Team Alec: Help Alec Kick Cancer AGAIN

$15,905 of $10k goal

Raised by 196 people in 30 months
Betsie Nielson   DOVE CREEK, CO

Alec Taber is a 12 year old boy who is fighting cancer "“ for the SECOND TIME in his young life. Six years ago he fought his first battle and won. Sadly, now the cancer has returned but he's ready to fight for his life again.

Alec's cancer is highly aggressive, but treatable and responds well to chemo. He had surgery to remove two tennis ball sized tumors from his belly and he is set to begin chemo treatments the first week in March, which will continue until at least June. He lives in Dove Creek, Colorado, but is treated at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, so his family will have lots of travel expenses.

Alec is the oldest of Kerri (Gersch) and Bobby Taber's three boys. His youngest brother, Carson, has been busy fighting his own medical battle with Aplastic Anemia recently. Like his big brother, he had to undergo lengthy treatments at Primary Children's Hospital. While he's responding well to treatment, he's still fighting his battle and was also admitted to the hospital when Alec was there recovering from surgery.

Kerri and Bobby have their hands full taking care of two sick boys and trying to keep life normal for their middle son, Cole. Their journey will be simplified with your generous donation. They will have extensive travel expenses, lost work time, and medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Please donate whatever you can: no amount is too small. If everyone in our extended Dove Creek and SW Colorado family donated just a little, they would have enough to carry them through the next few difficult months. Anonymous donations are ok, too! GoFundMe.com is a safe/secure site, connected to PayPal. All funds will be directly forwarded to Kerri and Bobby.

This fundraiser is sponsored by ROCK - Reaching Out To Community and Kids, a non-profit organization in Dove Creek, CO
https://www.facebook.com/dovecreekrocks

Please share this information with anyone you know that might be able to help the Taber family.
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Update 8
29 months ago
Team Alec: We have heartbreaking news to report. As many of you know already, sadly, Alec lost his battle with cancer Saturday March 22nd.

We are so very thankful for the amazing generosity and overwhelming support that has been given to the Taber family during Alec's illness. I know the family has found deep comfort in this.

Funeral services are set for Friday March 28th at 11am at Dove Creek High School. The family has requested everyone to wear Team Alec shirts, or a favorite jersey, or blue and gold. A dinner will follow at the Dove Creek Community Center. Jackie Banks is coordinating the dinner: please contact her for info. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alec Taber Scholarship Fund at the Community Bank in Dove Creek. Cards can be sent to the family in care of ROCK at: PO Box 364; Dove Creek, CO 81324

For those who still wish to donate here, funds will now go towards defraying funeral expenses, as well as covering outstanding medical expenses for Alec and continuing medical expenses for Carson.

A message from Kerri on Saturday night:
"Today I lost my best friend. Today I watched a hearse take my son away. Today the other half of me went to heaven. Today I have no words. Today my little boy is without pain. Today he looked peaceful. My world will never ever be complete again. I will always wait for him to come through the door. I would give anything for one more I love you. I may have lost my world today but for 12 years I was the lucky one that got to be his mom."

God bless this family.
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Update 7
29 months ago
Alec is home after his second round of chemo. Here's a message from Kerri:

"Exactly one month ago, the day I had always hoped would never happen again, did. The hardest part was telling Alec that it had come back. I think that was prob the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But he knew the fight he was up against, and is determined to beat it. His attitude and strength amazes me every single day. The scary "c" word is just part of our life and that makes a difference. We have been there and know what to expect. The biggest part of getting through it is the amount of support we have. Could we do it alone? Nope. You guys are all so amazing. I come from the best place in the world. Thank you guys for all that you do. I just couldn't ever thank you enough or tell you how much it means to us, but please know it's beyond appreciated. Thanks for being in the fight with us, we wouldn't have it any other way:)"
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Update 6
30 months ago
Team Alec: We are just so THANKFUL to everyone for their generous donations and for sharing this page over 1000 times across social media! The Tabers are truly blessed to have so much support during this challenging time!

From Kerri Monday night: "CT scan showed the cancer hasn't spread!!!! Yay!!! Got the central line put in, and chemo hopefully started tonight. As I walked around today I saw 7 little bald heads, parents waiting for their baby who had a heart transplant, a single dad with a very sick boy, and a girl that looked like she had brain surgery of some kind. There's always something in your life to be thankful for."
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Update 5
30 months ago
Team Alec: You have gone way above and beyond for Alec and his family! We have surpassed two big goals and are now at $12,840!! This will take so much pressure off of Kerri and Bobby. Thank you is just not enough, we know, but you all gave because you just want to help this tough family.

From Kerri today:
"Never in a bazillion years did I think I would be packing bags, making a chemo calendar, and going through something I still don't talk about very often. But, today, I find myself doing exactly that. The journey begins tomorrow and our simple life will no longer be. Thanks again for all the support. We love all of you. Cancer you are going to become my little b**ch once more!!! You are an evil evil disease and we won't let you win:)
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