We met Alexis when he was x years old. One eye had already been removed due to brain cancer and cancer on his eye. He was in need of a prosthetic and we provided that assistance. Later, the cancer cells in his brain spread. We helped with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but ultimately his second eye was removed. As of November of 2019, he completed six straight weeks of chemotherapy. He returned home and will be evaluated at the hospital in Monterrey after the first of the new year.
Alexis was 21-months old when we met. He already lost his left eye to retinoblastoma. We enabled him to receive a prosthetic eye.
Recent exams shows cancer on remaining eyelid. We made chemotherapy and tests possible. We also provided groceries and economic assistance.
Throughout 2017, we provided monthly help and Alexis continued chemotherapy. In November he was clear of cancer. Weekly family income-$48 (US).
Throughout the year we received great progress reports (cancer is in remission) and then sad reports (the cancer has returned and is spreading). Not unusual with cancer.
Fear became reality. Alexis lost is other eye. After it was removed he told us, "I will never see again. They took my other eye." Worse, texts showed cancer was spreading.
In November, Alexis finished six weeks of chemotherapy and came home. We hope his next exam in January will show the cancer is gone and hope it will not return.
Alexis waits as his mother, Brenda, and Alma, agree on the class schedule for Alexis to participate in the Braille classes! He begins next week! We must gather money to pay for transportation costs.
Little Alexis will come to the Braille class on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. He will meet other boys and girls and with the help of books, games, and braille machines, his world will soon expand!
Pictured from left to right are: Brenda, Oliver (a blind assistant at the school - his daughter is sight impaired), Alma, Alexis, and Benita (mother of Alexis). All of these people and many more will be helping Alexis to learn Braille.
Alexis is happy to be home and wants two things. "I want to go to school and I want to see Miss Alma, the lady you said will teach me braille so I can read!"
He no longer talks of being a firefighter and said that he can't work with his dad in construction because "I am blind". Today, he says he wants to learn to play a guitar so he can earn money when he grows up.
January 2020 - Tests show that cancer is in remission! Alexis returns to kinder on January 20 and will begin Braille classes on Wednesday, January 23.