Alex's story began long before his official diagnosis in February 2017. For nearly two years, Alex met with multiple dermatologists and allergists and had six biopsies before discovering the culprit for the symptoms he was having: Non Hodgkin's Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. After two and a half years of countless therapies and treatments, including rounds of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and a CAR-t clinical trial, Alex, his wife Summer, their families, and his doctors finally decided it was time to pursue an allogeneic stem cell transplant at UAMS in Little Rock. Before the transplant, Alex underwent eight weeks of total skin electron beam radiation therapy in Kansas City. After a short break for the holidays, Alex and his family headed to Little Rock to begin the transplant process. Alex checked in to UAMS on December 22, 2020, for five days of preparatory chemo before receiving his stem cell transplant on December 28, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor living in Germany. Alex will continue to undergo treatment and recuperate in the Little Rock area for 100 days post-transplant until he can be released to travel back to his home in Fayetteville with Summer and their two sons, Ethan and Will.
We count our blessings every day, knowing that so many walking this road may not have the support we've been fortunate to receive, so we always try to find a way to pass those blessings along. In lieu of gifts or donations, we would ask if you feel called to support us, that you consider donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Alex's honor. We’re blessed and humbled to have you all in our corner cheering us on every step of the way. Thank you for loving our family so well!
Alex & Summer