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Help Alec to regain use of his right hand again.
$900 raised
113% of $800 goal
14 contributors
4 Years running
Alec is now 17, and has been battling the effects of the stroke he had 2 years ago In 2011, with courage and determination. After headaches sent him to the eye doctor, it was found he had gone totally blind in one eye and was losing site fast in the ...
Alec is now 17, and has been battling the effects of the stroke he had 2 years ago In 2011, with courage and determination. After headaches sent him to the eye doctor, it was found he had gone totally blind in one eye and was losing site fast in the other. 3 brain tumors were found and surgery was scheduled immediately. The surgery removed 2 of the tumors that were taking his vision fast, but he suffered a major stroke on the left side of his brain. This stroke left his right side paralized and in a wheel chair with a trach and a feeding tube in his stomach. The 3rd tumor could not be removed due to location in his brain. Pathology diagnosed him with Non-functioning Pituitary Tumors. Considered benign, but take on malignant tendencies due to location. The second half of 2011 sent him to radiation treatments targeted at his pituitary gland. The tumor and these treatments left his pituitary gland very damaged and he now takes total hormone replacement for the rest of his life. The surgery included 3 nerves in his brain being removed and his left eye no longer opens. New doctors obtained in 2012 found he had been mis-diagnoised and medication was the first line defense in these kinds of tumors to shrink them. He's been on the medication for 11 months and that last tumor is melting away like butter, his surgeon at Duke says. (God is so good) Now, 2 years later, he is no longer in a wheelchair, his trach and feeding tube are gone, and he continues to work hard to get caught up in school to graduate on time. We have hope that someday Alec's toes on his right foot will move again and that someday he can regain use of his right hand. We have been trying since last October to get Alec a "Saebo Flex" unit for his arm, to help retrain his brain to be able to use his right hand again. We have battled insurance, through denials and appeals, but keep running into brick walls. Alec is able to use the unit at his therapy but desperately needs one of his own to be able to use it as designed, which is atleast 2 hours a day. Right now he has been able to use the unit once a week at therapy. The concept is that through consistent, repetitive use, the brain can be retrained. We have created "smell good" baskets, hoping to raise enough money to get the "Saebo Flex" unit for him before we move home to Indiana on March 18th. If we are not able to get it before then, we will have to start the process of trying to get it all over again. Someday, with your help, I pray that he can pick up that bat and play baseball again with his brother. His brother, Andrew has watched him struggle and fight to get better. North Carolina donations: Baskets can be hand delivered between now and March 18th. Indiana donations: Baskets can be hand delivered any time after March 23rd. All other donations: Can be shipped to you at any time. (Shipping averages $5.00) The baskets will have a variety of scents, but may include Glade Candles, Glade Room sprays, or Glade Oil Diffusers. They have some wonderful new products and scents. God Bless everyone. The young people of today are our leaders of tomorrow.
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