Helping Alex Beat His Pilocytic Astrocytoma

44782312_1579130856562426_r.jpeg As a mother it’s very difficult for me to even write this without crying because no family should go through this. My best friend Shauna and her son are in need of assistance in raising money to help Alex who was diagnosed on November 28 with a pilocytic astrocytoma with pilomyxoid components. A little over a month ago Alex’s health drastically took a turn for the worst, this is a crisis no family should endure. Shauna also has 3 other children to take care of. Please share this fundraiser with as many people as you can. Alex is the bravest boy we know! He has spent over a month in an inpatient rehabilitation center and endured very hard surgeries. Thanks to our previous FB fundraiser it was made possible for Alex to meet his new doctor at Cornell who gave Alex and his family hope that he could remove the tumor. Alex was home from Dec 19 until Dec 31 when he had 2 seizures and his tumor had completely taken over his life. He couldn't do anything at all by himself anymore & his symptoms had become unmanageable at home. This is a mother’s worst nightmare. Alex was brought back to Cornell where he was kept in the PICU until surgery which was on the 7th and doctors removed 95% of the tumor. Since his surgery his symptoms have gotten better in some ways and worse in others. Alex is even more limited now and can't move either side of his body, cannot walk, eat or sit up and is suffering partial facial paralysis. Alex has a very long road of recovery ahead of him and will be in PICU until they feel comfortable releasing him with a one to one aid back to the rehab center. Once he's feeling a bit better we will need to investigate further treatment options. We are awaiting pathology on the pilomyxoid component so when we have it we will know better our next course of action. The tumor was bigger than a lime and was crushing and distorting his brain stem. We are asking for any help possible for Alex. Thank you in advance for your support. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Also, PLEASE pray for Alex

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  • Amanda Kafer 
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    • $150 
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    • $108 
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    • $50 
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Michelle Fisher 
Brooklyn, NY
Shauna Meyer 
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