning more about Aidan, I was completely touched by his charisma and energy and strength. He's an unusual kid, and that makes him really marvelous.

So, I had to do something - this is my little tribute to Aidan. I'm still spreading the word, but pitch in if you have $12.00 for one of Aidan's pictures (follow the link above)!
This illustration will be available in my DA Print Shop as well, and all the proceeds of this print will go to Aidan's family.
Or, if you'd rather just donate money immediately, donate directly to Aidan here: [link]
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CuteLala Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so sweet of you! and his drawings are great as well
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pureverve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Digital Artist
love this :)
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gedankenamok92 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Im very impressed <3!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... MirrorCradle ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Aidan
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:............................
best regards.....................................................................................................!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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Cyborgstriss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Beautiful!
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GingerbreadHaus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
i just looked at this yesterday and it moved me so much. the drawing is wonderful.
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LIAMODEARME Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thats so awesome, I was waiting for you so do a Halloween pic, and you didn't disappoint =D
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JadeHalleyB Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Just amazing. As always. You should send this to him!
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Provorse Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that you did this peice <3 Happy ^-^
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Twilight-lover13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
:D
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verde317 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet story. Your picture reminds me of a couple of characters from Gloomcookie. Good luck in your quest to help your leukemiatic muse!
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mearessa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Digital Artist
I heard about it too... Anyways, this is a really wonderful thing you're doing. :)
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helloheath Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thats a very touching story! iv faved this so i can come back and donate when im able.
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winterofashes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Thanks for sharing this story, and this marvelous drawing of yours along with it! <3
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:iconesmeone:
esmeone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Cool. I like how you did the monster.
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jillustration Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
zoinks, this is amazing!
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Selladorra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful :) You're extremely thoughtful, I'm sure the family really appreciates all the people helping them out.
I'm thinking of buying the snazzy "Nosferatu" from Etsy :D
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! That one is pretty snazzy ^_^ I love the little vampire one as well!
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HerScienceFiction Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Love your work! I plan on buying one of his wolf-man drawings! I also posted the shop on my Facebook to spread awareness to others. :>
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic, and worthy cause.
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:icontinyq:
TinyQ Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
What a wonderful story, and what a wonderful way to get it out there. :) You're awesome.
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:iconcyric23:
Cyric23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
One great tribute indeed.
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:iconcarcadann:
carcadann Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That kid is awesome.
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Sumerky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
That's great.
Last spring I did wallart in oncological branch of children's hospital. I have spent there almost month, coming every morning and leaving in the evening.
Children's surrounded me and observed how I work.
When you see all these kids, want to make something more than a picture on a wall.
...That month, while I painted, some children have died.
That's really sad.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:( That is really sad. But I bet the kids had a great time marveling at what you were doing. The great thing about making art for kids is stimulating their sense of wonder and imagination :)
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Sumerky Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Yeah it's true
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DthNtDty Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Daw! Best of luck to Aidan and his family.
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His-Majesty-In-Tears Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this story a while ago and I have been meaning to by one of his drawings - I have now. I think I may do a drawing for him too, try and send it to him and also to raise awareness.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
My wife told me Aidan's story a couple of weeks back and i was truly touched. That's one extra-ordinary kid.

This is a great tribute.
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Macabeak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
That creature seriously reminds me of Ludo from Labyrinth. So sweet!

Best of luck to Aidan! :C
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AliCat30 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist
You could make this picture a print, and have the proceeds go to Aidan's fund as well :)
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girl-skeleton Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh so cool! I love it!! The monster is so adorable ^^
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TabbishmonsteR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
awwww
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AnnieDraws Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
What a great little guy, I'll be sure to pitch in C:
This is fantastic as well, I love the design of the monster.
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ledibug Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I really love the detail you put into this for Aiden. I plan on supporting him with my next paycheck. <3
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aPrettyMystery Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You've got such a big heart! This is adorable :D
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lordnecro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
es realmente muy bello tu trabajo, me encanta saludos y felicitaciones.
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sapere-yibril Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
is good.
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mdandree Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Very nice . . . your drawing & the link!
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leopard-atxheart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if I can get a picture, but I'm definitely going to spread the word. You're a wonderful person. <3
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PrincessofHalloween Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
He's such a strong kid! He's inspired me to keep on truckin'! And that's such a lovely tribute. :D
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thecouldhavebeenKing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so sweet of you :D
I might go and get one :)
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Hylexuly Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He is sweet. :heart: And monster is awesome.
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