Alex's Army

$7,095 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 108 people in 35 months
Alexander was born at 32 weeks and spent 100 days in the NICU. During his stay in the NICU Alex was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects, Congenital Scoliosis, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, acid reflux, bilateral hearing loss, anomalies of the ear canals and a Type 1 Laryngeal Cleft. As time has gone by he has also been diagnosed with anomalies of his spinal cord, failure to thrive, inflammation of the duodenum, a cyst on his brain, a neurogenic bladder, a weakened immune system, swallowing & feeding difficulties and developmental delays. Alex has undergone 10 surgeries, numerous hospitalizations and countless test and procedures. He currently sees 14 pediatric specialists and receives physical, occupational, speech and hearing therapy. He is given supplemental nutrition through a g-tube and has a permanent shunt placed in his spinal cord.
On November 12, 2015, Alex will undergo major spine surgery. He has several vertebrae that are misshapen and fused together causing him to have a 72 degree scoliosis curvature. During surgery he will have several vertebrae removed, bone grafts, screws & rods placed to fuse his spine. The surgery comes with risk of blood loss, loss of bladder & bowel control and nerve damage. His recovery will be long and can take 6-9 months.
Funds raised here will help Alex’s family to provide him with the equipment needed for proper positioning for sleeping, feeding and bathing, other medical expenses, expenses associated with having Alex hospitalized and other daily living expenses.
The next two months will be filled with Alex undergoing test and checking in with several of his specialist and pediatrician to make sure that he is prepared for the spine surgery. Alex is a fighter and has endured more in 4 years than most will in a lifetime. No matter how bad things get, he always has a smile on his face. He is truly a blessing and is always so courageous.
If you wish to follow Alex’s journey through his spinal fusion surgery please visit his Caring Bridge page at: CaringBridge.org , Site Name: Alexanderdiaz
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Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your support and generosity! We have been so blessed this holiday season with wonderful family, friends & Alex's progress post surgery going so well. We truly hope your holiday was as filled with blessings as ours was. ❤️
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We are so blessed to have so much support, prayers and positive thoughts being sent Alex's way. He was able to enjoy some time outdoors today! His thyroid medication is needing an adjustment so we will start that tomorrow & see his Endocrinologist next Saturday. Tuesday he is headed under General Anesthesia for some dental work. Due to oral aversions & aspiration, all dental procedures for him require anesthesia.
Please feel free to follow updates on his Caring Bridge Page at:
http://links.t.caringbridge.org/ctt?kn=6&ms=ODAwOTIyMQS2&r=LTMzMjgyNzk4NjMS1&b=0&j=NjIwNjAyNzE2S0&mt=1&rt=0

Thank you again for your generosity & support! ❤️
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Amy Stanisich Plasek
34 months ago

I showed this to my 2 year old granddaughter when this first posted. She wanted to go see him and help him. We told her she could say a prayer for him. She has said a prayer for him every single night since then, without being reminded even once. Sometimes more than one prayer a day. I am trying to get her on video to post since its so sweet and straight from her precious heart. Alex, I hope you are doing better. You have an angel praying for you from Texas! This is her with me in the picture!

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Raised by 108 people in 35 months
Created September 9, 2015
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DT
$410
Delores Temes
29 months ago

From ACDC

JR
$50
Julie Roth
32 months ago

Warm Christmas wishes to your family from ours.

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Anonymous
33 months ago
$100
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33 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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33 months ago
SS
$40
Shannon Stacey
33 months ago

Praying for Alex and his family

Amy Stanisich Plasek
34 months ago

I showed this to my 2 year old granddaughter when this first posted. She wanted to go see him and help him. We told her she could say a prayer for him. She has said a prayer for him every single night since then, without being reminded even once. Sometimes more than one prayer a day. I am trying to get her on video to post since its so sweet and straight from her precious heart. Alex, I hope you are doing better. You have an angel praying for you from Texas! This is her with me in the picture!

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