Help Alec's Fight With Cancer

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Raised by 76 people in 41 months
In May 2015 my 9 year old nephew Alec was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma  bone cancer. In the US each year only 800 people are diagnosed with this type of cancer. 
I created this account as a way for others to help ease the financial burden this will put on his family. As you can imagine even with insurance the treatments and multiple surgeries to repair his arm will be very  expensive.  Alec will go through 6 months of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries to repair or replace his bone in his arm. Not to mention weekly hospital stays. They were told this process could take over a year. Please continue to send prayers to Alec and his family through this difficult time. Any donation will be appreciated.  Thank you so much.
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It’s been awhile since we updated this page! I don’t even know where I left off so I will just fill you in on where Alec is now in his fight! He is currently fighting his Third Cancer Relapse that was found in his lungs in Dec 2017. He started an oral daily chemotherapy medication that was created for soft tissue sarcomas but is showing signs of working temporarily with Osteosarcoma and lung Mets. This drug is not going to kill or get rid of the tumor. Its primary use is to stabilize the cancer and stop it from growing anymore then it has. Yes it’s a temporary fix but our other options came with to many major health risks we didn’t want to take right now. He has been on this drug since Jan and every scan so far has shown no growth!! our next scans are August 4th. He had a really hard time with the drug adjusting to the side effects in the beginning but is doing better with it now. We have been enjoying everyday we have and praying for this drug to work until something new becomes available that will completely cure him of this disease! Until then he is trying to do as much normal kid stuff as he can while also having a heart condition and carrying his heart pump around in his backpack!! We appreciate you all for helping us get through all this one day at a time and appreciate all the prayers you can give as well!!
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We haven't updated this page in awhile! Currently Alec is battling a Blood infection. We just finished another 5 rounds of inpatient chemotherapy for lung mets. Just had PET scan that showed activity in his chest lymph nodes. Once we get the blood infection stabilized he will undergo a biopsy surgery to determine if the lymph nodes are also cancer., Were we go from there we don't know for sure yet, but something will have to be done with what is left of the tumors in his lungs. We just celebrated a year with his LVAD ( heart device) on April 14th. May of 2017 will be two years since he was diagnosed. Two long years of fighting. Two years since he has been able to do a lot of normal boy things like play ball. We spend on average 20 days a month at the hospital. . It's so hard but with everyone's support we are making it!
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Alec has completed chemo treatments and was in the hopes of getting clear scans last week when he was having trouble fighting off a cold. On Easter Sunday they had to make the dreaded trip to the ER because Alec was sick and couldn't breathe very well. He was then admitted with pneumonia. After more tests and blood work they realized Alec had caught a viral infection that was attacking his heart. They decided to do a procedure to put him on a ventilator so his body could rest. While trying to do so his heart stopped beating and he is now on a Ecmo machine that is doing the breathing and work of his heart. The doctors hope that with doing this his heart and body can rest and heal. He is being treated for Myocarditis in the PICU at Cardinal Glennon. Please pray that Alec's heart will make a full recovery. If it doesn't we are afraid that he may not be a candidate for a heart transplant. Please pray for Alec's parents and his big sister as well. This is heavy on everyone's heart. Our family appreciates everyone's prayers and kind words. Thank you so much for your support through Alec's journey.
If you would like to help by making a donation you can do so here or mail your donation to
The Experience Church
1925 Bedford Center Dr
Washington Mo 63090
Checks payable to Alec Ingrams Fight With Cancer
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I just wanted to give a quick update on Alec. He had his surgery yesterday and they removed the tumor and replaced the affected bone with a cadaver bone. It was a very long day but we were very hopeful that he wouldn't lose his arm. His surgeon, Dr. Greenberg is amazing! Alec is now on pain medicine and antibiotics and we are praying that his body doesn't reject the bone. He was already moving his fingers last night after surgery which is amazing! He will be starting chemotherapy again in a few weeks depending on recovery time. He's also in a sling for 6 months with strict instructions of not moving his arm. If you all could continue to pray and share Alec's story, our family would be greatful. Thank you for all your love and support!
Here is what we are all praying so hard for!
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1 month ago
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Gregg Jost
2 months ago

Great work!

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All the best to you, Alec!!! Climb For The Kids 2018

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Erin Worful
2 months ago

Climb for the Kids 2018 ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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