Let's Fight the Fight for Alex

Imagine being 31 years old and being diagnosed with testicular cancer?  Your eldest son is 3 and your beautiful daughter has not yet celebrated her 1st birthday.  You are strong and you are a fighter, so you endure surgery and gruelling rounds of chemotherapy. Three months on imagine hearing the joyous news that you are ‘all clear’. Imagine the feeling of relief and happiness, of hugging your beloved family and knowing you have a lifetime left with them.

 Fast forward a few short weeks and now imagine being told the cancer has returned.  It is aggressive. It has spread. It has mutated. It is un-treatable.

This is the story of Alex Lambert, 32 years old, dad, husband, son, brother, uncle, mate, work colleague and a local lad. 

Growing up on a dairy farm in Lower Belford life was all about the outdoors.  As a carefree kid, Alex was fearless and loved his sport – riding motorbikes, fishing, representing NSW in School Boys Rugby, playing soccer for the Greta Branxton Wildcats, cricket for Branxton and playing both rugby union and rugby league for Singleton. 

He’s also a bull rider, cause everything else was a little too tame.

Alex lives local and works local too.  In his early twenties he was part of the team at Russell’s Earthmoving at Branxton.  For the past eight years he was a valued employee at Austar Coal.  In true country spirit he continued to work throughout his rigorous and painful chemotherapy treatment in order to provide for his family. His beautiful and supportive wife Cathryn attended Mount View High School, she is now a teacher at Bolwarra Primary school, having previously taught at Cessnock East Public School.

Alex and Cathryn have been married five short years and hold big dreams, for themselves, their kids and their future.  Alex wants to take his son camping and teach him how to fish, he wishes to kick a soccer ball with his daughter.  He wants to teach them how to ride motorbikes, he wants to give them hugs and play and listen to their stories.

Such simple dreams shattered so cruelly. Alex is now fighting for his life and a future with his family.

However, you can help Alex and his family re-write the ending to his story as there is hope and there is a treatment option, but it’s expensive. We need to raise $90,000.

Alex is determined, he is a fighter and he is motivated by the love of his family and the support of his friends.  He needs his community to help him too.  We will be raising funds through special events and auctions.  However time is of the essence. 

Please donate thru Alex’s Go Fund Me page and help change his story now. 

And to learn more about Alex’s story and share his journey please visit  his Facebook Page .


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