Boy’s $12 Monster Drawings Help Fund His Chemo - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Boy’s $12 Monster Drawings Help Fund His Chemo

KHQ.COM - Some little boys love trucks. Some little boys love trains. Aidan Reed, 5, has always — always — loved monsters.

To Aidan, Wolfman is a scream and vampires are a hoot. He's never seen a single horror movie, but images from such movies — on display at Halloween costume stores and elsewhere — crack him up. His love of monsters is so steadfast that he's been drawing monsters, playing with monster toys and dressing up like monsters for years now.

"I kind of like to draw knights and jesters and scary clowns and aliens," Aidan said. "I like to dress up as nice clowns and scary ones. I can be a wolf or a zombie. ... Oh, and let me tell you something! There's a Sleestak costume that I really want ..."

Since Sept. 13, Aidan has been waging a battle against a monster that is all too real. That's when doctors discovered he has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He's spent weeks in the hospital and has endured chemotherapy, infections, spinal taps and other painful procedures.

To pass the time, he draws pictures of monsters. Dozens and dozens of them. Aidan's drawings are so adorably scary that his aunt decided to post some of them on the website Etsy, where people buy and sell handmade artwork and other items. She wanted to do something — anything — to help Aidan and his family from a distance, so she figured she'd try to sell 60 prints to help defray their sudden and mounting expenses.

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