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Team Mac Attack
May 15, 2016 Latest post:
21 hours ago
Welcome to our CaringBridge site, which we created to keep friends and family updated with news on Alex's odyssey. In early May of 2016, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in his left femur. Alex underwent 10 weeks of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor as much as possible before having surgery on July 27 to remove it and reconstruct his leg as needed. He's since undergone slow and difficult physical therapy on his leg, all while undergoing several more cycles of chemo (plus an unexpected lung surgery in October 2016 to remove what turned out to be two benign lesions), which finished in January of 2017 . While Alex still has a way to go rehabilitating his leg, we'd hoped we were past cancer fears at least, but in July and December of 2017, scans showed lesions in his right lung that required immediate removal. In March of 2018, scans show two more lesions in the lower-right lung, so another surgery will be taking place. We thank everyone, friends, family and strangers near and far, for their amazing support throughout this whole experience.