"Aidan is no ordinary 5 year old boy, in fact he is quite extraordinary. What sets him apart from most kids is his love for all things scary. He loves monsters, clowns, drawing, and dressing up. He does not wait for Halloween to roll around to have an excuse to wear a costume. And you better believe while in costume he will break character for nothing."
Incredible words that begin the explanation of the Aid for Aidan blog.
Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 13, 2010. He's undergoing chemotherapy, but with the help of his amazing parents (great pics of Aidan with his mom and dad on the blog), Aidan is helping defray the cost of his health care and his parents' lost wages by doing something he loves - drawing.
Aidan loves monsters. And not just in a "yeah, those are cool" kinda way. Aidan REALLY DIGS monsters. He draws them all the time!
So, 10 days after Aidan's diagnosis, his parents started posting some of his monster drawings on popular homemaking site Etsy.
Aidan's monster drawings have taken off! Prints of 12 of Aidan's original drawings are available, and (to date) more more than 3,900 have already been purchased!
In fact, the site has been so successful that two weeks ago the family posted an update thanking their fans and letting supporters know that Aidan's dad was able to avoid taking a second job, and the family did not have to sell their family home.
This is my favorite of Aidan's monster drawings. Check out the rest of them on Aidan'sMonsters, and purchase your print for only $12.