Alex’s health has been rapidly declining as his wife Jennifer and medical experts work to keep him as comfortable as possible throughout his final days and he is spending time at home with his wife and close loved ones. As the tragically inevitable comes closer there have been many asking for ways to help, if you can find it in your heart to give whatever you can to assist Alex’s family with funeral arrangement expenses, they will be forever grateful. Medical and Social Security Disability has covered just enough of the medical expenses along with the great help from the previous GoFundMe set up for them and thankfully there is no major debt to worry about but funeral expenses will be a hardship.
Alex, Jennifer, their families and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all of your tremendous support and outpouring love toward Alex and his family during this difficult time, you all have been so amazing to my dear friends.
Peace and love to you all.
Alex's Story from October 2017
This is Alex Antonio Perez. Alex has been a great friend to many people over the years, as well as an adored Husband and Son. Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Alex fell in love with music at an early age, eventually applying his talents to impress crowds across southern California as the singer/guitarist for the Desert’s own Dead End Paradox and Hollace. He met his wife Jennifer when they were 16 years old and have been together ever since. They would be the first to tell you it hasn’t been easy. That there have been plenty of hard times… But none as hard as the one they are experiencing now.
About a year ago, at the age of 28 Alex was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an incurable malignant brain tumor. After immediately undergoing surgery that removed 90% of the tumor’s mass, Alex’s life was turned upside down in a blink of an eye -- but he has not been alone. Jennifer has steadfastly remained by Alex’s side and they fight his cancer together. As a result, they have both had to resign from their jobs to fully commit on his recovery and to focus on the arduous road of treatment ahead.
Treatment for this type of aggressive cancer will last indefinitely and possibly for the rest of Alex’s life. Although insurance has covered a majority of medical expenses including traditional treatments (radiation, chemotherapy and optune therapy) his insurance will not cover the alternative treatment options they will be seeking out. Traditional medicine has been effective at keeping the tumor from progressing, however, the tumor has not shrunken and they are not giving up hope and will continue to fight with everything they have and in any way possible.
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