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 type of 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 very 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 long way to go rehabilitating his leg, we'd hoped we were past cancer fears at least, but in July his regular (and frequent for the next few years) scans showed a lesion in his right lung that required immediate removal. We thank everyone, friends, family and strangers near and far, for their amazing support throughout this whole experience.