Alex Hunter Medical Fund
This page has been created to facilitate anyone out of our area who wishes to help.
Thank you for your support,
The Hunter Family
Just searching for any updates on how Alex is doing. Haven't forgotten you since I first read your story two years ago!
Alex you rock!! I would feel very proud to have a son like you! Your smile before was great, your new smile even more so. Good luck to you in all your endeavors Alex.
Hi Alex; We are the owners of Technical Crown & Bridge Dental Lab. I see that you've been offered services by many others, and while we don't do dentures, we would be happy to help in whatever way we can with anything else you may need. We do offer implants though if those are an option for you. We are on facebook and have a website if there is anything else we can offer you. Good luck to you!
Alex your story is so inspiring, Matthew Currin from Currin Dental Lab is one of my good friends and I brought this story to his attention. He is great at what he does and would love to help.
Currin Dental Lab and everyone who offered their services are awesome.
Let's see those new teeth!
Alex, you are already a very handsome young man with a beautiful smile, your attitude and spirit shine through! Now, you'll be even more handsome! I pray that GOD continues to bless you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers!
Dear Alex, I wanted to tell you that your smile, your voice, and your faith in God have inspired me so much. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you.
Dear Alex: I read the Huff Post write up about you and I had to let you know that your story, your courage, and your smile touched my heart... then when I came here and read all the wonderful messages of support and kindness that you have inspired, I was overwhelmed. Truly Alex, you are a gift to your parents and this world. You are a beacon of light and an inspiration to so many. Thank you for bringing out the best in humanity and reminding us of the good that exists. I will be wishing you health, happiness, and an abundance of all that matters... so keep Smiling for us all!
Alex i own a dental lab in North Carolina, i would be glad to fabricate a set of dentures at no cost. Please let me know if there is anything i can do for you or the dentist you are working with. Currin Dental Lab 919 264 5574. Matthew Currin
Dear Alex, my son is fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma now. He was diagnosed in May. His tumor is in the right side of his mouth and eroded through his lower jaw bone. If your up for it, I would love for him to meet you so you can share your story and so that he can hear from somebody that has actually been where he is. Thank you and congrats on meeting your goal! Stephan
what comperne is this so will never bay thair helth plain
Dear Alex, your story has inspired me. My wife has also beaten cancer. I am a dental ceramist in Phoenix Arizona and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. I specialize in making implant supported bridges that are made out of zirconia instead of plastic. ( see the attached profile photo ) Zirconia is the most life-like and durable material I know of. It would be my privilege to help you by donating my time and labor for the lab work to make two zirconia bridges for you. I can work with your dentist or one that I can recommend to you. I wish you all the best. Contact me at 623-566-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Alex & family, I'm a general dentist in Concord, CA. My practice emphasizes in dentures & implants. I fabricate all dentures in my practice myself so special cases like you would have a great fit. I would be very happy to help you going through this difficult phase of your life. Contact us at 925-687-6453
I am a Prosthodontist I. Phoenix, Arizona. not too far away. Along with my colleagues, I am happy to provide all of the care necessary to ensure that you have a beautiful, functional, healthy smile that you can be proud of. Whether it be implants, dentures, or other, we will be happy to take care of everything. Please feel free to contact me at fraimandds.com and we will facilitate everything else.
I am a Prosthodontist and would love to help in your case you may contact me at www.advancedentalcostarica.com my specialty is dental implants and teeth restoration
Warmest Greetings to Alex, his caring Mom Lisbeth, and the rest of the family. My name is Michelle, I'm 42, and I live in Oregon. I read about Alex's brave story, and it really struck a cord since it mirrors parts of my own in many ways. I have Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, and severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Sjogren's in particular attacks the moisture producing glands in my body, especially my saliva glands. As a result of it, and various chemo like treatments to control my diseases, my teeth began to snap like glass in my mid-thirties. I'll spare you the gruesome details, as I'm sure you are all painfully aware of what a horrible experience that is for anyone to endure. By age 39 I was down to 13 teeth, and suffering one life-threatening bone marrow infection after another. I have decent insurance, but as in Alex's case they refused to pay for extractions, or the cosmetic surgery needed to rebuild my teeth, even though the broken teeth and infections were a direct result of my medical conditions. We looked at many options, but I was advised that dentures were not a good choice for me, because of the Sjogren's disease, and the fact that they do cause further bone loss, and would greatly limit the things I could eat. Now certainly they are the least expensive option, but after consulting with several nationally renowned Prosthodontists I discovered that dental implants, using bone grafts from my own jaw so as to lessen rejection possibility, was the best option for me. It would offer a permanent solution to my problem, give me my confidence and smile back, and allow me to once again bite into a fresh, juicy, apple, without fear. The only drawback being, it was a much more expensive and extensive process. In the end, as my bone marrow infections worsened, my Father stepped in when insurance refused our appeal, and offered to pay for my surgery and reconstruction. I found an amazing Prosthodontist named Dr. Sorenson in Portland, Oregon at Clear Choice Dental, who was the former head of the UCLA Prosthodontic dept. He along with Dr. Burrstein as my surgeon removed my infected teeth, implanted the implant posts, grafted around them with powdered bits of my own jaw, shaved from areas where it as the thickest, and then created temporaries for me to wear for six months while the implant posts anchored firmly into my jaw. After that, Dr. Sorenson used photos of my smile, taken before I got sick, to start building my new teeth. I even got to select the shade I felt matched best. The end result was phenomenal!! I had my confidence back, I could talk, laugh, and smile again without being embarrassed, and that first juice apple was pure heaven!! I'm much happier than I think I ever would have been with dentures, and I thought it might you all to hear a bit of my story while you are making your decision about what type of reconstruction to get for Alex. I feel confident in saying that should you choose to go with implants for him instead of dentures, the public who have so lovingly and generously supported you this far, would help your family reach this new goal. I can eat just about anything I wish, I don't have to worry about my teeth coming out, my jawbone eroding, or my gums becoming ulcerated. Best of all they look like my teeth used to before I got sick, and they go along way towards making me feel like a more normal person. It was the best choice I could have made under the circumstances, and I haven't regretted it for a moment. I wish Alex, and the rest of your family much love, happiness, and success. If you have any questions at all about the implant procedure, please don't hesitate to email me at PurpleGimp@gmail.com or contact me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/purplegimp. Nobody realizes how important their teeth, and their smile truly are until they're gone. As a teenager who has already fought so many brave battles, Alex deserves to feel confident about his smile, and the chance to enjoy all of the things that other teens do, without having to worry about his teeth. He's lucky to have such caring parents as his advocates, and I know you will all make the best choice for him, no matter what. For SHAME on these insurance companies for treating so many of us like our lives don't matter! We ALL deserve so much better! Please give Alex a hug for me, and tell him that there's someone out there who understands what he's going through in many, many, ways. Best of luck to you all. ~Chelle
Have dental implants been considered? I'm wondering, since you have already surpassed your goal, maybe you can raise enough for permanent teeth for him!
I am a general dentist in Las Vegas Nevada. Would be happy to help out - I have a foundation for breast cancer patients (Smiles for Survivors) where we donate dental procedures to patients with breast cancer, but I would definitely be willing to take a look and see if I can be of any help here. Please contact my office at 702.395.1088 if you are able to travel.