Hands of Help for Alec

$55,435 of $199,000 goal

Raised by 556 people in 16 months
Alec Zavala
on behalf of Alec R. Zavala-Corzo
 HOUSTON, TX
On Saturday February 11, 2017 our lives were changed forever. Someone very important in our lives, a young man named Alec Zavala was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver Cancer. At only 17 years of age Alec is facing the biggest fight of his life and he needs everyone’s support. We know that by standing together and uniting to fight against this, we can conquer it.

His friends and family will go to any extent needed to get what he needs, but sometimes even that is not enough. It’s never easy asking for help, but in times like this we need to learn to do so, because every bit of the support received will make a huge difference in Alec’s recovery.

Other families out there, who have been through similar situations, understand that in situations like this, not only the family is affected emotionally but also economically. Through your generous donations Alec will be able to receive all the medical treatments he needs to fight this terrible disease. That is why today we ask for everyone’s support. With your help Alec will be one step closer to wining the fight.


They say that your friends can be the remedy to overcoming a tough situation so we want to show Alec how much he means to us. The amount of love and positive vibes sent every day to Alec from all of us is a reflection of our unconditional love. Alec is a kid that everyone looks up to, a kid that everyone loves, and a kid who would do anything for anyone, even if he isn't in the position to do so. Alec is an example of a true friend and we are all extremely lucky to have him in our lives.

We started this fight as friends, but we will win the battle as family.

Love, F, V, G





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Hi Everyone!
It has been a hard year for my family, friends and especially for me because within one year I went from healthy to almost passing, and now back to remission- hard one for all of you in Mexico and in Houston due to the earthquakes and Hurricane Harvey. This is why I write this update. I AM in remission! On August 2nd they gave us the result of the nuclear Radiology and the MRI I underwent the last days of July. All is either normal or resolved! I am so blessed and fortunate, but more importantly I am grateful. I want to let you know that you were a part of this miracle. The money was used to pay doctor’s bills, expenses and stuff related to my overcoming of this cancer; it aloud to take that pressure off my parents so they could focus on me. Thank you to all!! It was intense. It felt surreal going through all this, but my friend Fares was so smart and loving to jump in with this GoFundMe page and bring in Gabe and Vanessa into it. Thank you guys! Anyhow, I feel better and been trying to become the best version of myself. These things take a toll on you. “Survivor” does not describe it fairly. Thank you Lord! Also, thank you to my family from Chiapas Mexico, Turkey, California, Colombia, Houston, Mexico City, Brazil and other places around the world. Thank you to my friends, their friends, their relatives from all over the world and faiths. Thank you to those who don’t even know me, it didn’t stop you from donating. Seeing that so many people care motivated me to fight! We lost almost all in Hurricane Harvey. We lost memories from our childhood and other material stuff. What hurts me the most is that I lost my car, my father described it as a submarine. I only drove it once after chemotherapy. But, as my parents say, I am alive and we will rebuild! Thank you to all of you. You warmed my hart, made me strong and looked after me. I will keep on going to monthly check-ups these next years and can’t wait to go back to school to rejoin all those in class and on the soccer field. Thank you all!
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Hi, this is Alec. I would like to give all my thanks to everyone who has helped me out and supported me though this difficult time. We had many ups and downs and many tears and smiles, but through it all I never forgot that I had your support. I thank you for your prayers, your good vibes, well wishes, encouraging words, but overall that you didn't forget about me.
In the past 3 months, I've gone from being extremely sick and in need of what the doctors called a “revolutionary treatment” that enabled me to write this letter. I want to thank all my family which is scattered all over the world, my close friends, the doctors, and the hospital staff, and without a doubt, all those of you that i don't know, that took the time and the effort to add yourselves to this cause and donate money. I know some of you are from my community, others are friends or relatives of my friends, and there is also a little group of people that just came across my GoFundMe page and so generously decided to help.
I will still have 2 round of chemo coming up, and after those I will be reevaluated, but right now I feel great, the doctors are surprised with the tremendous improvement in my condition. Some tumors are completely gone, and others have shrunk almost to the point of remission. I thank everyone for being there for me when I needed it, and hope that you stay with me through this tough journey.
I am being called by doctors and the nursing staff a “survivor” and a “fighter.” My condition and my recovery has puzzled the doctors and has astonished them. I thank the lord, family, and friends and everyone else who has supported this page.
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This is an update in regards to our dear friend Alec,

Well, lets just say that we are on the right path. We’ve had a couple of bumps on the road, but we’re hanging in there. Alec recently had an intestinal infection that has him close to going into emergency surgery. He had extremely high fevers and extreme intestinal swelling. It was what they call an “elusive” bacteria. However, within the first three days he was diagnosed and treated. He could not eat for almost 10 days. Finally, with strong antibiotics through mouth and I V, along with his white cell blood counts increasing, he got back on the chemo last Sunday. He, all together, spent bit near a month without being able to eat solid food, this because he also developed a side effect that did not allow him to open his mouth or swallow. But in all, good new is that it seems like this treatment is working and doctors are positive.

This is the time where we all need to be praying the most for his recovery. He started his third set of chemo on Sunday and it will run all week, the toughest chemo he will have to face and endure. It is identical to the one he went through and knocked him out in bed. This one is getting to him hard, just as the last one, and these days back to back, gets him exhausted.

Alec would always thank all his doctors and nurses even when he can barely speak, he is very grateful for everyone support and prayers, the financial help, and all his friends and family. He is worried, but brave to face adversity, and having so many people behind him gives him strength. He checks this webpage, but instead on focusing on the money, he is so happy that “people care” - that is what he says with a huge smile.

Your support has helped his house to be conditioned to receive him, although he is still in the hospital. It also pays for so many immediate expenses for the family for the family to be able to take care of him 24/7 - one parent is always at his side and allows other family members to travel and become part of the care team. This provides him with the feeling of security and safety.

With all this to be said, Alec continues with his constant happiness and positive spin that is his trademark and also makes those of us who are standing besides him, happy. He feeds off of our support and love, just as we feed of his.
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Patricia Rosas Hdz
12 months ago

Alec querido te amo mi guerrero animo sigue sigue no pare adelante mi nieto

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Liliane Maunier Corzo
13 months ago

Alec querido. Me da mucho gusto que nos hayas informado de tus progresos y de tu entusiasmo después de tres largos meses de tratamiento. Pienso mucho en ti y en tu familia. Estoy completamente en admiración de ver cómo has hecho progresos tan impresionantes. Estamos todos contigo echándote porras. Un abrazo muy cariñoso de una prima de tu abuela Lourdes.

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Kim McMillan Rubinson
15 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you Alec and your family. Stay strong and keep fighting! All our love, The Rubinsons.

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$55,435 of $199,000 goal

Raised by 556 people in 16 months
Created February 20, 2017
Alec Zavala
on behalf of Alec R. Zavala-Corzo
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JW
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Jacqueline Wright
8 months ago

We are so glad to hear you are in remission. We continue to pray for you and your family.

$100
Farah Killidar
8 months ago

You ARE a survivor. Keep that smile.

BD
$50
Becky Drexelius
8 months ago

Good news on being in remission :)

$100
Anonymous
8 months ago
$10
Anonymous
8 months ago
JH
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J H
10 months ago
Patricia Rosas Hdz
12 months ago

Alec querido te amo mi guerrero animo sigue sigue no pare adelante mi nieto

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Liliane Maunier Corzo
13 months ago

Alec querido. Me da mucho gusto que nos hayas informado de tus progresos y de tu entusiasmo después de tres largos meses de tratamiento. Pienso mucho en ti y en tu familia. Estoy completamente en admiración de ver cómo has hecho progresos tan impresionantes. Estamos todos contigo echándote porras. Un abrazo muy cariñoso de una prima de tu abuela Lourdes.

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Kim McMillan Rubinson
15 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you Alec and your family. Stay strong and keep fighting! All our love, The Rubinsons.

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