Alex McLin | CaringBridge

Alex sleeping with Muncy on Alex's last night on earth...

Alex McLin Team Mac Attack

First post: May 15, 2016 Latest post: Jan 4, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge site, created to keep friends and family updated on Alex McLin's odyssey. In 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 major surgery on July 27 to remove it and reconstruct his left knee. He went through many more cycles of chemo, finishing in January of 2017. Shortly thereafter, Alex began difficult physical therapy to get his left leg straighter and stronger. Unfortunately, in July and December of 2017, tumors appeared in his lower-right lung, requiring immediate surgical removal. In March of 2018, scans showed tumors requiring yet another surgery, this time to remove his entire lower-right lobe. In April, scans showed yet more tumors, including one in/on a rib in the left side of his back, requiring radiation therapy. After a failed clinical trial, Alex underwent a week of radiation in early June to try to help shrink the now-larger tumors before starting a new chemo regimen later that month. While not ultimately curative, the final regimen did provide Alex with a few more months of life, including the opportunity to travel a bit, play FortNite online with his pals, and enjoy more time with friends and family. Unfortunately, Alex's battle ended on Dec. 1, 2018, after the cancer spread to his brain and ultimately took him down. We thank everyone, friends, family and strangers near and far, not to mention Alex's amazing doctors, nurses and other medical support staff. for all the tremendous support during this entire battle.

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