Help Alec's Fight With Cancer

$5,283 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 36 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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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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Alec has finished his third round of chemo! Hes been so tough! He has started getting sores in his mouth as a side effect from the treatments and not wanting to eat because of them. He has a Dr appointment tomorrow to see if he will be starting round 4 this week or not. As of now he will be having his second surgery the beginning of August to remove whats left of the tumor and try and repair the bone affected. All of your continued prayers and support mean the world to all of us! Thank you all so much!
Such a brave kid!
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Raised by 59 people in 36 months
Created June 1, 2015
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$100
Nancy Van Volkenburg
16 months ago

Hope to see you out at some Maryville baseball games this spring.

$500
Anonymous
17 months ago
GC
$20
Guilibaldo Criollo
17 months ago

Alec Keep a positive actitud always thanks EF for you campaign.

$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
AO
$100
ALICIA ORANDO
24 months ago

Alec, I knew your daddy when he was a little boy. Your Grandpa taught him to call me a turkey! Silly times back then. Hang in there, this is only temporary. You will have many silly times and much laughter ahead of you.

$100
Jamie Drye
25 months ago

We love you Superstar!!!! This is what The Waymaker Project was able to collect for you.... We are praying and sharing for more! Love you all!

GP
$50
Gail Powelson
25 months ago

Hi Alec! Hang in there. Do you like video games? My sons Ethan and Noah want to know they're 9

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