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Aaron HananiaBorn in 2001 under the shadows of the Ural Mountains in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Aaron Hanania began writing his stories shortly after coming to the United States and quickly adapting to the new technologies in writing. Using his iPhone 6, he began writing this novel in 2017. Although the technology is quickly outdated, the power of the human mind is not.

A high school junior living in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, Aaron launched his online writing website, in 2008 at the age of 7 where he posted his stories about life.

He is an avid drummer who plays to the music of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Fleetwood Mac. Aaron was one of three winners of his high school talent contest in 2018 for a drumming medley performance that rocked the school auditorium. Aaron has also published several interviews with celebrities including Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo and Super Bowl Champion Michael Schofield for The Regional News newspaper, and for his school newspaper.

Asked about his lifetime experiences, Aaron explains, “My resume may be short because I am still young. But it is just the first page of a life I look forward to enjoy, explore and share.”

His website is and his YouTube channel where he creates songs, videos, posts interviews, and tests his creative ideas is at

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Orphans at door of Orphanage 2002
Orphans at door of Orphanage 2002

My name is Aaron Hanania. I was born in Russia in a city called Yekaterinburg near the Ural mountains and just west of Siberia.

The orphanage where I was born is overcrowded with orphans, many of whom do not have immediate hope of finding forever family to help nurture their lives and raise them.

While they are at the orphanage, they need many things. The youngest babies need diapers. They need clothing. And all of the children there need toys to help them strengthen their cognitive skills and ability to become product members of the world’s society.

Without your help, they will face a difficult time while waiting for parents to adopt them.

As a part of my Bar Mitzvah, I did a Mitzvah Project, basically doing something good for others. I am excited that my Mitzvah Project is to help children who live at the orphanage where I was born.

In the picture above, I am on the left at the front of the door to our orphanage room with my friends, many of whom were adopted by American Families who live near me. We’re able to stay in touch and in contact and celebrate our Russian Heritage together, while also being grateful for our families.

Since then, I have worked hard in my adopted country and have studied and shared my experiences in stories that I post on this website. I hope you enjoy them all.

Aaron Hanania interviewing Super Bowl champion Michael Schofield
Aaron Hanania interviewing Super Bowl champion Michael Schofield

I will add new posts regularly. You can navigate the website using the Menu on the Black Bar across the main website front page. When you click a story, or video, you will be taken to a page where you can read more stories and view photographs and videos. Click the videos in the page to view without leaving the website.

I’d love to hear your views. If you like the website, please send the link to your friends.

Aaron Hanania interviews Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo July 26, 2015


Aaron Hanania getting some arly advice on professional journalism from former WBBM TV political reporter Mike Flannery
Aaron Hanania getting some early advice on professional journalism from former WBBM TV political reporter Mike Flannery

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Aaron Hanania


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