In December of 2013, our friend developed severe shortness of breath and a nagging cough.  He soon learned he
had Stage 4 Lung Cancer. 

He was given a 17% survival rate beyond 5 years.

ON THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2018 HIS BODY SUBMITTED TO THE BATTLE ON THIS CANCER BUT HIS MIND AND SPIRIT NEVER CEASED.

WE WILL ALL MISS HIM DEARLY.

REST NOW ALEX, IN PEACE.

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To say the news rocked his group of loved ones is a massive understatement. Every family, and every group of friends, has that "guy" in the their midst - a tireless leader of group activities, our most animated storyteller at any dinner, the one guy in a group of balding middle aged men who looks the most like young Alec Baldwin/Ben Affleck - and Alex is ours. Also, he ran multiple marathons and never smoked. Lung Cancer?  At forty?

It turned out Alex had an uncommon genetic mutation that has probably set off his lung cancer. The only person seemingly un-rocked by the news, was Alex himself. Sure, the news bowled him over, as it would anyone. But then he processed it and bounced back as only Alex can.

He turned to his friends, his family, and said "I am not a statistic...I Got This."

Alex fought hard, with unrelenting fierceness, and learned that, in this colossal fight, we his friends and family had his back. We will always remember the example he set for all of us.

Never give up. Keep fighting. Never admit defeat. and always remember....WE GOT THIS! #HANANSTRONG

Together, We Will Always Keep Alex's Spirit Alive.