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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Thank you again for your generosity & support! ❤️
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!