Alexander Goodwin’s Treatment

$28,642 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 495 people in 17 months
Created February 13, 2018
Alexander Goodwin’s GoFundMe

Please consider helping 11-year-old Alexander and the Goodwin family to beat cancer and maximize the quality of life he can have as they enter into the next phase of Alexander’s Journey. Alexander is cancer free and 2 years in remission! However, his physiotherapy is brutal and he needs treatment several times a week. Statistically, there is a possibility of Alex's cancer returning until he reaches adulthood.

Alex has undergone extended chemotherapy, specialist radiation therapy and pioneering invasive surgery. This rare form of cancer has caused Alexander to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, causing night terrors numerous times a week as well as occasional panic attacks during his waking hours. He is still at a very vulnerable position. The extended exposure to certain medicines in the chemotherapy treatment has also increased his risk of cardiac disfunction which could impact upon him in later life.

The Goodwin family is no longer receiving weekly support for Alex’s Physical Therapy from the National Health Service in England. The Doctors and professionals in Kansas City say that, in order to maximize his chances of rehabilitation, he needs regular physical therapy. Unfortunately, the Goodwin family is responsible for paying for the private sessions of treatment each week.

The Goodwin family could transfer his care back to the NHS in England, but they are scared and reluctant to do so because of the problems they have had in the past, causing them to look elsewhere for help. If he returned to their care and he fell ill again, it would be devastating to them. The scans and checks they conduct in the U.K. are not the same as they get in Kansas City, which are much better and much more likely to pick up any warning signs, so they could be dealt with immediately and pre-emptively. During this remission stage, prevention is paramount.

In addition, the Goodwin family has attempted to reach some middle ground with treatment from both the NHS in the U.K. and Kansas University Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital in the U.S. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been possible.

The cost every four to six months is forecast at approximately $10,000 USD for flights and fees at Kansas University Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital as well as private treatment back home.

We are doing fundraising in the U.S. and in the U.K. in 2019 which will form part of this fundraising account. These funds will pay for treatment, help with travelling expenses and home life for Alex. Mike Beahan, a Chartered Accountant in England and ardent supporter of Alexander will oversee the finances making sure that it is used to help the Goodwin family manage their financial situation and give Alex the best chances of a long and able life.

Let’s make sure Alexander and his family have the funds. Thanks to all who read this and consider making a donation.

Additional ways to help out:

1.) Alexander's Journey: Dum Spiro Spero
      - Includes a Book, and a Documentary DVD (including Digital Download)
    - Watch DVD Trailer 

2.) Follow Alexander's Twitter Page 

3.) Follow Alexander's Facebook Page

Page created by: Block & Company, Inc., Realtors , friends of the Goodwin family
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$28,642 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 495 people in 17 months
Created February 13, 2018
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