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This Blog has been created by friends and family of Alex and Dane as they make their way down the road to recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as this road will likely be a long one. Feel free to check back often for status updates on both Alex and Dane, and be sure and leave your well-wishes when you visit. The boys will be shown this blog when they are awake.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

He's come a long way

The video below was taken October 14, 2010 and aired at Tuachan during the Alex and Dane Benefit Concert.  Since Alex wasn't able to be at Tuachan, UMC filmed this video of him to play in between some of the amazing acts. The money that was raised that night has helped pay for Alex's many medical bills.  Going through his bills is a full time job, my mom had been helping me with that but now that shes back home in Phoenix fighting her own health battle (bone cancer) I've taken that job on. I took this picture last month of Alex bills.



This video makes me sad yet so proud every time I watch it.  I'm sad to see the burns on Alex, the feeding tube and lack of life in him when this was filmed.  I'm proud to see how far hes come since then.  He could have given up, he could still be in a wheel chair, but he's not.  To watch this video from October, then watch the TV interviews just 5 months later..... I'm a proud mom! Alex is a tough boy! He's come a long way!
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11 comments:

  1. So amazing! What a difference a few months makes with enough prayers, miracles, hard work, etc!! You and Alex are such inspirations! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Lara; We really must meet you and your family! My sister Susan lives pretty close and we would love to see if someday you guys could come see us! (St. George is really nice in the spring)

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  3. Alex has come so far. He's worked hard to get there. He's amazing.

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  4. I remember watching this and thinking about how much pain Alex was feeling at the time. I JUST LOVE to visit him now. He's funny again and I'm so proud of how he is handling this! Great family!

    Lara, Dave's right. We need to meet you. I'm game to start preparing a family event if possible. I think it would be great to plan one for October 5, the boys' birthday (also Dave's birthday), unless we can do one earlier. Maybe we can do the October event and celebrate the community?
    s

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  5. Oooh! I'm in. Wouldn't it be fun to celebrate our "birthdays" together? What could be finer than a party of toddlers?!!

    But, October is so far away!! Southwest has $49 flights from Boise to SLC in April - :)

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  6. You have to fly in to Vegas Lara, it's only 2 hours...SLC is 5 hours away from St George. Hope to meet you soon.
    Leslie (Dane's mom)

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  7. Is it the same cost to fly into vegas? April is terrible for me...most of my weekends are pretty well booked. If October is too far away, how about May? or June? It starts to get too hot in St George after that...

    :)

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  8. how are the bills coming along

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  9. Bills come in fast - go out slow - lol

    But really....I have a great system now, Ive tackled them - tks KT

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Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Dane Thursday Oct 7th

Dane Thursday Oct 7th
Before Life Support was removed

Alex's Room

Alex's Room
Thanks for all the love