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Fr Chris giving Alex blessing before starting last chemo

Alex Lynch

First post: Aug 15, 2018 Latest post: Sep 16, 2018
Alex broke his fibula bone in his left leg in May.  While the bone was healing his calf muscle was continuing to swell.  We visited specialist and physical therapy and didn't see any improvements so requested MRI to find there was a mass.  Alex was sent to Iowa City on August 2nd to meet with the team of doctors where they suspected we were possibly dealing with  Ewing Sarcoma and we spent the day preparing for the biopsy the next day, August 3rd.   We returned to Iowa City that Friday to have the tumor biopsied to find that the tumor was cancerous so they took 2 samples from the bone marrow along with installing his port for chemo.   We received confirmation that next week that is was Ewing Sarcoma.    Ewing Sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that is typically found in the age group 5-20 years and about 300 cases a year in the United States.  Alex will be undergoing chemo treatments at Blank Children's Hospital, followed by surgery, followed by more chemo which will take around 9 months.  Our treatment journey starts on Friday, August 17th.  We would love to have your support through our journey by sending Alex notes, funny jokes, prayers, bible verses and anything that is on your heart and mind.  Blessings to you all!!  Lynch Family
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