Honored Kid

Alec C.

Age 25
Alec C. Kid Photo


East Northport, NY, US



Date of Diagnosis

March 2007



Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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My Story

Alec was diagnosed in March of 2007 with osteosarcoma behind his right eye, an extremely rare location for this to be found. He underwent 10 weeks of chemo before he had major surgery to remove the tumor. He then underwent 30 cycles of radiation with chemo and then an additional 20 week cycle of chemo which he is now at the end of. He had some complications along the way like a kidney stone, emergency appendectomy and the chicken pox. Alec proved to be nothing short of AMAZING! He is at the end of treatment now and will be thrilled to be done with chemo and blood transfusions as well! Alec is a happy, witty, smart, funny little boy. He can always make someone laugh with his profound thinking! He loves to sing and put on shows. He loves to see his friends and cousins and he has really missed them all. He enjoys watching "I Love Lucy" episodes, it's great to watch him just laugh! He has been an unbelievable patient throughout this whole ordeal and an inspiration to so many. He is looking forward to having life go back to normal and being a kid again! He is really looking forward to swimming this summer! March 2009: Alec is now one year out of treatment and doing well. He is back to school and regular every day life, with an occasional trip to Sloan for follow up visits and scans. We are thankful every day for his life, his strength and his spirit. We are blessed to have him with us! March 2010: Two years cancer free! We have our monthly visits to Sloan for his maintenance care and thankfully all has been good minus a couple of bumps in the road. We are looking forward to getting more involved with St. Baldricks this year at Changing Times in East Northport on Sunday March 21. Without the money raised, there wouldn't be the research done which ultimately saved Alec's life. Without the generousity and huge hearts of our communities, who knows where everyone would be. We are thankful everyday that Alec beat cancer and is a survivor and want that for every child who is faced with the diagnosis. God bless! Forever Alec is amazing!

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