Alex is a beautiful, bubbly 27 year old who loves good rock music, horror movies, her family of the two and four legged variety and of course, fabulous heels! She is someone who has always been active and healthy and at 27 should be enjoying her twenties.
Tragically Alex has very recently been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and has had her life turned upside down.
In August 2017 she had growth cut from her forehead and within a week was in having the right side of her face rebuilt by a plastic surgeon. While recovering from the plastic surgery, Alex developed stomach pains and was sent for further testing. After countless scans, blood tests and further internal examinations, what was initially thought to be simple stomach pains was confirmed as cancer.
The melanoma has been detected throughout her body, including her brain, pancreas, thighs and lungs. As her condition is so advanced, specialist surgeons have advised they will not be able to perform surgery on her at this point as there are too many growths in her body.
The doctors have advised her only option to try to beat the horrible disease at this point is a very new type of immunotherapy. With this treatment she has a 40-60% chance of her body fighting melanoma. If this does work, then surgeons may be able to perform surgery on her.
If the immunotherapy doesn’t take hold as we all hope, our darling Alex’s life may be cut very short.
Unfortunately, when your life falls apart, the rest of the world doesn’t stop. The day to day living expenses and medical bills keep coming.
While there are many wonderful organisations out there who assist people fighting cancer, their assistance is understandably limited.
Alex is a bold and resilient young lady who will fight this disease head on with the love of her family and friends.
Any support you can provide will help to ensure Alex has all the tests, medications and comforts she requires to give her the best possible chance of winning this battle.
On behalf of Alex and her family, we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts and say thank you for your support.
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